Women In Sim Racing Yvonne Houffelaar Blog #72


Women In Sim Racing Yvonne Houffelaar Blog #72

More from our women in sim racing blogs with Yvonne Houffelaar. We catch up on her sim racing and motorsport events.

Women in sim racing continues here at Simrace247 with our blogs from Yvonne Houffelaar. Yvonne has been with us for quite some time now and she presents her seventy second blog which details her sim racing and most recently acquired motorsport racing events.

Welcome to my seventy second weekly blog!!

CC Sim Racing AWRS
On Monday 29-08-2022, was the 4th round of the CC Sim Racing All Women Racing Series. 2 x 10 minutes races, at Autopolis Short. I never drove at Autopolis before, and some practice was required to learn the track. After some good practice, I knew I didn’t have the winning pace, but it would be good enough for the top 4. I qualified P4, but after a good start and first lap, I was in P3. Sophie crashed out, and that gave me a place, I finished P2 in the first race. The second race was with a reversed grid rolling start.

I was on my way for a good result, a top 3 was in there. Unfortunately, I couldn’t brake full right away and overshot the first corner, hit the gravel and that cost me a lot of time and places. I finished in P6, not very happy with that but still in P2 of the championship.

SLP Millennium
On Wednesday 31-08-2022, was the SLP Millennium Race, 90 minutes at Watkins Glen. It was a great race on an amazing track. After a good qualifying, I started P2. I drove in the Bugatti VGT Gr1, with a lot of grip, and very good on the tires. Everyone had more top speed and were flying by on the start. At first I thought “Oh dear, maybe I chose the wrong car”, but during the race I noticed I chose the right car. After avoiding action at the Busstop, I lost a total of a minute.

With fast laps, and a very good strategy, I could do at least 2 pit stops less, and drove quicker and consistent lap times, I gained a lot of time! I won the race, with more than a minute in front of P2. I enjoyed driving the car, and I can’t wait to drive it more!

On Sunday 11-09-2022, I’m driving my second race for Team BRIT at Anglesey! On Friday 09-09-2022, Steve and I are driving a test day at Anglesey. Which means we are a bit better prepared! I already did some practice in the sim, to learn the track! It is a lot of up and downhill, I think I will love the track in real life!! When I know the streaming link, I will share it on my socials and discord channel! They saying it’s going to rain this weekend, it will be a challenge, but I’m looking forward to it!!

Upcoming races:

  • 09-09-2022: Test day at Anglesey
  • 11-09-2022: Tegiwa Club Enduro Championship, 2 hours race at Anglesey
  • 13-09-2022: KNAF Digital race

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