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21/02/2014

News Release – Issued by York Motorsport Village (YMSV)

Enter the Exciting World of Grand Prix Motor Racing

No joining fee, No commitment - Just pure competitive racing exhilaration!

York Motorsport Village (YMSV) is holding the UK’s first ever ‘simulator’ Grand Prix Championship at its new Village site at Monks Cross - offering drivers the chance to compete in races that mirror the events being undertaken during the 2014 Formula 1 calendar.

On each corresponding weekend (Thursday – Sunday) of the Formula 1 calendar, YMSV will be hosting its GPX Championship, where drivers can enter and practice for any race from one up to all 19 (subject to available space). There is no minimum number of entries and drivers do not have to commit for the season.

GPXperience Championship dates 2014
1 Mar 13-16 Australian Grand Prix
2 Mar 27-30 Malaysia Grand Prix
3 Apr 3-6 Bahrain Grand Prix
4 Apr 17-20 Chinese Grand Prix
5 May 8-11 Spanish Grand Prix
6 May 22-25 Monaco Grand Prix
7 Jun 5-8 Canadian Grand Prix
8 Jun 19-22 Austrian Grand Prix
9 Jul 3-6 British Grand Prix
10 Jul 17-20 German Grand Prix
11 Jul 24-27 Hungarian Grand Prix
12 Aug 21-24 Belgian Grand Prix
13 Sep 4-7 Italian Grand Prix
14 Sep 18-21 Singapore Grand Prix
15 Oct 2-5 Japanese Grand Prix
16 Oct 9-12 Russian Grand Prix
17 Oct 30-Nov 2 United States Grand Prix
18 Nov 6-9 Brazilian Grand Prix
19 Nov 20-23 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix

Entry into each race is just £19.95, with drivers also receiving a discount on any associated GPX Championship practice session. Season tickets are also available.
Phil Hannington, General Manager at YMSV commented: “The GPX uses F1 driver training technology and is as close to the real thing as you can possibly get – and we are as excited as are our many customers by the upcoming Championship season. We have worked very hard to make our Championship affordable and accessible, and the GPXperience is something you cannot fully describe to do it justice – it needs to be driven”.

In what promises to be a unique and thrilling event, this Championship has put York very much in the spotlight of the motor racing scene.
With the first practice beginning on 13 March at Melbourne, Australia, drivers can now book on-line at the website http://www.ymsv.co.uk/gpx-championship or for more details call 01904 626285/673555.

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Notes to editors:
• The GPXperience at YMSV is a full £60k race simulator using Cranfield Motorsport driver training technology and features:
• HD triple projection system
• 180 degree 5 metre wrap-around visual display screen
• Scaled F1 cockpit
• Powered G-force steering
• Real GP2 race car steering wheel with paddle shift and LED rev counter
• Quality sound system
• Darkened, air-conditioned, private race room

• The picture with this release is a screenshot from behind the driver in the actual simulator.
For more information or to try out the GPX for yourself or your staff, please contact General Manager Phil Hannington – details below.

Phil Hannington, General Manager - 01904 626285/673555 phil@ymsv.co.uk