S3 VLMS Watkins Glen – GTE #199

Introduction - Round 5 of the Virtual Le Mans Series brings the #199 SimHQ Motorsports team to the rural parts of New York. The Finger Lakes region, to be exact. This is where the wonderful Watkins Glen circuit is found. 11 corners flowing like a river over the landscape, it is a racer's delight. The Armco stands by at every instance of a mistake, to take its toll when called upon. I dare say, this is one of the world's greatest tracks. At the previous Portimao race, the #199 had a DNF due to (physical) mechanical failure, as a driver internet [...]

2019-12-16T12:14:56-06:00March 5th, 2019|VLMS|

S3 VLMS Portimao – GTE #199

Introduction - The fourth round of the Virtual Le Mans Series takes the #199 SimHQ Motorsports Porsche 911 to Portimao, on the south shores of Portugal. Quite the hilly circuit, Portimao is strewn with elevation changes and tight corners, making handling in tight confines imperative. Last time out, the #199, in the hands of Blazo, Brian, and Jon, finished in P8. Two points paying finishes in a row. Let's make it a third! Team Managers: Greg Hall and Jon Uyan Drivers: Greg Hall, Nic da Silva Engineer: Brian van Beusekom Qualifying Greg qualified with 21 other GTEs on the track, [...]

2019-12-16T12:14:56-06:00January 24th, 2019|VLMS|

S3 VLMS MoSport – GTE #199

Introduction - Third race of the season is taking place in Canada's home of motorsports, Canadian Tire Motorsport Park, also known as Mosport Park. After issues at the scheduled start of the race, it has been postponed by one month, resulting in an extension of the season by the same amount of time. Race length was 4 hours and because of that SimHQ Motorsports staff decided to go for two main drivers and one reserve driver. This time it was Brian and Nic's turn to drive the #199. Unfortunately, one week before the race Nic tore a muscle in his [...]

2019-12-16T21:37:01-06:00December 27th, 2018|VLMS|

S3 VLMS Road Atlanta – GTE #199

Introduction - Road Atlanta is the home of race 2 of the Virtual Le Mans Series. Straying from the typical 4 hour windows the series hosts, this race is a 1000 mile extravaganza, replicating the real-life IMSA finale. Road Atlanta is a fast and hilly circuit. Sector 1 is defined by the 4th gear drive up T1 and the falling esses, all driven by massive elevation changes. Sector 2 is all about flat-out speed, and Sector 3 brings a huge passing zone and another hill to trek up and down, back around for another lap on this roller coaster. This [...]

2019-07-27T22:08:14-05:00October 28th, 2018|VLMS|

S3 VLMS Istanbul – GTE #199

Introduction - The first race of Season 3 of the Virtual Le Mans Series takes us to Istanbul for a 4 hour long race. The 3 mile long track features both slow and fast sections, with the fast four apex turn 8 being the most well known. After seeing a very strong field in the pre season race, and having to spread efforts between Sim Racing Club and P1-Gaming events, we were expecting a very challenging race where we would have to fight for any position. Engineer: Greg Hall Drivers: Nic da Silva & Brian van Beusekom Reserve: Blazej Myszk [...]

2019-07-27T21:38:30-05:00October 25th, 2018|VLMS|

S2 VLMS Le Mans – LMP2 #48

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 [...]

2019-12-16T12:15:25-06:00May 8th, 2018|VLMS|

S2 VLMS Sebring – LMP2 #48

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. […]

2019-12-16T12:15:25-06:00April 2nd, 2018|VLMS|

S2 VLMS Silverstone – LMP2 #48

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. […]

2019-12-16T12:15:25-06:00March 5th, 2018|VLMS|

S2 VLMS Suzuka – LMP2 #48

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. […]

2019-07-27T21:39:51-05:00January 6th, 2018|VLMS|