I am a sim racer who gets paid to race real cars

I was a sim racer long before I was a racing driver. I have represented the Ferrari Factory Team in the Virtual Le Mans series. As an ambassador for Thrustmaster, I have helped in the development of their Sim Racing equipment and as an official test driver for Kunos Simulazioni I guided them in bringing the driving experience of Assetto Corsa Competizione as close to the real thing as possible.

My journey from a passionate player of Gran Turismo on Playstation, Netkar Pro on PC and now Assetto Corsa Competizione in the modern day, has lead me to creating two companies focused on my ultimate dream of blurring the lines of Sim Racing and Real Racing.

At the Coach Dave Academy we do develop products for Assetto Corsa Competizione and coach aspiring sim racing drivers via our Coaching program that includes drivers such as Kelvin van der Linde, Nick Foster and Jordan Pepper.

And at The Sim Grid we are building a platform for Amateur and Professional Sim racers to compete in clean and fair racing with live stewarding, live broadcasts and prize funds.

"@davidperel If I manage to be on the podium that'll only be thanks to you."