One of the most attractive things about endurance racing is the amount of time you spend behind the wheel of a race car, as sharing a car during a 12- or 24-hour race will mean a lot of wheel-to-wheel seat time.
While drivers may get a lot of track time during an endurance race, practice time is still a premium. As you share the car during the race, you also share it during practice; making it difficult to get up to speed in a short time frame, especially on circuits that you haven’t seen.
Brandon Iribe left the tech world and jumped into professional sports car racing and in a relatively short time frame, Brandon has raced at the biggest sports car races in the world. As he ramped up his driving, he turned to driving simulation to help him prepare for the new circuits he would be driving on.
“One of my driver coaches, Kevin Madsen, recommended sim racing,” said Iribe. “All the other pros I am driving with all use racing simulators and talk about how valuable it is, and it seemed like a great way to learn the tracks.
“It surprised me how challenging it was initially. But also, how quickly you can get the hang of it. I went from crashing every lap, to finishing laps, to getting down to the delta in the race car.”
With the desire to take his sim training a step further, Iribe had the CXC Simulations Special Projects team make a few key changes to his personal simulator. The steering wheels from his cars were adapted to be used on his Motion Pro II, and the pedal placement and pedal feel were adjusted to be more representative of the GT3 cars Iribe races as well.
These key details, in tandem with the Motion Pro II’s motion system, have enabled Iribe to become one of the quickest Pro-Am drivers in professional sports car racing. Iribe finished fourth in the GT-Daytona driver standings in the 2024 IMSA WeatherTech Sportscar Championship.
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