Sam Spinnael will be able to add racing driver to his CV after winning a funded drive in a SMRC Scottish C1 Cup Race Weekend courtesy of Reis Motorsport Insurance. Earlier this year at Reis Race Retro, Sam achieved the fastest time in a hotly contest simulator battle on the motorsport insurance specialists stand and will take to the famous track at Knockhill on 31st October.
Having competed in karting, Sam is a total rookie to competitive car racing and as part of his prize, Reis organised for him to take his ARDS test to gain his licence. After passing with flying colours at Castle Combe on Saturday 12th September, Sam is now ready to don his Reis racing overalls and take his position on the grid. Reis have teamed up with the Scottish Motor Racing Club, organisers of the championship, to provide the prize package which includes funding of his Motorsport UK Competitor Licence, accommodation for the race, the vehicle to drive on track and the entry fee.
Sam Spinnael comments: “I am so grateful to Reis Motorsport Insurance and the SMRC – I would have never have imagined that racing on a simulator would lead to such a great opportunity. As a youngster my ambition was to take part in a professional race and gaining my racing licence last weekend was a special moment for me, as well as a step closer to me realising my dream. I cannot wait to take my place in the starting line up at Knockhill. ”
Richard Morley, Broking Director at Reis Motorsport Insurance, comments: “A huge congratulations to Sam on winning our competition and also passing his ARDS test. We share your passion when it comes to motorsport and it’s fantastic that we’re able to help an enthusiast to realise his racing dreams. After what has been a strange year for us all, we’re thrilled that we’ve been able to confirm Sam’s participation this season and looking forward to seeing him take to the track.’
Rory Bryant from SMRC adds: “We are delighted to have worked with our partners at Reis Motorsport Insurance to deliver this exciting virtual to reality competition. Sam fought off some stiff competition in our club simulator at Race Retro (including numerous established racing drivers!) and is a worthy winner. We can’t wait to host him at Knockhill on the 31st October and see how he fairs against some of our real life drivers in the highly competitive SMTA Scottish C1 Cup!”