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Sim-Racing.org Le Mans 24H

In 2011 team Simracing For Holland will enter both a GT2 and an LMP1 entry for the Sim-racing.de 24h of Le Mans. It will be no surprise that the team have chosen the Porsche 997 for the former category, but in LMP1 the team have upgraded to an Audi R10. These are the drivers.


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#251 – SFH Audi R10

András Király
Johan Nieuwenhof
Matthijs Ottenhoff


Johan Nieuwenhof
Known for torturing his G25 wheel while pushing his cars around the track at ridiculous slip angles. After successfully competing with the SFH Corvette in many endurance events, Johan is ready for the next challenge: the diesel powered Audi.

András Király
Young gun turned experienced pro. Aged 17, András started his first virtual Le Mans 24 hour race back in 2004 and has raced many since. Known for driving 3 hour stints of qualifying laps but always sees the chequered flag.

Matthijs Ottenhoff
Upcoming star in the dutch simracing community. Only been simracing for one year, Matthijs was picked up by SFH after winning the dutch simracing.nl touring car title and has shown his talent on many occasions since. Just one month ago, he drove the Simracing For Holland Audi R10 to victory lane at the Racedepartment 8 hours at Fuji.

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#51 – SFH Porsche 997

Wilfred van den Brink
Robin Verdegaal
Ruud de Wit
Filip Verbert


Wilfred van den Brink
Wilfred is a smooth driver. He doesn’t need a rear wing. We don’t know what Wilfred looks like, really. For all we know he has green skin. Either Wilfred likes winning a lot, or he really hates losing. Anyway he’ll do everything he can to be prepared when he gets behind the wheel. Wilfred mainly drives rFactor.

Filip Verbert
Our man in Belgium. Filip fits the stereotype: he’s a happy bloke, he owns his own tavern and speaks Flemish fluently. Filip has come back to rFactor earlier this year but he doesn’t seem to have lost his pace. Filip mainly drives iRacing.

Robin Verdegaal
The team’s painter. Robin spends nights around cars with his black and white brushes. And it doesn’t stop there. Robin tends to paint the track with rear wheel rubber. Being the team nestor, Robin still packs a bit of punch. But will he last for another 24 hours? Robin mainly drives rFactor.

Ruud de Wit

A.K.A. Ruud ‘Kristensen’ de Wit. We lost count of how many virtual Le Mans 24 hour races Ruud has won. All we care about is that he’s on our side now. Ruud mainly drives iRacing.

 


Race

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Porsche 997
The GT2 team of Simracing For Holland has taken the victory in the Sim-Racing.org 24H of Le Mans! With a strong and stable pace the SFH Porsche 997 was able to drive away from the majority of the field, only to be followed by Core Motorsports. Wilfred van den Brink, Robin Verdegaal, Filip Verbert and Ruud de Wit The first 12 hours of the race were actually very close with several lead changes between the teams, who were driving slightly different fuel strategies.

During the night though SFH GT2 was able to make the difference and lap the competition. An advantage that was controlled all the way up to the flag, 24 hours later.

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The LMP1 team had a totally different race. In the opening laps Matthijs Ottenhoff somehow got a DQ from the game, which luckily could be cleared by the organisation. However that cost the team five laps that would cost them all race to take back.
The scheduled restarts made that extra hard, because it wasn’t possible to regain a full lap within the periods between the server restarts, after which the differences were annihilated. In true endurance spirit the LMP1 team continued to pick up places but never came back close to the podium again.

 


Results

#51 - SFH Audi R10 - ___
#251 - SFH Porsche 997 - 1st

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