The Simpit interviews Team Redline’s Atze Kerkhof
Shaun Cole of “The Simpit” interviewed Team Redline’s Atze Kerkhof. In this 2 hour interview Shaun talks to Atze about his private live, hobby’s, Formula 3 test day and how he became one of the fastest Sim Racers of his time.
Atze started his virtual competition on rFactor, and later on the SimRaceway platform. Things became more serious when he moved up to the iRacing Simulation. Becoming a member of the renowned Team Redline he got initiated into Sim racing competition on a pro level.
Atze has shown his commitment and skill, leading to a 2nd place in the iRacing Formula 1 World Championship 2013. Not an easy task considering the high competition level in that series. Hugo Luis, Greger Huttu, Max Dell ‘Orco, Mogar Filho and Andre Boettcher to name a few.
As a Team Redline member Atze met New Zealand´s former Lotus F1 Development Driver Richie Stanaway who was recovering from a broken back injury and started sim racing with Team Redline to keep his racing spirit in shape. The 26 year old Atze Kerkhof works as a personal trainer, and therefore started helping Richie out with training programs to get him race-fit again.
Richie Stanaway had won the 2011 German Formula 3 championship with the Dutch Van Amersfoort Racing Team, and introduced Atze to Team Director Frits van Amersfoort and promoted Kerkhof’s online racing talent . Soon after, Atze had his first meeting talking about the opportunity to drive a real F3 car during a test session..