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RENAULT 5 TURBO CUP: A Season in Review

The RENAULT 5 TURBO CUP, hosted by the THR Simracing community, concluded with a tightly contested battle for the championship. The season comprised four race weekends at iconic French circuits: Ledenon, Mas Du Clos, Dijon-Prenois, and Charade. Each weekend featured two races, with a maximum of 80 points available per event.

Season Start at Ledenon:
The championship kicked off at Ledenon, where FMG made an early statement by securing 68 points. Close behind were Adam Celárek with 67 points and Valentin Knechtel with 65. Pete Bondurant, who would eventually claim the title, had a modest start with 57 points, placing him fifth after the first round.

Mas Du Clos Shakes Up the Standings:
The second race weekend at Mas Du Clos saw a significant shift in the leaderboard. Pete Bondurant surged to the forefront with a near-perfect 74 points, matching FMG's performance. This strong showing catapulted Bondurant into the championship lead. Valentin Knechtel maintained consistency with 58 points, while Adam Celárek's absence (DNS) cost him dearly in the overall standings.

Dijon-Prenois: The Pivotal Round:
The third weekend at Dijon-Prenois proved crucial for the championship. Bondurant continued his strong form, scoring another 74 points to consolidate his lead. Knechtel responded with 71 points, keeping the title race alive. Adam Celárek returned with a vengeance, also scoring 71 points, but the damage from his Mas Du Clos absence was evident. Notably, FMG's championship hopes were dealt a severe blow with a zero-point weekend.

Charade: The Final Showdown:
Entering the final round at Charade, Bondurant held a slim lead over Knechtel. Despite Adam Celárek's best efforts (74 points at Charade), his earlier DNS kept him out of contention for the overall title. Bondurant's 63 points were enough to secure the championship, as Knechtel's 69 points left him just short of overtaking the leader.

Final Standings and Notable Performances:
Pete Bondurant clinched the title with 268 points, showcasing remarkable consistency across all four events. Valentin Knechtel finished a close second with 263 points, maintaining pressure on the leader throughout the season. Al secured third place with 225 points, benefiting from consistent performances in all rounds.

Adam Celárek's championship challenge was marred by his absence at Mas Du Clos. Despite winning the most points in the rounds he competed in, he had to settle for fourth place overall.

The midfield battle was intense, with drivers like Max Solmyr, FMG, and Taffy all finishing within 12 points of each other. FMG's season was particularly dramatic, starting strong but faltering in the latter half.

Participation dropped significantly beyond the top 10, with many drivers only competing in one or two events. This highlights the commitment required to challenge for top positions in the championship.

In conclusion, the RENAULT 5 TURBO CUP provided a platform for intense competition, with the championship lead changing hands and the outcome remaining uncertain until the final round. Pete Bondurant's consistent performance across all events ultimately proved the deciding factor in securing the title.

During one month, we're offering you the chance to test your speed and resilience with a selection of cars from the 60s, taken from the famous WSC 60 mod by Bazzas Team WSC Legend.

The Targa Florio is one of the oldest and most storied races in motorsports history, renowned for its challenging course and rich heritage. Founded by Vincenzo Florio, a wealthy Sicilian wine producer and automobile enthusiast, the inaugural race took place on May 6, 1906. The race was set in the mountains of Sicily, Italy, with a course that initially spanned approximately 148 kilometers (92 miles) per lap. This course traversed the Madonie Mountains, presenting a mix of narrow, winding roads and rough terrain. The race started and ended in Cerda, incorporating towns like Collesano and Campofelice di Roccella along its route. The Targa Florio was known for its difficulty, with drivers facing treacherous roads, unpredictable weather, and significant elevation changes. The race was suspended during World War I but resumed in 1919. This interwar period saw the Targa Florio gain international fame, with advances in automotive technology and increased participation by major manufacturers such as Alfa Romeo, Bugatti, and Maserati. Legendary drivers like Tazio Nuvolari and Achille Varzi became iconic figures during these years, showcasing their skills on the demanding course.

