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Stefan Johansson

F1 and Sportscar Driver
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Patrick Long

Porsche Factory Driver
“Easily the best simulator I’ve been on to date. It’s just more realistic. There’s less exaggerated motion, motion [...]

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Vaughn Gittin, Jr.

Formula Drift Champion
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Oriol Serva

INDYCAR DRIVER
CXC simulators are my favorite simulator that you can have in-house and at a reasonable cost...

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Christina Nielsen

IMSA GT Champion
I use CXC Simulations for training all the time on the circuits that I race in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship and in the European Le Mans Series.

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Townsend Bell

IndyCar Driver and Former Formula 1 Test Driver
“The Motion Pro II is the most realistic simulator I’ve driven. For me, it’s an invaluable training tool.” Townsend Bell drove in the [...] signature-Townsend Bell

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Alessandro Balzan

2013 Grand-Am GT Champion
2016 IMSA GT-Daytona Champion
I am still super-impressed with the feeling I had when I was in the CXC Motion Pro II. It had the perfect steering wheel feedback, realistic motion movement, and a very accurate braking system. It's just like being in the car.

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Justin Wilson

LATE INDYCAR AND FORMULA 1 DRIVER
“The best simulator I’ve ever driven. The way it moves and even picks up track surfaces adds a whole new dimension.

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Tommy Kendall

SRT Viper Factory Driver
“Seat time is the only thing that will make you a better driver and with testing being curtailed more and more in the interest of cost [...]

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Alex Gurney

2007 and 2009 Grand-Am Daytona Prototype Champion
“Wow, I’m still shaking from it. It’s a little bit of a workout. I’m pretty impressed.” Alex Gurney is an American [...]

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Matt Halliday

Porsche Super Cup, GT3, V8 Supercar and Former IndyCar/Champcar Driver
“The Motion Pro II is by far the most accurate and best racing simulator I’ve ever worked with. Using the Motion Pro II is the best [...]

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Joel Miller

GRAND AM DRIVER
The CXC Simulator is a great tool to stay sharp and learn new circuits because it provides a real race car feel!  The engineers have done a great [...]

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Elliott Skeer & the Motion Pro II
June 22, 2013

Elliott Skeer, a Playboy-Mazda MX5 Cup Series driver and current leader in the points (16 races: 15 podiums and 8 wins), has recently put CXC’s MP II to the test while preparing for races across the US. Read Elliott’s insights into the professional application of the Motion Pro II.  

My Experience with the Motion Pro II – Elliott Skeer Gives his Take on the Acclaimed Technology Produced by CXC Simulations

It is not a secret that a racecar driver has to be physically fit if they want to succeed. One thing that is easily overlooked is mental preparation – this is where CXC Simulations’ Motion Pro II and iRacing come in. With the same cars and tracks from my real life racing series on iRacing and the advanced motion simulation technology from CXC, I can hop into an MP II and get the closest simulation currently possible.

Noticeable Differences: Motion Pro II vs. Other Simulators

My normal racing sim setup at home is very crude – a $250 wheel and pedal set, a mediocre computer struggling to pull 60fps, and a small monitor on a wobbly desk. I usually use this to do the first recon laps in the week before leaving for a race. Thanks to iRacing, I can build a setup that will be very close to something that will be used on the real car. But something is missing – that seat of your pants feeling – and that is where the CXC Motion Pro II simulator really shines.   

Even my first attempt at a car setup that I develop with iRacing and the MP II instantly lets me notice issues that weren’t apparent on my home simulator. Within 2-3 hours of running on the Motion Pro II, a setup that will be used on the real car is determined and my confidence going into the race weekend increases immensely. Not only do I have a setup that I’ll put onto my real racecar, but I really feel like I have already done three sessions on track before I even get there!

The Motion Pro II On the Track

My racing series (Playboy Mazda MX5 Cup) runs two races each weekend. To date we have raced at Sebring, Mazda Raceway and Mid Ohio. As soon as I get to the track, the setup that was developed using the CXC Motion Pro II is put to the test on the car. At Sebring, only one change was made to the setup all weekend and we came home with a 4th and a 1st. Mazda Raceway told almost the same story – four changes were made to the car and we came away with a 2nd and a 1st.  More importantly though, we left with the points lead. Mid Ohio would continue with this pattern, as two changes were made to the car all weekend, once again leaving us with a 2nd and a 1st.

The confidence gained out of running well on a CXC MP II simulator is something that is carried into race weekend. I now know that if something works well on the sim, it will perform to the same level in the real world. This type of mental preparation and confidence is just as important to me as a driver as being physically fit. I can go into the 1st practice session knowing that the setup is solid.  This pays great dividends during practice sessions, as fine tuning starts as early as the 2nd session of the weekend.

It’s one thing to have great software, but when the best motion simulator on the market is used, it creates a simulation that truly helps drivers prepare and win on any race weekend.

 

Based in Los Angeles, California, CXC Simulations manufactures and distributes professional racing simulators used by professional racecar drivers, racing teams and the home racing enthusiast. The CXC Motion PRO II is constructed from laser-cut steel, carbon fiber and aluminum: the exact same elements used in real racecars.

Elliott Skeer is a Mazda MX5 Cup driver who has been racing for 13 years. 

About CXC

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CXC simulators can be used as a tool for driving instruction as well as flight training and are available for purchase, lease or event rentals. We offer superb customer service and support to make sure you are behind the wheel of your favorite Formula 1, GT or rally car for as much time as possible!”

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