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Mikkel Gade Clinches Skip Barber Formula iRacing Series Crown with Sebring Victory

Mikkel Gade Clinches Skip Barber Formula iRacing Series Crown with Sebring Victory

Mikkel Gade will have the opportunity of a lifetime behind the wheel of a Skip Barber Formula Race Series car for the full 2022 season, after locking up the Skip Barber Formula iRacing Series title with a dominant victory in the season finale at Sebring International Raceway. After posting the top qualifying time for the final event, Gade led all but four race laps across both features, scoring a fourth place finish in the first before charging back to the front to win the latter by nearly four seconds.

The Skip Barber Formula iRacing Series closely mirrors the real-world Skip Barber Formula Race Series in vehicle formula and racing circuits, with the added caveat that the top performers in the virtual series earn racing opportunities in the real one. Each week, a new slate of 20 drivers qualifies their way into the next race round, receiving coaching from Skip Barber Racing School instructors before taking to the track for a pair of 15-minute timed races. The champion at the end of the six-week series earns a full-season ride in the Skip Barber Formula Race Series, and more than $500,000 worth of prizes is on the line overall.

Gade’s closing victory was the culmination of a dominant season in which he won seven of the 12 race sessions and finished off with a 36-point advantage, more than a race win’s worth of points, over Nicolas Mateo. Still, it was Deagen Fairclough, Matt Adams, and Mateo who would all get past Gade on the final lap of the first race, denying him win number seven temporarily. Still, Gade would charge back in the second race, passing Adams and Mateo to get up to second on the first lap, getting by Fairclough on the second, and never looking back. Adams and Guillaume Levesque would complete the podium after Fairclough would fall out of second on the final lap.

Skip Barber Formula iRacing Series feature one results from Sebring International Raceway were as follows:

Fin.

St.

No.

Driver

Laps

Interval

Led

Best

Pts.

1 7 19 Deagen Fairclough 8 1 2:02.101 35
2 6 18 Matt M Adams 8 -0.801 0 2:01.893 32
3 8 10 Nicolas Mateo 8 -1.963 0 2:02.137 30
4 2 1 Mikkel Gade 8 -2.728 5 2:01.823 28
5 14 20 Jon Boetefuer 8 -7.563 0 2:02.254 26
6 15 8 Guillaume Lévesque 8 -8.603 0 2:02.433 25
7 11 12 Ross Banfield 8 -8.761 0 2:02.191 24
8 18 6 Jack G Harrison 8 -11.005 0 2:02.109 23
9 5 13 Matt Bussa 8 -11.674 0 2:02.610 22
10 19 5 Matthew Zeis 8 -13.677 0 2:02.729 21
11 16 17 Felipe Cabrera Loyola 8 -15.676 0 2:03.233 20
12 10 11 Tyler S Campbell 8 -1:04.045 0 2:02.223 19
13 1 4 Elvis Rankin 7 -1 L 2 2:01.608 18
14 3 7 Pierfrancesco Patricolo 7 -1 L 0 2:03.876 17
15 9 14 Zach Holden 7 -1 L 0 2:03.221 16
16 12 9 Jordan Johnson5 5 -3 L 0 2:03.993 15
17 17 15 Theodore Burns 3 -5 L 0 2:04.801 14
18 4 3 Michael Janney 2 -6 L 0 13
19 20 16 Simon De Mori 1 -7 L 0 12
20 13 2 Michael Romanidis 1 -7 L 0 11

 

Skip Barber Formula iRacing Series feature two results from Sebring International Raceway were as follows:

Fin.

St.

No.

Driver

Laps

Interval

Led

Best

Pts.

1 4 1 Mikkel Gade 8 7 2:01.256 35
2 2 18 Matt M Adams 8 -3.706 0 2:01.598 32
3 6 8 Guillaume Lévesque 8 -8.415 0 2:02.342 30
4 5 20 Jon Boetefuer 8 -8.495 0 2:02.599 28
5 3 10 Nicolas Mateo 8 -9.126 0 2:02.271 26
6 7 12 Ross Banfield 8 -9.500 0 2:02.091 25
7 18 3 Michael Janney 8 -10.732 0 2:01.936 24
8 13 4 Elvis Rankin 8 -12.919 0 2:01.649 23
9 16 9 Jordan Johnson5 8 -13.341 0 2:01.803 22
10 20 2 Michael Romanidis 8 -16.057 0 2:02.050 21
11 8 6 Jack G Harrison 8 -17.049 0 2:01.813 20
12 11 17 Felipe Cabrera Loyola 8 -19.925 0 2:02.228 19
13 12 11 Tyler S Campbell 8 -22.014 0 2:02.051 18
14 15 14 Zach Holden 8 -33.281 0 2:02.863 17
15 14 7 Pierfrancesco Patricolo 8 -44.411 0 2:03.990 16
16 1 19 Deagen Fairclough 7 -1 L 1 2:01.837 15
17 17 15 Theodore Burns 7 -1 L 0 2:02.708 14
18 19 16 Simon De Mori 4 -4 L 0 2:03.922 13
19 9 13 Matt Bussa 4 -4 L 0 2:02.968 12
20 10 5 Matthew Zeis 1 -7 L 0 11

 

The top 10 drivers in final Skip Barber Formula iRacing Series points were as follows:

  1. Mikkel Gade, 270
  2. Nicolas Mateo, 234
  3. Elvis Rankin, 231
  4. Deagen Fairclough, 213
  5. Matt Adams, 191
  6. Michael Janney, 191
  7. Matt Bussa, 185
  8. Pierfrancesco Patricolo, 183
  9. Felipe Cabrera Loyola, 181
  10. Ross Banfield, 171

As a result of their Skip Barber Formula iRacing Series performances, Gade has earned a full season ride in the 2022 Skip Barber Formula Race Series, Mateo has earned a half season, and Rankin has earned a single race. All three will also receive a 5 Day Competition Licensing Race School and Skip Barber Racing School coaching. Fairclough and Adams will receive a 1 Day Racing School from SBRS, while the remainder of the top 10 will receive an Intro to Racing program.

For more information on the Skip Barber Racing School, visit www.skipbarber.com. For more information on iRacing and for special offers, visit www.iracing.com.

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