TORA British GT 2019 – Round 3 | Silverstone
The third round of the TORA British GT series saw the grid head to Silverstone, with a change of format to a single one hour race opening up greater possibilities for strategy. Due to a surprisingly low number of GT4 entries, only the top three lobbies actually included both GT3 and GT4 cars.
Qualifying saw several of the VPR BMWs clustered close together on the timing sheets. Fastest for the team was Mutley, whose 2:02.345 put him fifth in lobby four. Following directly behind was Runaldo with an impressive first session for the team, as he lined up sixth. 10th and 11th place on the grid in lobby four were claimed by Shep and Delete, with just over a hundredth of a second between the pair. Yami followed in 13th, with A55ASSIN completing the VPR lobby four group in 18th: all six cars in the lobby qualified within half a second of each other. There was also one representative for the team in lobby five, with AnonCaliga qualifying in 11th.
Over the opening laps there was plenty of action as the order shuffled around. A55ASSIN made a great start to begin cutting his way through the field, while Shep was on the receiving end of some robust moves that left him down in 15th. Over the course of the race the team would mostly move forward through the pack, though there were some setbacks. Yami made contact with a tyre wall which cost him some time, while Delete was the victim of an odd incident that saw him shoved into the barrier on the Hangar Straight. The field generally became quite spread out as drivers took pitstops at different times, though there were still occasional on-track battles in the mid part of the race. By the latter stages there had been some issues for other drivers that helped Shep recover through the field, as well as allowing Mutley to climb up onto the podium.
In the end Mutley came home in a very strong second place, with A55ASSIN not too far behind with a brilliant recovery to fourth place that saw him climb 14 positions. One car separated A55ASSIN from a train of team-mates, with Shep, Yami and Runaldo finishing in sixth through to eighth. The trio had battled in the last few laps, with a slightly elbows-out last lap lunge allowing Shep to take sixth from Yami. Runaldo got some good experience under his belt and showed lots of promise, with his eighth place a highly respectable debut result. Despite showing strong pace, Delete had a frustrating evening as he was forced to retire due to his incident. AnonCaliga picked up a few places in lobby five to achieve a seventh place finish, contributing good points for team three.
Overall it was a fairly strong showing for the team, with the results in lobby four showing just how close the pace is between each of the three VPR teams. Next up on the calendar is the Nürburgring GP layout in just over a month, with a return to the usual two-race format.
Article By: Ewan Donaldson
Images Courtesy: Jamie Cutting | Team Manager
TASCAR - Elkhart Lake 128
After spending the previous round only going left, for round three of the series, we had some right hand turns to deal with. Quite a few of them in fact, as TASCAR headed to Road America.
For qualifying, it was very tight between A55ASSIN and Mutley, with a shock in store. The gap between the pair was just 0.005, in favour of Mutley. With all of practice suggesting that it would be A55ASSIN ahead come race day. Unsurprisingly, no one split the two, so they’d be line of stern on the grid, starting 10th and 11th in A lobby.
The other two VPR cars, driven by AnonCaliga and StealthDavo, would also share a lobby. But would be much further apart on the C lobby grid. AnonCaliga put in a decent mid-pack performance, setting himself up for a good race, but putting himself 6th on the grid. StealthDavo on the other hand, had a bit of a nightmare qualifying. Unable to put a lap together, he would start last but two.
The race in A lobby was hectic. First corner contact would drop Mutley to the back of the field. An early pitstop jumped him back past a few cars, including A55ASSIN. A late charge to close down the car ahead, gained him one final position with just a few laps to go. Ending the race in the lofty heights of 7th. A55ASSIN was seemingly embroiled in intense battles throughout the entirety of the 33 laps. Involving just about every car that got anywhere near him. Unfortunately, these battles, whilst entertaining, did cost him quite a bit of time. Therefore, he dropped to 12th by the end of the race.
In C lobby, AnonCaliga had a decent race. Running near the front of the pack throughout after a good start. He would go on to climb two places from his grid position, finishing the race in 4th. StealthDavo was unsurprisingly hindered by starting so close to the back, but he also managed to make progress up the field. A 10th placed finished was the reward for battling hard though traffic all race.
As TASCAR approaches the half way point, Virtual Pirtek Racing sit top of the Teams Standings!
