Last week in the Apex Racing League paddock
w/c 17TH May 2021
As always, the airwaves of Apex Racing TV have been alive with the sound of virtual horsepower. From the long drags of Monza, to the perilous streets of Long Beach, the Apex Racing League paddock has visited the world’s finest circuits on the leading driving simulator – iRacing.com.
Here is a recap of all of last weeks action
Back by popular demand, the Apex Racing League GT Trophy returned for a second season. Based on driver feedback, a packed field of GT3 machines took to the grid at Monza for the opening round of the season. Valkyrie Esports announced their arrival loud and clear by locking out the front row. However, defending champion Gaetan Anger wasn’t going to let the Belgian outfit steal all the headlines. An intriguing strategical battle ensued, setting up a tantalising battle for the season.
Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta has hosted some of Porsche’s greatest achievements, including an outright victory for the 911 RSR in 2015 against the might of prototype machinery. Road Atlanta’s unforgiving contours expose greatness and punish mediocrity. Williams Esports’ Josh Thompson’s greatness was laid bare on Wednesday with a stunning drive to a feature race win in round three of the Apex Racing Academy Porsche Cup. Although Thompson is a late arrival to the series, his pace may be enough to chase down Kamil Grabowski and steal the Pole’s crown.
A notoriously fragile Audi RS3 LMS and the unforgiving concrete walls on the streets of Long Beach whipped up the trepidation amongst the ARLTC paddock on Thursday. With three rounds to go, Kieran Harrison and Mark Woodhouse appeared comfortable atop the championship. Long Beach had other ideas. Find out how they fared via Apex Racing TV on demand
A race into the depth of night at Spa-Francorchamps provided a stern challenge for drivers in the ever-popular Wave Italy prototype championship. Once again, the thrills came in the P2 AM class. A spectacular duel between championship rivals Tim Perry and Kieran Smart gave plenty to chew on as the second half of the season begins.
A thrilling championship struggle between Paulo Draeta, Will Redford and Qio-Tiago Marteau rumbled on at Silverstone on Saturday. While Paulo Draeta cleared off with the spoils in both races, drama ensued behind with a controversial incident at the club chicane on lap one of the meeting. Both drivers faced a long climb back up the order. See how they did it by checking out the race replay.
New League Announcements
The Wave Italy Apex Racing League GT Championship is back for a fifth season, starting on the 13th of June! 24 races, over the course of 12 meetings, will decide the champion in one of our most prestigious series. Each meeting features one 25 minute race, and a 40 minute reverse grid race. Every race is broadcast on YouTube and Twitch by Apex Racing TV.
We are pleased to announce that Wave Italy have joined as Title Sponsors and have offered some incredible prizes for the top driver positions, including a choice of Wave Impetus Imola or Monza – Sim Pedals Pro and a half day of Professional Coaching at the Wave Italy Professional Training Center in Verona. The top drivers and teams from each championship will also receive Apex Racing Academy and SDK Gaming subscriptions for a total prize pool worth £4,450!!! Don’t forget about the trophies for the top 3 positions in the drivers championships!
Want to come and race with us here at Apex Racing? Check out www.apexracingleague.com to find a league to suit your tastes. Touring cars, single seaters, GT and prototypes. We have it all at Apex Racing!