• CMS rFactor 2 Enduracers Series recap : Round 4-Silverstone

    Norm Graf wins the prototype division, Elliott Budzinski wins GTE and Tim Collier wins GTC at Silverstone in the CMS North American Racing Series!!

    Writeup by James Knowles, screenies by Tim Collier

    The NARS circus crossed the pond for an evening at the Silverstone circuit-a road course that ha seen more changes than….well you fill in the nlank…
    Silverstone Circuit is a motor racing circuit in England next to the Northamptonshire villages of Silverstone and Whittlebury. The circuit straddles the Northamptonshire and Buckinghamshire border, with the current main circuit entry on the Buckinghamshire side. The Northamptonshire towns of Towcester (5 miles) and Brackley (7 miles) and Buckinghamshire town of Buckingham (6 miles) are close by, and the nearest large towns are Northampton and Milton Keynes.

    Lets take a lap...

    “After a new pit building, the Silverstone Wing, was completed in time for the 2011 race, the start of the track was relocated to between Club Corner and Abbey Corner. Almost flat out, the right-hander of Abbey leads immediately into the left-hander of Farm before cars heavily brake into the second gear, right-handed turn three; Village Corner. The even slower left-hander of the Loop comes immediately after, and leads into the flat-out left-hander of Aintree, before cars head down the DRS zone of the Wellington Straight; designed in 2010 to promote overtaking at the track. Turn 6, the left hander of Brooklands, is taken by drivers in second gear and leads immediately into Luffield, another second gear curve; a right-hand hairpin. The right-handed kink of Woodcote leads cars down the old pit straight, before the difficult sixth-gear right-hander of Copse, with a minimum speed of 175 mph in the dry for Formula One cars. Then, the challenging complex of Maggotts, Becketts and Chapel - a left-right-left-right-left complex with a minimum speed of 130 mph lead cars down the 770-metre Hangar Straight with the fifth-gear right-hander of Stowe at the end. The fifteenth turn of the track, Stowe, has a minimum speed of 125 mph and precedes a short straight, named Vale, which leads cars downhill towards the Club complex. Heavy braking is required for the left-hander of turn 16, and understeer can be an issue for the next right-handers of turns 17 and 18, as cars tentatively accelerate round to the start-finish straight.”
    Let’s see how the fellas did this evening…


    Norm Graf took pole in the prototype division with a 1:48.588 in the Oreca-Nissan. Jon Uyan was second on the grid in the Ligier with a 1:49.445. Third spot went to Dave Slee in a second Oreca-Nissan with a 1:51.948 followed by Jerry McComas with a 1:53.416.
    In GTE Elliott Budzinski took class pole in the BMW M3 with a 2:01.819 followed by Aaron Warz in the Ferrari with a 2:02.549. Third on the GTE grid was Tom DeLibero with a 2:04.192 in a second Ferrari followed by Tom Nasella in fourth with a 2:04.682 in a BMW with Eric Klister gridding 5th in a Porsche with a 2:05.173.
    In GTC Tim Collier put in a solid Q lap with a 2:05.681. Second in GTC was David Anderson with a 2:07.385 followed by Eric Elliot with a 2:08.419.

    Norm Graf took a comfortable victory in the prototype division leading Jon Uyan at the flag by 25 + seconds. Third in prototypes and a lap down was Dave Slee who was followed very closely at the checker by Jerry McComas.
    In GTE it was an all BMW podium with Elliott Budzinski able to lap the field in his car, followed by Tom Nasella second and Brian Potvin finishing third. Fourth and first non-BMW was Tom Delibero in the Ferrari followed by Eric Klister fifth in the Porsche.
    And in GTC Tim Collier took yet another win, followed by a close second-third place battle at the checker with Eric Elliott besting David Anderson by just over 3 seconds in a close battle.

    Next CMS NARS race is April 20 for a 90 minute event at Matsusaka -SEE YOU THERE!

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