November 23rd, 2011 by DavidP
Rudy van Buren topped an international field of sim racers in iRacing’s first British Road Racing Tournament, held on November 21/22 and featuring the Radical SR8 at Oulton Park. Winner of one of last night’s four semi-finals, Van Buren started from pole position in the final and led all 15 laps to come home 1.662s ahead of Marius Golombeck who worked his way up from sixth on the grid, setting fastest lap of the race (1:25.110s) along the way.
Pablo López, another semi-final winner, finished third ahead of a fierce battle for fourth that saw Dave Gelink, Evan Maillard and Davy Decorps finish within 1.3s of one another. V8 Supercar standout Shane van Gisbergen (Australia/NZ) came home seventh ahead of David Williams and Marcello Maio, with Marc Fangmann rounding-out the top ten. Last night’s other semi-final winners, Blake Townend and Ronny Haehnel2, encountered problems in the final and were classified twentieth and twenty-first, respectively