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Simulator company owned by Stratford racer Darren Turner teams up with F4 British Championship

RACING driver Darren Turner has teamed up with the F4 British Championship to be the series' official simulator partner.

Darren Turner. (54256557)
Darren Turner. (54256557)

The Stratford ace is owner of Base Performance Simulators (BPS) and in recent years the Banbury-based company has become the choice of many championship-winning drivers and teams looking to get a head start on the competition at every race.

Darren has over 20 years' worth of experience in developing cutting-edge Formula One simulators, something which has provided him with a unique insight into the science of racing simulation.

The BPS single-seater simulator has been designed from the ground up to create a fully immersive driving environment.

It features a six-metre 180 degrees screen with a Moog motion platform with six degrees of freedom, providing physical cues to enhance the experience and provide realistic feedback.

To increase immersion even further for the F4 drivers, the simulator has been fitted with the 2022 British F4 steering wheel.

Base Performance Simulators.
Base Performance Simulators.

Live telemetry can be viewed by either a driver’s team or a BPS expert, with the facility to take the data away post-session, allowing it to be fully integrated into an existing development programme.

Included within the championship registration fee for entrants next season will be two free sessions on the simulator, as well as a discounted rate for further sessions to enhance pre-event preparation and testing for all competitors.

The season-long package also includes driver fitness assessments in BPS’s in-house fitness studio, enabling drivers to identify and improve on several key aspects of their programme under one roof.

"We are incredibly proud to be working with the F4 British Championship," said Darren .

"It’s a given that nearly all drivers are using simulators in some way to improve their performance.

"For any driver aiming for the top step, a simulator programme is vital, and we regularly see first-hand the difference it can make to a championship challenge."

F4 British Championship.
F4 British Championship.

Hugh Chambers, chief executive of Motorsport UK, said: "For all of our young driver talent in the 2022 British F4 championship, they are looking to build the key foundation stones for a professional career in motorsport.

“There are so many elements that can enhance their raw talent behind the wheel in order to be successful including data analysis, fitness, testing and increasingly the ability to get the best from simulator work.

“The elite status of Base Performance facilities and service makes them an ideal fit for the championship, and I’m sure collectively every driver on the grid will be able to feel the benefit of their input into their development programmes.”

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