About

Welcome to my website. At the weekends, I’m an amateur racing driver with an interest in vehicle setup and (naturally) improving my racecraft.

richard baxter

I started in Radical racing and I’m currently contesting the MX5 Cup with the 750MC. Mazda racing may not seem as glamorous but it’s much, much more competitive than most other UK 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 becoming an avid sim racer. I’ve been using the simulator to improve my understanding of vehicle setup, race craft and race procedures for just over a year now. The impact of the extra time behind the wheel in the sim has been huge in the real world.

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 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:

simracingcockpit.com was setup to document my learning, hopefully to take some of the pain of the early days away for my readers making sim racing more fun more quickly. If you have any questions or suggestions, feel welcome to contact me.