Bram G Claes
Brief History: I have been a gamer for over 30 years eventually I decided to step into the world of simracing and having tried a few sim's I came across iRacing and have been here ever since.
Simtech Racing: I started with Simtech racing as a driver in the teams infancy, my main aim was competing in the TCR leagues and hoping to help other drivers with this car.
Now: I still drive the TCR in leagues and official races but have also stepped into the endurance race scene which I have a real passion for
I fill most of my online gaming time with simracing and of course the team which has been a blast the last year! We are looking forward to expand the team and get the STR name out there as a familiar name amongst the community!
Outside of simracing: I have a beautiful girlfriend and two amazing daughters, we all enjoy non electronic family time, walks and adventure days.
Favourite Car: The Mitsubishi Evo!!
Favourite Track: Spa-Francorchamps
Brief History: Started iRacing on the oval and in openwheeler’s, Joined up with Simtech Racing in it’s infancy, and was talked into racing an Audi in ABL (Tintops on the road was not really my forte), Things changed at Simtech Racing (Oh! the history!), was going to call it a day, but ended up racing with a young whipper snapper who goes by the name of Bram and an old hand called Pete (not saying he is old though), glad we three stuck around when others left, and the rest as they say is history.
Stage 2: After the Simtech team rebirth we have (and continue) to grow, and personally I have come to meet a great bunch of drivers (some who are still with Simtech Racing, and a couple who have moved on).
Now: With both new and old drivers, I am happy to drive anything, I still dabble in openwheelers, but have come to love the endurance side of iRacing and look forward to more drivers joining and experiencing the fun we have as a team.
Favourite saying: ‘I hate this Audi, it is a bloody shopping trolley’
Favourite Car: I have a soft spot for the Ferrari 488 (GTE/GT3), we have been through so much together. Favourite Track: I think Circuit de la Sarthe edges it, I look forward to the 24hrs of Le Mans.
Brief History:I consider myself to be an amateur racer and like many people got into simulation racing during the great pandemic of 2020.
Simtech Racing: Since joining Simtech Racing I have been happy to help out with any event, league or practice sessions, as the team grew I became an administrator to help both the EU and NA members.
Outside of simracing: I like to spend time with my lovely wife Tabatha (who actually saved Simtech Racing from an early 24Hr of Lemans exit....but that is another story), my wonderful children, and my pet dogs.
Favourite Car: Whatever I am sat in at the time of asking.
Favourite Track: I have a soft spot for Belle Isle as this is the track I made my league debut.
Pete has 10 years in iRacing and also enjoys Assetto Corsa. 10 years but still slow :), also a keen biker and runner.
I have been around iRacing for nearly 10 years. Although I have only recently worked out that to get better is to pick one series and stick with it. My vehicle of choice is the TCR but I’m interested in most GT series. Away from my rig I enjoy playing golf.
I’m focusing on TCR racing mostly and running the SimTech racing TCR Team, away form the track I enjoy spending time with my girlfriend and young son Ollie (I’m hoping Ollie joins the STR young drivers academy soon)
I’m an active member of MPC and TTC and the TCR endurance team, other than TCR i try to get better in LMP and GT3. In my spare time I like to take my Race/Track car to circuits all over the UK practicing and competing.
