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Maiden victory for Torrent Motorsports in Texas

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Ohio-USA : After a strong 3rd place at Sebring, Torrent Motorsports turned up to round 2 of the Neo Endurance Series (NES) at Circuit of the Americas (COTA) with some confidence. With the addition of new driver Marius Golombeck joining Kevin Siggy and Jordan Weekes for rest of season things are looking positive for Torrent, even after all Aston Martins were hit with a 60kg balance of performance weight penalty for However Jordan has been struggling with sickness so it was just Kevin and Marius for this round.

Kevin turned the team confidence into pole position for the TMo Aston Martin after finally finding a set up and worked for him. The race started, Kevin pulled around a 1-2 second lead on the Coanda Corvette. The 2 second gap remained for most of the stint until slightly better pace for the Torrent driver and luck with traffic extended the gap to just over 10 seconds. After another full stint of the gap remaining around 10-20 seconds depending on traffic Kevin handed the car over to Marius.

Marius had two uneventful stints where he kept the gap at around 14 seconds and handed the car back over to Kevin to finish the race with Torrent earning their maiden victory in the NES. The win puts Torrent to the top of the GT standings, 2 points ahead of the CoRe car and 4 points ahead of the SimRC car in 3rd.

The next round of the season heads to Motegi circuit in Japan on 11th December 2016.

Ohio-USA : After a strong 3rd place at Sebring, Torrent Motorsports turned up to round 2 of the Neo Endurance Series (NES) at Circuit of the Americas (COTA) with some confidence. With the addition of new driver Marius Golombeck joining Kevin Siggy and Jordan Weekes for rest of season things are looking positive for Torrent, […]

NES Season 3 Kick Off

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Ohio, USA - Neo Endurance Series started it’s third season this past weekend – the first round was a 6 hour race at Sebring International Raceway where Torrent Motorsports moved up to the GT class for this season using an Aston Martin DBR9. The driver line up remained unchanged from last season with Kevin and Jordan teaming up again, with a 3rd driver likely to be named closer to the 24 hours of Le Mans season finale round. With an average ‘strength of field’ of over 4700 this season of NES is a very competitive and tough championship.TMo-NES3-R1-1

As with last season qualifying sessions are on a Saturday with the races being on the following Sunday, Kevin qualified the TMo Aston Martin in 3rd position making it our best result from qualifying in our time racing in the NES. The race started and the Core Motorsports car jumped us into 3rd position, Kevin slotted into 4th and went into fuel saving mode. The leading SimRC car drove off into the sunset but the 2nd place SimRC car didn’t seem to have the same pace and was just fast enough to keep the Core car and Kevin behind. Near the end of the first stint the 2nd place SimRC car had contact in turn 1 with a Prototype and had an off, this allowed the Core Motorsports car into P2 but Kevin couldn’t make it through.TMo-NES3-R1-5

After Kevin’s first two stints were complete he had managed to save 4 laps of fuel over the leaders and put the TMo car in a good position strategy wise. Jordan got into the car for his two stints. His pace was not quite as good as Kevin’s but was still good enough to stay in the top 5. Disaster struck near the end of Jordan’s first stint though when a GTS class car missed his braking marker and rear ended Jordan into the turn 6 hairpin, this caused Jordan to go into a spin and make slight contact with the barrier. No damage was done though, all that was lost was valuable time.

Kevin got back into the car with around 2 hours 30 minutes to go for his final stints, he got us back up to 3rd due to putting in some great lap times and also some luck with others suffering engine problems. At the end of Kevin’s stint he was suffering with electronic issues so Jordan had to jump in the car to do a unplanned stint. The electrical issues went away and Jordan held the 3rd place position Kevin had got back. Kevin then jumped back into the car for the final hour to bring the car home in 3rd position.TMo-NES3-R1-6

The RaceSpot TV/iRacing Live broadcast VOD of this race can be found Here . Circuit of the Americas hosts round 2 of the championship on 13th November 2016.

Thank you to Team Chimera for the great screenshots.

