2018 VEC Le Mans – LMP2 #29

2018 VEC Le Mans – LMP2 #29

2018 SRC VEC - D2, Events
Introduction - The final race of the 2017-2018 Virtual Endurance Championship brings the teams to the historic Le Mans circuit for the epic, twice around the clock 24 Hours of Le Mans. This mix of dedicated circuit and paved country roads has hosted endurance races since the 1920s. The track is unforgiving, the weather tends to be unforgiving, and cars can fail at any moment. Just ask Toyota, minutes away from winning the 2016 edition of the race. The #29 has struggled at the last three events, a victim of bad luck that has caused poor finishes. Our LMP2 will be wheeled by four drivers, from all corners of the globe; Greg Hall, Jon Uyan, Brian van Beusekom, and Nic da Silva. (more…)
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2018 VEC Le Mans – LMP1 #20

2018 VEC Le Mans – LMP1 #20

2018 SRC VEC - D3, Events
Introduction - The final race of Season 10, and the biggest race of the season... The 24 Hours of Le Mans! Qualifying Cosimo qualified in 2nd position on the grid. Race The forecast for much of the race was for dry conditions, with a possibility of showers late on Sunday. Our team would be keeping a watchful eye on the scattered showers to the south, with fingers crossed that they would not get closer. (more…)
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2018 VLMS Le Mans – LMP2 #48

2018 VLMS Le Mans – LMP2 #48

2018 SRC VLMS, Events
Introduction - The Season Finale. Race 8 of the Virtual Le Mans Series season brings us to the French countryside for the 6 Hours of Le Mans. The mix of dedicated private track and country roads make a treacherous trek, but one that every endurance driver desires to traverse. For the final race, Jordy Zwiers will take the lead in the #48 SHQM LMP2, with Brian van Beusekom sitting as the co-pilot. Pre- Le Mans series standings are: 1Aco: 104 SHQM: 85 3Wide Motorsport: 72 SHQM can win the championship by winning the race, and if 1Aco finishes 8th or lower. Meanwhile, P2 sticks if finishing P3 with a 3Wide race win. Team Manager: Greg Hall Engineer (Pit Wall): Greg Hall & Jon Uyan Drivers: Brian van Beusekon, Jordy Zwiers…
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2018 VEC Sebring – LMP2 #29

2018 VEC Sebring – LMP2 #29

2018 SRC VEC - D2, Events
Introduction - Race 7 of the Virtual Endurance Championship takes us to the "sunny" state of Florida for the 12 Hours of Sebring. The historic Sebring circuit hosted its first race in 1950 and has hosted endurance races like the infamous 12 Hours of Sebring on its bumpy surface ever since. We will roll four drivers in the car today; Greg Hall, Jon Uyan, Brian van Beusekom, and Jordy Zwiers. Race Clutch threatens to run away with the season points, sitting on 106 points. MVRE has 86 points, SHQM follows with 74, and SpeedyMite 67.  30 points go to the victor. (more…)
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2018 VLMS Sebring – LMP2 #48

2018 VLMS Sebring – LMP2 #48

2018 SRC VLMS, Events
Introduction - Race 7 of the Virtual Le Mans Series (VLMS) drags the cars west across the Atlantic Ocean, again, to the tropical state of Florida for the 4 Hours of Sebring. The historic Sebring circuit hosted its first race in 1950 and has hosted endurance races like the infamous 12 Hours of Sebring on its bumpy surface ever since. (more…)
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2018 P1-Gaming Six Hours of Road America

2018 P1-Gaming Six Hours of Road America

2018 P1-G 24h, Events
Introduction - The second race of the P1-Gaming 24h Series takes us to Road America, a classy follow-up to the Road Atlanta race two months ago. Road Americal is a serene, 4-mile circuit that winds naturally through the crests and valleys of the Wisconsin countryside.  With high speeds and well-known sections such as Hurry Downs, the Carousel, the Kink, and Canada Corner, this is a track that tests even the mightiest of sim racers. SMHQ will be challenging this circuit in both classes, GT3 and Touring. (more…)
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2018 VEC Silverstone – LMP2 #29