After World War II, the race resumed in 1948, with the course being modified several times. By the 1950s, it had become part of the World Sportscar Championship, extending the course to 72 kilometers (45 miles) per lap, with drivers completing multiple laps totaling around 720 kilometers (447 miles). The post-war era was marked by dramatic races and high-profile accidents. During the 1960s and early 1970s, Porsche achieved significant success, with models like the 907 and 908 securing multiple victories. However, increasing safety concerns due to the high-speed nature of the race on public roads led to its decline. The narrow and winding roads were deemed too dangerous for modern racing cars. The last official Targa Florio as part of the World Sportscar Championship took place in 1973, although the race continued in various forms until 1977.

You're free to join the server whenever you like, or to organise with other drivers on the THR discord to race together. There's a channel and a Voice Chat dedicated to this. No registration is necessary, and you can set a time with each car if you wish. There are 7 cars, divided into 3 categories:

  • S2.0: Lotus 47 / Chevron GT
  • S5.0 Front : Iso Grifo A3/C / Corvette Grand Sport / Shelby Cobra Daytona
  • S5.0 Rear: GT40 Mk 1 / Ferrari 250LM

To enter the server, you need to download the following mods:
Cars :
Track : (paid mod) [v 0.2.04]

>>> If you are using 3D trees, please complete a clean install of the track without them.

IMPORTANT: You also need to apply a hotfix on the track for this time attack, enabling to skip the outlap, and start a hotlap as soon as the starting line is crossed:

You can check your laptimes on the livetiming page:
Or compare your times on the leaderboard updated daily on the THR discord.

The Grand Prix History Cup within the THR Simracing community witnessed an engaging and competitive season, with several drivers showcasing remarkable performances across various iconic tracks. Here’s an analysis of the progress throughout the Championship.


The competition featured races at six different tracks, each testing the drivers' skills with a variety of classic cars. The point system awarded 40 points for a win, 37 for second place, 34 for third, and so forth, down to DNS (Did Not Start), which resulted in zero points. The drivers’ consistency and ability to perform under pressure were crucial in determining the final standings.

Usage of Different Cars

One of the season's highlights was the use of different cars from various decades of Formula One racing, aligning with the theme of celebrating the evolution and innovation in the sport. Each RaceWeekend featured a unique, iconic car appropriate for the era it represented, creating a diverse and challenging experience for the drivers.

Initial Stages

  • Donington (Auto Union Type C)

The first race saw Florian Masse (MAS) taking an early lead with a perfect score of 40 points.

FMG and pitman (PIT) also had strong starts, scoring 29 and 31 points respectively.

  • Bremgarten (Maserati 250 F)

Florian Masse continued to perform well, securing 34 points, but FMG started to close the gap with a second-place finish, earning 37 points.

pitman maintained consistency with 30 points.

Mid-Season Dynamics

  • Monaco (Lotus 25)

This race saw a significant change as Florian Masse (MAS) did not start (DNS), allowing FMG to gain ground with another 37 points.

pitman and Flashor (FLA) also capitalized on this, with pitman finishing fourth and Flashor fifth.

  • Kyalami (Ferrari 312T)

Florian Masse bounced back with a win, scoring 40 points, reaffirming his contention for the championship.

FMG maintained his lead with a solid performance, earning 31 points, while pitman did not participate, significantly impacting his championship bid.

Final Rounds

  • Hockenheim (Lotus 98T)

Both FMG and Florian Masse faced setbacks with no points (DNS), while pitman and Flashor scored 31/30 points, closing in on the leaders.

  • Suzuka (McLaren MP4/6)

In the crucial final race, FMG secured the championship with a victory, earning 40 points.

pitman managed a fourth-place finish, adding 31 points to his tally, but it wasn't enough to overtake FMG.

Florian Masse, despite finishing on P2 in the final race, ended the season with a respectable 151 points, thanks to his strong performances earlier in the season.

Final Standings

  • FMG (Champion)

Total Points: 174

FMG demonstrated consistent performance and resilience, particularly capitalizing on his rivals’ absences to clinch the championship.

  • pitman (Second Place)

Total Points: 154

Despite a solid start and consistent finishes, missing a crucial race and finishes right outside the podium cost pitman the championship.

  • Florian Masse (Third Place)

Total Points: 151

Florian Masse’s strong performances in the early and mid-season were overshadowed by his absence in critical races, affecting his final standing.

  • Flashor (Fourth Place)

Total Points: 148

Flashor displayed competitive spirit throughout the season, finishing close behind the top contenders.

