This was my first time on a professional simulator. Since then, I’ve been working with ProSim once per month to learn each new track. They have developed a physics model of my Volkswagen Racing Cup car and it really does feel just like driving my race car. This visit was before they’d developed the model of […]
The Volkswagen R Owners Club News website VWROC.com, incorporating R Forum, asked me to write a regular column each month giving them some insights to my season. You can read the first edition online and find future editions on their website.
MEDIA INFORMATION Up-and-coming racing driver, Damani Marcano is approaching his first test-day at Oulton Park (13th March), and his 2nd time in his Team HARD VW Golf GTiR Cup Car. On the 4th to 6th April at Oulton Park, Damani will be competing in his first ever race as part of the Volkswagen Racing Cup – part […]
This was my first ever track day. I had only driven anything twice before and this was my first time in my Team HARD VW Racing Cup Golf GTiR. Slick racing tyres and a damp track made it slippery. I was determined not to have a huge crash. Luckily I kept it on the track […]
On Monday 23rd February, I was invited to an evening of F1 hosted at Highgate School and presented by James Allen. Special guests for the evening were famous F1 commentator Murray Walker OBE, who was a former pupil at the school, and local resident Red Bull Racing team principal Christian Horner OBE. The event was […]
Raceworld TV featured me on their trending video alongside F1 drivers Max Verstappen and Carlos Sainz. My on-board camera video at Brands Hatch had 23,000 views in one week resulting in it being featured on the show. The video is available here.
Before my first race weekend at Oulton Park I visited Pro-Sim – at Pro-Performance a professional simulator and driver development centre. I wasn’t sure if I would get any dry testing on the real Oulton Park so I wanted to make sure I was as prepared as I could be. Adrian Quaife-Hobbs runs Pro-Sim and […]
Another visit to the Ultimate Race Car Experience iRacing based simulators to start learning Oulton Park. I also got in some more heel and toe footwork practice. The day after this I was at Brands Hatch so decided to spend the last part of the day reminding myself of the lines. Special thanks to Ultimate […]
MEDIA INFORMATION Teenage race car driver, Damani Marcano, approaches first test-drive in VW Golf GTiR – Damani signed to Team HARD driver development programme – 16 year old racing car driver Damani Marcano is approaching his first test-day at Brands Hatch, driving a Volkswagen Racing Cup specification Golf GTiR with Team HARD. After only […]
To race in the VW Racing Cup in 2015 I need a senior racing license. I went to Brands Hatch for a one-day course with the test. This is my first time driving around Brands Hatch and my first time on a race circuit in an H-pattern gearshift.