My Team Maunz-Racing participated at the 24h of Daytona in iRacing today. We started from 25th position and we were able to drive safely through the first laps and after a couple of hours we where leading the race. Unfortunately we where involved in an accident which put us back to 16th position. But we were able to make up position and when I took the wheel again for the last two stints we where fighting for the 9th position.
It was quite close but we knew that the other team would have to take fuel for the last 20 minutes and we where able to drive to the end without an additional pit stop. So a couple of laps before the end, 9th place was confirmed I if wouldn’t mess it up myself. We also put up the fastest lap time of 1:45.154. It was the first race for the team with these members so I didn’t know exactly what to expect.
The main goal was finishing the race and have as less incidents as possible to end up in the top20 maybe top10. The fact that we where able to lead the race for 90 laps and finished 9th despite a quite broken car, shows that everyone was doing a good job.
As you can see, the car has some minor optical damage 😀 The steering wheel was also a bit off but we still managed to race on.