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SIM Motorsport's Note Pad
TENSPORT PERFORMANCE SPONSOR SIM MOTORSPORT RACE SCHOOL
SIM Motorsport is proud to announce TenSport Performance as a main sponsor of the Race School for 2024.
Run by multiple race winning driver Chris Grimes, the team provides outstanding race wining cars for the ST150 Championship and will be running one of last years Distinction Race School student's Tudor Nechita in his inaugural season in this years 2024 Fiesta ST150 Championship.=
"We are really pleased to have TenSport Performance involved in our journey to creating future champions. Chris is both a very talented race driver but more importantly an excellent team manger. They will be an important team for us to feed our students into as they are proven winners." CEO Simon Ricketts
SIM MOTORSPORTS RACE AMBASSADOR TOM OVENDEN WINS VERTU MINI CHALLENGE CHAMPIONSHIP!
SIM Motorsports Race Ambassador and Race School Instructor Tom Ovenden finally sealed the Vertu Mini Challenge Trophy at Brands Hatch. It was an extremely tough and competitive season with the Championship going down to the last round.
"Tom drove a mature and focused race to ensure that he didn't make any silly mistakes, despite the weather and massive pressure on him and proved himself to be a true Champion. We are really proud to support Tom and have him as part of the SIM Motorsport team." CEO Simon Ricketts.
SIM Motorsport Finalist wins Fast Track To Motorsport!
After 5 tough rounds of fastest lap shoot outs and racing against full grids, our three finalists Tom Churchouse, Connor Watson and Sam Hudson went to Brands Hatch for the 'Fast Track To Motorsport'. Run by Race Car Experiences. This final event was to see who was the best all round driver to go into the Team Hard Racing Scholarship and a possible drive in the BTCC Endurance Championship in 2024 - worth up to £150,000!
There were 6 drivers - three from SIM Motorsport and three from Apex Race Centre. The weather was cold, wet and windy, making for some really testing driving, followed by media screen tests.
Tom Churchouse was the winner after a final shoot out against Luke from the Apex Race Centre.
Massive congratulations to Tom on a truly awesome drive. Yet more proof of the benefits our Race Car Simulators provide to race drivers.
SIM Motorsports new Commercial Director
We are very proud to announce Rob Oldland as our Commercial Director at SIM Motorsport.
Rob stands as a beacon of inspiration in his role as our recently appointed Commercial Director, bringing forth a wealth of expertise garnered from years of distinguished service in the realms of retail, sales, and world-class training. A true driving force behind SIM Motorsports' strategic expansion and financial targets, Rob is unwavering in his dedication to amplify revenue streams, enhance profitability, and capture an even greater market share. His establishment of Morphmy Printing & Merchandise, seamlessly harmonised with the realm of Motorsport, coupled with his remarkable track record in racing, significantly amplifies his alignment with SIM Motorsport's overarching mission and unwavering values.
SIM Motorsport wins at Brands Hatch!
START UP OF THE YEAR AWARD!
SIM Motorsport scooped up the is years coveted Made in Kent Radio Business Awards for Start Up of The Year .
Recognised for its innovative and enterprising approach to providing a world class customer experience, SIM Motorsport leads the way in Race Car Simulation providing expert driver training, a world class Race School and expertly run private and corporate events.
"I am very proud to have such a great team and am truly excited for the future".
CEO Simon Ricketts
SIM Motorsport visits Alpine F1 as part of developing partnerships soon to be announced.
The SIM Motorsport Management team and their Race Ambassador Tom Ovenden had a tour of the excellent Alpine F1 facilities as part of a meeting to discuss exciting future developments.
" It was truly an extraordinary privilege to have the opportunity to tour the Alpine F1 world-class facilities and witness firsthand the impeccable attention to detail characteristic of Formula One. It epitomises the utmost standards of professionalism and innovation, which closely align with the fundamental values upheld by SIM Motorsport.
Being able to engage with their esteemed SIM racing team and delving into their unyielding pursuit of excellence in this ever-evolving marketplace proved to be an incredibly inspiring experience."
SIM Motorsport was able to witness the dedication displayed by the Alpine F1 SIM team members in their relentless quest to be at the forefront of the industry.
" The pivotal role that simulators play in shaping the success of Formula One drivers became evidently clear during our discussions. The continual testing conducted within these simulators, along with the invaluable feedback from sim drivers, substantially contributes to the advancement of the sport. The mutual synergy between real-world drivers and their virtual counterparts significantly enhances their performance on the track."
Mini Challenge race winner and Championship leader Tom Ovenden said; "Overall, this enlightening encounter with Formula One and its integration with SIM Motorsport leaves an indelible mark, reinforcing our dedication to embracing professionalism, innovation, and the constant pursuit of excellence in our endeavors."
