Women In Sim Racing Yvonne Houffelaar Blog #69

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Women In Sim Racing Yvonne Houffelaar Blog #69

Women in sim racing here at simrace247 continues with our weekly blog from Yvonne Houffelaar. Let’s catch up with her for blog #69.

Women in sim racing continues with our resident female sim racing blogger Yvonne Houffelaar. This week in blog #69, we catch up with her sim racing events, a birthday bash, and her upcoming race at Silverstone for Team Brit.

Welcome to my sixty ninth blog!!

Birthday Special 2.4 Hours Le Mans
On my birthday, Thursday 11-08-2022, I organized for the first time a Gran Turismo Sport (GTS) event! 2.4 Hours at Le Mans. It was a success, also thanks to the help from Sophie! The drivers were excited, and I was very excited! I didn’t have the pace to win, but luckily my pace was better than in practice! There were some quick drivers in, and it was great that they were willing to join for this long and hot race! I hope to organize more races and a championship on Gran Turismo Sport / 7, in the future!

Birthday Special Assetto Corsa Competizione (ACC)
On Friday 12-08-2022, I organized a race on ACC! The idea was to spend 2.5 hours at Misano. Unfortunately, it was way too hot, and we decided to drive 1.5 hours at Misano. It was a great race! Thanks to Alethea Boucq, she lobbied drivers to join the race! With a grid of 25 drivers, it made a great start. Unfortunately, I needed to stop after 27 minutes, I couldn’t use my pedals anymore, and my hand controls didn’t work. I decided to follow all the drivers on my stream, and I still enjoyed it! I will organize more races on ACC, and I’m also thinking about organizing a championship!

Silverstone International
On Sunday 21-08-2022, is my first in real life race, at Silverstone International lay-out!! I’m very excited for this weekend! On Friday 19-08-2022, we are driving a Test Day at Silverstone International, to prepare for the race on Sunday! My teammate Steve Crompton and I are ready for it! For me it’s a dream that comes true, since I was 7 I had the dream to be a real racing driver!! Now I’m a racing driver for Team BRIT!! I’m going to practice in my sim the next few days, to know the lay-out very well, and then I’m ready for Friday!! When I have the stream link, I will share it on my socials and you’ll be able to follow the race!!

Upcoming races

  • 15-08-2022: CC Sim Racing All Women Racing Series, round 2 at Red Bull Ring

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