Global Endurance Series 23/24
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Our flagship series returns for its third season, starting at the end of August of 2023! We will be racing at 10 very iconic racing tracks around the entire world, including the Endurance Triple Crown: the Daytona 24H, the Sebring 12 Hours and the big 24h at Le Mans.
The top class will once more be the LMP1 class. There simply are not enough (DLC) hypercars available to make a move to the hypercar top class as exciting as LMP1 has been for the past 2 seasons. With the announcement of the Le Mans Ultimate game, it is very unlikely that more hypercars will make their way into rFactor 2 before LMU is released. Therefore, we are keeping LMP1 as the top class for one more year, before we move to the hypercars next season.
LMP2 will return in season 3 with a thoroughly updated physics package for the Oreca to improve the feel and realism of the car without making it too different of a driving experience compared to the original car. Your current setups will still work with minimal adjustments, although you might find that additional pace can be gained with more extensive setup work. Sadly, the Ligier has still not gotten an update, which means it’s currently impossible to add it to the grid. If it does get an update at any point before or during the season, we might decide to add it and allow teams to switch cars mid-season.
After 2 seasons, we will be ditching GTE. Just like real life WEC will do after the current season, we will be adopting the GT3 class, introducing many new manufacturers to the scene. All latest-generation cars will be available, with the exception of the Radical because it hasn’t been included in the BoP.
The full list of available cars:
- BR Engineering BR1 – AER (LMP1)
- BR Engineering BR1 – Gibson (LMP1)
- Ginetta G60-LT-P1 – AER (LMP1)
- Rebellion R13 – Gibson (LMP1)
- Toyota TS050 Hybrid (LMP1)
- Oreca 07 (LMP2)
- Aston Martin Vantage GT3
- Audi R8 LMS GT3 (2019)
- Bentley Continental GT3 (2020)
- BMW M4 GT3
- Callaway Corvette C7 GT3-R
- Ferrari 488 GT3 EVO
- McLaren 720s GT3
- Mercedes AMG GT3
- Porsche 911 GT3 R
We will be returning to Bahrain, Daytona, Sebring, Spa and Le Mans, all having featured on the season 2 calendar. The variation in the calendar continues in season 3, where we see 1 track return from season 1, along with 4 new tracks to complete the 2023/24 calendar.
The track returning from season 1 will be Portimao. We will be racing in Portugal for 8 hours, now using the Grand Prix layout without the turn 1 chicane. This has been a widely requested track for the season 3 calendar as many regard it as one of the most exciting tracks to race at.
New on the calendar this season are Barcelona, Sepang, Interlagos and Imola. Barcelona will be the decor of our pre-season test, whereas the other 3 will be our 6-hour races of the season. Sepang and Interlagos will see extensive graphical updates, courtesy of respectively GPVWC and Global Endurance Modding.
|9 SEP ’23||Pre-Season Test (Barcelona)|
|30 SEP ’23||Bahrain 8 Hours|
|28 OCT ’23||Sepang 6 Hours|
|25 NOV ’23||8 Hours of Portimao|
|16 DEC ’23||6 Hours of Sao Paulo|
|26 JAN ’24||Global Endurance ROAR at Daytona|
|27 & 28 JAN ’24||Daytona 24 Hours|
|24 FEB ’24||Sebring 12 Hours|
|23 MAR ’24||Fuji 8 Hours|
|20 APR ’24||6 Hours of Imola|
|17 – 19 MAY ’24||Global Endurance 24 at Le Mans|
To join the Global Endurance Series – or any official Global Endurance event in 2023/24 for that matter – all drivers need to be in possession of a Season Pass or Event Pass. All revenue that’s generated from these passes is going to covering the costs of running the events (servers, broadcasts, website, TeamSpeak, software licences, et cetera).
You can acquire a Season Pass for only € 16.00, which will allow you entry in all of Global Endurance’s events between August 2023 and June 2024, unlocking 190 hours of racing action in the GES, GEC and GT Challenge, not even including any short-format series and special events we may host during the season.
Is € 16.00 too much or do you only want to compete in the GES anyway? You can get an Event Pass for the GES only for € 11.00. Upgrading to a Season Pass after purchasing an Event Pass will be available for the remaining € 5.00.
There are also ways to get a discount on your Season Pass or Event Pass by volunteering as a steward, in the broadcast team or in one of the available management roles. Interested? Send Danny de Haas a DM on Discord (username: dannydehaas).
The website will be updated between now and the first week of July to accommodate the purchase of Season or Event Passes. We expect the accepted payment method to be PayPal only.
Same as in season 2, there will be licence requirements for the cars in the Global Endurance Series. Because this is our flagship series, we want to ensure top quality racing and the way we do that is through the licences. The licences are assigned based on experience and can be upgraded twice in the season, based on performance and skill level. The first opportunity in the GES is in December (after Sao Paulo) and the second is in April (after Imola). A licence can only be upgraded once during a running season. There will also be opportunities to get your licences upgraded through the GT Challenge or the GEC. Be aware that poor performances can result in a licence downgrade at any point during the season.
We will no longer have a PRO/AM classification in LMP2, but there will be a PRO/AM classification in GT3. Any car with one or more White licenced drivers in the car will be classified in GT3 PRO/AM as well as the overall GT3 classification for the races in which the Bronze driver(s) participate.
Regular signup will start on Monday, 10 July 2023 at 20:00 CEST. Early signup will open in this order:
- Saturday, 8 July 2023 at 20:00 CEST: Elite Team Pass early signup (€ 50 per entry)
- Sunday, 9 July 2023 at 20:00 CEST: Premium Team Pass early signup (€ 30 per entry)
The maximum amount of cars admitted in the GES is 46. Elite and Premium Team Pass entries will have priority, then entries that participated in season 2022/23 (GES or GEA) will have priority over new entries based on their attendance in the races. New entries will be processed in order of reputation & licence level and then order of submission. Cars with drivers in their submitted lineup that don’t have a Season Pass yet are placed on hold until the driver has bought a Season Pass.
Signups will close at midnight on Sunday, 13 August 2023 or sooner if the maximum number of entries has been reached. Signups may re-open during the season.