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Improvements for Axle Sports at Le Mans Virtual round in Spa

Axle Sports are competing in one of the most competitive endurance racing leagues on rFactor 2 this season at the Le Mans Virtual Series. The event, which was a one-off in 2020, is a five round championship this year bleeding into the next.

So far, there have been two rounds, where Axle Sports have been present at both. However, they haven’t been able to pick up a Top ten finish in either LMP or GTE yet. Nevertheless, with the class of field present in the series, this doesn’t downplay their efforts.

In LMP, Axle Sports are utilising the talents of two EEWC drivers, Naquib Azlan and Josh Purwien, to score some good results. However, they had to fight from the back of the field at Monza, starting from 20th, but the drivers battled past some of the midfield contenders to finish 14th.

They were also able to move forward during the most recent race at Spa, finishing 13th after qualifying saw them start in 17th. Both of these results so far can be viewed positively, despite the lack of points scored.

EEWC driver Mikko Nassi was also in attendance driving the #61 GTE Porsche, alongside Amir Haziq and Davide Arduini. At Monza, the team weren’t able to equal the efforts made by their prototype counterparts, as they lost a position during the race compared to their qualifying result.

This was mainly due to a crash during the middle part of the race, which set them back. At Spa, it was a 12th placed finish to add to their 14th at Monza, consolidating their position in the midfield.

Both parts of the Axle Sports team will be looking to score some more points heading into the next race at the Nürburgring, as both teams are currently holding a solitary point to their names. From there, they will race at Sebring and Le Mans before the 46 hour season is over.

In the meantime, Axle Sports will be preparing for the final race of the EEWC, the 24 Hours of Le Mans. It will be their second EEWC race, the first at Spa didn’t even last an hour before the #21 DPi speared off at Radillon, ending any hopes of a good result immediately.

The Malaysian team will be looking to avenge those previous wrongs at the GTR24H Le Mans 24 Hours, with live coverage between the 27th and 31st of October.

Images © Le Mans Virtual Series & Axle Sports

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Ewan O'Leary
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