The Grand Prix History Cup was a thrilling season, marked by strategic races and fluctuating fortunes. FMG’s ability to remain consistent and capitalize on opportunities ultimately earned him the championship title, with pitman and Florian Masse also showing impressive performances throughout. The usage of different iconic cars from various decades added a unique and historical touch to the competition, making it a memorable journey through the golden eras of Formula One racing.

Casual Cup

Besides of the Top Cup we had a Casual Cup which had a (little) more casual focus.
Ingroover and Eetu Karjunen showed a hard battle for the championship win, but Ingroover claimed it with a number of 5 impressive wins.

Final Words

We are pleased that we were able to host this championship.

We had races with many participants, but also some with a smaller starting field.

We (THR Orga) have learned that it is not easy to adapt to a new car every two weeks.
It takes time to understand the car, learn the track, find a setup and ultimately master the car/track combination.

We will take this into account in future championships.

Nevertheless, we are delighted for everyone who took part in the championship and would like to thank everyone for doing so!

Your THR Orga

WSCP2 is over, GP History Cup is over and Summer break is coming.

But we wann race 😉

The WSCP2 Championship has come to a thrilling conclusion within the THR Simracing community, showcasing intense competition, strategic masterstrokes, and dramatic shifts in the leaderboard. Here’s an in-depth analysis of the championship journey, detailing who led the standings, who surged forward, and how the final standings were determined.

Brands Hatch: The Kickoff

The championship kicked off at Brands Hatch, where Felix789 and FMG started strong, securing 30 and 34 points respectively. However, it was Valentin Knechtel who set the early pace with 31 points, closely following FMG. Nathaniel Stevenson also showed promise with a solid 29 points.

Sebring: Knechtel Takes Charge

At Sebring, Valentin Knechtel delivered a dominant performance, winning the race and securing the maximum 40 points, propelling him to the forefront of the standings. FMG, despite a less stellar performance at Sebring with 29 points, managed to stay in contention. Felix789 faced a setback with a score of 0, which allowed others to gain ground.

Thomson Road: FMG's Comeback

Thomson Road saw FMG making a significant comeback, earning 37 points, which allowed him to challenge Knechtel’s lead. Valentin Knechtel, with 29 points, managed to stay ahead but the gap was narrowing. Felix789 secured 34 points, keeping him in the race for the championship.

Feldbergring: Maintaining Momentum

Feldbergring was another solid race for Valentin Knechtel, earning 31 points. FMG continued to perform well with 37 points, keeping the pressure on Knechtel. Felix789 struggled slightly with 27 points, which began to dampen his championship aspirations.

Mont-Tremblant: Key Performances

At Mont-Tremblant, Knechtel's consistent performance continued with a third-place finish, adding 34 points to his tally. FMG scored 28 points, which helped him stay in the hunt. Felix789 had a strong showing with 37 points, showcasing his resilience and keeping his hopes alive.

Suzuka: The Final Showdown

Suzuka was the stage where the championship momentum swung dramatically. Valentin Knechtel finished in second place with 37 points, maintaining his consistency and adding crucial points to his tally. FMG, finishing third with 34 points, stayed close on his heels. Felix789, however, surged with a remarkable victory at Suzuka, earning the maximum 40 points and putting immense pressure on the top contenders.

Championship Conclusion

Valentin Knechtel emerged victorious, showcasing exceptional consistency and skill throughout the championship. Despite FMG’s relentless pursuit and Felix789’s late surges, Knechtel’s ability to secure points consistently across all tracks made the difference.

Final Standings:

  1. Valentin Knechtel - 173 points
  2. FMG - 171 points
  3. Felix789 - 168 points
  4. Nathaniel Stevenson - 150 points
  5. Stefano Bucci - 128 points

Notable Performances

  • Valentin Knechtel: Demonstrated unparalleled consistency and strategic racing, securing crucial points in every race.
  • FMG: Showed resilience and tactical brilliance, keeping the pressure on Knechtel till the very end.
  • Felix789: Despite a few setbacks, Felix789’s ability to win key races kept him in contention for the championship.
  • Sean D Campbell: Won all races he participated in, but missed 3 out of the 6 race weekends.


The WSCP2 Championship was a spectacle of high-octane racing, strategic depth, and dramatic turns. Each driver brought their unique strengths to the table, making every race a thrilling experience for the THR Simracing community. Congratulations to Valentin Knechtel on a well-deserved championship win and to all participants for an incredible season of racing.

