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rFactor 2 will be the platform for the INDYCAR Motorsport Games Pro Challenge on Feb 9th featuring an array of INDYCAR drivers.

Now this is going to be interesting, the 2022 INDYCAR Motorsport Games Pro Challenge is coming up in rFactor 2.

Featuring INDYCAR drivers such as reigning champion Alex Palou of Chip Ganassi Racing, four-time Indianapolis 500 winner Helio Castroneves of Meyer Shank Racing, two-time series champion Josef Newgarden of Team Penske and many more.

George Holmquist, Motorsport Games vice president of marketing “The 2022 INDYCAR-Motorsport Games Pro Challenge is our first foray into the world of esports with our new partners, and we couldn’t be more excited to bring this competition to the fans.

“Viewers can expect the same world-class experience as our other esports events, such as the highly renowned Le Mans Virtual Series, to be carried over into this new series. We cannot wait to continue producing live esports events with INDYCAR in the future, all leading up to our first game in 2023.”

SJ Luedtke, INDYCAR vice president of marketing “INDYCAR fans are a passionate, global audience hungry for quality motorsports gaming content,”

“With our partners at Motorsport Games, we are now able to bring those same fans a premier virtual esports experience while also cultivating a new base of INDYCAR supporters and followers. We cannot wait for everyone to see the first-ever INDYCAR-Motorsport Games Pro Challenge this year, and we are thrilled to keep producing these events in the many years to follow.”

Tune in

The track will be announced on the day of the race, to keep the drivers guessing, and add some mystery to the competition.

Heat 1

  • 10-minute duration
  • Random draw starting grid
  • Points will be awarded

Heat 2

  • 10-minute duration
  • Starting grid order to be the reverse of Heat 1
  • Points will be awarded


  • 20-minute duration
  • Starting grid order to be determined by points position after both heats
  • Double points will be awarded

The top three finishers will receive donations to a charity of their choice, with first place winning $10,000, second place $8,000, third place $5,000 and an entrant lottery of $2,500.

Motorsport Games 

To purchase rFactor 2 visit: Studio-397 – Racing Simulation

About rFACTOR 2

rFactor 2 is a realistic, easily extendable racing simulation from Studio 397. It offers the latest in vehicle and race customization, great graphics, outstanding multiplayer and the height of racing realism. rFactor 2 features mixed class road racing with ultra realistic dynamics, an immersive sound environment and stunning graphics, perfect for top-level esports and a rich single-player experience.

Race against a field of AI cars, or in multi-player mode against others. rFactor 2 supports a full day-night cycle as well as dynamically varying weather conditions such as rain which dynamically builds into puddles. Tracks feature “real-road” technology that changes the grip as more cars drive on it. You can run full 24 hour endurance events and in multi-player mode, driver swaps are also supported. Everything can be customized by the community, including adding new tracks and cars, and a wealth of add-ons are available on-line.Working with several partners, rFactor 2 has been used in hundreds of esport championships all over the world – in particular McLaren’s World’s Fastest Gamer and Formula E.

rFactor 2 is also an evolving product, which will be updated and added to for many years, so the list of features will expand!

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Darren Buckner

Darren Buckner

Darren became a member of Simrace247 in January 2021 and has been a valuable addition to the platform ever since. He began his journey as an Editor and has progressed to the position of Editor in Chief, owing to his unwavering commitment and hard work. With his profound interest in motorsport and gaming, Darren is passionate about sharing news and exceptional content with like-minded people worldwide.View Author posts

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