Jacob Tofts

Hometown: Hatfield Heath

Hobbies: Sim-racing, Formula Ford race mechanic, car design, cycling and go-karting

Occupation: SIMSPORTNews Editor

Other Facts: My dad races cars and I am his mechanic, I have been sim-racing for a year. My favourite drivers are my dad (Neil Tofts), Daniel Riccardo, Max Verstappen and Fernando Alonso.

 

David Roffe

Hometown: Seattle, Washington, USA

Hobbies: Sim-racing, karting, mountain-biking, hiking

Occupation: Web Developer

Other Facts: Favourite drivers are Dan Gurney and Mark Donohue

 

Luis Emerton 

Hometown: Coventry, UK

Hobbies: Simracing, shooting and whitewater kayaking

Occupation: Applications Engineer

Other Facts: Really enjoyed the WEC last season, Nicki Thiim has to be my favourite driver.

 

Sara Dove

Hometown: Bristol

Hobbies: Sim racing, video gaming, nail polish, computers, Warhammer, reading, photography, driving my new car!

Occupation: Unemployed

Other: I plan to try getting a racing licence this year, and maybe become a real racing driver!

 

John Keefe

Hometown: Ansonia CT USA

Hobbies: Sim Racing, Cycling, Drumming & Karting 

Occupation: Self Employed

Other Facts: 

I have been a life long motorsports fan. My father took me to the Indianapolis 500 in 1991, and my life was forever changed. I began Karting in the late 1990’s, and continued on through 2014. I was the Polesitter for the Indy Karting Classic in 2011 beating the likes of Joseph Newgarden, AJ Almendinger, Alex Tagliani

and many other real world drivers in that event.

As for Sim racing, it all began on a snowy weekend in 1995. Papyrus Nascar 95 was released and my stepfather just happened to work for IBM, so we had the good stuff that would run that program back then!! Next came another Papyrus release, IndyCar Racing 2!! HOOKED! Then ofcourse came Grand Prix Legends…. Mind blown at that point!! Fast forward to 2008 and iRacing here i come! Been active there ever since, Winning multiple championships in Grand Am. Since the release of the Nissan GTP

I have been exclusively competing in the Kamel GT series.

 

Austin Brewer

Hometown: Ipswich, Suffolk UK

Hobbies: Motorsport, amateur photography, exploring everything.

Occupation: Civil Engineer

Other Facts: I learnt to walk before I could crawl, I eat anything but peas and I daily-drive a Volvo 480 Celebration.

 

Chris Skinner

Hometown: Rochester NY USA

Hobbies: SimRacing, Fishing, Anime,and playing with my kids.

Occupation: Assistant Manager Tim Hortons

Other Facts: I am a hard working Father of 3. Married to my loving wife for 7 years now.  Born and raised in western NY. I like working on my cars and hanging outside during the summer months. I did 1 WKA race in 2005 at summit point. I can’t remember what the kart was but it was not a shifter. (endouro something) I have a cousin Rick he raced a few ARCA races, 2000 ish. That is how I got to do the Kart race. 

 

Mirko Dautanac

Hometown: Endeavour Hills Victoria, Australia

Hobbies: iRacing 

Occupation: Diesel Mechanic

Other facts: Really enjoy all that iRacing has to offer. I’m a member of the ANZCAR league on iRacing, an oval league in the Aus/NZ community with races broadcast on RRTV

 

Luke King

Hometown: Benoni, Gauteng, South Africa

Hobbies: Flying radio-controlled aircraft, gym, gaming (CGSO and Sim Racing), working on race cars and drag racing

Occupation: Full time computer programming student, part time real estate agent

Other facts: Quite a few years of Sim Racing experience. Started way back in Gran Turismo 3 and F1 2001. Moved to Gran Turismo 4 and Assetto Corsa before discovering iRacing. Real life motorsports interests include Formula 1 (favourite driver – Kimi Raikkonen, ranked also as my all-time favourite driver), WEC (favourite driver – Kamui Kobayashi) and Formula Drift (favourite driver – ‘Mad’ Mike Whiddett)

 

Santtu Mäkinen

Hometown: Tampere, Finland

Hobbies: Fishing, Cooking and Gaming

Occupation: Student

Other facts: My favourite F1 drivers are Kimi Räikkönen and Daniel Ricciardo. I have watched F1 as long as I can remember. I don’t even remember missing a race for at least 15 years. Also big fan of Motogp and WRC.

 

Name: Fabian Jungbluth

Hometown: Siegen, Germany

Hobbies: Lets leave this blank ok?

Occupation: Jobless but hoping to change that in the summer

Other facts:

iRacing:

Winner of Indy 500 8th split 2017

2nd place of Indy 500 2018 6th split

Winner of 12h Sebring in C7 2nd split 2017

3rd place of Petit Lemans C-Spec Topsplit 2016

Member of simracingdeutschland

Driving in the DGTM and vVLN league series

 

Simon Ehses

Hometown: Kirschweiler, Germany

Hobbies: Sportshooting, SimRacing, Real Motorsport, Handball

Occupation: Electronics technician and IT-Student.

Other facts:


Teamboss until 05/2018 and now only Driver and Painter for GTTempel Racing Team.

Teamboss, Driver and Painter of the SimRacing Team from the Automobil Motorsport Club Birkenfeld e.V. (AMC Birkenfeld) in the official ADAC Digital Cup in Germany.
Also Boss of the DGTM from SimRacing Deutschland e.V. The biggest iRacing GT3-Series in Germany.

Also in the Organisation Team at the iRacing Series on the SimRacing Expo Events.

 

Douglas Welzel

Hometown: Scottsdale, Arizona, US

Hobbies: Motorsports, Golf, RC Helicopters and Planes

Occupation: Software Engineering

Other facts: Been playing racing games since I was a kid and about a year ago jumped into sim racing with both feet and haven’t looked back.  Outside of work and sim racing I enjoy building and flying a variety of RC aircraft including planes (aerobatic and EDF), helicopters (700 class) and various FPV platforms.

 

Eric Bourduas

Hometown: Gatineau, Quebec, Canada

Hobbies: Gaming, Track days/time attack, Tech/PC building

Occupation: Web Application Developer

Other facts: Been daily driving an Evo IX since 2010, which also serves as my track car during the summer

 

Martin Christensen

Hometown: Odder, Denmark

Hobbies: Sim-racing, Motorsport, Go-karting, Football, Mountain/road biking and Running

Occupation: Currently I am still in school. I am finishing my last year in the Danish upper secondary school and I graduate from the Academy for Talented Youth this winter.

Other facts: I am 18 years old, and for as long as I can remember racing and motorsport in general have been a huge part of my life. My dad has a degree in technical engineering, and is therefore the main reason why I got in to motorsport in the first place. We have visited many of the European race tracks together, and after the Formula one race at Hockenheim Ring in 2010, I decided to begin Sim-racing.     

 

Dali Jankovic

 

Hometown: Copenhagen

Hobbies: Simracing and RC-planes

Occupation: Social Worker

Other facts: I raced go-karts as a kid, and racing has been in my blood ever since.

 

Thomas Hjeresen 

 

Hometown: Søborg, Denmark

Hobbies: Simracing , Cars and RC Racing

Occupation: Chauffør/Driver

Other facts: Just that I love Simracing and real racing.