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So who are the real life racers here?

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Doug, Aug 4, 2009.

  1. .... and what vehicles and how fast?

    I'm not a racer but I wish I was, I have a strong yearning for speed. I've had some track time but only on promotional days and/or when I've paid for it.

    On a Mazda6 launch promotion day at Wesbank Raceway here in Johannesburg SA, I drove the Mazda6 2.0l and 2.3l and their equivalent BMW's, Audi's and Mercs. All standard cars but loads of fun. Totally convinced of the best of the bunch, I bought a Mazda6 2.3l, Beautiful car but not very fast.

    My most exciting track day was spending a morning driving a race ready Challenge Series, Ferrari F360 Modena around Swartkops Raceway near Pretoria SA. It's a day that will live with me forever. Tight track though so I never exceeded 200 km/h.

    Here's me ready to launch:

    and out on the track:

    A short vid of me showing off in front of my kids: (hope link works)

    Only other supercar I've driven was when I conned a test drive in a Lambo Miura S, pretending to be a buyer. Owner was sitting next to me so I never really got to unleash the horses.

    Fastest I've been on 4 wheels was 220km/h in my homebuilt V8 Ford Cortina and about the same speed on 2 wheels on a Suzuki 1100.

    Fastest I've ever had my body moving was Mach 0.95 at the controls of a Hawker Hunter jet fighter. Bit off topic, but hey, it's got wheels too.

    Walking out to the plane, love this pic, so Top Gun'ish:

    In the cockpit (almost wetting my pants):
  2. Mmmmm.... none it looks like, everybody here exclusively a desktop speed king?
  3. Bram

    Administrator Staff Premium

    No there are some real life drivers amoung the members of this forum:
    • Daniel Juncadella - Euro Formula BMW
    • Ludwig Ghidi - Formula Renault
    • Marin Colak - World Touring Car Championship
    Probably a lot more that i've forgot, sorry
  4. David Buxton

    David Buxton

    How could you forget about me? :weep:

    Rickard Javanainen - Junior Touring Car Championship
  5. Pics or it didn't happen. :)
  6. Bram

    Administrator Staff Premium

    Another one:

    Richard Trange - Junior Touring Car Championship
  7. Robert Wiesenmüller

    Robert Wiesenmüller
    The one and only Premium

    Some drivers that drove here a long time ago:

    Jocke Mangs - Porsche Carrera Cup Sweden / Mini Challenge
    Ben Spouse - Mini Challenge

    I don't know if they're still active in simracing though. Apart from them, I know Kasper Jensen (danish touringcars) and Marc Hennerici (ADAC GT-Masters / ex WTCC-Independent champion) are also simracing.
  8. Who whas the guy that drove in a skoda or dacia like car ?
    Even hat a video posted in the forum.

    Cant get his name to popup.
  9. Robert Wiesenmüller

    Robert Wiesenmüller
    The one and only Premium

    Hendrik Stoldt?
  10. Does not ring a bell....but could be.
    A thought that the video whas from a race on the short Oshersleben track.
    And his car whas mainly white.
    Thats all i remember.
  11. Bram

    Administrator Staff Premium

    Lol yeah Heny :) Last time he logged in must have been in 1993 :)
  12. Some more

    • Sean Edwards - FIA GT3 2006 Champion
    • Thor Qualmann - Volkswagen Polo Cup
    • Toby Newton - Ginetta G50 Championship
    • Tristan Bayless - Porsche Race Driver

    Daniel, Thor, Tristan & Toby are on our team DHR GP, I'll get some more of them to join here soon :)

    Some more here about to.
  13. Is Sean Edwards the person who one a Porsche race @ Silverstone in the wet? (They support the F1)

  14. I think he is the same Sean Edwards.