Antoine Higelin - Pro/WC Driver - Apex Racing UK

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Antoine Higelin – Pro/WC Driver

Antoine Higelin Bio:

My name is Antoine Higelin, I’m a 22 year old student in mechanical engineering. In the future I’d like to become an engineer in the automotive industry. My topics of choice are vehicle dynamics, vehicle handling and automotive aerodynamics.

I started simracing with Gran Turismo 2 on PS One, then Gran Turismo 4 on PS2. Later I switched to Forza 2 and 3. I raced the French Forza championship in 2010 and became French champion in the less than 15 years class. In 2011 I switched to iRacing because it is so much closer to a simulation than Forza and Gran Turismo. What I like most in iRacing is the realistic effect of every parameter when tuning the settings of the chassis, which will be very useful to me in my future work.

I’m very happy and proud to have joined ARUK in early 2013 during S1 Road to Pro. Talking with experienced drivers, sharing setups and ideas to improve my driving skills helped me tremendously to get my Pro license. I was then able to qualify and compete in 4 iWCGPS races and ended up finishing 40th overall and 2nd Pro driver with 2 top 10 finishes as the highlight.

I earned my iRacing Pro/WC License in the 2013 Pro Series taking the 8th position out of 25. With my Pro/WC Licence I could enter the 2014 iRacing World Championship Grand Prix Series and finish 15th in my first season. I am competing in the iRacing World Championship Grand Prix Series and Blancpain GT Series again in 2017. My goal for this year is to improve my consistency to get closer to a top 10 finish.

Real Life Results:

iRacing Results:

  • 2011
    • S4 Skip Barber Racing Series (SBRS): #13
    • S4 13th week – Legends Road Racing: #4
    • S3 13th week – Legends Road Racing: #7
    • S1 first road win in MX5 Cup and first oval win in Legends Cup
    • S1 started iRacing

Simracing Rig:

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