S11 VEC Le Mans – LMP2 #220

Introduction - We reach the final race of the season, the 24 Hours of Le Mans! Qualifying Cosimo qualified in 6th position. Race Strategy for Le Mans was to bring a setup that leaned more toward stability than speed. Consistent with our season, we would drive a conservative strategy, setting consistent laps and avoiding risks. Maybe a bit like the "tortoise and hare", but drivers had instruction to put attention on avoiding penalties and long pit stops for repairs. Roll with that strategy through to the morning and reassess based on how the race progressed and the results we were [...]

2019-12-16T12:15:22-06:00June 26th, 2019|VEC Season 11|

S11 VEC Le Mans – GTE #399

Introduction - The final race of the season — and the most important — saw the Division 4 entry from SimHQ Motorsports finally produce the kind of performance it has been threatening to deliver over the last few months. With double points on offer, a podium finish lifted the squad to a respectable final championship position and blew away all the frustration of the mid-season. Qualifying Qualifying took place a couple of days prior to the race, with an open format meaning all cars were on track together. Coming in to it, the team was not confident that the base [...]

2019-07-27T21:59:13-05:00June 11th, 2019|VEC Season 11|

S11 VEC Le Mans – LMP2 #121

Introduction - It’s time to wrap Season 11 of the Virtual Endurance Championship. And what better way to do it than with the grand poobah, the big one, the epic 24 Hours of Le Mans. We’ll go twice around the clock at the historic Le Mans circuit. This hallowed ground has been hosting endurance racing on these public roads for nearly a century. The track is treacherous, long, and fabulously cruel to those who don’t respect it. Will we tame it?  Fair question. We carry over momentum from a 4th place finish at Silverstone. Then again, that was two months [...]

2019-12-16T12:14:49-06:00June 8th, 2019|VEC Season 11|