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12

Votes Total

83

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Jetta, Solistice Smash Records at Sebring
Posted on Wednesday October 01, 2014

Besides the usual intense battle for positions in the top 10 of the season’s points standings, VW Jetta TDI and Pontiac Solstice sim-racers set new world record laps at historic Sebring International Raceway in Week 9 of the iRacing.com Grand Touring Cup. The steady drone of the turbo-diesels around the 3.7 mile course gave no hint of the record-setting pace Jetta drivers Torsten Boltjes and Marco Luca Abbate were turning. Abbate’s world record qualifying time of 2:28.368 was nearly seven-tenths faster than the other 107 drivers who turned a VW powered lap at Sebring. However, the new world record race lap belongs to Torsten Boltjes at 2:28.715 – the only VW driver to break into the 28s during a race lap. Boltjes certainly had plenty of opportunities to set a [...]

Andersson joins Ekstrom’s RX team
Posted on Tuesday September 30, 2014

Double Junior World Rally champion PG Andersson will replace current JWRC title holder Pontus Tidemand in the EKS World Rallycross team for next week’s Istanbul Park event. Tidemand, who has reached the final on three occasions this year with DTM star Mattias Ekstrom’s Audi team, will now prioritise rallying again, contesting this weekend’s Rally of France with a WRC2 class Ford Fiesta R5. Andersson made his first start of the World RX season driving a Hedstroms Motorsport Skoda Fabia in Germany two weeks ago. He just missed out on a place in the semi-finals, qualifying 13th. The Swede will race the EKS Audi S1 for the first time at former Turkish Grand Prix Formula 1 venue Istabul Park, alongside compatriot Edward Sandstrom, who has made three appearances for the squad [...]