Motorsport/Virtual Pirtek Racing celebrated double podiums last Sunday evening in round four of the TORA Base Performance Simulators Production GT series from Monza. VPR team drivers Select Veepz and Nutter both placing solid times during the six lap qualifying session ensured their cars placed on the first few rows of the grid for race one. Nutter set a qualification time of 1:51.376 which guaranteed him a 3rd place grid position for race one, meanwhile Select Veepz pushed in a qualification time of 1:51.162 which secured him a 2nd place grid position just ahead of his team mate for race one. CTech Motorsport/Virtual Pirtek Racing team owner/driver AnonCaliga placed 9th on the grid for race one after posting a qualifying time of 1:53.405.
Race one seen both VPR drivers Veepz and Nutter swap positions multiple times with cars ahead of them until the first of the mandatory pit stops came into play which broke the field up. AnonCaliga after his second and final pit stop of the race soon realised he had pitted a lap earlier than the teams planned strategy and this would cause him to drive conservatively. On the closing laps of race one AnonCaliga at one point allowed the two chasing cars from behind by him rather than burn fuel racing the two cars to stay ahead of them, thus ensuring he could make it to the finish line without running out of fuel.
Nutter drove flawlessly and finished race one in 3rd position claiming 123 points for the team tally and Veepz brought the team another win taking 1st place and 125 points to the team total, meanwhile AnonCaliga did cross the finish line, albeit running on vapours, claiming 14th position and 112 points for the team.
Race two as usual would see all drivers start the race in order of their finishing position from race one. Veepz led the field out on the parade lap followed by Nutter in 3rd place on row two and AnonCaliga would start in 12th place for race two, moving up two grid positions due to two drivers ahead of AnonCaliga from other teams not returning to compete in the second and final race of the evening. The second race of the evening was a carbon copy for Veepz and Nutter. Select Veepz took first place while his nearest team mate FAA xXNutterXx took his second 3rd win of the night.
Round Five of the TORA Base Performance Simulators Production GT will see all teams and drivers head to the famous sunshine bleached circuit of Catalunya on May 1st for the penultimate round of the championship.