Penalty denies Maguire PRO win

The sixth round of the Formula SimRacing season took place at the Silverstone Circuit on the 31st April, with the highlight of the day seemingly being Luke Maguire taking a third win of the season, however he was denied by a post race penalty. This completed a tough weekend for the team as there was little more to celebrate in any of the other races, which included another pointless race in WC.

Academy
It was a disappointing race for the team in the Academy division. Championship leader Matthew Tuson was the highest finishing HM car, however he could only manage eighth after a disappointing qualifying and opening laps meant he was on the back foot for the rest of the race and could only finish in eighth. Job van Uitert finished one place behind in ninth, whilst Stoyan Barbukov only finished in eighteenth after a difficult incident filled day. Joao Gabriel also had a tough day and only finished in twenty third. Despite their issues, both Tuson and Barbukov maintain their top 2 slots in the standings as their rivals failed to score, with Tuson’s lead up to sixteen points.

ACA Results
8. Matthew Tuson (HME Invictus Motorsport)
9. Job van Uitert (HM Engineering)
18. Stoyan Barbukov (HM Engineering)
22. Joao Gabriel (HM Engineering)

PRO
As mentioned above, Luke Maguire looked like he had provided the highlight of the day for the team, finishing in first place on the road. It wasn’t an easy win either, he had to fight his way back to the front having made one more pitstop than his rivals, but he managed to do so effectively, and took the win. Or so he thought, however a post race penalty for an incident with Matthew Williams drops him to sixth. Whilst Phil Kraus failed to finish after losing control and spinning his car, meaning Luke Maguire still extends his championship lead. Roman Yakubovich finished in a solid fifth despite a late spin in combat with Jan Woznica, whilst Lorenz Dougherty and Ariff Roslan struggled slightly, finishing in thirteenth and sixteenth respectively. HM are still dominating the constructors standings in PRO, as they now currently hold a 65 point lead in the standings.

PRO Results
5. Roman Yakubovich (HME Invictus Motorsport)
6. Luke Maguire (HM Engineering)
13. Lorenz Dougherty (HM Engineering)
16. Ariff Roslan (HME Invictus Motorsport)
R. Phil Kraus (HM Engineering)

World Championship
It was another tough day in the top flight for the team, with none of the four HM entries scoring any points in this race. Jeroen Kweekel looked in contention to score solid points but first contact with Jernej Simoncic then contact with Robin Pansar damaged his race beyond repair and he could only finish twelfth. He finished just behind Tomasz Wach, who once again finished in eleventh just one place off the points, and was the highest placing HM driver, neither Eros Masciulli or Kirill Birukov finished the race, Eros retiring due to a collision with Danny Van Der Niet towards the end of the race, although he was still classified sixteenth, whilst Kirill retired due to a crash at Stowe early in the race.

WC Results
11. Tomasz Wach (HM Engineering Yellow)
12. Jeroen Kweekel (HM Engineering Red)
16R. Eros Masciulli (HM Engineering Red)
R. Kirill Birukov (HM Engineering Yellow)

The next race for the Formula SimRacing season takes place at the Nurburgring, on the 21st June, which you can watch live on the official Formula SimRacing YouTube channel.

https://www.youtube.com/user/FormulaSimRacing

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