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€15,000 prize pool for new rFactor 2 Esports championship

by Matt Beer
2 min read

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The Race has partnered with rFactor 2 to present the all new GT Pro and GT Challenge Series starting in March.

This all new Esports competition will feature grids of 30 racers competing in a six-race championship fighting for their share of the €15,000.

All of the races will be streamed live and available to watch back in full on The Race’s YouTube channel.

The GT Pro Series is the top flight championship that will feature the fastest drivers, with the GT Challenge Series acting as a feeder championship for the main series.

For the first season only 15 gamers from various Esports teams, including Williams, McLaren and Red Bull’s Esports variants, have been invited to take part in the GT Pro championship.

The other 15 places will be filled by the fastest drivers from the pre-qualifying event taking place this month.

Those who didn’t quite make the cut in the pre-qualifying event will race in GT Challenge Series that runs parallel to the main championship.

At the end of the six-event season the bottom five of the drivers’ championship in the Pro Series get relegated down to the Challenge Series for the second season. Their places are then filled by the top five drivers from the Challenge Series.

The racers who finished 21st-25th in the Pro Series and sixth-10th in the Challenge Series will then go into a one day, three race, playoff event, after which the top five from the playoffs secure the final spots on the grid for season two of the GT Pro Series.

The cars in both championships will be GT3 racecars from manufacturers including Aston Martin, McLaren and Porsche.

Both the GT Pro and GT Challenge Series will feature a 15 minute sprint race followed by a 45 minute main race.

The GT Pro and Challenge Series will run one race every other Monday with the two championships taking place on alternate weeks.

Click here for more information about the series.

GT Pro Series Schedule

2 March: Silverstone
16 March: Nurburgring
30 March: VIR
13 April: Imola
27 April: Sebring
11 May: Le Mans

GT Challenge Series Schedule

9 March: Silverstone
23 March: Nurburgring
6 April: VIR
20 April: Imola
4 May: Sebring
18 May: Le Mans

Race day schedule for both championships

All times CET

18:00 – Open practice
19:00-19:15 – Qualifying
19:15 – Race start sprint
19:30 – Race ends

19:30 – Break

19:40 – Race start main

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