The earliest games I remember playing were on the Commodore Vic-20, they were text-based or 'write your own'. I never really used consoles probably due to the time experienced 'programming' on the Vic-20.

After the Vic-20, I was given a C-64 then Amiga by my parents, and this was when I really got into sim racing for the first time. The first major simulation being Geoff Crammond's F1GP, and eventually this led me to move through most simulations, and end up working for simulation developers myself.

rFactor 2 racing simulation:

Apart from racing simulations, space games like Elite, Wing Commander and the X series from Egosoft have been a solid focus. I use them to 'escape' from work.


iGP League of Rooks Season 4 Race 8 – Britain

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This was my second race with KERS, and in the previous races (that there are no reports for), I had finished OK, usually just outside the points. But today was going to be different… I was determined to get a good finish, I had my strategy worked out, and things were looking good, until it started raining. That’s right. This was my first wet race, and it put me well down the starting grid.

Somehow though, I started to gain huge amounts of time, and I quickly figured out that my drivers have really good wet weather driving skill. On every stint I was gaining, and I had intended to pit every 10 laps. This worked great until lap 40, when I decided to switch strategy and run hard tires until the end of the race, not stopping on lap 50 like I had planned to.

But then, on lap 50, came the rain again…

I was forced to pit for wets, and lost enormous time because I had been on cold hard tires, and full of fuel for 10 laps, I effectively wasted those laps and that stint, and that’s what dropped me out of a points finish.

On wets, I was flying. Over the last 10 laps I gained a lot of time, but not enough for a points finish. But I did feel I had a good wet weather driving team… Maybe next time?


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Tim is British and lives in the United States with his wife and kids.

He works for software developers Image Space Inc. and Studio 397 on their racing simulations, and is a fan of Gaming, Motorsports, and photography.