Last week in the iRacing Apex Racing League paddock
w/c 31st May 2021
A cast of new contenders sounded their arrival in the iRacing ARL paddock this week. Could a changing of the guard be on the way?
On Thursday night, the long standing Apex Racing League Touring Car Championship reached a dramatic crescendo with George Simmons chasing the undisputed tin top star, Kieran Harrison.
Here is a recap of all of last weeks action
Apex Racing League Mazda Cup
The hidden gem of the iRacing Apex Racing League paddock is back for a second season! Roaring back to life at Watkins Glen, the ARL Mazda Cup returned to its barnstorming best. Season one challenger, Calieb Hydes, is back once more with a new cast of rivals to contend with. Monday Mazda Madness at 7pm GMT every week – don’t miss it!
Apex Racing League GT Trophy
Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta welcomed the ultra-competitive ARL GT trophy for the third round of the season. Once again, the Valkyrie Esports juggernaut ran up front. However, a new challenger sounded their arrival loud and clear. Charging to pole position on debut, Luke McKeown signalled his intentions to upset the establishment in the ARL GT Trophy!
Apex Racing Academy Porsche Cup
Once again, the magnificent Manxman Josh Thompson was the star of the show in the fifth round of the ARA Porsche Cup. Despite the best efforts of championship leader, Kamil Grabowski, the Polish ace’s lead continues to erode with every passing round.
Apex Racing League Touring Car Championship
After an exhausting slugfest throughout the season, a last round showdown between Kieran Harrison and George Simmons would settle the iRacing Apex Racing League Touring Car Championship. With a sixty-two-point deficit to overhaul, Simmons needed lady luck to be kind in the shadows of the Montreal casino. A sparkling qualifying lap produced pole position for the Apex Racing Team star. However, the relentless Harrison joined Simmons on the front row for race one. Once again, teammate intervention helped Simmons to close the gap. Nevertheless, Kieran Harrison deployed his enviable serenity under pressure to secure a second ARLTC title on the trot.
Wave Italy ARL Prototype Championship
Let loose on the four-mile national park of speed that is Road America, the Wave Italy ARL Prototype field could enjoy the full capabilities of their purpose-built machines. Despite his superior pace, LMP1 superstar Alexander Spetz hasn’t been immune from mistakes. A bizarre error on lap one from the Super Swede opened the floodgates for the most dramatic race of the season and a heroic performance from a tenacious Scotsman too!