Train like a pro: Join Racing Driver Ben Green at the Turn1 racing simulator
Just like you, we are thrill-seekers always looking for new activity crazes. Racing surely is one of the most exhilarating sports to watch, and even better if you get to experience it yourself!
Our Professional Racing Simulator in Essex enables you to get some track experience and put your driving skills to the test. With state-of-the-art features, such as the Cobra Evolution Pro GT seat for ultimate comfort, you can enjoy one hour of blissful racing fun.
Choose from a large variety of cars and circuits to find your perfect combination, whether that’s racing the Silverthorne Track in a VW Beetle or Singapore Night Circuit in a Ferrari.
Professional drivers use simulators to train and get ready for upcoming races and the Turn1 facility in Essex is where newcomer Ben Green comes to practice. A passionate racer and experienced Grade A Ards instructor, he says the simulator is a big part of his training. If you are looking to get some tips and tricks from a pro-racing driver, a personal one-on-one session with Ben Green is for you. During a one-hour session, Ben will teach you how to improve your driving skills, master the track and shorten your lap times.
Read about Ben Green’s answers to the burning questions about the Turn1 racing simulator.
1. What’s your favourite track and car from the simulator?
Personally, my favourite combination is the Porsche GTE car around Silverstone. The car has fantastic traction through the slow-speed corners and high-speed aerodynamic downforce through the high-speed corners, it suits it very well. It’s challenging to get the most out of the car and at a track that’s well known by everyone in the UK, it’s a real challenge to be quick around here on the sim. We started a small competition where drivers that come to Turn1 can attempt to set a quick lap time around Silverstone in the Porsche GTE car. We have a lap board showing these lap times which makes it very competitive.
2. How often do you practice?
I use simulators all the time, at least once a day as long as I am not away from home working. There are so many different types of training you can do on simulators, it is a lot more involved than just driving around aimlessly lap after lap!
3. How is it different from racing in a real car?
Simulators are fantastic for learning tracks and practicing consistent driving on the limit. In a race you are fighting for positions and trying to overtake or defend, this is something that is much harder to accurately recreate on a simulator. It can be done on different games but at Turn1 we mainly focus on teaching the skills needed to drive on track and learning circuits quicker than in real life.
4. What’s the most common mistake you see newbies make?
Very often people do not understand how powerful modern day brakes are on race cars, even entry-level race cars have astonishingly powerful brakes that can be pushed to the max every lap for an entire stint. Most often I am telling people to brake harder and be patient before turning in, it’s very easy to get excited and want to turn into the corner early but with a bit of patience, a lot of lap time can be found here.
Fancy trying your hand at racing? Check out prices and availability for the Turn1 Racing Simulator. Contact [email protected] if you wish to book a private coaching session with Ben Green.