With 2 championship titles wrapped up in the CMH community in rFactor, the saga continues for the future of this classic sim racing series.
The CMH rFactor sim racing series has seen 2 championship seasons come to a close in dramatic fashion that went down to the wire. This league knows how to put on classic events in sim racing that harps back to bygone eras of great racing.
Two Championships Wrapped Up As Season Comes To A Close
Going into the Month of November, two of three championships in the 2021 Classic Motorsport Hub Racing Season have been decided. On October 10th, Pascal Mikula of Germany clinched the Formula 5000 European Championship by winning the Season Finale at Brands Hatch, 1.1 seconds in front of rival Joe Gillett.
Mikula had been leading every lap while Gillett got caught up in trouble early on. As Russian German Koroev collided with Mikula on lap 35, the German suffered heavy damage, slowing him down enough for Gillett to get back into the hunt. Unfortunately for Gillett, he missed out by only a few meters.
1969 Nordic Challenge Cup
Meanwhile, in Northern Europe, the Sports Cars fired up for one final time at the Falkenberg Race Track for 50 laps in the Nordic Challenge Final. October 20th saw Wilmer Jonsson, leading by seven points over Pascal Mikula, following the German home for a 1-2 finish, a whole lap ahead of third-placed Matthew Sibanyoni.
Despite losing the battle to Mikula at his home track, Jonsson won the war, claiming the Nordic Challenge Cup by 2 points over Mikula. Post-race, the two drivers were joined by Porsche driver Filippo Marazzi, who claimed the best-of-the-rest spot in the standings for a formation photo, seen to the right.
Great Victory For Guerrero In Dijon
Velocity claims maiden Podium while title rivals falter
A dozen BMW M1 Procars rumbled through Circuit Dijon-Prenois tonight. Juan Guerrero took a dominant win, taking the flag 57 seconds in front of Steve Velocity. Guerrero spun early on but kept his nose clean as everyone ahead fell foul to the tricky handling of the sports cars – title leader Mikula spun early, damaging his nose, runner-up Gillett had a horrible race, finishing fifth overall.
Driver of the day for all attendants was Romanian Steve Velocity, who managed to fight off Mikula to claim a maiden second place, when Mikula made a mistake when going through the final corner on the final lap.
Multiple drivers encountered issues due to little practice with the powerful German supercar, some calling it undrivable while others criticised their set-up choices. However, out of eleven qualifiers, four drivers failed to finish.
German Max Putrafki was forced to pull over at the start of the formation lap, victim of a faulty fuel pump. Both Matthews, Oboyski and Sibanyoni, crashed out during the race, and Englishman Owen Potter hit the Armco barrier in the late stages of the race, stalling his engine. According to Potter, the engine wouldn’t continue running, hence why he was forced to retire.
With only the final round of the CMH Gold Star remaining, the gap separating leader Pascal Mikula and hunter Joe Gillett has risen from 20 to 25 points. The final race serves double points, meaning that Gillett can still claim the title!
Results after 20 Laps
1) J. Guerrero
2) S. Velocity (+57.801)
3) P. Mikula (+58.009)
4) M. Rossi (+1:03.099)
5) J. Gillett (+1:13.313)
Testing is underway for the 2021 CMH Racing Finale, the 1983 Silverstone 1000 km Endurance Race
Anyone who doesn’t like the endurance racing of the early 1980s, with machines like the Porsche 956, Lancia LC, and Touring Cars like BMW M1s and Porsche 930s must be living under a rock, as more than 30 cars have arrived at the Silverstone Circuit for the final Gold Star race of 2021. Joe Gillett is trailing Pascal Mikula by 25 points, and when the entry list opens on November 1st, we’ll know who drives where and how the odds stand.
Drivers must remember the regulations during the race, however. Use too much fuel, and you’re out. Push too hard, you’re out. Only perfect endurance and knowing when to push and when to hold back will contribute to one car reaching the Finish Line first, after 212 Laps on November 28th.