Our great league partner over at CMS has been busy with racing, we catch up with the events and race reports in rFactor 2.
CMS has been racing in rFactor 2 over the past week, we have a catch up and report of how it all went. Here we see how the past week has been and brought up to speed.
The CMS rF2 Week in Review: Cruisin’ at Long Beach
One race only this week in rF2 at CMS, with the NARS making the trip to sunny California with the Hypercars and GTs to take on the Long Beach street circuit. The third week in a row of racing these modern machines, the drivers are coming fully to grips with the capabilities of their cars and how to race both fast and close between the classes.
It was championship leader Daniel Kirby in his Mercedes AMG One that set the time to beat for the Hypercars, a blistering 1:07.949 that was almost a second faster than his closest challenger, Ben Boorman in his Storm Rider Racing Aston Martin Valkyrie. Ross Smith, in his Howl at the nOOn Bugatti Bolide was the fastest Hypercar AM qualifier, a more pedestrian 1:10.472, but still a half second clear of Troy Uyan in another Bolide. Eduardo Beninca powered his JB Motorsport Lexus RCF to top the GT qualifing with a 1:16.986, .04s ahead of Zander Tallman in his V.I.C.E Racing Lamborghini Hurucan EVO 2. In GT AM, it was another V.I.C.E Racing driver, Paul Ibbotson, showing his continuing fine form with the top qualifying run in class, a 1:18.375, .5s clear of Erik Jacobs of JB Motorsports.
The fields got racing in a clean start however it was not long before the tight circuit and it’s wall started to have an impact, literally, on the race. By lap 14 of 51, the 3 of the HC front runners had either retired or tumbled down the standings, as well as HC AM polesitter Smith and the always competitive Lanny Hall. While Kirby disappeared in the distance virtually unchallenged, the remainder of the field found themselves in constant contact, with traffic navigation proving to be a key ingredient to holding advantage over challengers, whether HC or GT. By mid-race, another leader had fallen to the wayside as Paul Ibbotson had an encounter with the walls as HC traffic passed, with the GT AM lead now to be contested by the the Porsche 911 of Eugene Mazur (Pazuzu Racing) and the BMW M6 of Thomas DiLibero (Rum Runners Racing).
At the line, it was Kirby romping to a win in which he lapped all but Brian Hall, who took 2nd in the Hypercars. Troy Uyan took the win in Hypercar AM, finishing 4th overall after a penalty dropped Matthew Overton to 7th overall. In GT, Eduardo Beninca kept Tallman and Chris Brew just beyond striking distance for the win, while Mazur triumphed in GT AM for his first NARS and CMS win!
A full slate of racing this coming week as both the MNRL and VWSC take the WSC 1991 cars to Monza while the NARS starts the next short series, multiclass Radical racing featuring the GT3 Turbo and SR3!
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