Virtual Endurance Championship
Yesterday was the season kick off with the 6 hours of Indianapolis, presented by SimRacing.Club and based on RFactor2. This race have had all what endurance races can bring to with it. It was amazing to see all this cars on track and over 100 drivers from all over the world. First of all we wanna say thank you to all teams and drivers for this amazing race, it was tough but also a lot of fun out there. Also congratulation to 3wide Motorsportfor winning the LM-P1 class with this pace and great performance, dont forget GNS Endurance which have done a very great job after this big crash at the start of the race.
Also a big thanks goes out to Joshua Anderson who have done a very great job with his commentating and dont forget Jimmi Allison for making all this possible. Now let's move on and have a look what happens during this 6 hours with our three cars, starting with the #6 LM-P1:
#6 LM-P1 was driven by Bernd Schmidt and Patrick Baaden. Patrick Baaden has done the qualifying and was able to get P9. He has a good start and after a lot trouble sadly he gets a bump on the rear and why he was loosing the rear wing, he didnt noticed that and spins out in T5 and crashed into the wall. After a long pitstop he was very fast and was able to fight back to P9. Then Bernd Schmidt takes over and he was able to drive the same pace and he brings the car back on P6. Half an hour until the end of the race, Patrick gets the next bump into the rear and so the next repair stop was incoming. So we lost P5 and Bernd was driving out of the pit for the last 35 minutes with Soft tyres and he was pushing as hard as he can. After the 6 hours our LM-P1 car finished the race on P6, congratulations guys, you've done a really good job out there.
#81 LM-GT was driven by Shane Chancellor and Alex Bräutigam. Alex was driving the qualifying and he brings the car on P2 (in class). Alex was having a great start of the race and he was driving 2 very consistent and stable stints, then Shane Chancellor takes over the control of the car and unfortunate he gets a disconect which costs them 4 laps. But the pace of both drivers was very amazing and without any accidents or problems they was able to fight back through the field on P3. Close to the end of the race they was having a great fight with the guys from Pulse Motorsport. Shane was driving the last stint and he finished the race on P3 and then it was a bit strange, he goes up to P2 after rSeat.fr Racing Team gets a penalty after they crossed the finish line. So we're very happy with P2 but honestly we feel with rSeat.fr Racing Team and wish you better luck for the next race and that we've more races with you like that. A huge congratulation to our drivers which have shown an amzing pace and a very great perfomance.
#82 LM-GT was driven by James Duku and Martin Swaczyna. James Dukuwas driving the qualifying and brings the car on P17 (in class). James have had a good start and was able to drive smooth and consistant but he was also a bit unlucky and have had several incidents which costs a lot of time to repair the car. Also Martin Swaczyna was driving very consistant and stable. Both of them told us after the race that they was having a lot of fun out there and of course the pace was very good and stable, so at the end of the race they finished on P12. Congratulations guys, you've done a good job.
Finally it was a very great season kick off with all it can have. We're really look forward to the next race at Istanbul on 05/11/2016.
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