State-of-the-art simulators put you in driving seat at world’s best tracks

Ignition Racing’s Nick Flavel on one of the simulators. d413132
Ignition Racing’s Nick Flavel on one of the simulators. d413132

State-of-the-art motor-racing simulation facility Ignition Racing has recently opened in Filter Discounts.

Ignition Racing’s race room features six racing simulators that provide full motion and surround sound and vision designed to replicate the stresses and forces faced by professional motor-racing drivers.

The simulators run on a complex physics engine called ‘R-Factor’ which is used by many of the world’s leading teams.

Perth-based V8 Ute driver Adam Marjoram uses the simulators to learn new track layouts before arriving to compete, such as for his recent V8 Ute round competition on the Gold Coast.

‘Ignition Racing’s state-of-the art simulator is particularly important for Perth-based drivers like myself,’ Marjoram said.

‘I have found the layouts and vehicle set-ups to be a really accurate reflection of the live race environment.’

‘Fortunately, the simulator is a lot safer and more forgiving of a mistake than competing on a tight street circuit on the Gold Coast.’

Ignition Racing is not only for professional drivers, with groups able to participate in a full race-day experience through a practise, qualifying, warm-up and race event.

The business was previously in Subiaco, but Ignition Racing director Nick Flavel is happy with its new home in Wangara.

‘The exposure in the northern corridor to businesses involved with machinery and motor racing, the proximity to Barbagallo Raceway and the strong following in Perth’s northern corridor for all forms of motorsport makes the move to Wangara a sensible one,’ he said.