Brian van Beusekom
I’ve been racing for at least 10 years already. It started with Colin McRae Rally 2005, trying to beat times my father set. Later I got rFactor 1 which I liked, but I never really got into it. When I came across Assetto Corsa, I got back into sim racing. AC was the reason I got a proper wheel and joined a league.
In this league, I managed to win two championships and met some great people who I still race with. Through those people, I also found different communities, including Simhq Motorsports. Home: The Netherlands
When Viper Racing was released in 1998 by Sierra Entertainment I got into playing racing games for good. Because that game had a simulation aspect to it, bringing a different quality to racing on the PC. With the release of Sports Car GT by ISI in 1999 I really got hooked on sim racing. Any sim racing game you can think of since then I own it, except GPL, my PC just not powerful enough to run it at the time. Being a mechanic and especially suspension-steering-alignment specialist made it easier for me to dive into setups and the technical aspects of sim racing and have been enjoying setting up all kinds of cars in various disciplines.
I have been racing online only since 2012. I had a good record at Race2Play league in first 3 years: 11 driver championships, 39 team championships, 46 wins, and 20 track records (until the league closed last year). Later on at Champion Motorsports, I won 8 driver titles in various chapters and 1 driver title at Simhq Motorsports. But one of the best of all probably was winning the 24H Nordschleife race in touring class at P1 Gaming in 2016.
I have been managing sim racing teams since 2012 and also have been race steward at CMS the last 2 years. I really enjoy this hobby greatly and appreciate all the wonderful friends I have met, became teammates with or raced against over the years. There is no stopping for me yet. Home: USA Native: Turkey
I have been racing online since NASCAR 3 was released. I enjoy oval as well as road racing. I met David Bradley over at American Sim Racing League where we co-ran a road racing series.
When he started Horizon Motorsports and began racing endurance racing in rFactor 2 I was hooked. I am a retired High School band director and the other hobby I love is to play golf. Home: USA
I first came into simulations by stumbling upon F1 Challenge 99-02 in a bargain bin. After learning how mod-friendly the game was, I was hooked. Bought a steering wheel, and 15 years later, I’m still doing this. I’ve never strayed from ISI simulators, moving through rFactor and now currently run rFactor 2 only.
I’ve been racing competitively since 2010, winning many leagues at Champion Motorsports. Have been racing in SimRacing.club’s Virtual Endurance Championship and Virtual Le Mans Series since 2016. I’m 33 years old and currently moonlight as an accountant. Home: USA
Matthew discovered sim racing in 2007 – Microprose Grand Prix and then swiftly thereafter GTR2 followed by rFactor. 2011 was the year to jump into online racing – and a forgettable first foray at Spa – through the portal of Race2Play.
Growing confidence has led to regular online racing using rFactor 2, Automobilista, iRacing and recently, Asseto Corsa. GT and Touring classes have been the majority of his racing experience, with a variety of open-wheel class drives up to and including F2. Often found in series hosted by Champion Motorsports and P1-Gaming, Matthew is very pleased to have been part of the Horizon Motorsport transition into the Simhq Motorsports team. Home: Canada
This middle-aged bloke from Britain first enjoyed serious racing (and flying) games back in the mid-90’s on his Commodore Amiga. He later raced successfully in Grand Prix Legends leagues while still a keyboard racer, and also drove his share of Gran Turismo Skylines.
Once he gained his first wheel and pedals, he was dragged further into the hobby, and now has extensive experience in rFactor2, iRacing, Assetto Corsa, and more. Loves setting a car up as much as actually racing it.
The very definition of a Gentleman Driver, he doesn’t challenge the fastest out there, but he is keen, persistent, and clean. Happy to take on awkward race stints, and will always bring the car home.
He’s been part of this same gang of drivers for several years now, and is still on speaking terms with the one teammate he’s met in real life! Home: Great Britain
Blazej “Blazo” Myszk
The 31-year-old, CAD designer is something of an auto racing lifer. Becoming a fan at the tender age of 2, he started with sims with the original NASCAR Racing at 8. His online career started in 2005 with weekly, “we’re running whatever is newest or most interesting,” events on rFactor. Being a three-time participant in the mighty Bullrun 1000 is his greatest accomplishment online to date. Once he graduated from school and he was able to attain a positive income job he turned his lifelong dream into a reality an put together a Champ Car (formally Chump Car) team. From 2013-2016 sim racing took a back seat to running that team and its Ford Focus. Now with changing life priorities, he is back sim racing with a wealth of real-world experience.
Often found with his head buried in a Motec data file or excel spreadsheet, Kyle finds a great pleasure in getting the setup suited and the strategy correct for whatever the event calls for. On the track, he is always keen as to the task at hand. Currently participating in Champion Motorsports’ North American Racing Series, as well as being ready for any events the Simhq Motorsports crew needs a hand with. Home: Michigan, USA
Being a middle-aged guy from Ohio, I have been playing racing games of some kind as long as I can remember. I started with pure arcade games like the very first Need for Speed and Gran Turismo. After getting my first PC in 1999, I enjoyed more serious simulations like NASCAR Racing 2003 Season and Grand Prix 4. I am also a big fan of flight simulations such as DCS and first-person shooters like the Arma series. I drifted away from racing for several years until a friend talked me into getting Game Stock Car from Reiza Studios. It was in this sim that did my first online race and I was hooked. Soon I owned all relevant sims settling on rFactor 2 as my “go to” sim. After many years of club racing, league racing at many different communities and a few different teams, I now compete under the Simhq Motorsports banner.