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VRS Coanda Simsport Wins Top Split of 2021 iRacing 24 Hours of Daytona

VRS Coanda Simsport Wins Top Split of 2021 iRacing 24 Hours of Daytona

Three of iRacing’s most dominant road racers combined to take top honors in the top split of the 2021 iRacing 24 Hours of Daytona on Sunday morning, as VRS Coanda Simsport’s Joshua Rogers, Mitchell deJong, and Mack Bakkum took the checkered flag in the annual twice-around-the-clock visit to Daytona International Speedway modeled after IMSA’s premier event. The trio combined to lead a whopping 861 of 898 laps in the Dallara P217 LMP2, over 60 laps more than Rogers, deJong, and Martin Kronke completed on the way to last year’s top split victory.

All three podium entries in the top split were on the same lap. The Williams Esports quartet of Moreno Sirica, Josh Thompson, Diogo Pinto, and Michael Romanidis led 19 laps on the way to a second place finish, climbing from eighth on the grid. Mivano Simracing Everyeye.it’s Dion Fiallo, Tommaso Carla, Fraser Williamson, Sacha Gorle, and Maxime Brient completed the podium and led five laps of their own.

When all was said and done, two of the three classes were decided by less than a lap. In the GTE class, Triple A Esports’ Andreas Jochimsen, Jackson Souslin Harlow, Rafaele Rezzag, and Chris Lulham beat the MSI eSports squad of Marc Perez, Alejandro Sanchez, Salva Talens, and Dani Elgarbay in a battle of BMW M8 GTEs. The only one-lap margin of victory came in GTD, as Team BMW Bank’s Kay Kaschube, Nils Koch, and Laurin Heinrich defeated Vendaval Simracing’s Braden Eves, Dekota Fripp, and Joshua Anderson in a showdown of the new BMW M4 GT3 and Lamborghini Huracan GT3 Evo.

iRacing’s 24 Hours of Daytona featured two event dates, a Friday evening launch and a Saturday morning start that was delayed into the afternoon due to overwhelming iRacer demand. More than 3,100 total entries signed up for this year’s event, with a total of nearly 10,000 drivers blowing last year’s record of over 6,200 signups out of the water. The event always attracts a large number of real-world racers, and 2021 was no exception: F1’s Max Verstappen and IndyCar’s Sage Karam were each in the top split, while Fernando Alonso, Rubens Barrichello, Landon Cassill, Garrett Smithley, James Davison, and Anthony Alfredo were among the real-world racers to score podiums in their respective splits.

Results from the top split of the 2021 iRacing 24 Hours of Daytona were as follows:

Fin.

St.

No.

