A BUSY FEW MONTHS


Since his podium topping performance at Zolder to end the NASCAR season, there have been no signs of slowing down for Alex.


Since that wet weekend in Belgium in early October, Alex has been hard at work to launch his new track day experience company, Vertex Experience.


"Away from racing myself, I do a lot of track day coaching with various clients, and I know that it can be quite the hassle organising everything you need to do to get on track," says Alex.


"The idea behind Vertex is to make the track day booking process as stress-free as possible, and also to allow anyone with a driving licence to get on track, whether they have a suitable car or not. With this in mind, we offer various packages from coaching in your own car to an all-inclusive rate which covers rental of our track prepared Renault Clio 200, fuel, tyres, insurance, track fees, coaching and even helmet hire if required."


"To celebrate the launch, we are also running a competition where you can win some track time with coaching from me for just £9.99, about 1% of the average track day! You can enter at bit.ly/vertexcomp."


The first Vertex track day took place at Rockingham Motor Speedway, closed to racing at the end of 2018 but re-opened for a one-off event in aid of Mission Motorsport, the Armed Forces Motorsport Charity. The day was a great success, with a mixture of experienced track drivers and first-timers taking to the wheel with coaching from Alex.


From there, most drivers would have packed away their kit and started to work on next year but, for Alex, there was one more challenge before the month ended. It involved a trip to Denmark, a well known 24 Hour race and a virtual LMP2 car...


Also one for a new challenge Alex was invited to take part in the 2019 Endurance eRacing World Championship event in Viborg, Denmark as part of team Simply Race.


Lined up against professional esports teams from around the world, the Simply Race team had never taken part in the event. With a borrowed sim and the morning before the race to set up the car to face teams who had tens of years of experience, it was straight in at the deep end.


The other teams had spent months preparing for the race, one LMP2 team even developing their car setup alongside Red Bull Racing F1 driver Max Verstappen!


However, at the end of 24 hours, it was the Simply Race Oreca LMP2 car driven by Alex which crossed the line in first place!


December will now be spent planning ahead for 2020, with lots of exciting options on the horizon.


There will also be a few Vertex track days taking place and should you want to find out more, head over to bit.ly/vertexexperience, where dates for 2020 will be released soon.

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