In the 2nd 10 in 10 article, we will be looking at the newcomers this year, Invictus Motorsport. This year will be the first that Invictus will be competing in Formula SimRacing’s top division and they have created a solid base up and down the Formula SimRacing ladder as they have numerous teams in both PRO and ACE to support them. This must give them high hopes for this season as they’ve managed to field Englishman Daniel Brewer and Dutchman Omar Rasol for World Championship.
Now on World Championship level, this may seem like a very inexperienced pairing but don’t be tricked. Daniel Brewer was an integral part to the success of last year’s Championship winners, Origin Front Row Racing. Expect him to be a regular name appearing in the top half of the field this season.
Don’t discount Omar either, although a lack of experience in Formula SimRacing may be a shortcoming for him, He had an extremely impressive showing in the Winter Series this year mixing it up with the likes of Martin Stefanko and Michi Hoyer at Valencia and fighting very fiercely in the Preseason races which were held a couple of weeks back. So, how good will the Dutchman pan out to be? Only time will tell.
WC STARTS: 18
WC WINS: 0
WC POINTS: 45
BEST WC POSITION: 18th (2015/16)
OTHER FSR ACHIEVEMENTS: 9th in Winter Series (2015)
WC STARTS: 0
WC WINS: 0
WC POINTS: 0
BEST WC POSITION: N/A
OTHER FSR ACHIEVEMENTS: 22nd in Winter Series (2017)
We managed to catch up with Daniel and Omar to ask them a few questions about the season ahead.
What are your goals for the upcoming season in Formula SimRacing?
Daniel: “Honestly, I have not given it much thought. I am here to help Matt and Invictus climb the ladder and form a competitive team in WC, and where I finish is where I finish.”
Omar: “As a rookie in FSR, making the step directly into WC isn’t an easy one, It’s a leap of faith! My goals for this season is regular points finishes and make my team boss proud of his team.”
Who do you think will be your biggest rival this season?
Daniel: “Everyone is a rival. We are all on equal points at the start and it’s a level playing field so for now I have no ‘biggest’ rival so to speak”
Omar: “Naturally I would say my teammate Daniel Brewer, who is a very experienced driver in FSR and in general, and I will no doubt learn a lot from him and we will be pushing each other along further on the grid, no doubt!”
How strong do you think the grid looks this year?
Daniel: “Honestly, quite weak. Of course, we lost Morgan and Bono a couple of years back, and now Jeroen is not present either. The Twister ‘A’ team however is still present I believe so all is not lost.”
Omar: “This is a tough question, every year talented drivers come and go and will be replaced by new ones, but I think it looks as strong as any season really, no lack of talents here for sure!”
Join us tomorrow where we will have a new article on GhostSpeed Racing team.