THE MONTH OF MARCH

The month of March had a whole list of events going on including the 12 Hours of Sebring to the Copper World Classic.

We start this months round up with the results of the Sebring 12 Hour which sadly due to issues with the replays lead to the end of the race not being broadcast. This even also gave the opportunity for Craig A Williams to come back and race with the team after leaving to help further his set up shop and joining FA Racing G2 as their engineer for the VRS GT iRacing World Championship.

This race also gave opportunity to some new faces to the TBR roster to show what they can do in the form of Jonathan Madden and Simeon Lynch who both handled the race very well.

The TBR Pink Ferrari GTE finished P2 in top split with the TBR Red Ferrari GTE taking the win in their split.
On to the GT3 cars entered in which there was 2. The TBR Powered by Kreg Doc which finished P7 in an incredibly strong top split and the TBR Green Audi faced issues in their split and had to retire after a race ending incident in sunset corner.

Staying with the endurance racing theme for another while the team competed in VLN 2 with a late entry into the 4th split with Teemu Toikka and Ben Wilkinson at the helm of the Mercedes AMG GT3. After a start with contact the car faced issues after Ben disconnected from the server during his stint. Teemu later got in the car and managed to muscle it back up the field and in the process set very consistent laps.

To the Majors series now and an unusual car for us to drive in the form of the Silver Crown at Phoenix oval. Teemu Toikka was the only driver from the team to enter the race and after only just making it back in time for his heat and starting from pit road got into the feature race. After a long 2 hours and the race going to time instead of laps Teemu tamed the beast of the Silver Crown to take the chequered flag before everyone else and moves himself to the lead of the European Majors Pro standings. With the next round back into familiar territory in the IMSA cars (C7DP, GTE, GT3) we will be hoping for a strong showing from the guys.

Sticking with Teemu and his turning left things. He had planned on running the Road to Pro series in the Sprint Cars which sadly ended due to having to work during the races and will put him out of points contention due to only having 2 drop weeks. Teemu has also been competing in the “Friday” Night Dirt Night that RacespotTV broadcast every Friday (Sometimes Saturday) night. He has been collecting good finishing positions and strong qualifying performances. It is always good to see someone in the team branch out and race something out the ordinary.

Onto some open wheel racing in the form of the Indycar with the Absolute Beginners Indy League we had Sam Katakouzinous and Teemu Toikka racing in this one. The race was one of attrition with a lot of casualties not finishing the race and it lead to P4 and P5 respectively for Sam and Teemu as they will be looking forward to some more Sebring for the next round of the championship.

To to Italy where Jeff Ooms managed to seal the deal when it comes to the Autobahn GTLM Championship in his Ferrari GTE with a few rounds to spare. After winning 10/14 with 2 missed weeks and two podiums to go with that means Jeff well and truly won the championship.

Next we travel north to the Club Scandinavia and their GT3 league kicked off earlier this month with Joachim Ljunggren taking the win around Donington Park in the TBR Audi R8 GT3. Jocke had this to say about the race “First REAL Club Scandinavia race for the season. I got pole and lead every lap and won. But it was very tough! Some good pressure from Jesper during the first part of the race. A bit inconsistent here and there made me gain and loose time to Jesper. Was a bit frustrating at times but I managed to bring home the car in first place.”

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