In the Drivers’, the Daytona Oval would be the only real difference between Mutley and A55ASSIN, who have scored almost identically across the two circuit races. Mutely sits 3rd, whilst A55ASSIN is a few spots behind in 8th. AnonCaliga has improved his overall position in every round so far, with his points haul in R3 taking him up to 27th in the standings. StealthDavo is only marginally behind. He rounds out the top 30.
Next up we’re back to an Oval, well, a rectangle really, but with rounded corners. I’d better stop before I offend someone again! I’ll be back next week with our progress in the Brickyard 200.
Article By: Jamie Cutting | Team Manager
British GT eSports Series Kicks Off.
Arguably the biggest series of the year commenced last weekend, as 112 GT3s and 54 GT4 cars descended on Watkins Glen for the opening round. Nine of those in attendance, were BMW M6 GTLMs, run by Virtual Pirtek Racing.
With so many drivers in attendance, TORA had to host a whopping 9 lobbies to fit everyone in. And as each lobby was split between 13 GT3s and 6 GT4s, getting a good qualifying was imperative.
Leading the VPR charge on his BGT debut, was VPR Delete. Topping the team’s time sheets with a 1.47.034. Placing him into lobby 3, to start 11th on the grid. Close behind was Mutley, just 0.041 slower than Delete over a single lap, but with three cars between the VPR pair, it would be lobby 4, and 2nd on the grid for him. Lobby 5 had far more of a VPR presence. Yamihere682 (making his team debut) started on pole. He was accompanied by A55ASSIN in 5th, and VPR Torque 7th. Torque is back with his first race for the team this year, after a short break. VPR had a front row lock-out in lobby 6, Shep leading Pluto18 off the line. AnonCaliga would be the lone VPR car in lobby 8, starting 4th. StealthDavo was also only VPR car in his lobby (9) and would start at the back after missing qualifying.
With so many cars in so many lobbies, forgive me if the following description of the racing is brief, as I shall attempt to cover as much as I can in this short article.
Delete transformed an impressive qualifying performance, into two solid race results. He moved up one position in each race, to finish 10th and 9th respectively. Mutley had a far more mixed affair. Mistakes proved costly in the first race, dropping him to finish 5th. But good fortune in the second, handed him a lobby victory!
In lobby 5, Yami was unable to convert pole into a win, but did still manage two podiums, finishing 2nd and 3rd in the two races! A55ASSIN stumbled slightly in the first race, dropping to finish 7th. But recovered well in race two, moving back up to his qualifying position of 5th. Last but not least in lobby 5, Torque was definitely far from last! Improving vastly on his qualifying pace, he carved through the field to finish 4th in the first race, and climbed higher still to win the second!
Shep and Pluto converted their 1-2 on the grid, to a 1-2 in the first race! And Shep was at it again by also winning race two! Pluto had a disappointing second race, dropping down to finish 6th.
AnonCaliga also had a disappointing pair of races, when compared to his qualifying. A few incidents cost him positions throughout, so fell to 6th in the first race, and then to 11th In the second.
StealthDavo made places after starting from the back, making his was up to finish 9th in the first race. In the second, he went one better, crossing the line to finish 5th.
Certainly an eventful event wherever you look. Let’s hope things calm down a little for the VPR boys next time out. But keep those impressive results coming! See you again in two weeks, as BGT heads to Barcelona!
TORA GT-300 Race Series.
Whilst I’m here, let’s also catch up with the team’s progress in the GT300 series. Two more rounds have taken place, and this is how the guys got on:
In both rounds, the trio of VPR cars all kept up their 100% attendance record in B lobby. At Laguna Seca; Shep qualified 2nd, finished 3rd in race one, and 7th in race two after a spin. Mutley qualified 3rd, finished 2nd in race one, and won the second race! Delete qualified 7th, moved up to 4th in race one, and followed Mutley home to make it a VPR 1-2 in race two.
In round 4 at Lime Rock; Mutley qualified on pole, marking VPR’s highest grid slot so far. But could only convert that into a pair of 2nd place finishes. Shep started mid pack, in 6th, and finished there in R1. In R2, he dropped right to the back of the field, before recovering to P8. Delete only just snuck into B lobby by qualifying 11th of the 12 cars. But well and truly made up for it in the races. Up to 7th in race won, and a perfect strategy in R2 earned him his first lobby win since joining VPR!
With 4 of the 6 rounds complete, VPR sit 3rd in the team’s championship standings. Mutley is 9th in the drivers championship standings, with Shep 14th. Delete is a bit lower down in 29th, but his dropped round is yet to be applied.
