Strong Lineup With Talented Real Racers For Asetek Esport Academy

The team returns to the Endurance eRacing World Championship for its second consecutive year of endurance racing. This time though in the GTE class, and with a few other changes. The team hasn’t changed its philosophy, which from the beginning has been, to provide young racers/sim-racers with an opportunity to experience a full scale live sim-racing event, without having to blow the bank. This time around they’ve had to go a little bit “off track” with the philosophy, only to make way for an EEWC comeback.

Benjamin Bailly

It has been eight years since Benjamin Bailly last sat foot in what, at that time was a pioneering event in sim-racing.

Benjamin Bailly form Bailly Driver Development
Benjamin Bailly in the simulator,
GTR24h 2011
Benjamin Bailly with teammate Nicki Thimm,
GTR24h 2011

Clearly the car lineup has grown quite a lot since Benjamin last participated in the event, and none of his teammates will have the last name of Thiim, but they will definitely go equally hard or go home.

The spotter guide from 2011

Benjamin has driven all kind off racing series and his record speaks for itself. Nowadays Benjamin is running his own driver coaching company “Bailly Driver Development”. 

We are so very excited to have Benjamin Bailly back at the event and on the Asetek team.

Kian Donaldson
Kian Donaldson in the BS Motorsport Mazda MX-5

Kian Donaldson

Also returning for his second Endurance eRacing World Championship Kian Donaldson will be joining the team travelling from the UK to be a part of the 24-hour race.

Since Kian raced last time at the EEWC in 2018, he has been very busy. Not only with school and his drivers’ license, but also managing to secure a seat with BS Motorsport in the BRSCC Mazda MX-5 Championship.

We congratulate Kian on this achievement and hope that this will be the beginning of a long and great racing career. 

Mathias Guldager

A new face on the team will be Mathias Guldager. Mathias is a true sim-racer with a fast pace and a strong mindset.

Mathias is no stranger to competitive sim-racing. Just last year he raced with his own team in the Danish Championship on iRacing, and this coming season Mathias and his “Gold Racing Team” will compete in the NEO Endurance 24H series.

At the EEWC in just a few weeks time, he will be representing the Asetek team and the entire team is very pleased to have him on board.

Mathias Guldager in a Legend Cup racer
Valdemar Eriksen

Valdemar Eriksen

Last but certainly not least Asetek Esport Academy has secured Valdemar Eriksen. Valdemar is currently racing in the French as well as the Danish F4 series.

No stranger to racing Valdemar brings a large amount of experience and tested skills to the Asetek team. When Valdemar is not racing IRL, he is co-managing his own team with sponsors, events etc. and he also has time to do a bit of sim practice.

The team expresses great appreciation in Valdemar taking time away from a busy schedule, and look forward to having him join the team.

Valdemar Eriksen in his Formula 4 racer

Aarhus Automobil Sport

Team Asetek Esport Academy is also been fortunate enough to have Bjarne Trier Nyby from “Aarhus Automobil Sport” to be alongside Kenneth Jensen in the pit box, as well as using their simulator set up during the event. We thank “AAS” and hope to be partnering them again in the future.

Team Asetek eSports Academy reports ready for this year’s challenge, with new faces, new gear but still with the same spirit.

Apparently the team knows better than many of their competitors and hasn’t set a goal for the result of the event. They seem to have taken a very Doug Fehan approach to the race. Just prepare and practice the best that you can, show up at the race, and try to do the very best you can. Then keep doing that for 24 hours and see where it takes you. We do however see the team as very strong contenders for a podium finish. And so does the bookmakers.

Look for the grey and black Asetek Esport Academy BMW M8 racing with the number 87 in the GTE class.

The menacing BMW M8 GTE of Asetek Esport Academy

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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