Hot on the tail of the three car pack we released yesterday is the start of one of the world’s most intense and demanding competitions for virtual racers. Last year, rFactor 2 winner Rudy van Buren won the overall prize. Now with the McLaren Shadow project, it’s your turn to compete with some of the best. We will be hosting three rounds of racing before going into the final. To get into each of these rounds you need to finish high-up in the hotlap standings which happen before each race. The hotlaps last for around a week and if you make it within the required number you will qualify for the weekend showdown of this round. These races are live-broadcasted and officiated, so your time to shine! Top 10 of these Weekend Showdowns qualify for the rFactor 2 Grand Final on the 28th of October. Winning the rFactor 2 McLaren Shadow final secures you a spot in the McLaren Shadow Project Final later this year, and with this having a shot at becoming part of their esports team. Registration is now open and if you have either a copy of rFactor 2 installed, or, for the first round only, the brand new rFactor 2 demo, you can dive into the qualifier and experience the authentic replica of iconic McLaren open wheelers of different eras. Servers will be running the first car/track combination from 18th of September onward. Important links: Competition announcement and info on how to get started: https://www.studio-397.com/mclaren-shadow-rfactor2/ Link to the homepage of our competition system where you can sign up: https://rfactor2.studio-397.com/ A quick guide on how to get started with rFactor 2: https://www.studio-397.com/rfactor-2-getting-started/ Instructions on Joining: STEP 1 Download the demo OR Buy the full game STEP 2 To enter go to our competition page rFactor2, make sure you login to Steam, fill in all your details, and subscribe to the session! STEP 3 Click on 'Join Session' STEP 4 Important - Check your desktop back ground for the Steam pop up! STEP 5 Click OK and you're in! Please note that if it takes more than 3 minutes to load the track the first time you enter, it will fail - you will then have to reconnect.