Women In Sim Racing Yvonne Houffelaar Blog #54

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Women in sim racing here at simrace247 continues with our weekly blog from Yvonne Houffelaar. Lets catch up with her for blog #54.

Women in sim racing continues with our resident sim racing female ambassador Yvonne Houffelaar. This week in blog #54 we catch up with her sim racing events and a great announcement!

Welcome to my fifty-fourth weekly blog!!

Gran Turismo 7
On Sunday 06-03-2022, I did my first Gran Turismo 7 (GT7) stream. I played GT7 from the start of the game. A 3.5 hours stream, without doing a race. I enjoyed playing GT7, the licenses that you need to get, and the menus. I think because you need to do this, to unlock the garage, photos, multiplayer, etc, it will give the drivers more experience. The experience of what’s needed to get good results online, and fair racing.

GT7 streaming link: Twitch.tv

I hope this will help to get more fair racing on Gran Turismo! The graphics are very good, and loads of music in it. Everyone on stream could enjoy the music, and this gave me my first copyright claim.. I never thought about it, I’ve got 220 followers, and I don’t earn any money from it. Luckily, you can still watch my stream on Twitch. For the next time, I will mute the music, I learned from this, and luckily no consequences.

RCI Diamond Drive Cup
On Wednesday 09-03-2022, it was time for the final round, 90 minutes at Imola. Before the race, I had an 11 point lead in the championship, on Sophie Aeronwen, in the Silver Class.
I didn’t feel very good, and my legs were bad. I needed to drive, to have a chance of the title, because Silverstone was my dropround with a 0 score. I knew it was all about surviving, and keeping Bernadette (the Bentley) on track. My qualifying wasn’t very good, my last lap saved it a bit, and I was P6 overall, P2 in class. Sarah Johnson drove the pole in class, got the extra point, Sophie 3rd in class. I had a very good start, passed Sarah and followed Sara Dove. I knew I couldn’t hold this pace, and settled into a rhythm to stay on track. Sophie lost some time in the first couple of laps, but after a few laps she gained time on me. 10 minutes before the pitstop came, I let her pass. The number 3, in the silver class, was too far away, and I had my hands full to stay on track. I just kept it very safe, braking everywhere too early, to compromise my leg problems, this was to make sure I made the corner. I finished P6 in the race, which was P2 in class. I won the silver championship with a 5 points lead over Sophie. Congrats Sophie, you drove very well, and I’m proud of you!

Announcement
I’m very happy to announce that I’m the new team manager at eTeamBRIT! I’m really looking forward to this challenge. We have some ambitious plans, and I think they are doable. I want to help the drivers, and organize it well for them! eTeamBRIT and I have the same vision, and I think that’s why it will work! For me, it’s important to show everyone what you still can do with a disability. Sometimes I do things differently than others, but one way to the other, I always get there! I just started my first project with eTeamBRIT, the VCO ERL Spring Cup. I organized the drivers, and did some media for them. I had my first interview on Tuesday 08-03-2022, I’m very glad it went well, and had some positive reactions!! I’m looking forward to seeing, what this future brings, and I’m very excited about it!!

Upcoming streams:
11-03-2022: GT7 Special
12-03-2022: ESI Women’s GT
round 3 at Red Bull Ring
14-03-2022: GT7 Special
16-03-2022: RBX series at Mount Panorama

You can follow me on:

Twitch; https://www.twitch.tv/yvonne_houffelaar
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