DIS SimRacing Lab won this year’s Endurance eRacing World Championship, where the DIS team competed in the GT3 category.
When 10 race-happy colleagues from DIS are otherwise not at work, they spend much of their free time on eSport and SimRacing Lab. And the many hours behind the wheel are well spent; Team DIS SimRacing Lab in car 45 can call themselves world champions after this weekend’s 24-hour race at the Le Mans track.
At this year's Endurance eRacing World Championship, a total of four different races were held, where DIS SimRacing Lab participated with two cars, the numbers 45 and 46. Here, the DIS team in car 45 crossed the finish line first at the races at Sebring, Nürburgring and Suzuka and came in on an impressive 3rd place at the race on the Le Mans track. The total amount of points made car 45 the overall winner in the GT3 category.
Simracing is the closest you can get to driving a real racecar. The car’s grip and undercarriage, engine power, fuel, tire wear, aerodynamics and much more are simulated. In addition, the tracks are laser scanned, so even the slightest bumps and changes in surfaces can be felt.
- Winning the Endurance eRacing World Championship has required countless hours of track training, setting up of the car and working on finding the best strategy in terms of tire changes and fuel consumption. We have benefited greatly from our backgrounds as engineers by having a structured approach to training as well we built mathematical models that gave us a strategic advantage.
We are enormously proud of the championship and look forward to defending it next season. We hope that this sport will grow even bigger, and that we can get more of the many skilled race drivers sitting at home onto the virtual tracks, says Jannik Wind Gotthardsen, team representative and driver of car 45, and Engineering Manager at DIS.
SimRacing Lab started as an idea among colleagues at DIS, and after a few year of planning the team was ready to participate in the 2019 version of the GTR24h Le Mans race – and this year they were ready with the two cars in the GT3 category.
- At DIS we have a great passion for motorsport, so when we have some employees who get an idea and wish to go all-in on a project that fits well into our culture, we of course back it up. I am very proud of the team and the fact that they are now world champions is a huge achievement. In Denmark we have a long history within traditional motorsport and now at DIS, we can also say we are part of eRacing, says Michael Gadeberg, founder of DIS.
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Michael Gadeberg, founder of DIS, +45 87 38 74 50
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