Article By: Jamie Cutting | Team Manager
TASCAR Daytona 300
On Saturday evening last week, four of our VPR drivers spent 90 minutes driving around in circles...
But controversial oversimplifications aside, VPR’s foray into this season of TASCAR inevitably included a few oval races. The first of which was last weekend’s Round 2 at Daytona.
Qualifying was always bound be to be close on track where you’re on the throttle 100% of the time, but even considering that, the margins were tiny. Pole position on the night was 44.990 seconds. Mutley was quickest of the VPR cars on a 45.054, but that margin of just over half a tenth meant that VPR would not be represented in the top lobby, as Mutley lined up 3rd in lobby 2.
VPR’s resident oval enthusiast, A55ASSIN, was second quickest of the VPR cars in qualifying. Another half a tenth of a second back from Mutley, was again enough of a gap for there to be a whole lobby of difference, plus some. His 45.105 was enough to line him up in P6 in lobby 3.
Lobby 4 featured two VPR cars, with AnonCaliga putting in a 45.234, good enough for P6. Whilst StealthDavo lined up 9th on a 45.250.
Lobbies 2 and 3 were remarkably straightforward races. Both Mutley and A55ASSIN ran lights to flag races with no cautions intervening.
Mutely ran a well-managed race, running in a breakaway lead pack for almost the entirety of the 120 racing laps. A late gamble for an extra pitstop did not pay off in a last gasp attempt at taking the lobby victory, but was taken with nothing to lose either, so P2 was the result at the line. A55ASSIN managed to make far more progress. Making strategic moves at key points in the race, he made up 4 places, to also finish in 2nd place.
AnonCaliga and StealthDavo had a far more eventful time in lobby 4. Far more frequent position swapping meant for a far less predictable result. An extra spanner was thrown in the works when a caution came out as well. StealthDavo played safe with strategy, and ran a clean and consistent race, enabling him to move up to P8 for the finish.
AnonCaliga arguably had more outright pace on the night, but in the nature of real NASCAR, his strategy was ruined when the caution came out at completely the wrong time for him. A solid showing under greens still helped him cross the line in 10th, but will be left wondering what could have been. Another solid points hall for the VPR team has kept the team in 2nd position after two rounds.
Since the last team update, VPR have also entered a team into the EU TORA GT300 series. Mutley, VPR Shep (formerly StaticSh33P) and VPR’s newest recruit; VPR Delete have been driving the Nissan Silvia S15 at Indianapolis and Suzuka so far.
Both rounds have seen all VPR cars qualify in lobby 2. Each round features 2 races, with the second race being a full reversed grid.
Mutley has recorded finishes of 4th, 2nd, 8th and 4th. Shep finished 10th and 13th in round 1. With 3rd and 6th placed finishes in round 2.
Delete finished with a fantastic pair of 5th placed finishes on his debut with the team, but was unable to make the second round.
As it stands, VPR sit 4th of 11 teams entered.
Article By: Jamie Cutting | Team Manager
This past weekend saw the Virtual Pirtek Racing boys on double duty. Two races at either end of their respective series calendars occurred on consecutive evenings.
Firstly, let’s recap the season finale of DOR’s Retro GT Series that took place at Sebring.
In the VPR Bluebirds, qualifying was a mixed bag. Mutley and A55ASSIN both made it into A lobby, in 10th and 16th respectively. StaticSh33p had a disappointing time, putting him down in C lobby for race 1, though he would be on pole.
All three CTech Motorsport Lancia’s were once again in attendance, with all three of them joining StatcSh33p in C lobby. Pluto 6th, AnonCaliga 7th, and StealthDavo 12th.
The first race was an eventful one for the A lobby pair. Mutley got involved in a few incidents, even dropping to last at one point. Eventually came home in 11th. A55ASSIN did an impressive job moving up enough positions to avoid relegation to B lobby, crossing the line in 13th. StaticSh33p showed his race pace was far better that his qualifying time suggested, and dominated C lobby, winning from pole.
In the CTech Motorsport team, both Pluto and StealthDavo finished where they started. With AnonCaliga having an unfortunate race, dropping from just behind one teammate in 7th, to just ahead of the other in 11th. Despite neither driver benefiting from the reversed top 10, both Mutley and A55ASSIN made progress in race 2. Mutely moved all the way up to finish 6th, whilst A55ASSIN also improved on his starting spot to finish 11th. Also making real progress was StaticSh33p. Now in B lobby, he made his way through the field, to finish 8th, from 14th on the grid. Pluto also showed improvement in race 2, moving up to finish 4th in his Lancia. AnonCaliga and StealthDavo would both stay status quo, once again finishing in 11th and 12th.
