About

Welcome to my website, simracingcockpit.com. I created this site to help aspiring sim racers get into sim racing, faster. One of the biggest hurdles to overcome, after you’ve bought your equipment, is what to do with it! This site will help you with technical setup, gear recommendations, software settings and driver technique in the sim.

My name is Richard and, as well as being a committed sim racing enthusiast, I also race on the track

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Richard Baxter

I started in Radical racing about 6 years ago and I’m currently contesting the MX5 Cup with the BRSCC. Mazda racing may not seem as glamorous but it’s much, much more competitive than most other racing championships – it’s not a championship you can just arrive at and expect to get anywhere close to winning.

Which has turned me to sim racing. I’ve been using the simulator to improve my understanding of vehicle setup, race craft and race procedures for just over 2 years.

The impact of the extra time behind the wheel in the sim has been hugely beneficial to my real-world driving.

Richard Baxter's MX5
My race Mazda MX5 ready for the 2020 season.

They always say “my other car’s a…”

Richard Baxter in Radical SR3

My sim provides all the racecraft practice for the real world I could ever need – and during these lockdown months of 2020 I’ve been developing my simulator with careful upgrades and setup tweaks to make it feel as close to a real racing car and I can get it:

My setup

My kit list:

When I’m not working on my iRating, I’m working on track. Here’s a fast lap in my Radical SR3 on the Silverstone GP circuit:

This site was setup to help aspiring sim racers get guidance, sim racing tips and more. If you have any questions or suggestions, feel welcome to contact me.