So, the 2016 season... Let's just begin by saying that it has been quite a hectic season for our team. Mainly for me, it has been busy due to work (real life), being in between houses, and dealing with less than stellar internet connections.
However, let's also talk about the good things going on in our sim-racing world. We've had some strong performances from Giannis and Darren in the TC One championship (Touring PRO Series). Joonas is off in the Finnish woods studying the dirt and shooting things for awhile but his seat is still awaiting in the TC One Honda Civic. Congrats to Darren and Giannis for their strong showings in Division2.
It has also been excellent to be able to drive in the Skip Barber rounds with Scott and Darren in the Absolute Beginner's League. In both Leagues we encounter numerous drivers and teams which are both great competition but also have been very helpful in providing input to our "young" team.
I have felt proud of the guys' success and improvement as well as my own growth. I've begun scoring points on a regular basis. Also finishing most events unless I get wiped out by some unfortunate collision out of my control. In the Tony Hayes cup, we've had some great battles in the mx-5. The skip barber continues to challenge us and sadly we've had some pit stop problems and/or collisions. We definitely have picked up some pace in it though and feel confident as the championships wind down.
Giannis and Darren have provided great input to setups and strategy. Scott also helps guide our iRacing side of things since he's our most experienced driver with iRacing. We hope to see you back with us for the Formula Neagle SPA round buddy!
Finally we would like to talk about two important happenings. Fritosport Racing Team proudly welcomes Kev Mills to the team. We now have 6 drivers including myself. Our team is represented across RaceRoom Racing Experience, iRacing Motorsport Simulation and DiRT Rally. We welcome Kevin who also provides great input, expertise in various sims and he crafted an amazing button box for us. I am very excited to be using Kevin Mills button boxes in our rig. Kev has been practicing almost non-stop in his Skip Barber car. We've been running practices and hosted races lately and Darren plus Kevin have picked up the pace considerably in those cars. Kevin will join us on the grid in Season 9 of the ABLracing.com league.
It is truly a great year, when we look at the big picture, looking past the incidents on track, we have made great gains. Thanks to all of our drivers for the part they play in this team.
*Before we forget we hope to soon setup our 24" triple-screens, Obutto Revolution rig, 1080GTX founder's edition and truly get serious about this. We also have some products packed away since our move that we need to test like a brake pedal mod, sequential shift mod and a mini-E-brake handle. Of course, we are really looking forward to Kev Mills' button box. This hopefully ensures less pitlane mistakes, and faster pit stops and strategy!
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Edgar FRITO Sanchinelli