ACR Zakspeed / iSimRS Academy

In the run up to the 2017 Formula SimRacing (FSR) World Championship Season, We are proud to announce the formation of the Avid Chronic Racing (ACR) Driving Academy.

Avid Chronic Racing celebrated a lot of success in the 2016 Formula SimRacing Championship Season. Achieving both championship in FSR’s second tier, ‘ACE’ – With Michi Hoyer taking the Driver’s Championship and along with Pashalis Gergis and Martin Stefanko, they were able to secure the Constructors title. We also saw success in the ‘PRO’ series, FSR’s third tier. Canadian – David Cook took the driver’s championship at the final round in Brazil and the team narrowly missed out the Constructors by only a few points. FSR’s main World Championship series saw us take a handful of podiums and 5th in the constructors standings overall.

The Academy is being directed by PRO race winner; Christopher Rabey and Team Principal and 2016 FSR ACE Champion; Michi Hoyer, with the aim to support those new to Sim Racing and those that are looking to improve, and help them mature into race winning drivers. Helping them gather an advanced knowledge and understanding of setups to adjust baseline setups to their individual driving style, and to assist the Team with making the week-by-week setup changes from one Race Circuit to another. All Academy Drivers will receive the ‘Advanced Setup Guide for rFactor 2’ made by ACR Drivers; David O’Reilly and Michi Hoyer to assist them in achieving better setups.

Team Members

Michi Hoyer
Owner | Zakspeed Driver | Strategy | Race Engineer
Martin Stefanko
Jernej Simoncic
Zakspeed Driver
Risto Kappet
Zakspeed Driver
Richard Schafer
Zakspeed Driver
Rene Kierchhoff
iRacing Director | Driver


All vital feedback to inform drivers when out on track, without clear information there could be issues with running out of fuel before the end of the race, hitting the cliff with tyre wear and blowing up the engine. TrackMap is very handy in regards to setup work. In particular the engine temperatures. Teams will experiment with different radiator duct size when configuring the setup, and that real time information will help in telling you where the engine is the hottest on the circuit the exact degrees the engine reaches, allowing you to find the sweet spot in cooling and not affecting the car’s aerodynamics too much.

If you are interested in joining the ACR Academy, please contact the Academy Director below:

Chris Rabey – ACR Academy Director
Discord: Chris Rabey#6395

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