SIM Motorsport partners with Coterie Car & Lifestyle Club
SIM Motorsport is pleased to announce a new partnership with the recently launched exclusive lifestyle and car club Coterie.
The newly founded club is designed to bring together likeminded people with a shared passion for all things automotive. It creates experiences that cover not just land but air and sea too!
The Coterie Car & Lifestyle Club was founded by Julia, better known on Instagram as @juliaroberts007. Julia is keen to welcome ladies and gentlemen, car lovers, bike riders, classic car, supercar, track lovers, road rats, off roaders and everything in between into her new and exciting car & lifestyle club. She explains 'you won't be asked to check any lists before joining us, all we require you to possess is a passion and enthusiasm for this wonderful, varied and exciting industry. Just bring your heart, your soul and a willingness to join in and we will all get along just fine!'
SIM Motorsport is proud to be one of those exciting events that the members can experience at discounted rates. " We are really proud to be associated with Coterie Car & Lifestyle Club as it fits perfectly with our brand - professional and fun! Julia is a most amazing woman and has endless enthusiasm and drive to ensure it is a great success. " CEO Simon Ricketts
Tudor Nechita gets Race School 'DISTINCTION'
Race School Student Tudor Nechita has been awarded the coveted 'Distinction' award. As well as having his name on the Race School Trophy, he receives £500 sponsorship from SIM Motorsport along with testing and training support using the highest spec race car simulators in the UK.
All the Race School students passed the course after 5 flat out Modules covering Race Craft, Media and Sponsorship, Physical Fitness, Nutrition, Osteopathy and Mental Approach. The final Module saw the students take exams and then work in teams and complete a 1.5 Hrs Endurance race in a Praga R1 around Donington National circuit.
Every student will now receive support on their future Motorsport careers along with continual benefits from SIM Motorsport and its affiliates. Connor Watson, Elijah Hazelwood and William Box also received Merits for their outstanding performance and receive £50 vouchers from Sponsors Morphmy.
"It has been an amazing Race School and a significant positive journey for all the Race School Students. The standards were extremely high and Tudor just pipped them all with his overall speed, performance, dedication and approach. He is most certainly a future Champion and we look forward to supporting him and all the students in their exciting race careers."
SIM Motorsport partners with AMBER Charity
SIM Motorsport are proud to announce their partnership and support with AMBER Charity, who support young people (aged 16-30) facing complex problems transforming their lives by helping them move away from homelessness, out of unemployment and work towards better, brighter and healthier futures.
"SIM Motorsport is all about creating opportunities for young, talented race drivers, a fundamental part of our Race School, so AMBER Charity was a natural fit. Not only can we support and help get any talented young people into Motorsport, but we can also offer training and employment within SIM Motorsport itself as we grow."
SIM Motorsport sponsors Zac Lucas in the BRSCC AIRTEC Motorsport Fiesta ST240 Championship
SIM Motorsport are proud to announce the sponsorship of Zac Lucas in the BRSCC AIRTEC Fiesta ST 240 Championship.
"Zac Lucas is an extremely fast and talented driver and represents everything SIM Motorsport is about - supporting and creating future Champions. Zac has recently being doing some testing at SIM Motorsport to ensure he comes out of the box flying at Snetterton. I have no doubt he will be very quick!". Simon Ricketts, CEO
The Formula Simulator from AXSIM is currently at SIM Motorsport until the end of June
The Formula Simulator created by AXSIM is the most advanced race car simulator available, created for professional racing drivers to further improve their skills.
"We are really proud to offer -for a limited period, the very rare chance for the general public to get into the F1 and drive this absolutely amazing simulator which features Cranfield Aerospace's patented g-cueing technology used by F1 teams. The AXSIM formula simulator is widely regarded as the most realistic system commercially available on the market." Simon Ricketts, CEO
BRSCC endorses the Race School and SIM Motorsport sign up as BRSCC membership partners
SIM Motorsport is very proud to announce that the BRSCC wish to endorse the Race School. It is wonderful to have a professional body recognise the benefit of our training and wanting to get involved in the training of our future champions.
BRSCC stated that they are "proud to endorse the SIM Motorsport Race School, helping to create future racing drivers and supported by Freddie Hunt. The school has been created to support aspiring Racing Drivers wanting to get into Motorsport. The Race School provides the very best professional training and coaching in the key elements needed to be a successful racing driver including media training and support with how to obtain sponsorship, before hitting the real track."
In addition, SIM Motorsport have agreed to become membership partners, offering BRSCC members a discount to test at SIM Motorsport in advance of their races - this is a great opportunity for racing drivers to get some additional track time, experiment with their car set up all in a professional environment where they won't be affected by red flags!
