SimTech Motorsport Is Ready For The 2018 EEWC

Last year’s general winners of GTR24H Endurance eRacing World Championship are back in the race in Strib. This time more focused and more ready than ever before.

Irish SimTech Motorsport actually comes from the world karting, where most of the team is running long-distance racing in go-karts. But the team also agreed that eSport – like the GTR24H EEWC – is a great way of keeping the passion and training of long-distance racing straight. At the same time, eSport is a good solution because there are no big economic barriers to overcome for the team – in stark contrast to the world of real racing. The team is actually so committed to the world of karting that they have been driving karts since 2014. They have also attempted to win the 24-hour kart race at Le Mans, where they led the race, but technical problems sent SimTech Motorsport into the rows.

The fight against the track
SimTech Motorsport’s biggest rivals are in fact not any team. It’s the track itself. they tell us: “Our worst rivals are ourselves and the track! We would like to do this as perfect as possible. That means we run our own race and hit the checkered flag knowing that we did our absolute best.

It also fits well with what the group calls “the core of long-distance races”. It is the fight against the constantly changing conditions on the track that keep the SimTech Motorsport team going:
– There are many aspects: It’s the evolution of the race over time, how the track conditions change, temperature fluctuations, accidents and strategies that can all affect our position in the race. That means you have long-time duels with other teams and both short and long-term strategies. The list of factors is endless, explains SimTech Motorsport.

More classes
SimTech Motorsport can be found in multiple classes in the race. Some members are fond of prototypes, while others are of GT cars. Therefore, they are found in both classes. The Irish team has quite a long tradition in the GTR24H EEWC, the team has participated in the Danish event three times since the team’s debut in 2013. Here they achieved second place, while the race in 2015 turned out to be a proper disaster, with technical problems already showing up before the race was even started. SimTech Motorsport took a break in 2016 but returned with a blast at last year’s event, where they won the overall 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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