Team media day complete, pictures taken for sponsors and after the many months of planning, testing, tuning, tweaking and even more hours of team practice sessions, last Sunday the VPR team and all competing teams finally got round one of the TORA British GT eSports Championship underway at Virginia International Raceway. Without doubt, there was a huge turnout and representation put forward by all teams and the competition was thoroughly at a high standard.
VPR’s team one represented by VPR Torque and JamJar Hastings qualified in Lobby 4 whilst their third team mate, Ryanvxracing qualified for Lobby 7. Race one results for team one were as follows: VPR Torque took 10th after a collision put him down the field. JamJar Hastings took a podium 3rd place and last but not least Ryanvxracing took a very respectable 4th place in his lobby.
Race two would see all drivers starting from their race one finishing positions and still for team one it was an even better result. VPR Torque took 5th having started toward the very back of the field due to the incident from the earlier race one. JamJar Hastings took a well-deserved 1st place podium position and Ryanvxracing brought home a 4th once again in his lobby.
VPR’s team two represented by VPR AnonCaliga qualified in Lobby 8 whilst his two team mates, gman555 and Jayc1975 both qualified for Lobby 9. Race one results for team two were as follows: VPR AnonCaliga took 5th whilst Jayc1975 took another podium position for the overall team in his lobby by securing a 2nd place finishing position. Gman555 also brought home a 5th place finishing position however he soon got notified that TORA Stewards had awarded him a penalty which was challenged by the team afterwards yet the penalty was upheld.
Race two would then see VPR AnonCaliga in Lobby 8 bring home another 5th position while in Lobby 9 gman555 secured the team a 4th position and once again a third podium of the night was collected for the overall VPR team by Jayc1975 taking a 3rd place position in the final race of the evening.
VPR’s team three represented by VPR Brock who qualified for Lobby 8 managed to secure team three a 9th place finishing position in race one while his team mate, TOMWHITTY qualified alongside his overall team mates Torque and Jam for Lobby 4. TOMWHITTY appearing in his first ever outing for the Virtual Pirtek Racing team crossed the line to bring the team a finishing position of 5th place in Lobby 4.
Race two would see VPR Brock take a 6th place finishing position in his lobby while team mate TOMWHITTY took the overall teams fifth podium of the night by crossing the finish line in 3rd place in Lobby 4.
Five podium finishes by three VPR team mates over two different lobbies was a very successful night for any team competing in the opening rounds of the TORA Official British GT eSports Championship. The team championship standings after round one can be seen in the table below.
Round two of the championship gets going on Sunday 6th May with Indianapolis being the host for the championship teams and competitors.
It's Virtual Pirtek Racing Competition Time & You Don't Want To Miss Out!
Courtesy Of Our Main Team Sponsor, Pirtek UK We're Giving Away A Pair Of Pirtek Racing BTCC Hospitality Tickets To The Donington Rounds Of The BTCC On Sunday April 29th.
Here's How To Enter:
Head Over To Our Official Team Twitter Page, Give Us A Follow On Twitter & Tweet The Image Found On Our Twitter Page Along With The Two Hashtags Contained Within The Image. Do Not Retweet Our Tweet, For Your Entry To Be Valid You Must Be A Follower Of Our Twitter Page & You Must Tweet The Image Separately Along With The Hashtags.
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Good Luck Everyone!
This week Team VPR pulled the cover off their new team car which is set to compete in this season of the official backed, TORA British GT eSports Championship which begins on Sunday 15th April at Virginia International Raceway. Last season, VPR secured 2nd place in the end of season team standings and hope to better that this year with the addition of some fresher talent added to the team. The team unveiling was surprisingly met with many positive private messages to the teams Twitter account and also many shares, likes and additional positive comments across the teams various social networking platforms. VPR’s car and livery unveiling was accompanied not only with images as per usual but with a video demonstrating the now blurred lines that exist between real world and virtual reality motorsports. The car itself has been dressed in the latest 2018 Pirtek Racing livery that can be seen on the team’s real world sponsors BTCC car, the BMW 125i M, which VPR have adapted and remade to fit the larger BMW M6.
It’s been a busy few weeks at CTech Motorsport team HQ with sponsorship renewal periods approaching, emails going back and forth from sponsors and the looming date of the upcoming season opening rounds of the officially backed British GT eSports championship not so far away, it’s indeed been a busy time. Today, however we are thrilled to announce the continued long term sponsorship backing of our team main sponsor, Pirtek and thank them for the past four years’ sponsorship and we look forward to the future with them for many years to come.
CTech Motorsport / Virtual Pirtek Racing are delighted to now also announce that our other two team sponsors, Extralube ZX1 and Autoglym have also stated that they have extended their previous sponsorship with our team and again we thank both for their continued sponsorship and support and we again look forward to carrying their brand logos on the team’s virtual race cars for many years to come.
2018 marks the sixth year since CTech Motorsport sim race team was founded by three motorsport fanatic friends and although two of those original founding members have since gone on to reach pastures a new within their real world lives we do look back fondly when one founder took part in racing, one managed and the other looked after the team social media presence, all at a time before official real world sponsorship had been given to our team and all before the eSports racing world was taken seriously by real world entities. Now that sponsorship has been secured our team has grown, we’ve had much success and a few minor setbacks but all goes toward the teams catalogue of experience and where many newly founded teams have long gone after just a few short years or less, CTech Motorsport / Virtual Pirtek Racing continues.
We take this opportunity to again thank our team sponsors, followers and friends for their continued support and we look forward to the next many years with you all.
To celebrate CTech Motorsport's 6th anniversary and our teams' long term sponsorship with Pirtek we've brought back our team giveaways which we have ran these past two years and we know you love a good freebie. So, we'll be giving some great prizes away throughout this year! To be notified of all our competitions as they are announced throughout 2018 and to enter head over to the official CTech Motorsport twitter page and hit that follow button, remember you must be a follower of our twitter page to enter our giveaways and to be in with a winning chance.
Check out our team official twitter page this coming Sunday during the opening rounds of the Dunlop BTCC at Brands Hatch when we'll be launching our first giveaway courtesy of main team sponsor, Pirtek UK.
Click on the twitter icon at the top right of this website to be taken directly to our official team twitter page.
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