New Partners - Chicane Events
SIM Motorsport is proud to announce that they have teamed up with Motorsport Events company Chicane Events. Chicane Events was founded by racing driver and instructor Alex Nevill.
Alex uses his extensive experience and network within the sport to help aspiring young drivers to go racing in a straightforward, time efficient way with the assurance of a competitive and proven package.
SIM Motorsport wanted to be able to offer its customers a proven, professional 'on the race track' package as part of our continued drive to coach and train youngsters into the world of Motorsport. We are also proud to provide our race car simulators and unique race centre facilities to Alex Neville race students, so they get the very best training available.
Tom Ovenden - BTCC Academy Driver 2023!
SIM Motorsport is proud to announce that their Race Ambassdaor Tom Ovenden will be continuing with Excelr8motorsport into the Minichallenge UK Trophy class for a third season in 2023.
Tom will also be taking on a BTCC Driver Academy Role with Excelr8motorsport.
“This is a great opportunity to improve myself as a driver on and off the track to be able to continue with Excelr8motorsport into the higher categories in the coming years…
I have to say a massive thank you to Excelr8motorsport for this opportunity and I cannot wait to get our title hunt under way this year !”
Hunt vs Lauda, the Next Generation
SIM Motorsport Race Ambassador Freddie Hunt and Mathias Lauda, son of F1 Racing Legend Niki Lauda star in this great documentary. (Available on Amazon)
"A generation ago motorsports biggest rivalry was born. One that captivated the world. Niki Lauda and James Hunt are legends, now, one generation on we follow the lives of their sons Freddie and Mathias as they too go head to head."
SIM Motorsport Ambassadors Freddie Hunt and up and coming racing driver Aimee Watts visit SIM Motorsport for some pre season testing
It was great to see Freddie Hunt again at SIM Motorsport. He wanted to conduct some specific testing during his Xmas break.
We were also really pleased to welcome Aimee Watts who will be racing in the MX5 Super Cup Championship in 2023.
Like Freddie, Aimee wanted to get some key sim time on her new car and test it on specific circuits.
Max Merritt to contest the 2023 Mazda MX5 Super Cup Championship
SIM Motorsport is very proud to be supporting up and coming Racing Driver Max Merritt from Kent. He will be racing one of the Mk3 MX5 Super Cup cars in the BC Cars Motorsport Team run by former Championship winner Brian Chandler.
"Max has an obvious talent. The combination of BC Cars Motorsport providing a race winning car, quality driver training from Brian and quality sim time with SIM Motorsport is a recipe for success. Max is on the first step to his ambition of one day competing at Le Mans." Simon Ricketts. CEO SIM Motorsport.
Tom Ovenden finishes 3rd in Quaife Mini Challenge Trophy Championship
2 race wins and 6 podium finishes saw our Racing Ambassador Tom Ovenden finish an excellent 3rd in the highly competitive Mini Challenge Cup Championship.
It was great to see the SIM Motorsport logo on his car. We are very proud to support Tom in his development as a professional racing driver.
Freddie Hunt visits SIM Motorsport
Fresh from his outstanding win at Portimão and finishing 2nd in the Le Mans Cup Trophy Championship, Freddie hunt popped into SIM Motorsport for a quick test session on the Dubai Autodromo circuit, as he will be racing there next year.
He also took time out to sign a limited addition book about his famous 1976 World Champion father James Hunt.
Listen to CEO Simon Ricketts being interviewed about his selection of Tom Ovenden as a Race Ambassador for SIM Motorsport
Simon discusses why he selected Tom Ovenden as SIM Motorsport's first Race Ambassador.
SIM Motorsport announces their new Racing Ambassador - Tom Ovenden
We are pleased to announce that Tom Ovenden is SIM Motorsport's Racing Ambassador.
" At SIM Motorsport we are proud to support young up and coming talent within UK Motor Racing. It is clear that as sim technology has advanced, any driver that has a goal to be at the pinnacle of the sport and a consistent winner, needs to spend time in a high spec simulator. It enables them to improve both their race driving skills and race craft, as well as better understanding how best to set up the car to ensure that they are quick out of the box at a circuit they may not be too familiar with. Our simulators created by AXSIM are of the very highest specification and designed to be As Real As It Gets!
Tom is an extremely impressive racing driver, with a great racing CV. His early start and success on two wheels, then Rallycross, before switching to karting and progressing to the Quaife Mini Trophy Challenge in the Cooper Class, clearly demonstrates his ability to adapt quickly. We were particularly impressed not just with his obvious speed, but his professional approach to his development and better understanding of what he can do to get the maximum from the car. SIM Motorsport will provide race simulation support to Tom and is proud to be part of his future success" Simon Ricketts. Founder & CEO.
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