In the final series standings, VPR had a strong showing, 3rd overall in the Teams Championship, from 25 entries. CTech Motorsport only had 2 scoring drivers on 2 occasions, and came 19th in the overall standings. The drivers also had some fantastic individual results. Mutley finished 6th in the Drivers Championship, with A55ASSIN 16th, and StaticSh33p 22nd, from a whopping 92 total entries.
AnonCaliga lead the way for CTech Motorsport in 40th. Pluto came 69th, with StealthDavo 74th, both having only entered two of the six rounds.
It’s out with the old, and in with the new for our next series entry, as four of our drivers get behind the wheel of the 2016 Ford Fusion NASCAR for TORA’s TASCAR series.
For the season opener at Sonoma Road course, it was perhaps unsurprisingly, our resident American, A55ASSIN, that was up to speed from the off. A fantastic qualifying put him 9th on the grid in the top lobby, from a massive 77 entrants. Joining him in the top lobby was Mutley, who snuck in for 16th on the grid. AnonCaliga and StealthDavo were higher up their respective grid (1st and 4th) but were in lobby 5.
In the race, A55ASSIN recovered well from an early incident, making his way back up the field to finish 8th. Mutley kept his nose comparatively clean compared to some, despite making a big mistake of his own. He would move up to finish 12th.
In lobby 5, AnonCaliga showed his dominance in that lobby, converting his pole into a win! StealthDavo was not as fortunate, as a myriad of issues dropped him to a finishing position of 13th.
Article By: J Hastings
For the penultimate round of the Retro GT series, expectations were high. With both teams and all drivers seemingly improving round on round, it was now crunch time. Results were needed. In the VPR Bluebirds, qualifying was perhaps a little disappointing. Mutley once again made it into A lobby, but 12th on the grid was 7 places lower than he managed the previous week. StaticSh33p and A55ASSIN both qualified in the mid pack of B lobby, 4th and 7th respectively.
For race one, there was some improvement. Mutley kept his nose clean as incidents happened around him, and as a result moved up to finish 8th. StaticSh33p held station in B lobby to finish 4th, whilst A55ASSIN moved up to finish directly behind in 5th.
Race two, and the boys in (dark) blue (cars) really upped that ante, with all 3 drivers standing on the podium at the end of the evening! Mutley benefited from a reversed top 10 grid, started 3rd, and was fighting for the lead at points, before crossing the line in 2nd. StaticSh33p and A55ASSIN each moved up two positions from their first race results, meaning StaticSh33p would also stand on the middle step of the podium, with A55ASSIN just one step lower in 3rd.
As the lone CTech Lancia once again, this is how Team Principle AnonCaliga described his evening:
“Race one, started 10th and constantly caught the pack ahead in every corner but the Lancia just didn’t have the top end to pass the group once caught and then as they got onto the straights they simply drove right out of my life until I would again catch them at the next corner. Managed to move up to 9th and finish the first race one place ahead of where I started. Unfortunately due to finishing 9th meant I fell into the lobby drop three and so moved to lobby D to begin race two, however with no host for a fourth lobby we got to stay in lobby C but treated as D lobby.
Race two and starting in 12th position or 1st position in lobby D. Basically a mirror image of race one, each time I’d close up on the pack at the corners and bends or on many occasions come along side and drive around other cars on the corners but as soon as the corner would open up the lack of straight line speed hurt me badly. Acceleration was great in the car and on many occasions I had passed a good few cars in the corners and accelerated away but if the following straight was any great length then the Lancia’s advantage would soon be reeled back in by the other cars with better top end speeds. Coming off the top of Eau Rouge into Raidillon was a particular strong area for the Lancia as it would leave any chasing cars well behind and any cars ahead would soon be caught and I’d be able to come alongside for a drag race along the Kemmel Straight but just as we’d approach Les Combes the higher top end car would usually have just crept ahead and so the whole cycle would begin again”.
Just one more round to go before the curtain falls on the series. Sebring hosts the finale, as VPR and CTech look to finish strongly.
