SAVAGE SimSports is a competitive sim-racing team. The team is based on the online racing simulator ‘Live For Speed’. The idea behind the team was to create a friendly and constructive environment for our members to benefit from, while learning and evolving both individually and as a team. The social aspect of the team is valued very highly as we consider ourselves to be like a small family.
The team was originally named SE Racing and was founded by Thomas Lönn and Magnus Björndal. It all started back in December 2010 when four Swedes decided to team up and participate together in a 24 hour one-off event. Because all of them were driving for other teams at that point and time, this was only meant to be a temporary solution. But it turned out to be the stepping stone to the birth of a new permanent team.
After successfully having participated in the event, Thomas Lönn and Magnus Björndal continued in their respective teams. But it didn’t take long for them to realise that they wanted to get back together and start putting together their own team. Along with fellow Swede Rickard Gustafsson, Magnus and Thomas established SE Racing - the abbreviation of both Sony Ericsson and Sweden.
Up until August 2011 the team had only consisted of drivers of Swedish origin. But on August 4th they recruited their first non-Swedish drivers, both hailing from Denmark. This became the turning point in the development of what would soon become SAVAGE SimSports.
The Birth of SAVAGE SimSports
After the arrival of the two new drivers, the team underwent some major administrative and structural changes. It was clear that the team was evolving day by day and with the team turning into an multinational sim-racing team, the SE Racing name was no longer suitable. On October 14th 2011, just shy of the annual 16 Hour race by Racing Minds, SAVAGE SimSports was officially announced.
The Racing Minds 16H race was our first official race and it turned out to be one of our strongest performances in the history of the team, finishing 2nd in the GT2 class. This exceeded everything we could have hoped for and it left everyone feeling confident that we were on the right path to building a solid team. Following the successful debut of our new name, we have continued to compete in several prestigious leagues and races in Live For Speed, including the GT2 World Series, Super GT Series, LFSCART and the annual Masters of Endurance 24H race among others.
The team has been growing steadily ever since and we are now housing drivers from both Sweden, Denmark, Finland, Lithuania, Estonia, Hungary, Canada and the Czech Republic. We are ranging between age 17 and age 41. Some members have lots of experience, having competed in several official leagues and races, while others have very little experience.
Future Goals and Expectations
SAVAGE SimSports will most likely never be the team to beat - but we will always strive to stay competitive and do our best to contribute with close and fair racing. So far, we believe we have succeeded in bringing our original idea of creating a friendly and constructive environment to life. However, we are still improving and learning new things as a team - and hopefully we will continue to evolve and progress in the future.
If you have any inquiries or questions, please visit the contact page.
Jared "jmeade" Meade
Martin "Flame CZE" Kapal
Karl "TypeRacing" Raudsepp
Kai "pantiainen" Puro
Juho "deCesaris" Räsänen
Roland "Töki (HUN)" Osza
Jūris "jurisltu" Marcinkevičius
Magnus "turbofreak" Björndal
Erik "mblixt" Blixt
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