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Turning Right to go Left!

Thanks to the generosity of Mahindra Racing by way of a leaving gift, I’ve recently been lucky enough to experience a a few laps in an RX2E.

It was my first time racing a car with a handbrake, experiencing surface changes and jumps, and I had an absolute hoot!

I really enjoyed getting up to speed and developing a better feel for sliding the car into corners…turning right to go left as Lightning McQueen would say.

The surface changes were fascinating and I’d say you drive in a relatively similar style on the tarmac – albeit it’s very softly sprung compared to a conventional race car so you get a lot of roll – but then you hit the loose stuff and it’s all sideways.

Obviously there was a jump…entirely normal for RX although not for me…and it was great to experience that sensation whilst learning how to pitch the car in the air to make sure it’s landed nice and flat and straight.

Like I said, it’s a huge thanks to Mahindra for giving me the opportunity…totally unexpected but massively appreciated.  Thank you also to QEV who ran the car for me and gave me a few pointers along the way.  For now I’ll stick to the circuit but who knows in the future.

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About Alexander Sims

The 36-year-old Corvette Racing driver has been involved in motorsport since he was 10 years old, initially racing karts before moving on to single seater, GT and Endurance racing and most recently four seasons in the all-electric FIA Formula E World Championship. With wins across the board including Spa 24 hours, Nurburgring 24 hours, Petit Le Mans and the Diriyah E Prix Sims continues to showcase his skill and race raft on the global stage.

Alongside his racing activities, Alexander is a passionate advocate for sustainable technology and electric mobility on the road, having owned and driven EVs since 2012, and aims to incorporate sustainable choices in his daily lifestyle wherever possible.