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The digital competitors held using the RaceRoom platform last year culminated in an in-person ultimate, held inside NCME College of Bolton utilizing Racing Unleashed simulators. The prize was the chance to coach, take a look at and be in with the prospect of a full season’s racing.
Because the victory in Might 2022, Fairclough then went on to compete within the British F4 esports competition later within the 12 months that used the iRacing platform.
He’ll now partake within the full British F4 season, driving for JHR Developments. The workforce claimed seven race victories final season due to Joseph Loake and Georgi Dimitrov.
The 2022 ROKiT Racing Star F4 Esports Competitors finale was held in Bolton
Photograph by: Thomas Harrison-Lord
“I’m over the moon to lastly be racing in British F4 with JHR and ROKiT,” stated Fairclough.
“That is probably the most unbelievable prize of a lifetime that the ROKiT Racing Star competitors has given me. I hope I can do Jonathan, ROKiT, JHR and Racing Star proud.
“I’ve obtained loads to study having by no means raced a automotive like this earlier than, as I’ve come from a closed, front-wheel drive Fiesta, so development and consistency will probably be key.
“I’m hoping to realize some good outcomes and sit up for an immense 12 months forward on this prestigious sequence which occurs to start out on my birthday weekend. What a birthday that’s going to be!”
The Crawley-based 16-year previous has prior racing expertise in each the BRSCC Ford Fiesta Junior Championship and Junior Saloon Automotive Championship alongside his sim racing exploits.
“Deagen was a really worthy winner of the inaugural ROKiT Racing Stars programme which we set as much as discover the following technology of motorsport expertise in a pioneering approach, giving the chance to younger drivers who in any other case wouldn’t be capable of entry high-end motorsport,” stated Jonathan Kendrick the Chairman and co-founder of the ROKiT Group of Corporations.
“Getting onto this ladder to System 1 on this approach is one thing that hasn’t been performed earlier than. It was powerful for Deagen to win this chance and will probably be a tough 12 months for him with numerous studying forward, however I’ve each confidence in him.”
The British F4 Championship season begins at Donington Park on 22nd April, with 10 rounds and 30 races throughout the 12 months as a part of the British Touring Automotive Championship help bundle.