Posted by: OllieNewman - Posted: January 23, 2021
In the middle of last year one of my old karting buddies approached me with a proposition. Knowing that i have always wanted to race but money was the limiting factor, he said “lets go sim racing”. My first thought was how hard could it be? Oh, very………
Yes, anyone can do it. To do it well? You will have to work hard.
I started off with the basics. A PC, a wheel and pedal set and a game to race on (I will come back to set ups in the future). We looked for a championship and came across SimRacing.Club – The home of the Virtual Endurance Championship. These guys know how to run a championship, you have to gain a licence to enter their championships. They have race stewards, dedicated servers, professional drivers and penalties if you misbehave!
I gained my license and set about entering a championship. A new championship was created so I thought to myself, Why not start a new team? JOY Motorsport was created to race in the GT3 Endurance championship. Knowing that I was as rookie as can be, I felt a lot of pressure to perform and find others who could help push the team towards success.
Let’s hope that we can get some good results!