A little while ago I wrote a little piece about Apex Racing UK dipping it’s toes into the water of sims other than iRacing namely rFactor2. John Broadmeadow and myself entered the World Clio Touring Cup which consisted of 12 rounds and 24 races taking us to tracks scattered all over the world, organised by Marc Harris and Nick Curry in conjunction with the guys at REVS Simracing UK.
This past week saw the conclusion of the series with the last round taking place around the iconic Guia circuit in Macau. In terms of drivers standings we didn’t have much to play for both firmly established in the top 10 but with some decent results there was a tiny chance of grabbing 3rd lace in the team standings. We were turning laps the entire week leading up to the race on a dry circuit but as qualifying on race descended on us so did the rain and a soaking wet track. John managed to keep a cool head in both races scoring top 5 finishes and while I made some early mistakes managed a 13th and 9th place just to top up the points a little bit. Ultimately we did enough to take 3rd place in the team standing by a mere 17 points. Both John and myself are still very new to rFactor and it’s community but we feel this was a hug step in the right direction.
We have to give the organisers of the series a special mention. This series pulled in 30+ drivers each and every week and the popularity of the series is evident with the huge prize on offer for season 2 of the series. We’re extremely pleased to be part of this and and hopefully this will serve as another little step to establish ourselves as a well known name in the rFactor community. Season 2, renamed the Team Hard.com Clio Cup is not too far away but before it kicks off we still have the last three rounds of the FWSCC to negotiate.