Hello sim racers!
The next in our list of content reveals for the November Q4 2022 drop is here – and for this one, we continue our expansion of British Touring Car Championship content within rFactor 2, with the addition of the mighty BMW 330i M Sport NGTC car!
A championship winner in the hands of Colin Turkington on debut in 2019, the 330 has proven itself to be one of the most potent cars of the modern BTCC, always right up towards the sharp end of the grid and maximizing the inherent advantages of rear-wheel drive, as the only car other than the already released Infiniti Q50 to feature this drive train configuration.
The BMW continues our strong offering of modern BTCC content this year, joining the previously released Infiniti Q50, Toyota Corolla GR, Ford Focus ST and Hyundai i30N within the simulation – not to mention a raft of British circuits recently brought into the title this year.
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Developed by West Surrey Racing following the hugely successful professional life of the little 1 Series BMW, the 330 has quickly established itself as something of a fan favourite within the series following an impressive debut in 2019. Proving to be massively quick right out the box at Donington Park in the hands of former series champion, Colin Turkington, the 330 has gone on to become one of the most prominent and potent cars of recent years. Now under the banner of both West Surrey Racing (Team BMW) and Car Gods with Ciceley Motorsport, plus new for 2022 ROKiT MB Motorsport, the car is a proven winner in all conditions and seasons.
Returning to the more traditional saloon format favoured by touring car teams in the late 1990s, the 330 marked a refreshing transition back to the larger family layout of body style following years of the smaller, more compact 1 Series. The extra size of the 330 has its own advantages, as the car is now considered to be a much more stable platform from which the drivers can work, added to the fact that BMW traditionally run in rear-wheel drive configuration, the cards are very much stacked in favour of the 330 – providing an outstanding base on which to develop a car capable of fighting right at the very front of the field in each year since that debut outing in 2019.
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As a competitive package, the pedigree of the BMW has little in the way of an equal in modern NGTC specification BTCC racing. Results aside, one of the main reasons the car has proven to be so popular with the fans of British Touring Car racing is simply the fact it looks so spectacularly right as a modern touring car – large, aggressive and purposeful out on circuit, it would be hard to argue against placing this car in any touring car fans top 3 favourite designs, even more so in the virtual world – as I’m sure you’ll agree with me when I say this thing just looks spectacular in rFactor 2!
Q4 2022 Announcements so Far
The BMW 330i M Sport BTCC is the latest content announcement as part of the Q4 2022 update and content drop for rFactor 2. We look forward to telling you more about what is coming over the course of the next few days, so make sure you stay tuned to the Studio 397 website and rFactor 2 social media channels for all the latest news and excitement as we continue to build towards our Q4 release!
BTCC BMW – Coming to rFactor 2 soon!