Jon Fabricius Turell Talks Future Of GTR24H

Late-night interview with Jon Fabricius and the new member of the team, partaking the duties as a Marketing & Communications Officer, “MCO” – Peteris (Peter) Ginters.

Having a situation like the Covid-19 accelerates changes and new ways to cope with unpredictably unfortunate situations with negative impacts.

GTR24h has been affected as well, as it limits functions, such as real events and that, so it has to be produced online, to follow the guidelines while maintaining safety.

The biggest challenge so far has been planning and not the financial aspects, due to Covid-19 caused limitations, but that has not stopped. The GTR24h thank’s to the new passionate talents with the endurance of a high-speed processor.

Hopefully, the situation will change for the best in time, as it is a fascinating time for the GTR24h. Yet though it creates a lot more work, it also provides innovative ideas, like the new green wall at the studio for the Live Weather forecasts and the interviews. New things offer new opportunities.

With the backing of the sponsors, partners, and investments, it is possible to do that without setbacks while moving on with production. To some degree, it was not clear if the Live studio production will be possible for the Matsusaka race. While one of our team members from Finland was not able to come due to the circumstances, new talent with a broad knowledge of motorsport was brought in to mix the experience of both worlds.

Contract with the ESR is a big stepping stone forward, sharing the produced content to a broad audience will provide with the tools to create brand awareness for the teams. Along with the prizes provided by the sponsors.

SprintSearies – Reboot is definitely happening, to maintain the weekly races, as it is good fun to watch for sure.

Lastly, the current situation is not very nice, with a lot of death and infections, but also it has pushed things to accelerate much faster than it would have otherwise.


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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