Article By: J Hastings
The second half of the Retro GT season started at Sonoma last weekend. A track that has vastly different characteristics to what we had faced so far. Gone were the long banked turns of Watkins Glen, and the flat airfield that is home to Silverstone. Instead, we were faced with two and a half miles of technically challenging turns set in a mountainous terrain.
For the first time this season, all six CTech and VPR cars were in attendance. With every driver eager to perform well for a variety of reasons. In VPR, both A55ASSIN and StaticSh33p were looking for redemption, after unfortunate incidents last time out at Suzuka. Contrarily, Mutley was eager to build on his best finish yet.
CTech series debutants Pluto and StealthDavo were looking to start with a bang, with AnonCaliga hoping to show them what they’d been missing and continue his upward trajectory of results.
Qualifying came and went, with all drivers putting in a good show. Leading the VPR charge, Mutley smashed even his own expectations, to put his Bluebird 5th on the grid for A lobby. A55ASSIN would have déjà vu, just missing out on A lobby qualification. Starting on pole in B lobby for the second round running. StaticSh33p would once again join A55ASSIN in B lobby, not quite repeating the front row lockout from Suzuka, but only just. 3rd on the grid for the Scot would leave him directly behind his teammate for lights out.
Over in the CTech Motorsport camp, Pluto started his campaign impressively. 4th on the grid in C lobby would see him out qualify the ever present AnonCaliga by 5 places, with the Team Principle lining up 9th. StealthDavo wasn’t too behind either, it would be 15th on the grid for him.
The first race of the evening provided mixed fortunes for the VPR and CTech crew. Mutley unfortunately showed that qualifying had been an overperformance, and dropped several places to finish P10. A55ASSIN proved that he did indeed deserve to be in A lobby, by wining from Pole in B lobby. StaticSh33p had a second lag incident in as many weeks, dropping him into 14th place, and the relegation zone. CTech by all accounts had a quieter first race. AnonCaliga finished where he started in P9, whilst Pluto and StealthDavo dropped one place each to finish 5th and 16th respectively.
Race two provided largely better results for both teams. A partially reversed grid in A lobby put Mutley on pole! The VPR driver would hold on to the lead for half of the race, before the faster drivers from race one came knocking. Just four cars managed to pass, leaving Mutley to finish race two, in his original qualifying position of 5th. Also in A lobby, A55ASSIN got stuck in making up for lost time, climbing up to finish in 11th place. StaticSh33p would, for the second round in a row, showed impressive pace, despite first race issues, and comfortably take the victory in C lobby.
Also in C lobby, were the trio of CTech Motorsport Lancia’s. Once more, their races seemed to be far calmer than their VPR counterparts. AnonCaliga would this time be joined by Pluto, in finishing where they started. 9th and 5th for that pair. StealthDavo would once again move just one position, this time up the grid, as he crossed the line in 15th, like Mutley, in the position that he initially qualified in.
Next week’s penultimate round of the series takes us to Belgium, and the legendary Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps, which is just as hard to type, as it is to say. Let’s hope it’s a little easier to race on!
Article By: J Hastings
Round three of DOR’s Retro GT series took us to the world renowned Suzuka Circuit.
Yes, Suzuka is owned by Honda, and our beloved Bluebird is a Nissan, but it’s still a Japanese car racing at the only Japanese circuit we have available on Forza Motorsport 7. And it raced there rather well for the VPR team…
Each of the three VPR drivers qualified in their highest position so far in the series. Mutley, A55ASSIN and StaticSh33p placed 8th, 17th and 18th overall respectively. This meant that for the second week running, Mutley would start in A lobby. Though this time, a far more secure position ensured he would stay there for both races of the evening. A55ASSIN and StaticSh33p were both very unfortunate to miss out on joining their teammate, but still held a very strong position for the team by locking out the front row in B lobby.
Devastation would soon hit the B lobby pair. Whilst both on course for promotion to A lobby for the second race, each had race ending incidents. The gods of the internet would strike down on the VPR drivers, as StaticSh33p lagged out of the race, and A55ASSIN’s car received terminal damage in a lag induced collision.
What looked like a double promotion, therefore turned into a double relegation. In the second race, A55ASSIN lead the pair to a comfortable 1-2 finish in C lobby. When clearly they had the pace to be racing two lobbies higher.
Speaking of A lobby, Mutley had a frantic battle with a number of different drivers throughout the course of the first race, moving up and down positions on a regular basis. It was a positive performance come the chequered flag, as he crossed the line in 7th place, moving up to net one place from his starting position.
