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Women In Sim Racing Yvonne Houffelaar Blog #86

Women In Sim Racing Yvonne Houffelaar Blog #86

Women in sim racing here at simrace247 continues with our weekly blog from Yvonne Houffelaar. Let’s catch up with her for blog #86

Women in sim racing continues with our resident female sim racing blogger Yvonne Houffelaar as we catch up for blog #85.

Welcome to my eighty sixth weekly blog!!

Back in the sim
After a very special holiday, I’m back in the sim! We went on a winter sport resort; this is by far my favorite holiday! I love the mountains, snow, and skiing. For the last 5 years, I have been using a Monoski to ski when I’m sitting down. For the first time I used the Ski Mojo. That’s a brace, helps me to stand up, and makes it easier to make the movements. I wasn’t sure if this would be working well. Luckily, it was working great!! I could ski normally, I was very careful, and I enjoyed it a lot!! It made my holiday very special.


Banana Boffins Series
On Tuesday 31-01-2023, was round 3 of the Banana Boffins Series, 90 minutes at Donnington. This series is organized by my friend Alethea Boucq. I was driving in my Bernadette (The Bentley) again! My pace wasn’t the fastest but I knew a good decent result was in here. There were 2 mandatory stops, I needed to add fuel, but tires weren’t mandatory. I qualified P14, in the midfield, and I chose to start with a full tank. After a good start, and avoiding all the incidents in front of me, I was at P8. I knew this would be tough to hold, but I gave it a good try! After an eventful second pitstop, the game decided to change my tires, but I set it up to not change tires, still don’t know why it still did. I lost 28 seconds, and it didn’t make me very happy at that time. I could push the car a lot more, on the new tires, and gained some places. I catched up to the car in front of me, but didn’t have enough time to pass him. He had a 15 second penalty, and due to that, I finished at P9!


Next week the pre-season testing is going to start! On Monday 06-02-2023, we are driving at Donington Park! I’m looking forward to having time in the car, getting more experience, and that the team is ready for this endurance series!!

Upcoming races:

  • 03-02-2023 : ORNL 90 minutes at Bathurst (iRacing)
  • 04-02-2023 : VCOxLFM Flextreme 6 hours at Paul Ricard (Assetto Corsa Competizione)
  • 07-02-2023 : Banana Boffins Series Round 4, 90 minutes at Misano (Assetto Corsa Competizione)
  • 08-02-2023 : RPM League Round 6, 90 minutes at Interlagos (iRacing)


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