GTR24h 2019 Special Online Races

The focus of the GTR24h has always been on replicating real sportscar races in simulated form. And we want to move towards more than one race a year. However, we are not yet ready to run these races as LAN events, but they will be run with the same setup as the EEWC. The same streaming coverage, the same content coverage, the same rules and procedures.

Race 1:
23rd of March 12 hours of Sebring
LMP2, GTE and GT3 classes

Race 2:
8th of June Nürburgring Nordschleife 24-hours
GT3 only

Race 3:
10th of August Spa 24-hour
LMP1, LMP2, GTE and GT3 classes

The more accute reader will imidiately notice that two of the races are GT3 only and the Sebring race includes 3 classes. That is becuase our emphasis is on recreating three of the worlds greatest sports car races. And the classes chosen are the cars that race these races in real life. Because of the different classes the races will not be part of a championship, but instead stand alone as seperate unique special events.

Signup for each race will envolve a small registration fee.

“Why must there be a participation fee?”, you ask. In short, it is to make sure that as many as possible of the signed up teams actually show up for the race. It is our experience that free races tend to be taken less seriously and that a small fee has the nice attribute of creating a slightly more serious atmosphere.

More information on signup, numbers of cars on each track, partners, procedures, special rule addendums and specific tracks will be available soon. Meanwhile, keep in mind that the races are still work in progress. It is very unlikely that the dates of the races will change, but the Nürburgring race may be exchanged with the Spa race.

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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