TFR enters their 3rd year as a team and after our happy honeymoon period of year one, when we teamed up with Glacier TV and bought to you some of the finnest GT league racing, followed by a quiet 2013 as many members became disalusioned with iRacing due to slow progress along with real life commitments for many.

The remaining active members are looking forward to the promise of close team racing and driver swaps and the addition of many new tracks and cars which is shaping up to help many series such as NEO continue to provide some superb league racing.

we are currently recruiting and to shore up our team numbers in preparation for driver swaps when we hope to be one of many teams battling it out on the track against other teams week in week out.

outright pace isn’t a pre requisite (although none of us are snails) but rather we look for a good posative atitude and a passion for racing.

if you think this sounds like a team that you would like to help in the coming seasons then please pm or start a thread in the new drivers section.

TFR McLaren MP4-12C GT3 on track at Sebring

 

A disastrous first round at Sebring has left us languishing down at the bottom of standings for the 2013 Sim Racing Teams Championship (Blue Cup).  For Round 1, Torque Freak Racing would be represented by Philip Widdowson and John Moloney, who, due to some scheduling conflicts (he took a nap) would miss the first race. For Phil however, qualifying would be a reasonably understated affair, relying on his banker lap to give him a reasonable grid position in 22nd.

Electing for a start from pit lane to avoid any chaos resulting from terrible FPS while waiting for the grid, Phil’s race would end less than 5 minutes later. While beginning to work through the pack, Phil would challenge the Vortex Racing car of Georg Naujoks for position. Grabbing a run for the inside to T1 on Lap 3, an over-cautious overtake resulted in Phil making a huge error in judgement and hit the inside wall hard, bouncing out into the path of Georg, removing both cars from the race on the spot.

TFR would like to extend its congratulations to the guys at ineX Racing and Danielsson Motorsports Virtual for topping out the podiums and apologies again to Georg at Vortex Racing.

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The first NEO Endurance event of 2013 was 2.5 hours around the 3.74km Sebring International circuit in Florida.  Racing at night on the bumps at Sebring always produces an exciting challenge for everyone involved. TFR was represented on track by Mark, Jasper, Ian and for a short time, Phil. A total of 64 cars were entered for the first event, which would have to whittled down to just 43 entries. Ian Rogers would qualify his Corvette C6.R GT1 11th in class, while Philip Widdowson would narrowly miss out in pre-qualifaction by under a tenth of a second. Mark Bird would figure out the Sebring circuit to qualify 8th in the Ford GT2, while Jasper Groeneweg would overcome some adversity to sneak in a few tenths down on Mark. (more…)

In the past few months Torque Freak Racing lost some drivers (temporary hopefully) and to strengthen up the team we started our journey finding new drivers to join the TFR team.

I’m delighted to announce that the fast and talented Jasper Groeneweg is first driver we signed!

Most people will know Jasper as a frontrunner in i think almost every GT based Iracing championship and also from the iracing forums where he helps other drivers find their way into the GT world of Iracing. Jasper is hard to beat in the Ford GT and the new McLaren MP4 seems to make him only faster.

Jasper is going to be running the new DRGTC championship together with Stefan Coppens as well as the official Grand Am / GT series and the NEO Endurance series as a TFR driver.

Welcome to the team Jasper!

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