Jake Robson (UK)

Sim-Racing

When did you start sim-racing and how did you get there?
Started racing around 2011 back on F1 2011 leagues, which sucked. I then did a few rFactor leagues in 2013 but quickly found iRacing back in August 2014 and have been there ever since. Found iRacing through the awesome iRacing twitch community!

What sim-racing experience do you have?
F1 2011, 2012 and 2013
rFactor
iRacing

What are your goals for your career?
Only asking of a few things 😉
1st in IMSA overall Prototype championship
Win top split Le Mans in class

What are your goals for the current season?
Top 3 in Division 2 and Top 5 overall in the IMSA Prototype championship.

What’s your most notable achievement in sim-racing?
Podium in the 2016 24 hours of Daytona

Why have you joined TFR in the first place?
Decided I wanted a new adventure in Sim Racing and TFR seemed to be the place to go, wanted a friendly community which will help make me faster, and that’s exactly what I have 🙂

What is your favourite car in the iRacing service?
For just having fun it has to be the RUF RWD, however for being competitive the Corvette DP

What is your favourite track in the iRacing service?
Really tough question.. So here is a few, Daytona Road, Sebring International, Laguna Seca and Long Beach

What is your favourite car/track combination?
Another tricky question. For having fun it would be the RUF RWD at Laguna Seca… However for racing and being fast I like the Corvette DP at Sebring

Real life racing

What real live racing experience do you have?
Not a whole lot really, some Karting and a few laps in a NASCAR (as a passenger)

What racing series you like to watch?
F1, WEC, Indycar, IMSA, Formula E, Blancpain and some NASCAR

Who is your favourite driver and why?
Lewis Hamilton, from being a kid I have watched F1 and always taking a liking to him, probably down to same nationality. Love the way he is chilled out off the track as well. Also a fan of Brendon Hartley.
What is your favourite racing moment?
From a wheel to wheel point of view it would have to be Verstappen’s move around the outside of blanchimont at Spa. However in terms of drama in a race it would have to be when Toyota broke down at Le Mans with a couple of laps to go.

Which tracks have you visited before and which do you visit regularly?
So far I have been to Silverstone, Spa.

Off topic

How many games of monopoly have you ruined by not playing mercifully?
Probably quite a few, my monopoly days are long gone 😛

What is one song that you can’t get out of your head and hum occasionally because of it?
I move on from songs very quickly… But for the pace lap of the Daytona 24 hour I had AC/DC Back in Black on and oh boy that gets you ready for it… Try it 😉