GTE 12 Hours Of Silverstone Podium

The question that is immediately on everyone’s mind: Where was HM Engineering?

After the dominant performance at the Indianapolis season opener, it was expected that they would be fighting at the sharp end of the field, fighting for their fair share of podiums and wins this year.

However, their absence allowed other teams to make their way onto the podium and secure important points for the championship.

Silverstone saw a well-deserved victory for the #53 Musto GD e-Sports BMW M8 GTE, seeing the all-Italian crew now move into the lead of the overall standings by a mere seven points, with the #45 Porsche 911 RSR GTE now in second position. This was helped by another successive podium for DIS, despite having lost out on second after a fantastic battle with the #66 Volante Racing Aston Martin.

Andi Kursten and Pauli Ahonen put on one hell of a show in the last 30 minutes of the race, with the latter coming across the line in second, despite a last-moment drive-through penalty for the Finn, who had his fair share of sisu, skill and a little bit of luck.

You can look forward to the premiere of the last hours of the race on YouTube, as this was a fantastic battle for second place in GTE.

1st Place

#53 Musto GD e-Sports
Driven by: David Greco (IT), Tiziano Brioni (IT), Giuseppe De Fuoco (IT), Marco Massetti (IT), and Manuel Biancolilla (IT)

2nd Place

#66 Volante Racing
Driven by: Pauli Ahonen (Fn), Donat Prodan (HR), Bart Slobodzian (GB) and Paul August Laane (EE)

3rd Place

#45 DIS Sim Racing Lab
Driven by: Andi Kurtsen (DK) and Jannik Gotthardsen (DK)

 

Watch the race again here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IGxAEjE6HNM&list=PLI6FBz2crbLzK4cfk_SXMc3J_mWKKAzi1&index=1

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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