2017 World GT Race 2 update

The second race of the 2017 World GT Series season was held at the Autódromo José Carlos Pace in Interlagos on April 13th, 2017. The mod used for this season was updated after the first race. Not only were there changes to the physics and various bug fixes, Simtek Mods also added a new car with the Porsche 991 GT3-R. Because of this, the league made it possible to switch cars for the rest of the season. Nico Barclay did some test runs and we decided to switch to the Porsche for the remainder of the season. For this race, we had no livery ready which is why we ran an all white car. However, a livery has been submitted for the next round.

Unfortunately, turnout for the race in Brazil was very low with only 13 drivers starting the race. Nico had a Back of the Grid penalty from the first race and thus started from last position. His teammate Thomas Hinss qualified in sixth position. Both drivers had a good start to the race: Nico was in P9 after the Senna-S and gained two more places by lap 3. Thomas also gained a position in the first lap. After David Jundt and Chris Shepherd crashed due to lag, the STAX Racing drivers were in third and fourth position, closing the gap on Philip Morby ahead of them.

However, the race went downhill from there. Nico had major tyrewear issues and had to pit early on lap 15. He rejoined the race in sixth position. Two laps later, Thomas suffered a disconnect while running in third position. He would eventually rejoin the server but was now in tenth position. After Philip Morby and David Jundt made their pitstops, Nico was in third position, however he still suffered from a high tyre wear rate and found it difficult to keep the Porsche on track. He later told the team that it was like driving on ice for most of the race. Morby was able to overtake him on lap 37 and Nico lost another position to Osvaldo Angelone after spinning on lap 37. In the end, he finished the race in fifth position. Thomas was able to gain another spot after David Jundt retired and was three laps down when he finished in ninth place.

All in all it was a disappointing race. In Thomas’ case it was a technical issue that prevented a higher finish while Nico struggled with tyre wear for most of the race. Still, both drivers were committed to see the end of the race and were awarded valuable points in the championship for that. Nico Barclay currently is third in the Drivers Standings while Thomas Hinss is twelfth. In the Constructors’ Championship Table, STAX Racing is in fourth position at the moment. The next round of the series will be held in Imola on the 27th April, 2017.

Below, you can find the results of both the qualifying and the race of the Brazilian round.

QualifyingRace
Pos Driver Nat Team Time/Gap S1 S2 S3 Laps
1 Risto Kappet EVAL 01:30.885 22.155 47.369 21.361 3
2 Argo Teder EVAL + 0.352 22.177 47.619 21.440 9
3 Chris Shepherd Epic Racing + 1.497 22.505 48.240 21.636 9
4 Mark Fuller ST Racing + 1.852 22.740 48.349 21.648 9
5 Philip Morby Draig + 1.988 22.882 48.217 21.774 9
6 David Jundt Cosmo + 2.258 22.827 48.185 22.131 7
7 Thomas Hinss STAX + 2.479 22.835 48.474 22.055 6
8 Daniel Cziranku Nitor Velox + 2.712 22.876 48.690 22.032 6
9 Rauno Muru TTF + 3.092 23.115 48.832 22.029 9
10 Mark Henebury + 4.562 23.489 49.456 22.502 8

Pos Driver Nat Team Laps Time/Gap Pits Grid Diff Points
1 Risto Kappet EVAL 39 01:00:57.834 1 1 +0

 
25
2 Chris Shepherd Epic Racing 39 + 58.371 0 2 +0

20
3 Philip Morby Draig 39 + 91.827 1 4 +1

16
4 Osvaldo Angelone Cosmo 38 +1 laps 2 12 +8

13
5 Nico Barclay STAX 38 +1 laps 1 13 +8

11
6 Daniel Cziranku Nitor Velox 38 +1 laps 1 7 +1

10
7 Bret Metcalf TTF 38 +1 laps 1 10 +3

9
8 Mark Henebury 37 +2 laps 1 9 +1

8
9 Thomas Hinss STAX 36 +3 laps 1 6 -3

7
10 David Jundt Cosmo 33 DNF 1 5 -5

0
11 Argo Teder EVAL 11 DNF 2 11 +0

0
12 Rauno Muru TTF 2 DNF 0 8 -4

0
13 Mark Fuller ST Racing 0 DNF 0 3 -10

0

Italics indicate Fastest Laps

 

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