The community eagerly awaits the next season, hoping for more excitement, rivalries, and unforgettable moments on the virtual tracks.

Team Championship

Team Championship Report: WSCP2 Highlights

The WSCP2 Team Championship concluded with Orgallied Racing clinching the title with 283 points, thanks to the exceptional performances of Valentin Knechtel and Flashor. Ecurie Blue Arrows followed closely with 261 points, showcasing strong teamwork from Nathaniel Stevenson and Florian Masse. Sauna Speedsters Racing Team secured third place with 229 points, driven by Kari Uotila and Mika Hakala. Notable mentions include Aggressive Snails and GPLRACER, who rounded out the top five with 210 and 180 points, respectively. Each team's dedication and skill made this season a thrilling experience for all.

Casual Cup

Besides the Top Cup THR also offered a Casual Cup which had a different focus, a more casual one.
But the participants also battled hard on track and had a lot of fun and a great experience.

In the End Axel won the Cup with 157 points over Emil Magnusson with 136.
Steve Hayward claimed the last Podium Position with 94 points.

Many Thanks

THR Orga sends out a huge Thank You to every participant and congratulates every Podium Finisher!

The WSCP2 race at Mont Tremblant was an electrifying event, showcasing the skill and determination of the drivers. With perfect weather and a challenging track, the stage was set for an unforgettable race.

Qualifying Recap

The qualifying sessions saw some intense competition, with the top three qualifiers emerging as follows:

  1. Sean D Campbell in the Nissan R380
  2. Stijn Scheffers in the Nissan R380
  3. Felix789 in the Porsche 906

These drivers set the pace and excitement for what was to be a thrilling race.

Race Highlights

As the race began, the roar of engines and the smell of burning rubber filled the air. Sean D Campbell, starting from pole position, took an early lead, but the competition was fierce right from the start.

Lap 1: Sean D Campbell maintained his lead, with Felix789 and Valentin Knechtel close on his heels. The drivers navigated the twists and turns of Mont Tremblant with precision, each vying for the top spot.

Mid-Race: The race saw several notable incidents. Among them were two high-impact crashes that stood out:

  • phichu experienced a high-impact crash at 65 km/h.
  • DriK had a significant collision with the environment at 52 km/h.

Despite these dramatic incidents, the race continued with intense battles for position.

Final Laps: As the race approached its climax, the battle for the top positions intensified. Sean D Campbell managed to hold onto his lead, but Felix789 and Valentin Knechtel were relentless in their pursuit. The final laps were a display of skill and strategy, with drivers pushing their cars to the limit.

Top 5 Finishers

The race concluded with the following top five finishers, each displaying remarkable endurance and skill:

PositionDriverCarTotal Time
1Sean D CampbellNissan R3801h 00m 20.247s
2Felix789Porsche 9061h 00m 21.108s
3Valentin KnechtelChevron B8 FVA1h 00m 35.443s
4Nathaniel StevensonNissan R3801h 00m 52.497s
5Florian MasseNissan R3801h 00m 53.803s


The WSCP2 race at Mont Tremblant was a spectacular event filled with high-speed action, strategic maneuvers, and dramatic crashes. Congratulations to Sean D Campbell for a well-deserved victory and to all the drivers for their incredible performances. The fans will undoubtedly remember this race for a long time to come.

The historic streets of Monaco played host to an exhilarating race featuring the iconic Lotus 25. The anticipation was palpable as the top qualifiers took their positions on the grid. Leading the pack, Sean D Campbell secured pole position with a stellar qualifying lap, followed closely by FMG and Parrilla.

As the lights went out, the roar of engines filled the air, and the drivers launched into action. Sean D Campbell maintained his lead through the first few corners, demonstrating why he was the top qualifier. FMG and Parrilla were hot on his heels, each maneuvering their cars with precision.

The Race Unfolds

The race was anything but predictable. Early on, a minor collision between FMG and Parrilla added drama to the already intense competition. Both drivers managed to recover quickly, maintaining their positions in the top three. However, it was clear that every driver was pushing their limits on the narrow, twisty circuit of Monaco.