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Ohio, USA – Neo Endurance Series started it’s third season this past weekend – the first round was a 6 hour race at Sebring International Raceway where Torrent Motorsports moved up to the GT class for this season using an Aston Martin DBR9. The driver line up remained unchanged from last season with Kevin and […]

Inter-team points system is unveiled

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Ohio, USA – Torrent Motorsports have today announced that they are introducing an inter-team points system for their iRacing drivers to earn extra iracing credit from competing in races and championships. Full information is available via the team’s iracing forum section (link below), if you are already a driver but don’t have access please make sure you have a forum account and contact one of the managers.

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Ohio, USA – Torrent Motorsports have today announced that they are introducing an inter-team points system for their iRacing drivers to earn extra iracing credit from competing in races and championships. Full information is available via the team’s iracing forum section (link below), if you are already a driver but don’t have access please make […]

Torrent Motorsports leave GPVWC Superleague

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Torrent Motorsports have withdrew from GPVWC Superleague with immediate effect citing “lack of motivation” and “loss of confidence with the direction of the series”.

Michael Theis said – “When we joined the GPVWC in 2012 the goal was to get to the Superleague. The following season a few teams left the series and we were lucky to of been chosen to get a spot. We ended up having a great first season but it ruined us in terms of finances. It took us a few seasons of running around in a car with hardly any upgrades just to earn money. Roll forward to the current season, we have a semi competitive car at the start of the year. Mindaugas Klumbis wins a race for us in Bahrain after over two years since our last win and there’s no broadcast to document this, this wasn’t the only race to not be broadcast this season. We have paying sponsors that were under the assumption their logos would be visible on broadcasts when we get ‘tv time’.

So Mindaugas has had his contract ripped up so he can move onto another team. Jordan can also find another team if he wishes to crash their cars. We wish to thank anyone that has drove for us over the years at GPVWC, too many to list but you know who you are”.

Torrent Motorsports have withdrew from GPVWC Superleague with immediate effect citing “lack of motivation” and “loss of confidence with the direction of the series”. Michael Theis said – “When we joined the GPVWC in 2012 the goal was to get to the Superleague. The following season a few teams left the series and we were […]

Neo Endurance Season Ends On A High

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Jordan pulling off his outside pass in the final chicane

Ohio, USA – The final round of the Neo Endurance Series took place at the Nurburgring this past weekend. Due to a technical issue during qualifying, Torrent Motorsports didn’t manage to set a lap time and had to start the race from pit lane. The race started with Jordan Weekes in the car but as he left the pit lane he disengaged the pit lane speed limiter too early and we got a 15 second stop and hold penalty. Jordan came in the following lap to serve the penalty and once he left the pitlane the Torrent Ford GT was already 50 seconds behind 6th place. It took Jordan two full stints to catch up to the cars ahead. After another two stints of battling, which included a great outside pass entering the final chicane. Jordan handed the car over to Kevin in 2nd position.

Kevin got in the car and just needed to make sure the IDRK car didn’t beat us by more than one position to keep 3rd in the standings. Kevin brought the car home after 8 hours of racing in 2nd position after 3 uneventful hours and secured 3rd in the championship for Torrent Motorsports.

Kevin crossing the line to end the race and the season.

Kevin crossing the line to end the race and the season.

Final GT2 Class Standings

Pos                   Team                                 Points
#1                     SimRC.de                             298
#2                     Fexix Motorsports                    261
#3                     Torrent Motorsports                  201
#4                     IRDK                                 150
#5                     GoT 2                                133
#6                     Racing Lions                         115
#7                     Virus                                95
#8                     Asbury                               93
#9                     KRT                                  45
#10                    49 Motorsports                       40
#11                    MadCape                              30

Ohio, USA – The final round of the Neo Endurance Series took place at the Nurburgring this past weekend. Due to a technical issue during qualifying, Torrent Motorsports didn’t manage to set a lap time and had to start the race from pit lane. The race started with Jordan Weekes in the car but as […]