The exclusive Fanatec Esports GT Pro Collection, which sees true racing drivers compete in a digital atmosphere for details toward their actual-entire world championship, returns for 2022, with the very first spherical getting place at this weekend’s 3 Hours of Imola.
Immediately after proving a preferred, if controversial, addition to the GT Environment Challenge Europe’s disciplines for 2021, the Fanatec Esports GT Pro Collection will operate again this year with a few of major rule changes.
To begin with there is now much more factors on offer you. While the inaugural period awarded a few points to the race winner, two for second, and a person for third — in each and every of the Pro and Silver categories — there’ll be five factors for every race winner in 2022, and points down to fifth position.
That indicates that there’s now a maximum of 25 points using on the championship, which proficiently includes a third arm of the GT Earth Challenge Europe. Points gained in the Fanatec Esports GT Professional Series are additional to the Endurance Cup and Dash Cup to generate an over-all rating.
Teams with entries in each true-entire world championships will be essential to area a driver in the Esports collection much too, just one in each individual class in which they have a motor vehicle. Any driver can race, but they have to also be a member of the squad racing in the endurance occasion at the same round.
As with 2022, the series will stage a 1-hour dash race at each of the Stamina Cup rounds, at the identical circuit. On the other hand one of the true-globe circuits to phase a round this 12 months — Hockenheimring — isn’t in Assetto Corsa Competizione, and that indicates this function will stage a race at a observe selected by enthusiast vote.
The total calendar is as follows:
- Spherical 1 – April 2 – Autodromo Enzo e Dino Ferrari, Imola
- Round 2 – June 4 – Circuit Paul Ricard, Le Castellet
- Spherical 3 – July 29 – Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps
- Round 4 – September 3 – Lover Vote (TBA)
- Round 5 – October 1 – Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya
A new structure will see motorists collaborating in a hotlap qualifying session just before the principal celebration, which will whittle the entry checklist down to 24 cars: 12 from Professional, and 12 from Silver. These drivers will then enter final qualifying to set the grid for the just one-hour race.
The moment once again there’ll be a Fanatec Arena at each individual venue, consisting of 24 similar cockpits. Every will use a Fanatec Rennsport V2 rig, with a Podium DD2 wheelbase, Podium Hub, Podium Wheel Rim R300, and Clubsport Pedal V3 established, all connected to an AK Informatica gaming Computer system.
2022’s entry checklist is now packed with prime-tier GT3 drivers as the teams eye up the 25-place most. Defending Professional and Silver champions Emil Frey Racing and Madpanda will the two subject their most successful motorists from the 2021 period: Arthur Rougier and Ezequiel Perez Companc.
This year’s first spherical, at Imola, will get started at 1705 UTC on Saturday April 2, and you can capture it in complete under:
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