Hello sim racers.
Can you believe it, another season of the rFactor 2 Competition System is ready to go – Season 5 is here!
For this new campaign of virtual racing activity, we have quite the combination of new and exciting content put together for your online racing thrills. From returning favourites the likes of the Open Wheel Sprint, to brand new and fan requested championships like the GT Endurance Trophy and Mini Challenge, plus of course the debut of the mighty Caterham in our Rookie Cup – Season 5 is packed to the brim with new, exciting and entertaining opportunities to head out on track and race with your fellow sim drivers.
The headline for this new season has to be the debut of the GT Endurance Trophy into the Competition System. Utilising the freshly updated and improved GTE class of cars, and putting together longer, 90 minute races leading up to the 2.4 hours season finale, this new series should produce quote the test of driving skill and determination for our fans of longer distance racing adventure – a category that we are sure will provide plenty of racing highlights for many in the rFactor 2 community.
That said, if you like your action on track to be a bit shorter, we’ve got you covered! In keeping with tradition here in the Competition System, the Rookie Cup returns for Season 5, but this time we’ve taken the decision to put aside the little Alpine tin top, and replaced it with our new (and free) Caterham Academy. Anyone even slightly familiar with Caterham will know this means only one thing – immense racing action! We can’t wait to see how these races unfold in the weeks ahead.
Dates | 8th August to 18th September
Series | Rookie Cup (New Car), Open Wheel Sprint, Touring Car Challenge, GT Endurance Trophy (New Series), Mini Challenge (New Series), Race of the Season
Car: Caterham Academy
Times: Daily, at the beginning of every hour
Format: 10 minute practice, 5 minute qualifying, 20 minute race
Open Wheel Sprint
Car: Tatuus FT-60 (Steam Workshop)
Times: Daily, 30 minutes past every hour
Format: 10 minute practice, 5 minute qualifying, 25 minute race
Touring Car Challenge
Qualifying: 1x Hot lap split qualifying Monday 8 – Thursday 11 Aug / Donington Club
Race: 1 x Race every Friday 21:00 CEST
Hot lap qualifying: This sets the split for the season – points awarded each race will determine split for race 2-6
Format: 10 minute practice, 10 minute qualifying, changed to lap count (roughly 25 mins)
GT Endurance Trophy
Pre-qualifying: 25th July – 7th August
Cars: GTE (Steam Store)
Times: Every Sunday at 20:00.
Format: 10 minute Practice, 10 minute qualifying, 90 minute race except final = 2.4 hours (144 mins)
Pre-Qualifying: 08 August – 14 August
Times: Mondays at 20:00
Format: 10 minute Practice, 5 minute qualifying, 20 minute race
Race of the Season – Hotlap Qualifying until 11 September
Track: Brands Hatch Grand Prix
Date: Sunday 18th September
Time: 21:00 CEST
Qualification: Hotlap competition to run 5 weeks through the season
Number of Drivers: 30
Race Details: 45 minutes
Season 5 has it all – returning favourites, brand new combinations and of course, our new content from the Q3 2022 content drop – make sure you don’t miss out!