Team

Car

Class

Laps

Interval

Led

Best

1 1 8 VRS Coanda Simsport $8 Dallara P217 LMP2 898 861 1:32.809
2 8 6 Williams Esports Dallara P217 LMP2 898 -50.788 19 1:32.514
3 5 5 Mivano Simracing Everyeye.it Dallara P217 LMP2 898 -57.912 5 1:32.530
4 13 15 Team Redline Purple Dallara P217 LMP2 897 -1 L 0 1:32.735
5 4 12 Team Redline Ice Blue Dallara P217 LMP2 897 -1 L 0 1:32.519
6 20 33 DeltaSport U4K Dallara P217 LMP2 896 -2 L 0 1:32.764
7 12 17 YAS HEAT Richard Mille Dallara P217 LMP2 896 -2 L 0 1:32.560
8 14 67 VRS Satellite Racing Red Dallara P217 LMP2 894 -4 L 0 1:32.754
9 15 29 Energy Simsport #77 Dallara P217 LMP2 894 -4 L 0 1:32.295
10 9 13 VRS Coanda Simsport $88 Dallara P217 LMP2 894 -4 L 0 1:32.766
11 3 24 Inertia SimRacing EURORC.COM Dallara P217 LMP2 891 -7 L 0 1:32.868
12 2 18 VRS Coanda Simsport $18 Dallara P217 LMP2 891 -7 L 13 1:32.490
13 7 22 RaceKraft Esports Gold Dallara P217 LMP2 890 -8 L 0 1:32.420
14 16 30 Obsidian Racing Dallara P217 LMP2 884 -14 L 0 1:32.900
15 27 210 Triple A Esports White BMW M8 GTE GTE 849 -49 L 0 1:39.212
16 24 1 MSi eSports Red BMW M8 GTE GTE 849 -49 L 0 1:38.892
17 30 89 BMW Team BS COMPETITION BMW M8 GTE GTE 848 -50 L 0 1:39.155
18 29 707 KOVA BMW M8 GTE GTE 848 -50 L 0 1:39.126
19 22 71 BMW Team Redline BMW M8 GTE GTE 847 -51 L 0 1:39.331
20 28 77 BMW Team GB BMW M8 GTE GTE 847 -51 L 0 1:39.270
21 31 43 ASTRO Gaming Altus Esports Porsche 911 RSR GTE 845 -53 L 0 1:39.290
22 35 4 Triple A Esports Black BMW M8 GTE GTE 843 -55 L 0 1:39.461
23 32 28 Sportteam Competicion Ferrari 488 GTE GTE 840 -58 L 0 1:39.686
24 36 27 AlpineEagleRacing Porsche 911 RSR GTE 835 -63 L 0 1:39.842
25 38 7 Team BMW Bank BMW M4 GT3 GTD 815 -83 L 0 1:42.800
26 41 141 Vendaval Simracing Red Lamborghini Huracán GT3 EVO GTD 814 -84 L 0 1:42.941
27 48 176 SimRC Carbon $Daytona 24 BMW M4 GT3 GTD 813 -85 L 0 1:43.254
28 37 451 Biela Racing Team EURONICS $GT3 I Lamborghini Huracán GT3 EVO GTD 813 -85 L 0 1:43.017
29 39 142 Vendaval Simracing Blue Lamborghini Huracán GT3 EVO GTD 813 -85 L 0 1:43.283
30 46 48 SRC Squadra Corse Black Lamborghini Huracán GT3 EVO GTD 813 -85 L 0 1:43.135
31 47 19 Team Fordzilla BMW M4 GT3 GTD 813 -85 L 0 1:43.177
32 44 9 MAHLE RACING TEAM BMW M4 GT3 GTD 813 -85 L 0 1:43.103
33 50 14 Aurys Racing Team MRW BMW M4 GT3 GTD 812 -86 L 0 1:43.341
34 42 3 CoRe SimRacing Lamborghini Huracán GT3 EVO GTD 812 -86 L 0 1:43.210
35 49 452 Biela Racing Team EURONICS $GT3 II Lamborghini Huracán GT3 EVO GTD 812 -86 L 0 1:42.863
36 55 25 R8G eSports Jr #2 BMW M4 GT3 GTD 811 -87 L 0 1:43.260
37 53 116 Puresims Esports Lamborghini Huracán GT3 EVO GTD 809 -89 L 0 1:43.443
38 54 16 URANO eSports HKM BMW M4 GT3 GTD 737 -161 L 0 1:43.275
39 18 97 Team RSO #97 Dallara P217 LMP2 600 -298 L 0 1:32.812
40 19 10 #R4RMotorsport Dallara P217 LMP2 564 -334 L 0 1:32.756
41 25 20 Maniti Racing GTE BMW M8 GTE GTE 524 -374 L 0 1:39.548
42 51 26 Triple A Esports  # Green BMW M4 GT3 GTD 378 -520 L 0 1:43.437
43 45 91 BS COMPETITION BMW M4 GT3 GTD 228 -670 L 0 1:43.451
44 26 1 DV1 TRITON Racing BMW M8 GTE GTE 191 -707 L 0 1:39.610
45 52 79 Maniti Racing GTD Lamborghini Huracán GT3 EVO GTD 146 -752 L 0 1:43.589
46 21 72 Team Redline Orange BMW M8 GTE GTE 89 -809 L 0 1:39.704
47 10 169 R8G Esports #8 Dallara P217 LMP2 0 -898 L 0
48 11 78 MB Racing Esport Nordic Dallara P217 LMP2 0 -898 L 0
49 17 81 VRS Coanda Simsport $81 Dallara P217 LMP2 0 -898 L 0
50 34 2 R8G Esports #2 BMW M8 GTE GTE 0 -898 L 0
51 40 76 SimRC Titan $Daytona24 BMW M4 GT3 GTD 0 -898 L 0
52 33 11 Logitech G Altus Esports Porsche 911 RSR GTE 0 -898 L 0
53 43 21 URANO eSports HP BMW M4 GT3 GTD 0 -898 L 0
54 6 23 YAS HEAT Microsoft Dallara P217 LMP2 0 -898 L 0
55 23 911 Porsche24 driven by Redline Porsche 911 RSR GTE 0 -898 L 0

 

The next iRacing special event is the 2021 iRacing Daytona 500, taking place on February 12-14 as part of the NASCAR iRacing Series schedule. The next road racing-themed special event is the 2021 iRacing Bathurst 12 Hour for GT3s on February 26-28, while the IMSA class lineup returns in the 2021 iRacing Sebring 12 Hour on March 26-28. For more information on iRacing and for special offers, visit www.iracing.com.

Image via Improvised Design/Coanda Simsport

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