If you’re serious about achieving your goal of becoming a competitive, professional racer, you’ve come to the right place. As listed below are 3 invaluable tips which will help you fastback your dream of becoming a successful , professional racer.
3 Steps On How To Be A Successful Professional Racer:
Spend as much time as you can racing cars:
The more time that you spend behind the wheel of a race car, the more experience you’ll accumulate and the higher your chance will be of becoming a full time racer.
If you’re a novice, you may want to start of with racing go-karts. To learn the essential of racing. Such as how to slip stream cars and how to time sharp corners perfectly. Another way to get more time on a race track is to attend race tracks’ open days. Where you’ll be able to race around a real race track.
If you have more experience under your belt, you may want to consider purchasing a race car such as a stock car or a rally car, in order to start entering local races. Once you start to accumulate wins, you’ll be able to start entering more prestigious races and championships.
Train to become a professional racer:
Once you have a bit of experience as a racer, your next step should be to attend a racing school. Where you’ll be able to learn all the technical skills, which you need to become a professional racer, from former racers.
Some examples of highly regarded race schools which you may want to research include the driving school offered by the Sports Car Club of America and the Winfield Racing School. The latter of which has produced over 30 F1 drivers. Two famous examples of which are Alain Prost and Damon Hill.
If you have your heart set on a racing in a specific championship, it’s well worth choosing to enrol at a racing school which has trained individuals who went on to race in your preferred championship. For example, if you want to become a rally driver, enrol at a racing school which specalizes in training up and coming rally drivers. While if you have your heart set on becoming a Nascar driver or an F1, make sure to attend a racing school which has trained successful Nascar drivers or F1 drivers.
Learn how to market yourself in order to attract sponsors:
As racing is an extremely expensive passion to pursue and it takes a lot of money to become a professional racer, you’ll need to learn how to market yourself well, in order to attract lucrative sponsors.
There are two proven ways to attract sponsors. The first is to start networking at industry events. The second way to attract sponsors is to create hype about yourself by getting articles about yourself written in papers and creating various social media profiles to promote yourself as an exciting driver to watch.
Lastly, if you’re determined to become a successful, professional racer, you have to believe in yourself. As no one will take you seriously, unless you choose to take yourself seriously. Remember that your attitude plays a huge part in your eventual success or failure.
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