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Sportscar365 – Racers in Isolation Feature

Having met Slade Perrins at Bathurst during the opening round of the Intercontinental GT Challenge, Slade got in contact to put together a feature article on David and on how he was dealing with Lockdown and Isolation.

Follow the link here to find out more about what David got upto and to see a picture of his Sim set up!

BMW Recognise Walkenhorst E-Sports Contribution

While the world is locking down, E-Sports and Sim Racing is breaking out into the mainstream!

With the ability to bring together some of the best drivers, best cars, best circuits and best spectators, all while in the safety and comfort of everyones own home, Sim Racing is quickly becoming a main stream sport! BMW have recognised this and have supported the teams that are also taking SimRacing as seriously as they are which is documented in this article on the BMW Press Group website here

David Teams up with Top Sim Racer Jimmy Broadbent for iRacing VLN podium

Off the back of his DNLS sucess, David continued his run of sim racing form to stay sharp while the real racing season is postponed, by finishing on the podium again this time in the iRacing VLN series with Sim Racing influencer Jimmy Broadbent!

The popular YouTube star is a leader in the Sim Racing genre now boasting over 500,000 subscribers, and teamed up with David to take on the 4hr iRacing VLN race!

The duo qualified on P4, and then quickly took up P2 in the race, and even with some mid race dramas, bought the car home in P2 to round out a successful debut together!

“I first met Jimmy at the N24hrs last year in 2019, and we have stayed in touch ever since wanting to do something together and finally the chance came up! I think it was s uper fun race for both of us because even though we wanted to do well, it was away from all the serious organised championships that we had been competing in, which took the pressure off and we just drove for fun! It was great to talk with the “Chat” throughout the race and have their support! I hope we can do another one soon!”

Check out Jimmy and David’s stream which has racked up 121,000 views!

Walkenhorst take first podium of the year! P2 at DNLS3!

Top Nurburgring Langstreke Series team Walkenhorst Motorsport claimed their first podium of the 2020 season and first E-Sports trophy with a P2 finish at the 3rd round of the Digital Nurburgring Langstreke Series!

The #34 car showed competetivly throughout the revised 3hr format vs round1 and now manditory that the real life “pro” driver should qualify and start the race.

David was able to qualify the car on P7, and then hold P5 throughout the first stint behind the new line up of the #35 Walkenhorst Motorsport entry of Mikkel Jensen and Christian Krognes.

A split strategy between the 2 cars meant that the #35 car would run in the top3 throughout the race until late race contact caused the car to drop out and ultimatly DNF. The #34 car would complete a clean stint with David aboard before handing over to the Sim racers Scott and Sam who would play the stratagy very well, drive super quick and consistent laps to stay out of trouble and bring the car home P2!

“Its great to get a result we’ve worked hard for! With the set up and the training, a lot of work has gone in to make this result. I can’t thank Scott and Sam enough for their paitence, commitment and ability. I hope I’ve made a breakthrough with Sim Racing and we can continue this run of great form for both cars!”

NLS opener Posponed, DNLS R1 instead

On the dawn of the 2020 season, due to the current Worldwide pandemic, the opening rounds of the Nurburgring Langstreke Series has been postponed until further notice.

This comes with little shock as the world shuts down due to the Covid19 Pandemic, a new calendar will be released in due course.

However, instead of the real racing, German E-Sports organisation VCO has arragned a 9 round Digital Nurburgring Langstreke Series (DNLS) to run initally instead of the NLS series, and then alongside the NLS series when/if real racing returns.
The championship attracted some of the biggest sim racing teams in the world!

The inital 4hour race which mimics the real life timetable of Qualifying Saturday morning and the race at midday, using the iRacing platform and the Walkenhorst Motorsport team would enter 2 BMW Z4 GT3 cars mixing a combination of E-Sport drivers and their real life drivers. In the #34 car, regular real life driver David Pittard and his normal Sim Racing team mates Scott and Sam Michaels would pair up, and in the #35 car new to Walkenhorst’s M240i car Josh Hislop and M6 GT3 regular Jody Fannin.

After the 4 hour race against some of the best Sim Racing teams in the world, Walkenhorst would end the race in P7, with David being the highest placed “real world” racer in the field.

“Sim Racing is super tough, its like driving with 1 hand tied behind your back! I have a lot of work to do to become a quick and consistent Sim Racer! Luckily we have Scott and Sam onboard who have been amazing at getting the team up and running in such short notice and who drove so well in the race also! A lot of practice is needed before the next one!”