Simon has proven himself time and time again in the karting arena with natural speed and ability. He has raced against incredibly established opposition to become champion of various karting competitions many times over - He knows what it takes to win. As a down to earth young guy with a sensible head on his shoulders,
Simon is ideally placed to become one of Motorsport's aspirational drivers with an unstoppable future in motorsport.
Simons karting achievements include many championship wins, including four times winner of the Le Mans 24 hour kart race and the current holder of the 24 hour distance World Record,
In 2013, Simon moved away from Karting to car racing for the first time, joining the Motionsport F4 team to compete in the inaugural Formula 4 Championship.
An invitation into the last round of the Dunlop British Formula Ford Championship as a guest driver with Falcon Motorsport was a great opportunity and although Simon never tested the car prior to the event, he qualified on the front row for all 3 races and resulted in a class podium to finish the year off.
In 2014, Simon joined Tony Gilhams Team Hard outfit to complete in the VW Racing Cup, Britains leading one make saloon car championship. A steep learning curve to convert from open wheel. open cockpit cars to the tin tops proved 'interesting' with the re-invented team.
In 2015 and 2016, Simon stayed with the expanding Team Hard and 2016 this partnership resulted in many podiums.
Considerations for 2017 were plentiful and made the early decision to stay with Team Hard, stepping up to the Ginetta G55 GT4 to compete in the Britcar Dunlop Endurance Championship with team mate and friend Tom Barley.
In 2018, Simon will again be competing in the Britcar Dunlop Endurance Championship with team mate and friend Tom Barley with Team HARD.
Team owner Tony Gilham said
“Simon is our longest serving driver and will be with us for his 5th consecutive season. Last year was a great season for Simon and we saw another level of development both on and off track. Tom will now be entering what will be his 4th season with us as well, so we have a very strong relationship with both drivers and that helps as we look to put together a potential championship winning package."
” I am delighted to re-sign with Team HARD. for the 2018 season. It has been a tough winter but with Tony and the teams help, it is great to know that we will be back out there to fight once again. We had a great season last year and but for some issues that were out of our control, we had a real chance to win the championship. This year, we are hoping to go one better and take the crown. A huge thanks to the team, my family, Steve and all my loyal partners for their support once again.