What started out of pure curiosity has become a major hobby of mine. The world of endurance racing.

I was never a fan of shortcutting my way through life and therefore endurance racing offers the exact package I am looking for. It’s relatively “easy” to drive for a thirty minutes stint. Of course it’s not easy after all, but compared to endurance racing it is. The thing about endurance racing is the importance of the teamwork. Each individual of the team has to work in the best interest of the team and not necessarily in the best interest of his own ego. The drivers are working together not against each other, the strategy has to be on point, you can not loose your focus and there is no space for mistakes. But before we actually make it to Le Mans or wherever you want to go, watching endurance racing can have a huge benefit.

We think that we know so much about everything when in reality we don’t. Learning by mistakes is great, but learning by other peoples mistakes is even better. Better and less expensive. The moment you start diving deep into the world of endurance motorsport you will understand the pattern when things go south. It’s always the same! They call it bad luck, or a series of unfortunate events. I call it a systematic pattern.

Of course I do not sit there and watch the race from start to finish. Most of the time I do sport, talk with friends or do a bit of simulator work. It’s not important to watch as much as possible, it’s important to understand what is going on. What are the teams missing? What are they doing right and what do they do wrong?

I am looking forward to the 24h of Daytona and the 12h of Bathurst in the next couple of weeks. You should consider watching some parts of it!

See you next time!

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