It is with the greatest of pleasure that today on behalf of CTech Motorsport / Virtual Pirtek Racing we announce the addition of our two newest team drivers, Jonnotheone and Mrt Racing.
Many of you will already know fellow TORA member jonnotheone and may well have raced with or against him over the years at TORA or at TURN but after a spell away applying his talent to iRacing we are happy to announce his return to console racing and becoming part of the VPR family.
Mrt Racing is a relatively new member to the TORA community having joined the community in February this year but has already competed in several TORA race events and now joining CTech Motorsport / Virtual Pirtek Racing.
We would like to take this opportunity to officially welcome both drivers to the team and wish them all the very best for their future with us, may it be a long and successful partnership!
Unfortunately, we must now also announce the expulsion of Select Veepz from the CTech Motorsport / Virtual Pirtek Racing team. Veepz became part of the team almost a year ago and shared many successes with the team during his time with us. Select Veepz’s termination from the team came into effect on Monday 25th July after it had been brought to the attention of the team staff of his very serious misconduct and rule breaking which occurred outside of his normal team role and duties. Select Veepz was only a week away from receiving a major promotion within the team when his activities came to the attention of the team management.
Veepz had various internal team infringements whilst driving for CTech Motorsport / Virtual Pirtek Racing but the seriousness of his latest actions could not be excused and so the team and staff all felt and jointly agreed that terminating Veepz from the team was the only acceptable action that could be taken in reflection of his rule breaking that could have been extremely detrimental to the running of CTech Motorsport / Virtual Pirtek Racing. We therefore wish Select Veepz the very best of luck with any future team that may decide to take him into their ranks and hope he does not repeat his serious misconduct within any new team. VPR wish Veepz every success for his future endeavours.
In addition to the above announcement and on behalf of our entire team we also take this opportunity to officially announce and congratulate the promotion of CTech Motorsport / Virtual Pirtek Racing team member FAA xXNutterXx to the position of Team Manager.
Nutter joined VPR little under one year ago and since then has grown within the team substantially. Nutter joined the team and immediately fit right in and became a good friend to all team members past and present. He took on the position of official VPR Team Tuner which he continues to do to this day. Nutter has stepped up to every challenge put before him, he has volunteered to take on tasks within our team without needing to be asked thus enabling back of house team staff to spend additional time focusing on other team related business and projects, he has gone above and beyond what has been asked of him to help his team and those within the team whether they be team drivers or our media staff and because of his loyalty and dedication continually demonstrated along with his many race successes for the team over the year that the VPR staff felt this promotion within our team was the next natural step up for Nutter. Again, speaking on behalf of all our team members we would like to sincerely congratulate FAA xXNutterXx on his promotion to CTech Motorsport / Virtual Pirtek Racing Team Manager and wish him all the very best for his future with us as a top tier staff member and as a fellow team driver.
On Thursday July 7th Virtual Pirtek Racing took their second sim race championship of 2016 at Le Mans Bugatti circuit in the season finale of the TORA Touring Masters UK Championship. Although many didn’t hear about VPR’s much deserved win due to minimal coverage from the event organiser who instead focused their attention on the Touring Masters US winning team, nevertheless the poor correspondence from the series organiser wasn’t allowed to cast a shadow over Virtual Pirtek Racing celebrating their well deserved TORA Touring Masters UK Championship title win.
VPR went into the season finale race only points ahead of the chasing team and knew that the lead drivers would need to score major points to enable VPR to take the championship title. In qualifying VPR’s Select Veepz recorded a quali time of 1:52.329 while team mate Nutter clocked a quali time of 1:52.748, AnonCaliga setting a quali time of 1:56.435 placed his car 1st on the grid in lobby C. Select Veepz and Nutter both managed to qualify for lobby A as expected with their blistering fast qualification lap times.
Race results: Lobby A.
Select Veepz 1st.
FAA xXNutterXx 3rd.
Virtual Pirtek Racing End Of Season Total Team Points: 3254
Virtual Pirtek Racing Team Drivers End Of Season Total Points:
FAA xXNutterXx 1256 points. Select Veepz 1099 points. AnonCaliga 1002 points.
Congratulations Once Again TEAM!
It's Race Day! Tonight the final race of the TORA Touring Masters Series gets underway at the LeMans Bugatti Circuit. Virtual Pirtek Racing currently lead the series but tonight’s feature race will be the decider whether VPR or the chasing second place team take the season title & become the TORA UK Touring Masters Series Team Champions. VPR held a comfortable lead for most of the season while occuping the top spot in the team standings however after two missed rounds by one of the VPR drivers put the team on the back foot allowing the second place challengers to creep ever closer in points to VPR which will now see the title go down to the wire tonight and make for an undoubtedly exciting and adrenalin fuelled season finale race.
Qualifying commences at 8pm with the feature race following shortly afterwards.
Virtual Pirtek Racing took a 3rd, 4th & 5th place last night in round six of the TORA CJWilson Racing Cayman Cup at Lime Rock Park Raceway. VPR still hold second place overall in the Cayman Cup Series Team Standings.
The next round of the Cayman Cup will be held on the 19th July with Road America playing host to the series teams & privateers.
Virtual Pirtek Racing driver Select Veepz who originally came 2nd in the final race of the TORA Formula E season but would have won the race had it not been for the disgruntled driver who TORA awarded the Formula E championship title to. The driver in question known to many for his cheating on the virtual track constantly rammed Veepz throughout the final race of the season at Yas Marina and through his questionable driving style and the corners he cut during the race he finally got past Veepz on the closing lap to take the win. In the last few days however the TORA race stewards over turned the win of said driver and rightfully awarded the final season race win back to VPR's Select Veepz.