Positon One Motorsport are teaming up with Autosport Performance – Autosport Magazines driver performance and development section – To bring aspiring drivers a new level of insight into the value of using Driver-In-the-Loop simulators for their race preparation. This week the first of a series of features focussing on the often underestimated advantages of using a race vehicle simulator is covered in the magazine; ‘Using Simulators to … Learn a new track’ explains the key benefits and the pitfalls of a virtual test session at a new circuit.

Matt Beers – Technical & Managing Director of Position One:- ‘When Autosport Performance approached us to partner them in the simulator aspect of their driver development section we were more than happy to oblige, it’s very important that drivers understand what is and isn’t possible with a race simulator and often it’s not conveyed properly because those that are delivering in this area are too detached from the reality to identify with it. Everyone at Position One is currently active in contemporary racing or has a wealth of recent experience to draw on. We are convinced of the value of using simulators to jump up the learning curve but it has to be a measured and considered approach, with other elements also integrated, there are huge benefits but also some limitations and both need to be understood to take the maximum value from the experience.’

The features will appear quarterly in the Performance section of the weekly magazine and in the online version, if you want to get a better understanding of using simulators and what they can do for your own development, or if you just want some professional advice that you won’t find elsewhere then check out the magazine or better still book yourself a session … www.position-one.co.uk

Alongside the new partnership Position One are offering a driver development session to one lucky winner picked from our Twitter and Facebook followers, the winner will be announced in the next simulator feature in Autosport Performance next February, please click here for full terms and conditions.