Mid-race saw a significant crash involving chitibangbang36, who lost control and collided with the barriers at a speed of 80 km/h. This brought out the yellow flags, and the safety car was deployed, bunching up the field and setting the stage for a dramatic restart.

Final Laps

As the race entered its final stages, Sean D Campbell continued to lead, but the battle for the remaining podium spots was fierce. FMG, having recovered from his earlier incident, was pushing hard to overtake Parrilla. The tension was high, and the drivers' skills were put to the ultimate test.

In the end, it was a display of sheer driving prowess as the top finishers crossed the line. Despite the challenges and the fierce competition, the race concluded with thrilling results.

Top 5 Finishers

1Sean D Campbell1:01:12.995

The Monaco GP once again proved why it's one of the most prestigious and challenging races on the calendar. The drivers showcased exceptional skill, and the Lotus 25 added a touch of nostalgia to this modern-day classic.

Welcome to THRs newest Formula One Championship which travels through the Golden Decades of Racing.

Embark on a high-speed journey through time with THR, as we pay homage to the golden eras of Formula One racing. Our newest championship series is designed to celebrate the evolution, innovation, and sheer excitement of F1, by bringing some of the most iconic and groundbreaking machines to the virtual track.

The Legends Line-Up:

  • The Pioneering Power: Auto Union Type C (1930s): Begin your journey with the thunderous Auto Union Type C, a pre-war marvel whose supercharged 6.0 Liter V16 engine redefined power while Auto Union also pioneered the mid-engine layout in top-level GP racing decades before it became the norm in Formula 1. Experience the raw, unbridled power of an era when racing was as much about bravery as it was about pioneering a multitude of engineering approaches.
  • The Classic Contender: Maserati 250F (1950s): Step into the 1950s, a decade where elegance met aggression on the race track. The Maserati 250F, with its legendary front-engine layout and sleek design, invites you to master the art of precision and grace under pressure.
  • The Revolutionary Racer: Lotus 25 (1960s): Embrace the groundbreaking Lotus 25! The first fully monocoque chassis in F1 doubled the preceiding Lotus 18's torsional rigidity while reducing weight at the same time. After Cooper's first mid-engined F1 car from 1958, Chapman's Lotus 25 monocoque embodied the second major engineering revolution of Formula 1. This car laid the chassis engineering foundation for all subsequent generations of Formula 1 cars in the quest for lighter, and faster machines.
  • The Transversal Titan: Ferrari 312T (1970s): The 70s roar to life with the Ferrari 312T, a masterpiece of balance and V12 power. Born into the era of the third revolution that brought downforce-oriented aerodynamics into Formula 1, the Ferrari 312T was notable for an engineering decision in the drivetrain. It was fitted with a transversally-mounted gearbox to move the chassis balance forward and lower the polar moment of inertia, and this formula quickly proved to be a huge success. The 312T series kept evolving throughout the later part of the decade and took the Scuderia with the Cavallino Rampante to 4 World Championships, standing as a beacon of adaptability and technical excellence.
  • The Powerhouse Prodigy: Lotus 98T (1980s): The adrenaline-fueled 80s await with the Lotus 98T, a turbocharged beast that encapsulates the excess and innovation of its decade. Feel the surge of its raw power and face the challenge of taming such an untamed force.
  • The Technological Triumph: McLaren MP4/6 (1990s): Conclude your journey in the 90s with the McLaren MP4/6, an era-defining machine that balances power, aerodynamics, and electronic advancements. This is where technology and talent meet to set new standards in racing excellence.

The Challenge Awaits:

Prepare to harness these titans of the track, each a legend in its own right, representing the pinnacle of its decade's technological and competitive spirit. Our championship isn't just a race; it's a time-traveling adventure that celebrates the relentless human spirit to push boundaries, innovate, and race beyond the limits.

Join us at THR for an unforgettable championship that transcends time, where history is not just remembered, but relived. Rev your engines, for the golden decades of Formula One are calling. Are you ready to make history?

Detailed Information about our GP History Cup

In the annals of vintage sim racing, the GPL 6 Main Championship at THR stands out as a remarkable testament to the spirit of competition and camaraderie reminiscent of the Gentleman Drivers era. This championship, a battleground for Pro drivers, was more than just a series of races; it was a celebration of skill, strategy, and the sheer passion for motorsport, all played out on the virtual reincarnations of some of the most iconic tracks in racing history.

