Torque Freak Racing about to enter NEO Endurance Series

TFR Aston Martin GT1 at the newly released Circuit de la Sarthe

TFR Aston Martin GT1 at the newly released Circuit de la Sarthe

Torque Freak Racing are delighted to announce that we shall once again be entering a car into the prestigious NEO Endurance Series, for the third straight year. In our first season after reorganization and expansion, this represents a great effort by Sascha & all others involved in leading the team forwards. The first step will be to achieve prequalification on 2nd October 2016.

Our hopes are pinned on running an Aston Martin DBR9 in the GT1 Class. The team are looking to improve upon last season’s result of 10th in class, during which the car finished consistently but lacked a little top end speed. This season, David returns and is leading an otherwise all new 4 driver lineup, including Bram, Alex and Georg. The entire team has committed to giving their all to finding more from themselves and the setup of the car, and prove their mettle in the same class as many of the top teams in online sim racing. They are already well attuned to each other, as evidenced by a 6th place finish in the second split of the Spa 24 Hour race earlier this year, and consistent top 5 placings in strength of field races of the gruelling iRacing VLN series.

Introductions:
David Barraclough: Driver & Team leader
David is the most experienced iRacer on the team, having also competed in the NES in the previous season, along with two GES seasons, and takes on the task of leading the other drivers through this season’s races. Known in the team for his speed and on-track fairness, he has had a lot of success in multi class racing already. His biggest successes this year so far have been, and multiple 2nd division titles, and overall season podiums in the C Spec and Ford in IMSA and ProtoGT, a 4th place in the 2nd split of the Sebring 12h with Bram, a great 6th place finish with the rest of the team in the Spa 24h, and numerous top 5 finishes in the top split VLN races.

Bram Reniers: Driver
Bram has proven to be a great endurance driver for the team over the last year, incredibly consistent through multiple stints and is known for his awareness and measured approach. As media manager he is responsible for the fantastic paints of our cars. This year he has proven himself with a 4th place in the 2nd split of the Sebring 12h with David, a great 6th place finish with the rest of the team in the Spa 24h, and numerous top 5 finishes in the top split VLN races.

Alex Riebel: Driver
Alex is a rookie drive on the team, known for his rigorous approach to setup, and he is looking to prove himself at the very highest level of sim racing. In his first season with the team he has already showed his talent throughout his first 24 hour endurance race (Spa), and has shown some further bursts of speed in GT3 and GT1 racing against established division 1 competition. It’s going to be interesting to see how he fares himself against the experienced NEO competition.

Georg Gruber: Reserve driver & Crew chief
Handling pit wall operation & setup work, Georg draws upon real life touring car race experience as a driver and team manager at the Nordschleife in VLN, Red Bull Ring, and Monza, amongst numerous other tracks. As the team’s reserve driver he will also be looking to drive with the team at the Le Mans round at the very least. Georg has shown to not be far of the main drivers’ speed as a part of the Spa 24h team, and the VLN team..

Sascha Lamp: TFR Team Manager
Sascha will be supporting the NES team throughout the season in the organizational areas. He was also responsible for the reorganization Torque Freak Racing went through, leading up to having this entry into NES.

Our thanks go out to the rest of Torque Freak Racing, who will be supporting the team leading up to and during the NEO Endurance Series, as well as all our friends in the sim racing community. Finally, good luck to all fellow competitors!