The start of Season 2 of the V10 R-League is right around the corner!
With an expansion to ten teams, the competition is stiffer than ever. One of those teams hoping to compete for the Season 2 crown is Red Bull Racing Esports.
Red Bull came into Season 1 with high hopes and lofty expectations. A team that usually competes at the front of every series it competes in, Red Bull had a rocky start to the season with a few spins and errors costing them precious points. The first round at Monza, in particular, was a huge let-down.
The gap to the top soon became insurmountable as their rivals refused to stumble. A third-place finish was admirable, but not what the Milton Keynes outfit had in mind.
What's changing ahead of Season 2?
Red Bull was one of the first V10 R-League teams to confirm their drivers for Season 2. After a good debut campaign last year, Red Bull has understandably not opted for radical change.
Joni Tormala and Graham Carroll both return for Red Bull for Season 2, bringing years of esports experience and some key lessons from Season 1.
Joining them to complete the trio is Nestor Garcia, a very experienced driver on Assetto Corsa.
In an interview with RacingGames.GG, Tormala said:
“Nobody had ever done this series before, so we didn’t know what to expect. In the beginning, I especially made a lot of mistakes.
“But, as we got towards the halfway point of the season, we learned how to practice for those situations. I think we also picked up the pace more and the end of the season was really strong.”
Season 2 expectations
For Season 2 to be a success, Red Bull will need to be more consistent throughout the whole campaign. Getting off to a good start will be vital for their title chances, but they have a year's experience under their belts now.
Red Bull showed some of the best speed in the V10 R-League last season, but they'll have to produce every week to win the title, as there are no second chances in the V10 R-League.
Saying that though, there's no reason why Red Bull can't win the championship in Season 2.
They have a talented driver lineup with years of experience at the highest level of sim racing. While Redline will undoubtedly be a tough nut to crack, if anyone can it's the Bulls.
We'll have to see how the teams adapt to the new format, but Red Bull was ultra-competitive in the team races last season, and with the new format featuring more team races than before, they could be very difficult to beat.
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!