Toward the end of each year, from around September onwards, it’s a too familiar occurrence that online racing organisations begin to wind down their season and on the lead up to the 2017 Christmas period this was the case. CTech Motorsport had at that time just added a new team driver and wanted to put the new driver on track immediately. The CTech Motorsport team also had a craving, so to speak, to continue racing online right up to the Christmas break and it was for that reason that CTech Motorsport ITC or Internal Team Championship was created.
ITC would serve several purposes, firstly, the latest team driver could have their progress monitored whilst competing against fellow team mates. Secondly, ITC would feed the teams craving to race whilst most other race organisations were calling it a day for the holiday period, and finally but most importantly ITC would allow team management to rank team members internally for the upcoming 2018 virtual race season depending on each team members final end of season ITC points standing.
So, with careful consideration and planning by team management the decision was made that the series would see everyone run the same car, the BMW 323Ti Compact, and all cars would follow a strict build specification thus ensuring that only drivers skill and tuning ability would determine the end of season winning driver.
The ITC was set to run from October 2017 and originally planned to end just before the new year began but due to one unforeseen incident the series instead ended in early January 2018. There were eight tracks used by the series which were, Mugello, Suzuka, Watkins Glen, Homestead, Silverstone, Brands Hatch, Virginia International Raceway and finally the season finale would be hosted at Yas Marina under the circuit night lights.
The series as a whole was successful for the reason team management had planned and allowed each VPR team member to be monitored and ranked internally as per their own racing skill and tuning abilities. From the opening round, it was becoming evident that the natural driving skills and outright speed of team newcomer JamJar Hastings would leave the majority of the rest of the team playing catch up each round and heading into the season finale it was by then inevitable that Jam was about to secure overall series win in season one of the CTech Motorsport ITC and also become internally ranked within the team as the CTech Motorsport number one driver heading into the 2018 eSports racing season.