Episode 12: Matthew Simmons from Sim Racing to Spa 24hr!
On this episode of Minds of Motorsport we talk to 2015 GT Academy winner Matt Simmons. Since winning the competition Matt has raced in the Blancpain GT championship and has competed in the famous Spa 24hr and raced at the Nurburgring, Silverstone and Monza.
Prior to his racing career in the Nissan GTR GT3 car, Matt worked a part time job which enabled him to best prepare himself for the GT Academy competition, and in our chat we talk about the mindset shift and sacrifices he had to make in order to succeed.
We also discuss sim racing and tips he has for picking up a circuit quickly as well as what it was like at the Spa 24 hour as a driver.
Topics of discussion:
- GT Academy.
- Sacrifices for the GT Academy dream.
- Journey after GT Academy.
- Spa 24 hr experience.
- How achieve your own dream through motorsport.
- Sim racing.
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