Anglian Home Improvements sponsored driver Jack Piper reports into the Blog after putting in the hours on the Silverstone race simulator in preparation for the Croft race weekend on the 3rd and 4th July;
“The third round of the Formula Renault BARC Championship takes place at Croft in a couple of weeks. It’s another new track for me and unlike the other rounds so far at Brands and Silverstone there’s no Friday practice, which means my first lap of the circuit will be in qualifying on the Saturday.
I’ve been studying video footage and maps of the track to try to get used to the layout and more importantly I have just spent a day on a racing simulator at Silverstone. It’s the first time I’ve been on a proper race simulator for any length of time and although there’s nothing better than getting out and driving on the track it’s definitely the next best thing.
It’s funny how you soon forget you’re sat in a dark room in front of a screen. I soon felt comfortable and quickly pushed my lap times down. After a while you really feel as if you’re driving the circuit. To make the handling as authentic as possible the simulator has force feedback steering, which replicates the forces you experience when you’re racing.
I was very impressed with the experience and it’s certainly made me feel confident going into the next round at Croft”.
The Blog team will be reporting on all the very latest from Jack’s preparation and Croft raceway action! Please keep an eye out on the Blog for regular updates.
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