If you are the kind of person who always looks for the positive sides of everything, even a catastrophy, then here is one more that you can add to COVID19 pandemic. It has done wonders to the hobby of sim racing! Many pro drivers have taken to their simulators, and done some spectacular racing, probably mostly for the sake of their fans, and to have fun, than to actually race. At the same time, a lot of custom series, and endurance races have popped up, because people have so much time to kill.
This is one of these races
Daniel Handover, from the Absolute Dan YouTube channel, has come together with a few friends and Positively Racing, to host an endurance race at Silverstone. It will be a 2020 Km race that should equal approximately 343 laps.
- Track: Silverstone
- Laps: 343
- Cars: Ford & Holden V8 super cars, Porsche 718 Cayman
- Fast Repairs: x3
- Incidents: Penalty at 70x and for every 20x thereafter
- Date: 18th April 2020
- Start time: 09:30am [GMT+1]
- Practice: 30 minutes
- Qualifying: 15 minutes, Open style
- Start: Rolling
- Changes and updates at the links bellow
If you and your team want to join in on this race, simply use the orange button bellow. It will take you to a register page. You can edit your registry once submitted.
For more information, visit the iracing forum thread, that is where information is most up to date. You can also join in on Dans discord, that has a dedicated section for this event.
It is nice to see an endurance style race, that is not run with the classic IMSA / Le Mans lineup. These cars are slower, but more challenging and will give some good racing!
The V8 super cars
The Ford Mustang carries on a long tradition of Ford involvement in Supercars competition. DJR used this Mustang to claim its 100th victory in Supercars competition in 2019. Supercars can produce upwards of 635 horsepower with a huge 5.0 liter V8 engine. They can accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in 3.2 seconds, and hit a top speed of nearly 300 km/h.
Holden is one of the most prominent brands in Supercars action and the Commodore ZB is part of this. It has significantly expanded Holden’s lead on the most wins in Supercars history, a number which totals well over 500 at the end of the 2019 season. It too is powered by a 5.0 liter engine and is up to the challenge against the Fords on any track.
Porsche 718 Cayman
The 718 Cayman is currently the new kid in the block. It is the latest car to be added to iRacing, the first of the expected GT4 series and has received a very warm welcome by many drivers. This is partly because it combines 425 horsepower with the nimble, approachable GT4 platform, and partly because of the popularity of the Porsche brand.
It is responsive in its handling, sounds great, looks like a dream and is a whole lot of fun to drive. That’s why the 718 Cayman GT4 Clubsport is also popular as a track day car around the world.