ID.R RaceRoom Challenge
In April of this year, he signed up for the ID.R RaceRoom Challenge, a competition in which sim racers had to record a best lap time on the Nordschleife with the ID.R electric racing car. “I quickly reached the top twenty on the international leaderboard. During the final days, I could feel the competition was getting stiffer. But I did manage to qualify for the final round in the end.”
He scored the first points in the hot lap on the Nürburgring Grand Prix circuit. He claimed the initial fastest lap, before competing head-to-head against another driver in the next two races. Gassner looks back to the showdown: “We had scored the same number of points. So, I had to finish the final race ahead of him. On the final laps, I was second and he was third. I really had to defend my position, as he was quicker on this circuit. I knew that I had no chance of claiming the overall win if he got past me – and I just managed to keep him at bay. We were just a few tenths of a second apart in the end.” The prize: a winter driver training session from Volkswagen in Sweden, valued at 4,000 Euro.