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05 Apr 2021 ------

Group draw puts two title favourites on collision course!

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The groups have been set for Season 2, and there are some extremely tasty matchups coming our way!

Season 2 of the V10 R-League is quickly approaching, and it brings a lot of changes to the competition.

The addition of two new teams and a tweak to the matchday format means the teams have been split into two groups of five, leading into a playoff to crown the champion.

The top team in each group will get a bye to the semi-finals, while #2 & #3 will go into Round 1 to win through to the semi-finals.

These two groups have now been determined, so let's see who plays who this season!

Group A

Team Redline
Red Bull Racing Esports
Aston Martin Cognizant Esports Team
R8G Esports

Group A sees defending champions Redline pitted against Red Bull, Aston Martin, YAS HEAT, and one of the new teams, R8G Esports.

It looks set to be a very tricky group to escape from. YAS HEAT boasts an all-new lineup that features a trio of seasoned esports drivers, while R8G is led by Erhan Jajovski, one of the most in-form sim racers in the world.

Redline and Red Bull are the favourites to escape the group, and their clash could be a preview of the final.

Aston Martin will be hoping the experience and chemistry of their unchanged driver lineup is enough to get them into the playoffs.

Group B

Williams Esports
BMW SIM Racing Team
JAESA Team Suzuki
McLaren Shadow

Over in Group B, Williams look to be the clear favourites to grab the top spot, but it won't be easy.

JAESA Team Suzuki is one of the dark horses this year, and will be a tricky team to put away.

BMW, who finished fourth last season, have been hard at work improving their speed and with a lineup led by Kevin Siggy they will be competitive every week.

Likewise, McLaren Shadow and their star James Baldwin are likely to be fighting at the front this season.

That leaves Fordzilla, last season's bottom-placed team. With a new driver in the lineup they should be improved, but it will be hard to get out of the group without a little luck.

Path to the final

Each team will race every other team in their group. That means they will race 4 matches across 5 weeks.

The playoffs will see both #1 teams get a bye into the semi-finals.

Round 1 of the playoffs will see #2 in Group A vs #3 in Group B face off, while #2 in Group B takes on #3 in Group A.

The winners from Round 1 progress to the semi-final where the two group winners await.

How to watch

V10 R-League Season 2 kicks off on Monday, 12 April.

Viewers in the UK can watch all the action from the best matchup of the week on BT Sport every Monday, with the remaining matches shown throughout the week!

Fans in the Middle East and North Africa can get all the action through StarzPlay.

ESPN will be showing the races to all those in the USA, Canada, the Caribbean, Latin America, and Oceania.

Make sure to check local listings and video-on-demand services for exact times!

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