September 16, 2015 Darren

Goodbye Apex, Welcome Friction

As I am sure a few of you are aware, in 2012 I created Apex Racing UK and was team manager until the early part of 2015. The concept of the team was to help assist some of the fastest drivers on Codemasters poor attempts at an F1 game, to joining the World Championship Series on iRacing. However, after a few years, I decided that the direction the team was taking is not one that appealed to myself – I didn’t agree with the concept of a charging Academy which is just there to extract money from the iRacing community and with decisions being made for personal financial gain rather than the best interests of the team, I decided that it was time to walk away and enjoy sim racing for fun.

The biggest thing I missed was the camaraderie of being in a team, and also had my eye on some of the upcoming Endurance events. Both LJ Garnett and Dean Prescott left Apex Racing UK around the same time as myself, moving to drive for Friction Racing, and it wasn’t long until I was entering discussions with Friction to join as a team driver.

Friction Racing Corvette C7 Daytona Prototype iRacing

For the end 2015 and the start of 2016 I’ll be entering the Gathering of Tweakers Endurance Series, in the #199 Friction Racing Corvette C7 Daytona Prototype, alongside my team mates of Dean Prescott and Rinse Jacobs. There may be additional names to join us but with the first round at Sebring, we’ll be entering the IMSA Officia lSeries to get some miles under our belts driving the car (and no doubt, denting it a little in the process).

Friction Racing have drivers who have won in various prestigious events, including race wins in the Neo Endurance Series, 6 WCS/Pro Drivers and so many wins in both the Star Mazda and Skip Barber.The rest of the team who are not entering in the GES will be looking at winning the Neo Endurance Series in their HPD.