Round 4 of the Project CARS Esports NVIDIA Challenger Series brought us back home to the UK, to Cheshire’s picturesque Oulton Park circuit.
Our virtual race at this awesome track ran during the same weekend that the stars of the British Touring Car Championship took on the course in real-life. However, we chose an altogether more extreme machine for the Project CARS action. Drivers were tasked with taming the mighty Ruf CTR3 SMS-R, a one-of-a-kind supercar developed by Slightly Mad Studios in partnership with Ruf. This ridiculous machine puts out 750 horsepower, and combined that raw energy with superb engineering and aerodynamic precision.
The track itself is legendary amongst every driver that has ever raced in the UK. Oulton Park is loved for its dramatic elevation changes and super fast sweeping corners - demanding precision and balls from the drivers. Corners like Cascades and Druids will reward brave driving and the whole track rewards maximum attack, whatever the car.
Continue reading to discover which of our drivers confronted this demanding combination and came out on top.
All this means that Team Shark’s Yinato has moved to the top of the driver standings after Round 4, on 145 points, just 8 ahead of SDL’s SoniK who has 137. Rotax remains close behind in third on 126, followed by Atho for Team Shark in fourth on 122.
In the team standings, SDL Motorsport remains on top of the pile, but Team Shark has closed the gap once more, with the top 2 now only separated by 10 points. VP-Drivers’ great points haul this week sees the team leap up the table to third, ahead of Team Psynchro in fourth and Team TBA in fifth.
Beside’s Khaki’s victory, it was an overall superb event for the BAM team at Oulton, as it’s entire squad scored points. Anto, DyndaS, Tuscan and Psygnosix finished eighth, ninth, tenth and eleventh to bring home a nice pile of points for their team.
This means that BAM Racing moves to the top of the NCS team standings on PC with 395 points. Ahead of SDL Motorsport in second on 363. 5aces and Project CARS Polska maintain their positions behind in third and fourth, while FAF Motorsport jumps up to fifth place thanks to Speeddemon91’s first podium of the year.