From the high-speed straights of Monza to the challenging curves of the Nordschleife, drivers battled not just against each other, but against the legacy of the tracks themselves. The championship was structured to reward not just the victors but also to recognize the consistency and effort of all participants, with a points system that ensured every position fought for on the track had value.

At the pinnacle of this intense competition were five drivers whose performances were nothing short of spectacular, each with their own narrative of triumph and perseverance.

Simone Porcu, in his Lotus 49, demonstrated an unrivaled comeback story. Despite not starting in the initial races, Porcu's unyielding determination saw him dominating the latter half of the season. His series of victories, accumulating to a total of 271 points, was a testament to the fact that in racing, the final victory is reserved for those who never give up.

Pete Bondurant, another Lotus 49 enthusiast, showcased the power of consistency. With strategic placements and a keen sense of the races, Bondurant amassed 255 points. His journey was a blend of calculated risks and consistent performance, proving that in the long run, reliability can rival sheer speed.

FMG, behind the wheel of the Honda RA300, emerged as the championship's dark horse. With a total of 239 points, his journey was marked by high finishes and strategic recoveries, especially notable after a race where he scored no points. His performance underscored the championship's unpredictability and the ever-present opportunity for redemption.

Pitman, also in a Lotus 49, displayed a masterclass in strategic racing throughout the championship. His approach, focusing on consistency over outright speed, paid dividends, earning him a place among the elite with 224 points. Pitman's season was marked by intelligent racecraft and an ability to capitalize on the opportunities presented by the unpredictable nature of racing.

Kari Uotila's season was a masterclass in perseverance. In the competitive cockpit of his Lotus 49, Uotila's steady accumulation of points, culminating in a total of 221, illustrated the adage that consistency is key, and every race is an opportunity to edge closer to the top.

Detailed Results from every Race Weekend can be found here:

All Races can be rewatched via this playlist:

The GPL 6 Main Championship was more than just a competition; it was a homage to the golden era of racing, where the respect among drivers was as important as the races themselves. Each participant, especially the top five finishers, embodied the essence of this bygone era, proving that even in the virtual world, the spirit of motorsport is very much alive and thriving. This championship wasn't just a series of races; it was a chapter in the ongoing story of racing, where passion, skill, and respect for the sport and its history continue to drive competitors to new heights.

In the realm of vintage sim racing, the GPL 6 Casual Cup carved out its unique niche, offering a blend of competitive edge and lighthearted camaraderie. Hosted by THR, this championship became a playground for casual drivers, who, while serious about their racing, also valued the joy and fun inherent to the sport. With a diverse lineup of iconic cars like the Lotus 49, Honda RA300, and Ferrari 312, the championship was a throwback to the golden era of motorsport, albeit with a casual twist.

Manu Castagneti emerged as the undeniable star of the championship, steering his Lotus 49 to an impressive series of victories. His dominance was not just about speed; it was about precision and consistency, traits that earned him a whopping 314 points and the top spot on the podium. Castagneti's performance was a masterclass in how to maintain composure and exhibit skill, even in a relaxed racing atmosphere.

Not far behind, Ingroover, in the Honda RA300, showcased a blend of tactical racing and raw speed to secure second place with 281 points. His journey was marked by a rocky start but soon evolved into a tale of redemption and determination, as he climbed the ranks to become a formidable contender.

Ian McIlroy's Ferrari 312 was a familiar sight on the podium, with McIlroy's strategic driving and keen sense of the competition earning him 269 points and a well-deserved third place. His ability to navigate through the pack and secure crucial points in each race was a testament to his racing acumen.

Sebastian Fariña and Telmo Amaral rounded out the top 5, each with their own narrative. Fariña, despite facing early setbacks and not participating in several races, managed to amass 165 points, highlighting the impact of perseverance. Amaral's journey to 150 points was a story of steady progress and making every race count, proving that in the Casual Cup, every driver had the chance to shine.

Detailed Results from every Race Weekend can be found here:

The GPL 6 Casual Cup was more than just a series of races; it was a celebration of the spirit of vintage racing, where the thrill of competition met the joy of participation. It was a reminder that in the world of sim racing, the essence of motorsport— the camaraderie, the passion, and the sheer fun of racing— remains alive and well.