Category: Australasian Superskips Season 1

Australasian Superskips Round 8 @ New Hampshire

A great round of the Australasian Superskips held at New Hampshire saw another big field take on the tight ‘roval’ layout.  In what some might call a miracle, the whole field made it through the hairpin on lap 1 successfully, which spoke to both the standard of driving and the attitude of the people piloting their Skippies.

Certainly a fun race from my perspective with and enjoyable element of interaction with viewers while I streamed this race.  I had a good few laughs and a great night of racing.

You can check out the action below!

 

 


Australasian Superskips Round 7 @ Bathurst

A fantastic line up of 30 plus cars once again came out for the latest round of the Australasian Superskips. Mount Panorama played host to Round 7 of the championship with a strong field of cars and their drivers looking to tame the sacred home of Australian motor sport.

Personally, after a poor qualifying run, where I blew a fantastic opportunity of tucking in behind a faster driver and take advantage of their tow, when whilst half a second up on what ended up being my ultimate qualification time, I overcooked my run through Caltex Chase. This left me languishing somewhat in 20th position on the grid with nothing left for it but to put my head down and enjoy the fantastic ride that the Bathurst track provides.

No more spoilers, my race is below. The full championship standings can be found here – LINKY


Australasian Superskips Round 6 @ Interlagos

Another amazing 34 car field for what is a great track for the Skip Barber car and Round 6 of the Australasian Superskips at Interlagos.  There was action throughout the field and another top quality line up of drivers with a great mix of overseas drivers and a very strong representation of local club drivers as well.

I streamed the race live again.  The results of which you can see below.  There was some good racing and a little frustration in not being able to make more racing for those a little ahead and just out of my reach, with the pit stop once again showing that I have plenty to work on as it looked to cost me a shot at some higher placed results.  Having said that, nothing more could be said for the great racing on a fantastic track!

 


Australasian Superskips Round 5 @ Donington

A fantastic 34 car field turned up to take on the tight Donington National layout.  This presented some unique challenges and opportunities for drivers in both qualifying and the race.  It also saw yours truly return to the track for this series after unfortunately having to miss 3 rounds.  It put my championship hopes of a top 5 position in a shambles, but, the enjoyment of the racing well and truly made up for it.

I am playing a bit of catch up with the Superskips races, so I will let the racing do the talking.  I am back on the streaming bandwagon, so this is the race from my perspective….make sure you watch the finish.  I know I was somewhat of a nervous wreck by the end!


Australasian Superskips Round 1

The first round of the inaugural Australasian Superskips kicked off in style last night with a fantastic turnout of 33 drivers taking the grid.  Speaking from first hand, as I took to the track myself for what I hope is many Superskips races to come, the driving standard was excellent.  It was amazing to see a flood of cars streaming around the Okayama circuit on the first lap with none of the carnage that can accompany some of the official racing at this track.

One of our international guests Fahim Antoniades took poll and the early running and led for a good deal of the race overall.  He was struck down after ill fated attempts to make the compulsory pit stop when he was unable to take on fuel due to what we will call virtual ‘mechanical’ issues (aka misconfigured app.ini file).  This left him spluttering his way around to finish the race in 28th position, giving up what looked to be a comfortable win of the first ever Superskips race.

That honour went to local drive Luke Whitten, who continued his run of hot form to take the win after qualifying 4th on the grid.  The podium positions were completed by two other local drivers in Dylan Shepherd and Luke Page.  Two former regulars in the Skip Barber category who made impressive returns.  The leading international driver was Maciej Tobola, who made an impressive run all the way to 5th position after starting all the way back in 17th.

Honours in the teams championship race also sit with Luke Whitten and his team mate Richard Nicholson.  Brad Parkin and Mark Jefferey bagged a set of solid points to be in second place, with Robert Crouch and the aforementioned Maciej Tobola in third in what should prove an exciting additional element to the series.

As for yours truly, I was in the hunt for a top 5 finish after qualifying in 14th, having a great time with Timothy Butler and Luke Page in the early stages.  I came out of the pit stops racing having jumped Timothy and would have been racing with Maciej for that magical top 5 but for the momentary laps of concentration and lack of a pit speed limiter…picking myself up a 15 second hold penalty with a return to the pits to serve it.  Quite shattered, but had a blast racing as you can see in the video below.

Racing moves to Barber Motorsports Park next week.  So search out the Australasian Superskips League on the iRacing site and come and join the action!