About

Last updated: October 12th, 2021

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, driver technique and much more in the sim.

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

richard baxter
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.

I currently hold a Class B licence in iRacing with a 1700+ iRating
I currently hold a Class B licence in iRacing with a 1800+ iRating

The impact of the extra time behind the wheel in the sim has been hugely beneficial to my real-world driving, allowing me to put my Mazda MX5 in the top 5 (with the occasional win) in arguably the most competitive national club racing championship in the UK.

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

They always say “my other car’s a…” I spent 5 years racing a Radical SR3 rsx, winning races on both international and national levels.

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 current setup
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 set up to help aspiring sim racers get the guidance they need to succeed as newcomers to sim racing, sim racing tips, and more.

If you have any questions or suggestions, feel welcome to contact me.