We are a proud Sim Racing Sponsor
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In March 2023, we decided to become a sponsor for Sim Experience South Africa. The event we are sponsoring is a GT3 Racing Event, with the following particulars:
We will be doing a GT3 series. So it gives us great pleasure to announce the upcoming IBFUSA GT3 World Series.
We plan to start on Sunday the 16th of April which gives competitors time to get car choice dialed in and skins sorted out.
Regarding the series format, we will do something a little different this season. We will have a 60-minute practice, 15-minute qualifying then a short sprint race of 6 laps which will set the grid for a 1-hour feature race. Both sprint and feature races will have rolling starts. The series will have 10 rounds.
The official Sim Experience SA GT3 World Series Tracklist will be as follows:
- Round 01 : Silverstone
- Round 02 : Nurburgring
- Round 03 : Twin Ring Motegi
- Round 04 : Imola
- Round 05 : Long Beach
- Round 06 : Spa Belgium
- Round 07 : Mexico GP
- Round 08 : Montreal
- Round 09 : Sebring
- Round 10 : Monza
Join the series
There are still a few spots available, if you would like to join this series. But be reminded that the official submissions for Vehicle Skins and Profile Pictures is April 10, 2023… To join The Sim Experience SA Discord Channel, for signup, please visit:
Stan Bezuidenhout entered the Sim Racing fraternity in October 2021. Since then, Stan has committed more than 330 Hours to RFactor 2, and more than 265 Hours to Assetto Corsa. He also regularly spends time in Assetto Corsa Competizione, in Automobilista 2, and in Dirt Rally 2.0. Stan is also a competitive member of Low Fuel Motorsport (LFM).
Deenash Singh entered the Sim Racing Fratentity in December 2022. Since then, Deenash has committed more than 40 Hours to RFactor 2, and more than 50 Hours to Assetto Corsa. He also regularly spends time in Automobilista 2. While he is new to Sim Experience SA, he is not a weak contender at all! Watch this space! Deenash is also a competitive member of Low Fuel Motorsport (LFM).
Our choice of weapon!
With the 488GT3, Ferrari brings the turbo engine back to covered wheel competitions, more than 20 years after the F40. A chassis made exclusively from aluminium and the carbon-fiber bodywork ensure rigidity and lightweight performance, delivering the stability and driveability that are crucial in any racing car. The wheelbase of the car is longer, like in the 488 GTE. This enables the use of the tyres to be optimised, as well as reducing wear on these, facilitating conversion from GTE to GT3. The 488GT3 continues this tradition of superb reliability that has always been a soiurce of greast pride for Ferrari.
Bi-Turbo V8 90°
Around 600HP (447 kW) at 7000 rpm*
Around 700 Nm at 6000 rpm*
390 x 35 mm
332 x 32 mm
* Balance Of Power (BOP) Limited
IBF Sim Racing Legacy
Since getting involved in Sim Racing, Stan has competed in a variety of different Sim Racing Leagues, including a Porsche Cup, Honda Cup, V8 League, Stock Cars, Polo Cup, Mazda MX-5 Cup, and BMW Series. Always honing his skills, Stan has entrenched himself in the Sim community as an active competitive, enthusiastic contributor, and willing student. After more than a year in Sim Racing, the next logical step was to become more involved – to become a season sponsor. If all goes according to plan, this will not be the last season to carry the IBF brand!
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