SA simHTC wins for James and Henebury at Monza, Boy and Niewoudt lock out pole positions

SA simHTC Series

In a round which produced surprise pole position results by BNX SimSports’ Matthew Boy, on debut, and Stormfront Racing’s Eugene Niewoudt, it was not to produce maiden victories for either.

Both qualifying session saw AM-Class drivers fastest, Boy (front) in Qualifying 1, and Niewoudt (behind) in Qulaifying 2.

Both qualifying sessions saw AM-Class drivers fastest, Boy (front) in Qualifying 1, and Niewoudt (behind) in Qualifying 2.

The start to Race 1 saw Boy’s lead come to a quick end as AGBSs Gert James, later on the brakes, swooped around the outside line at the first chicane. After a big reshuffle in the field, AGBSs Gabriel Rossouw was up to third with M2 Racing’s Amrish Seunarain closely following.

After an absence during qualifying , HRTs Mark Henebury had to start from the back of the field in 15th position. A stand-out drive saw him join the frantic H-J eSports’ Jason Holden-Jones / Revlimit Racing’s Jonathan Mogotsi battle for fourth position. Henebury concluded the thrilling race by passing them both before race end. AGBS finished the race with a 1-2 victory, James crossed the line 13 seconds ahead of teammate, on debut, Gabriel Rossouw.

Niewoudt proved the fastest man in Qualifying 2, however a technical issue forced him into retirement, this left Henebury to inherit pole position. The opening lap saw James briefly move up into the lead before Team JVCs Gerrit Crafford out-braked himself pushing Henebury into James. James was left the most affected falling, together with Crafford, to the back of the field. This left Henebury to enjoy a manageable gap to claim victory ahead of Holden-Jones and Mogotsi. Much like Henebury did in Race 1, James fought back to an impressive fourth position.

Race video:

Race 1 Result:


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Drivers’ Championship Standings after Round 7:


Teams’ Championship Standings after Round 7:


About Jason Holden-Jones (603 Articles)
Jason founded Sim Race South Africa - - in November 2012, and continues to manage it as a passion project together with Ryan Hill, Alan Paterson, Sas van der Westhuizen, Nick Hodgson and Daniel Haynes. Contact Jason by email:

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