Due to A lobby having a reversed top 10 grid for race 2, Mutley found himself in a very strong 4th place grid slot. A quiet race as the tail of the breakaway lead group, Mutley was in prime position to move onto the podium when misfortune hit one of the drivers in front. A late push was not enough to get any further up the field, but still a remarkably impressive first overall podium of the series!
Not to be forgotten, or outdone, was our Team Principal, AnonCaliga. Once again the lone CTech Lancia. He too put in a number of personal best performances. First, by qualifying in C lobby, and then by earning his stay in C lobby with a 12th placed finish in the first race. With a previous best of 6th in D lobby, a net gain of 10 places is a fantastic improvement.
Next week, round 4 sees us tackle the twists and turns of Sonoma. As we pass the half way point in the series, the dropped round scores will be taken into effect, once the chequered flag drops in the second race of the evening. This should provide an interesting shake up in the standings, as we head into the back stretch of this great championship.
Article By: J Hastings
Suzuka Retro GT Round 3 - Onboard highlights with VPR Mutley.
Suzuka Retro GT Round 3 - Full replay of race 1 & 2 with commentary & video courtesy of YMTV.
What do you mean it’s February already?
Virtual Pirtek Racing have kicked off the 2019 season by entering the Delta Online Racing (DOR) Retro GT series. Six drivers across two teams driving under the VPR name will be contesting against nearly 100 other drivers, from a plethora of other eSports organisations.
In the first team; Virtual Pirtek Racing, we have Mutley, A55ASSIN, and StaticSh33p driving the 1984 Nissan Bluebird Super Silhouette. The oldest car the team have ever entered into competition, except for one…
The 1980 Lancia Corse Beta Montecarlo Turbo will be entered by the second team; CTech Motorsport with VPR. Piloting the legendary Lancia, are AnonCaliga, Pluto18 and StealthDavo.
For the season opener at Watkins Glen, it would be A55ASSIN to light up the timing sheets and qualify in B lobby, where he would stay for the duration of the evening, raking up plenty of points for the team by finishing 10th in the first race, and 6th in the second.
Qualifying in C lobby were Mutley and StaticSh33p. Mutley started in pole position, having only missed out on B lobby by nine thousandths of a second. He would go on to record a lights to flag victory, earning promotion to B lobby for the second race, where he would meet up with A55ASSIN for a fantastically exciting race two. After a long battle involving both VPR drivers and a number of other cars, Mutley would follow A55ASSIN home for 7th place. StaticSh33p’s evening was hardly less enthralling. Staring 12th on the grid, he impressed to move up three places, finishing 9th in race one. But he was not done there. More great racing followed in race two, with StaticSh33p moving up another four places, to finish 5th.
AnonCaliga was the sole Lancia under the VPR banner. After qualifying 2nd for E lobby, he knew that all he had to do was remain in the top three in order to move up to D lobby in race two. And that he did! Scoring VPR’s second podium of the day in the first race. Despite moving up to face tougher opposition, AnonCaliga impressed again in the second race, working his way up the field to finish 7th.
The home of British motorsport, Silverstone, hosted the second meeting in the series. And by all accounts was a much quitter affair. Though by no means less impressive. Mutley qualified incredibly well, sneaking into A lobby, where he would start 16th and last. Despite a great, late battle for 13th place, Mutley would just miss out on A lobby safety, dropping to B lobby for race two. A quiet race ensued, crossing the line to finish 2nd after the 12 laps were done.
StaticSh33p would emulate A55ASSIN from Watkins, and hold station in B lobby for both races, recording two 6th place finishes.
AnonCaliga was once again the lone VPR Lancia. A solid qualifying from the Team Principle secured him a D lobby start, where he would stay for the evening, finishing 6th and 7th in the two races.
So, two rounds into the series, Virtual Pirtek Racing sit 8th in the overall team standings, whilst CTech Motorsport with VPR are 25th. Mutley leads the way in the drivers standings, sitting in 14th overall. StaticSh33p and AnonCaliga currently hold 20th and 46th position respectively. The other three drivers have each missed at least one of the two rounds, so will be looking to catch up with their teammates once the drop round takes effect at the end of the season.
The third round of the season marks the half-way point this weekend. The series travels to Japan, as Suzuka plays host, and VPR look to continue their current upward trend.
Article By: J Hastings