Kilmaronock racing star Ross Martin bounced back from a difficult start to his weekend to keep himself at the top of the BRSCC National Formula Ford Championship standings. At the legendary Brands Hatch circuit in Kent, a track considered the home of Formula Ford racing, Martin qualified fourth for the weekend’s opening race - before a spin saw him drop to the back of the field. The Glasgow Tigers-backed driver recovered to eventually finish 10th, before a tense second race battle where he elected to play the long game. Speaking exclusively to the Lennox Herald, Ross explained: “Brands Hatch is a really hard track to pass on. “I had a good start though and made it up to fifth but the guys in front of me were getting a bit feisty and I thought if I try and do something here I might end up crashing - so I took it a bit easy and dropped to sixth at the back of the pack.” That finish put Martin in a good position for the final race. He continued: “The last … [Read more...] about Martin bounces back from race one frustration at Brands Hatch
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He does not even own a car, but Dunedin man Simon Bishop is a top New Zealand racing driver. The electronics salesman is a Gran Turismo Sport sensation, and later this month will head to New York on a paid trip to represent Toyota in the latest leg of the car racing simulation computer game's world tour. ''You qualify for these events by playing the game online in your own house, so that's what I do. I sit at home and I have my own wheel set-up,'' Mr Bishop (29) explained. He had dreamed since childhood of being a racing star, and the PlayStation game allowed him to live out his high-speed fantasies, along with a taste for the jet-set lifestyle of Lewis Hamilton or Kimi Raikkonen, without risking death or spending millions of dollars, he said. ''I was recently in Germany and I'm off to New York in three weeks' time, so it's quite unbelievable ... that you could go from literally sitting at home, just on my swivel chair at home ... to be racing on these very, very expensive rigs.'' He … [Read more...] about It’s all a game for top Kiwi racing driver
Codemasters' F1 2018 was one of the greatest racing games ever made. So when Codemasters then subsequently called the next iteration of their critically acclaimed racing series, F1 2019, the most ambitious F1 game they've ever made, they set the bar extremely high for themselves. F1 2019 has been in development for two years and is being launched two months earlier than any other F1 game before it, with the game being released on June 28 2019, with early access from 25 June 2019. There's a bunch of new features, with promises of visual and gameplay upgrades too, So, can Codemasters' F1 2019 live up to it's own hype? FIA Formula 2 F1 2019 sees the inclusion of the FIA Formula 2 championship for the very first time, with players able to play the entirety of last year's 2018 F2 championship in Championships, Grand Prix and Time Trial modes, against the likes of Lando Norris, Alexander Albon and George Russell. But aren't F2 cars just smaller and slower F1 cars? You may ask. … [Read more...] about F1 2019 Game Review: Can the best get even better?
Xbox One owners can grab two games to keep them occupied this weekend thanks to the Xbox Live Gold subscription. Here's everything you need to know to get started. By Lloyd Coombes/Published 27th April 2019 Xbox Live FREE Games with Gold: Download Xbox One free trials for Gears 4 and The Crew 2 (Pic: The Coalition/Microsoft) Xbox Live Gold Members know all about the discounts and perks that come with Microsoft's Xbox One subscription service.In order to sweeten the deal, any Gold subscribers can play TWO games for free this weekend. Better yet, they're live right now!First is one of Microsoft's own staple of exclusive games, Gears Of War 4. For those who don't know, Gears Of War 4 is set after the conclusion of the original trilogy and focuses on JD Fenix and his squad of soldiers - perfect for getting to grips before Gears Of War 5 launches.With a full campaign, a suite of multiplayer content and the ever-addictive Horde mode, Gears Of War 4 will have you revving your chainsaws all … [Read more...] about Xbox Live FREE Games with Gold: Download Xbox One free trials for Gears 4 and The Crew 2
Tributes have poured in for a respected Newcastle United fan who was found fatally wounded in a car park. Relatives of Simon Jones, 57, said they will desperately miss the "loving, caring, family man" and his fiancée said she has lost the "love of her life". The RAF veteran and father-of-three was found dead off Chaddesden Lane in Derby on Saturday evening, Derbyshire Police said. Simon was NUFC season ticket holder who was born and raised in North Shields and followed England matches all over the world. He later moved to Belper, in Derbyshire, from the North East with his fiancée Sarah Haugh. Paying tribute to him, Sarah, 38, an actress, said: "I'm a Geordie and I wish I'd never left and moved down here. "Simon loved Newcastle. He was a massive fan." And his friend, Darren Curry, a 51-year-old also from North Shields, told ChronicleLive: "Everyone at the club knew him because he was at every game. The whole community knew Simon. He would drive to games and pick people up … [Read more...] about Tribute to ‘loving, caring’ Newcastle United fan fatally stabbed in car park