Digital Motorsports (or Motorsport Simulation) has gained a lot of interest in Ireland over the past few years and there is now a great community mix of pro racing drivers, ex racing drivers, pro sim drivers and motorsport enthusiasts. Everyone gets on great and it is highly competitive.
I was lucky enough to get the opportunity to represent Ireland last year at the FIA Motorsport Games at Vallelunga in Italy. This was an amazing experience and would not have been possible without the support of Motorsport Ireland, Digital Motorsport and CJJ Motorsports. We narrowly missed out on making it to the main final but overall, I came away in tenth position and delighted with my performance.
From having a racing background all my life I would highly recommend giving this a try, from enthusiasts, to up and coming drivers, simulators are a key tool in the process and development of a driver and mostly importantly, a great way to have fun with your friends & family.
It is great to see Motorsport Ireland now embracing Digital Motorsport and hopefully we can all work together to drive it forward and use at a means of introducing new people to Motorsport.