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Shaun Clarke (1975 - 2021)

Shaun Clarke, known in the Assetto Corsa modding community for his popular tin top cars, has sadly passed away.

We received word today that talented, hardworking and well-respected community member Shaun Clarke, known for such Assetto Corsa mods as the Seat Leon TCR and the Ginetta Supercup and GT4 cars, has passed away.

Shaun was known as a warm and friendly person throughout the sim racing community, and always appreciated the feedback he received on the mods he worked so hard to give us.

The RaceDepartment team wishes to pass along our sincerest condolences to Shaun’s family and friends and wished them strength in this difficult time. Shaun’s legacy in the sim racing world will live on through his mods, many of which can be found on his RaceDepartment profile page.

Rest in peace, Shaun Clarke.
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Mike Smith
I have been obsessed with sim racing and racing games since the 1980's. My first taste of live auto racing was in 1988, and I couldn't get enough ever since. Lead writer for RaceDepartment, and owner of SimRacing604 and its YouTube channel. Favourite sims include Assetto Corsa Competizione, Assetto Corsa, rFactor 2, Automobilista 2, DiRT Rally 2 - On Twitter as @simracing604

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Rest In peace Buddy, Save me a beer up there, Dont You and Dale Sr be drinkin em all on a feller now.
 
R.I.P Shaun. I had many a great conversation with Shaun over the years. Have known of him for over 30 years as he was part of the Fairlight group who made wicked music demos on the commodore amiga ( as well oas being one of the largest cracking groups ) . I used to speak to him in the early hours to spur him on while making the Ginetta mod for assetto corsa and share many stories from the eary 90's cracking scene. very sad day for the community . Shaun you will be missed
Bloody hell, I've apparently known of him since the late 80's, without even knowing it!
What utterly, utterly sad news this is.
 
This is such sad news.

Rest in Peace Shaun and heartfelt condolences to your family and friends.
This is not an age to pass away.
 
I'd not heard of him until this week putting together a BTCC in Assetto. As all you will of course know his work is a huge part of that.

I feel this is proof his excellent work will live on.
 
I’m Shaun’s eldest daughter, Megan. I happened to come across this post while looking at his work. I just wanted to say how lovely it was to read all of your heartfelt messages. It’s comforting to know how much of an impact he had in the racing community. Thank you!
I am incredibly sorry for your loss. Shaun was a wonderful person and will be sorely missed. He was always humble, and yet highly talented. The world is dimmer without him.
 
Thursday - July 29th, 2021 - Lap Of Honour For Shaun Clarke - Brands Hatch. With the cooperation of the participating drivers in our SimRacingSystem Shaun Clarke tribute series, we gave Shaun a fitting salute by completing a lap of honour with him in virtual pole position. Thank you to all who took part and thank you Shaun for all your selfless work for the sim racing community, your work will endure mate.:)
 
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Rest in peace to an amazing human being. I feel so sad from being told so late about his death, i've been pretty far from the whole community in the last year while chasing my dreams and now i receive this news, i hope he can Rest in Peace now, a great person, and driver as well. My condolences to the family, we'll miss you a lot Shaun, thanks you for all your hard work over the years, it'll never be forgoten.
Rest in Peace and see you on the finish Line.
 

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