Round 3 of the Racing Edge SimRacing Series saw the likes of F1 driver Nicholas Latifi and former GT3 champion Daniel Morad show their skills around Silverstone!
For the third consecutive week, drivers battled across two categories – Audi R8 GT3 and Audi RS3 TCR – for cash prizes and online bragging rights! The Racing Edge SimRacing Series is hosted on the iRacing platform.
You can watch the entire stream of Round 3 of the Racing Edge SimRacing Series from Silverstone in the YouTube video above. The stream includes practise, qualifying and race sessions.
Following two exciting opening rounds at COTA and Spa, the action moved to an overcast Silverstone for the third race of the Racing Edge SimRacing Series.
Great Britain’s historic racetrack was the first circuit to ever host a Formula 1 race. Extremely technical sectors and fast corners dominate this track. Conditions remained overcast. However, while the rain held off, the action came thick and fast over its famous Grand Prix circuit!
Tuesday’s third round of the Racing Edge SimRacing Series saw an enthralling race across both categories. There were numerous side-to-side battles and plenty of “elbows out” racing!
Racing Edge SimRacing Series: Cantu holds on!
A thrilling race in the GT3 class saw the lead exchange hands several times. Texan Carlos Cantu eventually held off professional racer Morad to clinch the $125 top prize. Morad picks up $95 for his efforts while Williams F1 driver Latifi secured the final podium spot and $80 third prize.
Latifi certainly seems to be picking up the pace of the Racing Edge SimRacing Series quickly!
Pole sitter Nick Rowland and Michael Cooper battled for the lead in the opening exchanges, after Cooper leapfrogged Morad into second. However, drama ensued when the two touched and Rowland spun off track. The incident put him well down the order in 10th position.
Cooper looked to be cruising to victory until a mistake at the very same corner with 16 minutes remaining. He ran wide and relinquished the lead, eventually deciding to end his race. Rowland, meanwhile, recovered to take fourth place and state his claim for drive of the day!
Julio Romagnuolo finished fifth while last week’s Spa victor Ethan Simioni completed the top five.
Waring dominates on debut!
The TCR class proved much more of a foregone conclusion as Canada’s Andrew Waring dominated from pole to flag on his Racing Edge SimRacing Series debut. Waring’s blistering lap earned pole position, where he stayed throughout the race thanks to fantastic driving and tire management.
He crossed the line first to earn the $70 top prize, over 10 seconds ahead of second-place Stefan Jeffrey ($50). Jacob Exton completed the podium with his second successive third-place finish, picking up $30.
Following his first Racing Edge SimRacing Series victory, TCR winner Waring said: “Great cars, good racing. Good, fun tire models on them. I thought most of these guys might destroy their tires so I just coasted through the whole race. Tried not to get taken out when the GT3s came past or when other TCR cars got in the way.”
He continued: “With the new tire models, the way you set them up for the first three laps is how they’re going to perform for the rest of the race. So just tried to take it easy for the first three laps, and that gave me good pace. I might move up to the GT class – I didn’t expect a win! I literally started practising today, about two hours before the race.”
Register for Round 4 now!
Registration for Round 4 of the Racing Edge SimRacing Series at Road America next week has now opened. The race takes place on Tuesday May 12th, 2020 at 4pm EST (1pm PST).
The Racing Edge SimRacing Series features six races held on a weekly basis every Tuesday, starting at 4pm EST (1pm PST). Each event consists of practice, qualifying and a race session.
For more information on our SimRacing Series or to register for the fourth round at Road America, please visit the Racing Edge Sim Racing Page.