And here is the full announcement published by Jaap:
Almost 3 years ago we received the shocking news that our fellow-simracer Steen Staehr had died from cancer. He was just 50 years old. We remembered him in October 2009 with the Steen Staehr tribute: 50 laps on his favorite track Laguna Seca. It was a great experience.
Cancer influences all of us. Almost everyone knows someone in their direct family who has cancer or has died from it. There is no way to avoid getting it. There is also no cure for it, even though researchers are working very hard to find a cure.
Fast-forward 3 years. Jaap Wagenvoort has decided to do something to help speed up this process. In 2006 some crazy Dutch cyclists started an initiative iwith a mission: fight against cancer by doing the impossible: climb the famous Alpe d'Huez, known from the Tour de France, 6 times on one day. This was the start of the 'Alpe d'HuZes' foundation (Zes means Six in Dutch).
In 2012, Jaap will join this challenge. On June 7th he will climb the Alpe d'Huez 6 times on one day. With this initiative he is raising money which is 100% going to cancer patients and research.
Jaap (GPC) and Andrea Lojelo (RSR) decided to organise the Simracers Against Cancer benefit race.
The purpose of this race can be expressed in three goals:
1) Think of everyone that we've lost due to cancer (including Steen) and those who are fighting now.
2) Raise money in order to win the fight against cancer
3) Have fun doing what we love: race!
We will use the 'good-old' concept. 5-day pre-qualifying session (from Saturday until Thursday evening 23:59). Raceday is Saturday June 2nd on which everyone will be able to race, in groups of 15 (PQ 1-15 in Group A, PQ 16-30 in Group B etc).
The race will be 36 laps long (6 times 6), which means that a pitstop will be required.
One of the purposes of this race is to raise money. You can donate on Simracers Against Cancer webpage which Jaap has set up: http://www.wagenvoort.net/simracingagainstcancer/index.php
You decide for yourselves how much you want to give, there is no minimum limit. I (Jaap) would like to ask you though to please be creative & generous. Together we can make a difference. All contributions will appear on Jaap's personal action page: http://deelnemers.opgevenisgeenoptie.nl/acties/jaapw/jaap-wagenvoort/actie.aspx
Join the race
To join, follow these steps:
1) Login (Sign up first if you don't have an account yet)
2) Click 'Join a team and become a driver'
3) Select Â´Racers vs CancerÂ´ under League and Â´PrivateerÂ´ under Team
4) Press 'Add request'
After you have been added to the team you will see the server password with which you can join the pre-qualifying server (called 'Simracers vs Cancer').
Install netKar PRO 1.3 update and track
Important: you need to install the nKPro 1.3 update before being able to connect to the server. Download it here at RSR: http://forum.radiators-champ.com/t1213-netkar-pro-v1301-rsr-update
(copy/paste the files to your nKP 1.3 root folder). Without the update you will not be able to join the server.
Also, please make sure you have the correct Laguna Seca track. For safety, redownload it from here: http://www.radiators-champ.com/index.php?option=com_jdownloads&Itemid=5&view=view.download&catid=4&cid=25
What are you waiting for? Sign up, join the race, support Jaap and contribute in the fight against Cancer! Let's race together!