Free Shipping on orders over US$39.99 How to make these links

BTCC-inspired rFactor 2 touring car series set for VCO debut

TCUK, an independently run championship inspired by the real-world British Touring Car Championship (BTCC), has announced a partnership with sim racing giant Virtual Competition Online (VCO).

For the fourth consecutive year, Virtual Motorsport Online (VMO) TCUK has flourished thanks to rFactor 2’s official BTCC content, which emulates the BTCC rule set and format while providing dedicated stewarding to enforce driving standards (the Chief Steward -Role fulfilled by YouTuber and Traxion.GG commenter). Aidan Millward).

Studio 397’s 10-year-old title has released seven of the BTCC’s official cars in recent months, with an eighth – the Cupra Leon – rumored to be arriving shortly when the rFactor 2 team’s Instagram Stories last week (Friday, May 5, 2023) are all to go.

Defending TCUK Champion Matt Richards

rFactor 2 also has several of the official BTCC tracks in its roster, including Croft, Donington Park, Thruxton and Brands Hatch, with the championship also implementing the BTCC’s hybrid and tire selection rules (and just like the real series, the hard compound will be used for all three races at Thruxton).

The 2023 VCO TCUK Championship will feature a number of familiar names for motorsport and sim racing fans, with BBC Formula One commentator Jack Nicholls returning alongside The Race’s F1 writer Scott Mitchell-Malm . The series also featured former F1 driver and pundit Karun Chandhok in 2021 with Team HARD. Racing’s esports outfit ends a partial season in 2022.

Regarding the established protagonists of sim racing, defending champion – and former GT Challenge winner – Matt Richards will be on the grid with his eponymous team Richards&Co Racing. He will be at the front of the field with NetRex GP’s FSR Formula Pro leader Jan Woźnica, with Ryan Elliott also parachuting in from last season’s GT Challenge.

VCO TCUK 2023, rFactor 2 BTCC contentDan Kell’s Andy Rouse-inspired Ford Focus

Jenson Button and Chris Buncombe’s joint sim racing venture Rocket Simsport will make its debut on the grid in 2023, with Traxion.GG’s John Munro and Ross McGregor taking on driver duties alongside Tobias Blumschein.

They are hoping to follow up their team’s championship win in 2022 (aided by hi-tech Pulse-Eight Formula 4 race engineer Dan Kell) with another strong season. Former EuroNASCAR racer Callum Cripps will also be on the grid while Chris Butcher, Lewis Redshaw and Daniel Hurlock are all aiming for glory.

Each VCO TCUK race will be streamed live from 20:00 BST on the VCO Esports, VMO and Simply Race YouTube channels with commentary from Cameron Rodgers, with Alex Goldschmidt and Zach Sweeney sharing co-comms throughout the season Share tasks.

Will you turn on VCO’s TCUK series? Let us know in the comments below.

VCO TCUK 2023, rFactor 2 BTCC contentThe Scottish contingent from Traxon.GG drives for Rocket Simsport

VMO TCUK 2023 Calendar

  • Round 1 – 05/17/2023 Donington Park National – 16 rounds
  • Round 2 – 05/31/2023 Brands Hatch (Indy) – 24 rounds
  • Round 3 – 06/14/2023 Snetterton – 12 rounds
  • Round 4 – 06/28/2023 Thruxton – 16 rounds
  • Round 5 – 19/07/2023 Oulton Park Island – 15 rounds
  • Round 6 – 8/2/2023 Croft – 15 rounds
  • Round 7 – 16/08/2023 Knockhill – 24 rounds
  • Round 8 – 30/08/2023 Donington Park GP – 14 laps
  • Round 9 – 13/09/2023 Silverstone National – 22 laps
  • Lap 10 – 27/09/2023 Brands Hatch (GP) – 15 laps

VMO TCUK 2023 entry list

  • Matt Richards – Richards & Co Racing – BMW 330e M Sport
  • Ross McGregor – Rocket Simsport – Toyota Corolla GR Sport
  • Sam Dowman – Vaporshield Racing – Honda Civic Type R (FK8)
  • Dave Carr-Smith – Pixelate eSports – BMW 330e M Sport
  • Phil Morby – Team ATGANI – Ford Focus ST
  • Kyle Benton – Team | KRB – Honda Civic Type R (FK8)
  • Luke Mitchell – Kings Racing – Infiniti Q50
  • John Munro – Rocket Simsport – Toyota Corolla GR Sport
  • Lewis Redshaw – Draig Racing – BMW 330e M Sport
  • Jack Nicholls – Kings Racing – Infiniti Q50
  • Scott Morris – TR Powered by Geekz Energy – Hyundai i30 Fastback N
  • Tobias Blumschein – Rocket Simsport – Toyota Corolla GR Sport
  • Adam Lock – Quatermass Motorsport – Ford Focus ST
  • Jack London – Kellamity Motorsport – Ford Focus ST
  • Jan Woznica – Netrex GP – Opel Astra
  • Cameron Brewster – Draig Racing – BMW 330e M Sport
  • Johannes Leppitt – TR Powered by Geekz Energy – Hyundai i30 Fastback N
  • Scott Sovik – Team Ballas eSports – BMW 330e M Sport
  • Thomas O’Leary – Friction Racing – Honda Civic Type R (FK8)
  • Max Spooner – Quatermass Motorsport – Ford Focus ST
  • Chris Butcher – Team Butchie – Honda Civic Type R (FK8)
  • Ryan Elliott – RSR Infiniti – Q50
  • Callum Cripps – Richards & Co Racing – BMW 330e M Sport
  • Anthony Hilton – Mellow Motorsport – Vauxhall Astra
  • Ben Willis – Draig Racing – BMW 330e M Sport
  • Daniel Hurlock – RSR Infiniti – Q50
  • Stephen Hadley – DMA Racing – Honda Civic Type R (FK8)
  • Dan Kell – Kellamity Motorsport – Ford Focus ST
  • Murdo MacLeod – TR Powered by Geekz Energy – Hyundai i30 Fastback N
  • Calum Wilson – Richards & Co Racing – BMW 330e M Sport
  • Scott Mitchell-Malm – Kings Racing – Infiniti Q50
  • Phil Garside – Full Send Racing – Vauxhall Astra

We will be happy to hear your thoughts

Leave a reply

ING_racing
Logo
Compare items
  • Total (0)
Compare
0
Shopping cart