BRDC British F3 & Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 Driver Lando Norris Joins World Championship & Driver Development Sim Racing Team – Apex Racing UK
Lando’s 2016 BRDC British F3 Championship has got off to a great start, taking the opening round pole, 2 podiums finishes, including a win in round 1. With Lando’s demanding 2016 schedule, competing in both the F3 Series and the Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 Series. He has bolstered his race preparation by joining Apex Racing UK. An established Sim racing team competing at the very highest level of virtual motorsport with a proven track record of driver development.
Apex Racing UK have 8 drivers of the 50 strong field in the iRacing World Championship Grand Prix Series, they took 1st and 2nd in the 2015 Pro Series at the same time as the GT3 team qualified for the 2016 iRacing Blancpain GT World Championship. Apex Racing currently lead the iRacing Formula Renault 2.0 series with Maarten Van Loozenoord.
Lando on sim racing – “iRacing helps in many ways of driving and preparation. Although iRacing doesn’t have all of the tracks that I race at, testing and racing at the tracks they do, helps me know overtaking points, braking points, turn in points, all things to help me improve and be better prepared than my competitors. On top of this, joining Apex Racing has once again made Sim Racing even more enjoyable, it’s an honour to race for such a team like Apex Racing that have an awesome archive of results. They help me with my setups, learning new tracks, learning new cars and best of all, how to drive fast! With such a wide variety of drivers being part of Apex we all have different views on things and push each other to the limit and sometimes over, haha.
Before a race weekend in real life, Apex help me with race craft, consistency and speed at the track. With the tracks and cars being inch perfect to real life, it really helps how I go into a race weekend. Learning things I wouldn’t off learnt before, and putting things into practice that I learnt in the sim with Apex.”
Lando is another driver that continues the ever growing trend of upcoming professional racers working with leading virtual motorsport teams to gain the most out of simulator testing. The competition at the highest level of sim racing is as close as any real life series if not more so. Pro drivers are utilizing the resource of these teams to improve their race preparation.
The first round of the Formula Renault Eurocup 2.0 is at Motorland Aragon, in Spain on the 16th of April. You can find up to date tweets and live timing on Lando’s social media accounts via Facebook and Twitter or his website.
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