TURN VEC Sebring 12 Hour Review
TURN kicked off its top flight endurance championship – the VEC – with the 12 hours of Sebring. The first stop of many; with Silverstone and Spa on the road to Le Mans and the likes of the Nurburgring and Watkins Glen afterwards in a nine round season that concludes with our Petit Le Mans.
Many strong teams and drivers entered, featuring some household names and some heavy hitters. This showed in pre-qualifying practice with teams vying to be the fastest going into where it mattered: qualifying. F4H Red Sonja team found some incredible pace in their Porsche 919 Hybrid and F4H Frame was the only man in the 1:43s in qualifying. Diablo backed his team mate to put the car on pole and HCR were close behind, denying a F4H front row.
BAM b0x was the outstanding driver in GT as he was the only man in the 2:01s, as team mate VOR Amarth backed him up to put them pole. Followed by another high flying HCR team as Skillz and Solar put the car second, edging out LRT. The fastest time in LMP2 by Jack Coffey was not enough to put his team pole as other teams had two better average times. The front was locked out by two ByKolles teams.
Battle for the lead between F4H Diablo, F4H Chrisupra and HCR Motorhead (respectively)
The race ran smoothly throughout and was thrilling to watch and be a part of. A huge ode to the community and the event orchestrators for such a successful show. The standards are a new benchmark high in respect to including but not limited to the on track action and broadcasting. We were thoroughly entertained and we hope you were too! With many multi-way battles throughout the field, TURN has reached a new peak in organised virtual racing. As shown in the photos brought to you by Freheliaz and six stints of broadcasting below, we’ve only just started what will be a fantastic season!
F4H Red Sonja came out on top overall with a clean overall run ahead of HCR Porsche AG Racing who overcame some setbacks to retain second, in a strong showing for Porsche’s brilliant 919 Hybrid. Team Fuchsröhre won GT with commanding stints in a Viper GTS-R. Another Viper, the HCR Scuderia entry, looked like they had done enough to claim second but an incident lost them a lot of ground and the F4H Motorsport Porsche 911 just popped ahead. Another HCR team finished 4th in class. In LMP2, even despite a smaller field, the contest for victory was closer but in the end ByKolles Motorsport took the initiative and even beat a couple of LMP1 entries en route. F4H Racing split the two ByKolles teams there in an interesting display, some drivers driving extremely efficiently and clinically and saving a pit stop in their stints.
Battle in GT with the F4H entry being hunted by two HCR cars
Two Class winners: ByKolles Motorsport & Team Fuchsrohre
We could like to congratulate all the winners and everyone involved in the winning entries. However this is just the start of the season; there is much more to come!
See you at Silverstone!