As we continue with our goal, which began in mid 2015, to further grow the VPR team we would like to take this opportunity to announce our latest team driver signing.
Paul McCrea aka FAA xXNutterXx became part of the Virtual Pirtek Racing family just a few weeks ago and will join AnonCaliga (Team Founder & Owner) and Select Veepz in the VPR driver line up.
Although Nutter is currently on a probationary trial with the team he already shows promise of becoming a permanent full time team member due to his politness and bubbly personality that makes him a joy to speak to. Nutter's first appearance for the virtual Pirtek team will be alongside our other two drivers when they compete in the TORA Formula E Championship. Round two of the TORA Formula E Championship will be held on the 15th January at Lime Rock Circuit.
Finally we would like to also announce that VPR team driver two, Brett Wheatley aka Select Veepz recently completed his probationary trial early and is now a permanent VPR team driver. Veepz came out of his trial period early after the VPR back of house team staff responsible for looking after social media, this website and many other things spoke with VPR team founder and owner about how impressed they were with how Veepz had settled in with the team so quickly and in his first two races with the team displayed some pretty neat driving skills and consistent lap times.
So congratulations Brett (Veepz) on becoming a permanent team member and also good luck to our latest driver drafting, Paul (Nutter) when he takes part in his first race for the team on the 15th of this month. Good luck guys and well done.
Virtual Pirtek Racing have gone green and registered a three car entry to the TORA Formula E Championship.
The TORA Formula E championship is, for all intense purposes, a Spec Series in which all competitors will drive equally balanced electric cars on Forza Motorsport 6.
TORA have stated that this Spec type series will allow tuning of cars but upgrading components is forbidden meaning that overall this series will see each driver and each team compete against each others own driving skill level.
For those that are seasoned tweakers and tuners we should also see a battle on the tuning front during the course of the championship as each driver tunes and tests their cars in aim of squeezing every ounce of power from their Forza Formula E race cars.
Having managed to get in some early practice time on the virtual black stuff at Hockenheimring Virtual Pirtek Racing team mates Select Veepz and AnonCaliga in the two VPR Audi R8's were somewhat unamused by the news that TURN had decided to postpone Round Two of the GT3 Series until this coming Saturday. As many people will now know the cause of the postponement was due to technical issues with Microsoft's own server which affected many multiplayer game lobbies and group chat. TURN decided early on Saturday evening last week that rather than wait about hoping Microsoft would rectify the issue that Round Two would instead be hosted one week later. Round Two from Hockenheimring, Germany gets under way at 10pm (GMT) on Saturday 19th and live Lobby 'A' action can be watched on the TURN Media Twitch channel.
Virtual Pirtek Racing secured fifth place overall in the privateer's championship of the TURN V8 Supercars Series which concluded on Sunday 13th at Bathurst. Bathurst proved to be a tricky enduro race for all competitors and, like most, VPR had their own moments. In the opening stages of the race VPR driver AnonCaliga struggled to catch the main group of the field after another driver caused the VPR Ford Falcon to come into contact with the wall on the Mount Panorama stage of the circuit. Later and after several other lobby competitors were unable to complete the race distance due to lag issues, too many laps down or simply through frustration the VPR Ford Falcon had several unscheduled pitstops to repair damage, refuel and change tyres then finally crossed the line eleventh in lobby and clinched points to secure the fifth place overall position in the V8 Supercars privateer championship.
After all the hype and build up of the Virtual Pirtek Racing team cars unveiling with pictures from Silverstone the first round of the TURN GT3 Series from Silverstone didn't go quite to plan for either of the VPR drivers. Declared a wet race by TURN Officials new VPR team signing, Select Veepz, in the second of the two VPR Audi R8 LMS team cars out qualified team driver one, AnonCaliga, and ranked higher in the race lobbies however the joy was short lived as on the final lap of round one Select Veepz ran out of fuel with only several corners to the finish line.
AnonCaliga, through lack of on track practice time this week on the lead up to the opening round of the TURN GT3 Series suffered one of his worst qualifying results placing him and his team car one in the lower rank race lobbies. By end of race AnonCaliga had fallen from the top ten finishing positions within the lobby he had been placed after being spun by another driver.
Round two of the TURN GT3 Series is on December 12th with the Hockenheimring being the back drop for the 40 lap race.
Yesterday as our official real world sponsor, Pirtek UK/Pirtek Racing unveiled Andrew Jordan's Motorbase Ford Focus at Silverstone amid a large crowd of BTCC fans and corporate sponsors Virtual Pirtek Racing also unveiled their two new creations to coincide with the official sponsors 2016 BTCC entry unveiling. Virtual Pirtek Racing/CTech Motorsport lifted the curtain on two Audi R8 LMS Ultra's both dawning the official Pirtek branding with a slight twist. To see the images of both team cars check out our home page and/or our social media sites.