A look towards the new year

We turn our focus to the new year, with many new challenges in prospect, most notably defending our titles in the 2017 iRacing Blancpain GT Series World Championship, and the 2017 iRacing World Championship Grand Prix Series.

Our partner- and sponsorship continues with Virtual Racing School continues into its second year. Virtual Racing School is an online platform for collaboration and driver improvement, which Coanda uses extensively to analysing driving and setups, to optimise race strategies and laptimes.

We also welcome a new sponsor and hardware partner, Heusinkveld Engineering. The Dutch company creates both high-end software and hardware for professional simracers . Already many of Coanda’s drivers used their products, and we look to extend on that collaboration.

Our 2017 cars will also adorn the logos of SimQuip, Andwern Design, Racespot, and Joel Real Timing.

Jörn Jens:
“Having new drivers and partners on board for next year the main goal for next season is to consolidate our position as the most successful sim racing team. After moving the goalposts last year, we’ll keep our determination and passion to achieve that. With the expansion of the Blancpain GT Series line up to three teams I’m sure that we have a strong position in that series, as well as the iWCGPS as we plan to keep our drivers focused on a single world championship series.”

Martti Pietilä:
“2016 was truly astonishing for us. There wasn’t much left on the table when it comes down to what could be achieved. The whole team stepped up to another level. But it wasn’t all that easy, especially the start of the iWCGPS didn’t go as planned. In hindsight, the preparation for the season could have been better, but fortunately we learned quickly and turned things around. For this coming season, we know the areas we need to work out, so we’re going into 2017 more ready than one year ago.”