Women in sim racing here at simrace247 continues with our weekly blog from Yvonne Houffelaar. Let’s catch up with her for blog #81.
Women in sim racing continues with our resident female sim racing blogger Yvonne Houffelaar. This week in blog #81, a new team arises, visiting SimRacing EXPO 2022 as well as the upcoming racing schedule for the week is on the cards.
Welcome to my eighty first weekly blog!
United Sim Team
Team BRIT decided to stop eTeamBRIT. When I heard it during the meeting, it made me sad and surprised. I asked right away, if it’s ok to rebrand, to give the drivers an opportunity to continue racing with us. Together with my partner Sophie Aeronwen, we created the United Sim Team!! For us it’s important; no matter where you are coming from, if you have a disability or not, everyone is welcome!!
After we decided to rebrand, we talked with Darren from Simrace247.com, he supports our new Team right away, and I want to say, thank you!! It will be very hard working at the start, but I’m sure we can build something amazing from this!!
On Thursday 01-12-2022, Sophie and I were invited by Asetek Simsports, at the ADAC SimRacing Expo! It was great to see what they built in only 1 year!! The new products, base and wheel. We tested the products at the expo, and I’m very happy we could take some extra time to test the hand controls. They were very helpful, changing the clutch, which made it easier to use it as a throttle and brake! It felt very good, we could give some feedback, but it’s already a very good start! My health is going backwards, and I’m looking for a year to find the right hand controls to use. It’s very difficult, with my small hands, and I love to drive endurance races. The longer I need to drive, the more painful it can be for my wrist, hands, and fingers. The new Forte Formula Wheel feels very comfortable, for the endurance races, but also sprint racing! I’m looking to see if I can pre-order the set, and I think that I can enjoy this base and wheel for a long time!! I want to say, huge thanks to Asetek Simsports!
07-12-2022 : Top Gas at Watkins Glen (Gran Turismo 7)
10-12-2022 : 24 hours charity race at Le Mans (Gran Turismo Sport)
11-12-2022 : IUEM Endurance 2 hours at Daytona (iRacing)