Lets Race are proud to announce the winner of our first Lets Race 2 Reality competition, Piers Prior! Keep a look out for the next competition coming soon!
Lets Race 2 Reality is an exciting new championship which will see one lucky driver walk away with a truly incredible prize.
The prize - A full test in an F3 at Pembrey race circuit with the world leading junior formula race team Carlin. With the support of the Carlin engineers and mechanics, experience an unbelievable day. It could be your first step to racing reality!
“Winning Lets Race 2 Reality was quite an emotional moment, I’ve known for a long time that I’ve wanted to be a racing driver, but this was game-changing. The test day was so cool. It was my first-ever experience of driving a racing car or even indeed driving anything with gears or four-wheel brakes, so I knew it was going to be a learning experience. As I climbed into the car I was struggling to contain my excitement, but I knew I had to keep focussed on the driving because a Formula 3 car is so quick and with my lack of experience I certainly didn’t want to put a foot wrong! As the day advanced, I managed to complete longer and longer stints; I was able to run ten laps in succession by the middle of the day, and my times were consistent and improving.”
John Surtees, Founder of Henry Surtees Foundation - "Henry had his first ever track experience in a kart at Buckmore at the age of 8 and went on to drive with Carlin in Formula BMW and Formula 3. The team has been at the forefront of developing young driver talent and share in success with them. The days of big test programmes on race tracks in Formula 1 are over. Today the simulator plays a major part in the research and development of cars and in giving drivers experience of the car and circuits. The Lets Race initiative in creating this championship and opportunity for would-be young drivers is unique. The opportunity to compete at the simulation centre and the top drivers to then go to a shoot-out at the famous Buckmore Park Kart Circuit in order to qualify for further evaluation with Trevor Carlin and his team in order for the winner to get a full day of testing in a Formula 3 car, is something that one would normally only dream of."
Carlin - "Carlin are one of the largest racing teams outside Formula 1, producing race winners in several levels of junior motorsport. Feeding drivers into Formula 1, over a third of the 2014 F1 grid have previously raced with Carlin. The team has won over 160 races to date and counts drivers such as Sebastian Vettel, Daniel Ricciardo, Max Chilton and Kevin Magnussen amongst its alumni. The team currently competes in GP2 Series, GP3 Series, FIA Formula 3 European Championship and the British F3 Series."