Women In Sim Racing Yvonne Houffelaar Blog #57

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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 #57.

Women in sim racing continues with our resident female sim racing blogger Yvonne Houffelaar. This week in blog #57 we catch up with her sim racing events and more.

Welcome to my fifty seventh weekly blog !!

eSport Italia Women’s Championship
On Saturday 26-03-2022, was the eSport Italia Women’s Championship, round 4, at Interlagos. I didn’t have much time to practice, it was not going very well with my health. It’s a spec series, and everyone is driving with the Lamborghini GT3. I get more pace in Gran Turismo Sport, in general, which is good and makes it easier to get on pace. My pace is not the fastest, but very consistent, which has already given me some good results! (better than I expected) I qualified P4, a bit too far away from pole, but I hoped consistency will give me a podium result. I had a good start, and after a few laps, I was driving at P3.

Sophie was driving at P3, but made a little mistake. From then I was driving on P2, some good consistency, and my pace was getting better during the race. I gained 16 seconds on number one, she made a mistake, in the end, I finished P2, 2 seconds behind P1. I was surprised and very happy with my result! The next race is Saturday 09-04-2022, at Spa Francorchamps, because I finished at P2, I have 50kg ballast, I’m curious how that will go.

Women In Sim Racing Yvonne Houffelaar

Gran Turismo 7 Manufacturer race
I drove Gran Turismo 7 (GT7), the manufacturer’s test season, with the Aston Martin GT3 and GT4. I was really excited to drive this, the first official race in GT7! 4 races, at Deep forest, Mount Panorama, Suzuka, and Laguna Seca. Deep forest, I needed to learn that track, because I never heard of it. After some practice, and a disconnect.. The second race was going much better. I finished P9, with not much time to learn the track. At Mount Panorama I finished P3, Suzuka P5, and I won at Laguna Seca. One of my favorite tracks in GT7! For some reason, Laguna Seca suits me really well, and I have a very good pace there! My first official win in GT7!

Stream
I can stream again, the internet is better! I’m looking forward to streaming again, with some nice races coming up next week! A busy schedule, and some traveling to do, it will be great, and I can’t wait to see you all in my stream chat again!

 

Disabled Sim Racer to Disabled Track Racer
Last week eTeamBRIT announced this amazing project! I’m very happy to announce that I’m driving this project! I’m very excited to see how it’s going to work out! My first track day is 11th of April, at Silverstone! I’m going to drive on track, after 11 years ago, when I needed to stop because of my disability. I will do media activities, in the hope to get sponsors on board. I will take some pictures, and share it on my Discord channel, and socials! Very excited about it, and can’t wait to see how this will go.

Women In Sim Racing Yvonne Houffelaar

Upcoming races:
04-04-2022: GGG Formula-G, 40 minutes at Tokyo Raceway East Inner Loop
06-04-2022: VCO ERL Spring Cup on iRacing
09-04-2022: RCI World Tour, 8 hours at Laguna Seca

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