Our first iRacing special event, the Sebring 12hrs was all about experience gain… that experience was applied to our 2nd team race, the Watkins Glen 6hr and resulted in a Podium despite some poor luck in the first few hours!
Running in the GTE class with the Corvette C8.R, our line up was very closely matched on iRating and pace with Paul Allen, Rory Bryant and Simon Mason taking on this massive iRacing Special Event with 800 team entries.
The race got off to great start with Paul running a solid 4th after getting held up in the early laps. Entering the pits for our first pit stop an LMP also entering the pits missed his brake pedal and spun us into the wall on pit lane entry… an Austin Powers forwards backwards moment followed and we lost 45 seconds.
We returned to the race in 9th place, 1 lap down on the GTE race leader. A great push first by birthday boy Paul and then by Rory got us back onto the lead lap and running in the top 6 in the GTE class at the half way point.
Sim Dynamics owner Simon Mason took over for the last 3 hours of the race driving and managing solo as Paul and Rory had to leave for family commitments.
The last 10 minutes of the race stand out as the 2nd place team had to stop for fuel and exited the pits right in front of Simon. Perhaps a legacy of our earlier car damage we were slightly slower in straight line than the Porsche RSR who's driver maintained a cool head knowing he had the upper hand. Only a Banzai dive from around 2 car lengths back would take the place and after 6hrs of racing and getting back to a position we did'nt think we'd get near to after hour 1, such a dubious manuover was simply not on.
Once again a huge amount was learnt and we look forward to the next iRacing Special events.