After 2 years of waiting, countless attempts, and oh so many close but not quite moments, Ian Adams snags his first win in the iRacing.com IMSA sportscar championship. Race date was on September 21/ 2020 at Suzuka International Racing Circuit.
A few Simulated Aviation team members have been STANDING ON IT in iRacing for over 10 years. The pictures taken are from Ian Adams and paint originally created by him. These cars are raced frequently and can be seen streamed within Twitch. When the cars are out racing you never know what your going to get.
After missing qualifying due to technical glitches, Ian found himself near the back of the LMP2 field, starting 12th on the grid. However a turn one crash would hand him quite a few spots and by the end of the first lap Adams was battling for the 3rd position. Another collision at the front brought him up to the battle for the lead, and a swift pass saw him building a gap.
In the final few laps a few close calls with GT cars, as well as some charging LMP2’s would make life interesting, but Adams would hold on to claim his first win on the service since 2018. This is the first win under the Simulated Aviation sponsorship and one Adams is proud to bring home. You can watch the full race on Twitch.tv/Redfang258 and catch future broadcasts from the cockpit of the Simulated Aviation LMP2 as well.
Keep an eye out for continued coverage of the drivers throughout the next 13 weeks of iRacing competition, beginning this week with the following races
Next week the IMSA series takes a trip to the hills of Braselton, Georgia for a race at Road Atlanta, the track that plays host to the Virtual Petit Le Mans on Saturday October 3rd.
Petit Le Mans is a ten hour race that is considered one of the Crown Jewels of North American endurance racing. Tune in to see if Ian can make it to the finish with the help of co-driver Micheal Gray.
But on the first round through the slower GTE field, Adams would spin off the front of a Corvette in the tight chicane, he got it straight and kept moving, resuming his race down in fifth position. The next few laps would see him claw back positions until another collision placed him in 2nd place. Using the traffic to his advantage and a quick stop by his crew, Adams was able to leapfrog the leader on pitstops and start to pull away.
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