2018 VEC Silverstone – LMP2 #29

2018 SRC VEC - D2, Events
Introduction - After last weeks weather stricken VLMS race our eyes on Britain's forecast, and it does look like a repeat of what we saw last Saturday. There is a 50% chance of precipitation which means anything is possible with the way the weather app worked the past two races. Jon is working on a wet setup, dry setup, and a hybrid setup to have all the cards ready depending on what we are dealt with last minute going into the race. A big concern. We will be serving 4 drive-through penalties acquired in the Interlagos race and not sure how negatively it will affect our race. (more…)
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2018 VLMS Silverstone – LMP2 #48

2018 VLMS Silverstone – LMP2 #48

2018 SRC VLMS, Events
Introduction - Race 6 of the Sim Racing Club Virtual Le Mans Series season brings the cars back to the island of Great Britain for the 4 Hours of Silverstone. The tight and twisty track promises to provide plenty of action. As it is always the rainy season, we expect ever-changing conditions during the race, as the 5.9km track will transition from sunlight to sunset, from dry to wet. These conditions will put Jordy Zwiers and Brian van Beusekom to the test once more. (more…)
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2018 VEC Interlagos – LMP2 #29

2018 VEC Interlagos – LMP2 #29

2018 SRC VEC - D2, Events
Introduction - Coming from 3 consecutive podium finishes and being in top 4 in all four races of the 2017-2018 season, #29 Simhq Motorsports LMP2 crew is getting ready for the famous Interlagos circuit. Setup will be a challenge for this race as there is as always rain chance. Last year there was an unexpected quick rain shower in the last third of the race even though the forecast was mostly sunny. (more…)
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2018 P1-Gaming Six Hours of Road Atlanta

2018 P1-Gaming Six Hours of Road Atlanta

2018 P1-G 24h, Events
Introduction - The Simhq Motorsports team makes its first appearance in the P1-Gaming 24h Series, but by all means, we are no strangers to this league. Horizon Motorsports has put down roots in this series for many events, with a TRG class win at the Nurburgring 24 Hour as its high point. Now, Horizon has integrated with Simhq Motorsports, brings a strong five-car, 10 driver line-up to do battle with 45 other entries at the famed Road Atlanta Circuit in Braselton, Georgia USA. The 6 Hours of Road Atlanta awaits. (more…)
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2018 VEC Suzuka – LMP1 #20

2018 VEC Suzuka – LMP1 #20

2018 SRC VEC - D3, Events
Introduction - Suzuka represents the halfway point in season 10. The forecast is looking good for a dry race and we are excited about the setup we bring to this race. We also debut the new Skullbo paint job, recognizing our key sponsors and partners P1 Media, Champion Motorsports, and the Crew Chief. We appreciate their support through this season’s campaign. (more…)
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2018 VEC Suzuka – LMP2 #29

2018 VEC Suzuka – LMP2 #29

2018 SRC VEC - D2, Events
Introduction - After 3 races and sitting pretty in P3, 14 and 4 point gaps to top runners respectively, we will be trying to close the gap to top runners while staying ahead of the chasing pack. As the VLMS race reassured a lot of teams (we included) attrition will play a role at Suzuka during crucial 8 hours. (more…)
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2018 VLMS Suzuka – LMP2 #48

2018 VLMS Suzuka – LMP2 #48

2018 SRC VLMS, Events
Introduction - Race 4 of the VLMS season is Suzuka. Our goal for this race was to stay in contention for the championship. This meant we were aiming for at least a podium this race. Tough and technical challenge of Suzuka brings season to halfway point. Sitting in P2 in the overall standings #48 has the momentum going into this race. (more…)
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