Women In Sim Racing Yvonne Houffelaar Blog #61

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Women in sim racing here at simrace247 continues with our weekly blog from Yvonne Houffelaar. Let’s catch up with her for blog #61.

Women in sim racing continues with our resident female sim racing blogger Yvonne Houffelaar. This week in blog #61 we catch up with her sim racing events and more.

Welcome to my sixty-first weekly blog!!

Indy 500
On Saturday 14-05-2022, it was time for the Indy 500 fixed setup, on iRacing. It was my first Indy 500 race, and I knew it was going to be a very difficult race. With help from the drivers from R8G ESports, I practiced and prepared myself for the race. 500 miles, 200 laps on the Indy oval. I was surprised to see, that everyone was pushing very hard from lap 1. Don’t get me wrong, I love to race and have some good fights, this is a race of more than 3 hours, and some drivers thought they would win it in the first couple of laps (I didn’t like that).. They didn’t win it, in the first couple of laps, and took multiple drivers out, also myself. Loads of damage, and luckily the first time I could repair it, unfortunately, the second time I lost it myself and my race was over. After the first crash, the car didn’t feel the same, and was wiggling a lot in the corners. It was a difficult race, and ended earlier than I hoped. We drove with a stunning livery, one side was the R8G ESports livery, the other side Romain Grosjean’s Indy 500 DHL livery!!

Race Asylum GT4 Team Tourer
On Sunday 15-05-2022, was the Race Asylum GT4 Team Tourer, at the Red Bull Ring. I drove in the Aston Martin GT4, 3 difficult races. I was very exhausted, and it was very difficult to press the pedals. That race was all about surviving, and just getting some points in for our team. My teammates Sophie Aeronwen and John Pearson, drove a lot better than I did, and they got some more points. I did the best that I could, but it made me decide after the planned races, I need to take a little break to recover.

Race replays:
Race 1: https://youtu.be/hLEvB64APZw
Race 2: https://youtu.be/eFmTxhYDXfE
Race 3: https://youtu.be/pqRUSjPKkpo

I’m back!
With a huge thanks to R8G ESports and Simlab, I’m back!! For the time being that I’m in NL, I have a rig!! Which means I can drive on ACC, iRacing, and Gran Turismo in a rig! This makes it a lot easier for my “old body”, and a lot more comfortable to drive! I have my first race in ACC after 4 months, this weekend. I’m looking forward to it, and I need to get some hours of practice in! I had a little break, I’m still very exhausted, but it was needed after a difficult time! I hope to see you all in my 2 streams this week, and hopefully see some of you on track!!

Upcoming races:

  • 23-05-2022: GGG Chase the Sunset @ BB Raceway II
  • 25-05-2022: PL4YR Red Bull x Endurance @ Le Mans

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