Women in sim racing continues with our weekly blogs here at simrace247.com. Yvonne Van Den Berg brings us up to speed with blog #25.
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Welcome to my twenty-five weekly blog.
My birthday race on 11-08-2021 was the RDC Wrong side of the multiclass, 90 minutes at Barcelona. We could choose between Bernadette (Bentley) and Ginetta. Of course, I choose to drive with Bernadette.
I didn’t have time to practice before the race. Luckily, Sophie Aeronwen saved me with a setup and tire pressure. I qualified on P10, which wasn’t too bad because I expected a lot worse.
With the more time I drove in the race, I was getting faster each lap! I drove around P6 for a time. Unfortunately, I lost it in the pitlane and finished at P8. Still very happy with the result, it was a nice and clean race!
Pro League Racing
Round 6 of the World Tour, was very wet! On Monday 16-08-2021, was the sixth round 90 minutes at Spa Francorchamps.
I knew it was going to be very tough.. I needed to score points for the championship, but it wasn’t going easy.
I practiced a lot before but didn’t get the setup right and my lap times weren’t very good.
My qualifying wasn’t good (as I expected) and I started from P15. I knew everything was possible because of the very wet conditions. I had a good and safe start, could pass some drivers and we drove in a little train. Driving behind each other in the rain is very tough, because of the spray.
Unfortunately, a driver in front of me was breaking very early, to avoid him I hit a kerbstone before the chicane. I spun and I ended up P28. Luckily there was still 1 hour and 20 minutes to go.. I kept driving and knew that there was coming to a mandatory pitstop.
When I was behind a lot of cars, which was difficult to pass. I decided to pit a lot earlier and take some more fuel. I knew my pace was better than that group and the undercut worked! I was very happy with that and with some consistent and clean driving for more than an hour, I ended up P10. My goal was top 10 because my pace wasn’t good enough to win.
With the trouble I had in the first part of the race, it was a good comeback!!
On Monday 23-08-2021, is round 7 of the World Tour at Bathurst. It’s going to be a tough race in the mountain. I’m currently P5 in the standings and P4 in the pro class.
It’s already a lot better than I expected before the season started and I hope to go for a top 4 in the overall championship. I can get P3, but then I need to score a lot of points and the other driver 26 points less. Well.., it is the mountain and everything can happen!
Discord and streaming
I started my own discord channel, something I never did before. I like to talk to all of you, I do that on my stream but also on discord. It’s fun to get to know each other better.
I share there also my blogs, streams, and YouTube videos.
Feel free to join, if you would like to!
The link is; https://discord.gg/VnhfYHv
19-08-2021: 1 Year Anniversary MFR, 45 minutes @ Nürburgring with a GT4 car.
23-08-2021: Pro League Racing; World Tour S6 Round 7, 1 hour @ Bathurst
26-08-2021: The Sim Grid Sprint Cup Round 4, 90 minutes @ Nürburgring
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