Brief History : I'm middle-aged but have been a gamer since my first computer, a Sinclair ZX81. Loved racing games right from the start - Super Hang On on the Sega consoles, Mario Kart 64 etc so it's natural that I found Sim Racing with firstly Gran Turismo on the PS1, PS2, and PS3 then moving onto LFS on the PC. I actually raced and organised a league for some years in LFS before kids and other hobbies took over. Coming back to sim racing in lockdown last year, I found iRacing and shortly after Simtech Racing with most of the characters that the team still has today. We're nearly all of a certain age and enjoyment comes first so I'm at home in this team! Simtech Racing: I started doing Absolute Beginner's and Sunshine Autos leagues with Simtech but I didn't enjoy them massively so I've moved over to the Sunday Driver's Cup, which, despite its flaws, is a mostly friendly and fun league for me. Realising (I thought) I could do better, I got the bug for league organising again and setup the Anycar Championship with the support and attendance of a large number of team mates. As well as the leagues mentioned above, I also race the VRS GT Sprint races most weeks, as well as the VRS GT Endurance races on Saturday evenings. Staying on the Endurance theme, I try to take part in some of the team's entries into the iRacing Special events like the Daytona 24hrs, Daytona 500, etc. Lastly, I am slowly working my way up to A licence in Oval, I'm slowly gaining experience and learning when to push and when to hang back. Outside of simracing: I have a beautiful wife and two children who I spend family time with, walking our dog and other family things. I am also a keen runner and cyclist, and hope to do some more triathlons when circumstances allow. Favourite car: Almost anything by Gordon Murray (Mclaren F1, T.50) and the Lotus Elise. All examples of where a design philosophy has been carried out in an almost fanatical manner. Favourite track: Nurburgring Nordschleife of course. I'm not that good at it, but I love how it flows.
Brief History : Being a simracer since back in the 90s and doint it more or less since then. Raced in a german league back in the day until family & work life came in. Simtech Racing : Mostly busy with Endurance racing & European Endurance series. Outside of simracing : Family & cats occupy most of his time , but he is also interested in model kit building & visiting real races. Favorite car : Nissan GTP / LMP2 Favorite track : Spa Francorchamps
Brief History : Being a gamer since Mattel Intellivision ( it was made of wood!) , he enjoyed GP2 & GP3 in the 90s! Simtech Racing : Enjoys & spends his time in the GT3 aswell as a known iracing painter for teamskins : check him out @ https://www.tradingpaints.com/profile/315944/Massimo-Berta. Enjoying GT3 and endurance events and series, looking forward to pick up prototypes and historical series. Outside of Simracing: Learning about technology & sociology. Travelling & spending time with his family makes him going outside too 🙂 Favorite Car : Lotus 79 Favorite Track : Oulton Park
Brief History: Being a gamer / simmer for years, with Wolfenstein 3D as first game! Simtech Racing : Within STR Todd likes to drive the TCR & GT3 Outside Simracing : He enjoys motorcycling, mountain & trail biking, downhill skiing & enjoy the cottage life with family & friends. A busy bee this one is! Favorite car : Audi RS3 & Ferrari 488 GT3 Favorite track : Montreal
New to Sim Racing and Iracing. I enjoy many types of racing formats. Former motocross racer. 4 kids and 7 Grandkids.
Muzafar has recently joined the world of iRacing. Motorsport has always been a passion of his and he hopes to keep that alive through Sim Racing.
Brief History : Like most gamers I have grown up with a control in my hand. The first being an old Atari then moving through the years following the console wars. Also, I always had a PC and in recent years have moved away from consoles. In the past year or so got serious into Simracing with Iracing and STR. Moved from a desk and 27inch monitor to a 80/20 rig with 49inch wide and 34inch monitor. Next step is a DD base and wheel, and I am in the process of building my games room so I can get away from the rest of the house and race away :blush: Simtech Racing: Mostly liking skip barber he is growing an interest in our other team events so we may see him in other areas aswell ! Apart from everyday family life with kids I try and get to the gym as much as possible. You will probably find me lifting heavy stuff at 5am in the morning if not Simracing. Favorite car : Skip barber & recently the Ferrari GT3 ! Favorite track : Oulton park as it is his local circtuit and has watched many races there , and even enjoying some track days aswell!
Brief History : Dean is quite new to iRacing & Simracing / gaming in general.but has a fair amount of real world experience. Simtech Racing : Trying to do a bit of everything at the moment, but there are some things he enjoys a lot which is oval racing, and endurance races. Outside of simracing : both driving and technical experience. He currently races UK short oval under DMC promotions in Northern Ireland in the Thunder Rod class. Previously competed in the NI AMA Drift Series also. Favorite car : BMW M4 GT3 Favorite track : Oulton Park