Project CARS 2 – Competitive Racing License Explained

Been playing and enjoying Project CARS 2? If so, you might have already wondered what the competitive racing license is all about. Look no further.

What is the license made up of?

The competitive racing license consists of three major parts: Racecraft, seniority and skill


Racecraft describes how you behave as a driver. Do you follow the rules? Are you an aggressive type of driver or do you rather hold back? The rating ranges from unclassified over F, E, D, C, B, A, to S.

The racecraft rating is affected by the following factors:

  • Contact made with opponents
  • Contact made with AI
  • Contact made with static objects
  • Exceeding track limits
  • Losing control of your car
  • …and more

In short, behave well on track and the rating will rise.


The coloured stripe on one’s license, known as seniority, highlights the experience a driver has with Project CARS 2. More time online automatically leads to a higher seniority rating.


This one should be pretty self-explanatory. The following factors are taken into account:

  • The length of the race
  • The number of other drivers
  • Other drivers’ competitiveness

Winning against drivers with a higher skill level will award you more points than winning against drivers with a lower skill level than you. The same obviously goes for losing too.

The racecraft rating works in a similar way. Two contacts in a very long race will not have as much of an effect as two contacts in a very short race.

Here are some exemplary competitive racing licenses, ranging from very bad (left) to very good (right):

Project CARS 2 competitive racing licenses examples

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