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To William Marsh And Everyone In The Sim Racing Community

April first is normally a day for jokes and pranks. But for the sim racing community this year it will be different.

Today, the news broke and we mourn the loss of William Marsh, who passed away on March 22nd 2021. William was one of the cornerstones of Sim Racing content for the last decade. We do believe he knew how the community cherished his content and his comments on the state of our hobby and sport.

Mental issues is a serious illness that strikes with no regard to physical health, wealth or social status. It doesn’t only our a dark veil over your view of life, it will strain your physical health as well and can lead to unrecoverable physical illness.

The covid pandemic is no joke whether it is in the form of the illness itself, which we have had first-hand encounters with. Or it is the mental issues from enduring the year-long lockdown and lack of social contact that we are all suffering under.

We hope that at least our races and events can give you as both drivers and fans, something to gather around and feel a part of. Some light in less bright times and something to bring us together as colleagues and friends in the community.

As so many others have encouraged, we want to join the request to encourage you to contact the first person you think of when reading this article. Give them a call and let them know that you are there for them to help, support and talk whenever it is needed. Or even better, plan something for them that you can enjoy doing together. But reach out. You never know how much it is worth to know that someone else cares for you, and that someone is ready to support and help you, and that they enjoy your company!

May you rest in peace William Marsh, April 2 1993 – March 22 2021, you are already missed. Our condolences and thoughts go to your family and friends.

We leave you with the words of Will Ford (Also the video embedded above the article)

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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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