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EEWC 2021 Standings After Spa-Francorchamps 24-Hours

DPi

Sadly the season debut for Axle Motorsports ended at the top of Radillion in the very opening laps to the race. What would have been a relatively quick rejoin to the session for a trip back to the pits and a rebuild of the car, ended with a press of the dreaded race-ending “ESC” escape button. Maybe out of habit, or maybe the team wasn’t prepared for racing in a series where you technically can not crash out of a race? Anyway, it happened and that lead to the #64 of VRS Satellite Racing taking the DPi victory.
After effectively two rounds, the DPi championship is also lead by the two entries from VRS Satellite Racing with the former GT3 world champion team of Viadukten on third. There are technically five teams entered in the DPi class, but so far, only four of them as fielded cars in a race.

LMP2

The overall winners of Spa-Francorchamps from Deuces Motorsport Club now find themselves locked in hand-to-hand melee combat with MUGEN Simracing for the second step on the season podium. With Varga SimRacing choosing to race elsewhere for the weekend, the gap is reduced to 27 points. And with Le Mans being a double points event this means #117 Varga can not finish lower than 4th in the Le Mans event if the #15 Deuces take pole position and wins at Le Mans. Given the competition level at Le Mans, that will likely mean the championship is in danger if Varga suffers any kind of technical issues during the October race where a single disconnect or rejoin will cost you at least 7 minutes of track time on your competitors. 7 minutes at Le Mans roughly equates to 1.2 seconds lost per lap during the entire race.

GTE

It would be easy to conclude dominance by the Musto GD-Esports team when looking at the standings. But that has never been the case on track. At Spa-Francorchamps, the #51 from WOSR was the faster car on pace and only incidents kept the team from taking overall victory. The Porsche is the faster car when it comes to top speed, which will hand the theoretical advantage to WOSR at Le Mans. The gap stands at 32 points to DIS SR Lab who will be racing a Porsche at Le Mans as well.

GT3

Unison Racing drove their #717 Aston Martin to yet another victory to extend their championship lead to 20 points. And #404 Glam Racing climbed yet another step on the podium to finish second. This technically re-inserts the Glam Racing team into the fight for the second podium step, as a win in the championship would require three other teams to either not score points at Le Mans or all finish significantly behind Glam Racing. And contrary to what logic would dictate after the incredible misfortunes that struck the MUGEN SimRacing McLaren during the weekend, the team is still only 20 points behind Unison. If MUGEN win at Le Mans and Unison ends up 4th or less the championship will go to the #41 team.

About The Author

Peter Munkholm
When John Nielsen won Le Mans 24-Hours in 1990, Peter was hooked with motorsports. He started sim racing on his uncles PC with Formula One Grand Prix by Geoff Crammond in 1992. Then progressed through IndyCar Simulator and IndyCar Simulator 2 on his Amiga 500+. When he bought his own PC in 1994 and a Microsoft Sidewinder Force Feedback Pro Joystick he was already deeply in love with sim racing. His first skirmish with light modding was a Pernod Anis blue, white, and red skin for IndyCar Racing 2. He was hooked! But sim racing really kicked off for Peter with Sports Car GT in 1999. And with internet access and what felt like an ocean of mods. Sports Car GT and the F1 simulators with endurance racing mods swallowed most of his spare time. Then the GTR mod for F1 2003 arrived on the scene, from some Swedish dudes who called themselves SIMBIN. That would change everything! Right about then was also when Logitech steering wheels reach a state of useful. So when the GTR game officially released Peter bought a Formula Force GP wheel the same day, went home and founded the Danish Grand Touring League (DGTL). In 2006 the first LAN event was held. This became GTR24H in 2007. As they say. The rest is history!
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