BSR decided to host a 7K & Pro race back in the middle of June. The idea was to get some of the best Sim racers along with some real world racers all battling it out for just one spot. The event was held at Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps and the turnout was fantastic with some real head turning names lined up on the grid. The race consisted of 3 races with some real door to door action, having the reverse grids thrown in really mixed things up and didn’t just test the drivers out-right pace but also their racecraft through the field.
It was Graham, Carroll who came out on top after putting on a great show for the broadcast. The nights racing showed some superb action with some unfinished business between himself and Ashley Sutton in race one. We also had previous Pro Series Champions thrown in the mix as well with the likes of Sebastian Job. Also not forgetting the big names who everyone fears when they see them ‘connect to your session’, Aday Coba Lopez and Hugo Luis.
We wanted to catch up with Mr Carroll before the end of 2016 to hear his thoughts now looking back at it and to find out what he has been up to recently!
What was your thoughts of the 7K Race leading up to it?
“My thoughts going into the 7k race where just to enjoy it! It's a week 13 race but with some cash on the line, a few of my teammates were racing also so should be a good night of racing!”
Did you enjoy your experience that night?
“My thoughts on the race, They were crazy! Kind of new it would be with the size of the grids but keeping your nose clean is a big part of driving in reverse grid races like these! The races were very close and with the final race going down to the last corner making it very tense getting tapped by a teammate and almost losing the overall win but a great nights racing!”
How do you feel iRacing has helped you in the real world?
“iRacing has helped me keep sharp when I wasn't racing a lot, It's easy to forget what's quick and what's not so, using iRacing and chasing after aliens with lots of setup work really pays off when you step back into a real car!”
Tell us your experience on the 'Road to Vega'?
“The Road to Vegas Championship is the biggest sim racing event of all time with 1 million dollar prize pool! So when I heard of this series I put a lot of time and effort into learning Rfactor 2 and getting used to it with it being so different to iracing, The work payed off winning the 1st round and getting 3 out of 4 podiums taking the overall championship against some of the best sim racers in the world, meaning nothing but a bit of pride with the top 10 getting a ticket to Vegas to compete against the 20 real life Formula E drivers in January! It's going to be some race but looking forward to the challenge!”
Check out Graham Carroll in the Formula E Car!