Press Release: Digital Motorsports Sign Multi-Year Deal With Rising F3 Star Jack Doohan
Off the back of an incredible performance at Spa Francorchamps where Jack Doohan took 2 wins from 3 races in Formula 3, the fiercely competitive F1 feeder series, we're delighted to announce a multi-year partnership deal that will see Jack represent Digital Motorsports as a Brand Ambassador until the end of 2022.
Digital Motorsports Will be providing Jack with a bespoke, professional spec simulator, tailored to his requirements to aid his training and race preparation regimes. In addition, Digital Motorsports will be working closely with Jack and his engineers to fine tune the simulator to precisely replicate the Dallara F3 car and 3.4 litre Mecachrome V6 engine.
"I 'm super excited to announce my partnership with Digital Motorsports. Simulators and sim racing are now a crucial element of the training and preparation regime for any professional driver on the road to Formula 1. Testing and seat time in general is so limited, not to mention expensive, so having access to a professional Motorsport Simulator at home, 24/7 is a really exciting prospect!
I am honoured to partner with such a prestigious company as Digital Motorsports, and to have the opportunity to take my racing career and simulator preparation to the next level thanks to their support. I can’t wait to get started!"
The 18 year-old Australian, who is part of the Red Bull junior driver program, comes from a family with racing in their DNA.
He is the son of legendary Motorcycle racer Mick Doohan, who won the 500cc World Championship five years in a row!
Jack made his FIA F3 Championship debut last year and currently lies second in the championship. With only three years of experience in single-seaters this is no mean feat as these young driver truly are amongst the best in the world. They have the budgets, the talent and the backing to get into Formula 1 and that's exactly what every single driver on the F3 grid is aspiring to do.
Originally from the Gold Coast in Queensland, Jack starred in Formula 4 Racing in 2018, capturing three wins, 12 podium finishes and seven fastest laps in the British series.
In 2019, he scored two podium finishes in the Euroformula Open and was second in the F3 Asian Championship with an impressive five wins, two poles, five fastest laps and 13 podium finishes.
After making his FIA Formula 3 debut in 2020, Jack returned in 2021 with his sights firmly set on the championship and with 6 rounds still to go it's very much within his grasp.
In addition to the drivers championship, Doohan's team mates David Shumacher (son of Ralf Schumacher) and Clement Novolak managed to close the gap in the constructors championship to just 16 points after last weekend's successful trip to Spa Francorchamps.
Digital Motorsports Director Rob King said...
"I think we're just as excited as Jack is about this partnership, perhaps even more so! It's clear to see he has the talent and the drive to succeed and we're going to do everything we can to help him on his journey.
Jack's such a nice guy as well and personally I think that's critical, especially from a fans perspective - in a paddock full of the most ambitious drivers in the world, it's a rare thing to find. He's like the next Button or Ricciardo...he's the guy you're willing on to win!
From a technology perspective, we have never been in a better place to offer simulators to drivers and teams that replicate precisely the real-world cars. Vehicle mapping, laser scanning and use of vehicle data has now got to a point where ultra-realism is accessible to everyone....to put that into perspective, team RLR M-Sport's LMP3 simulator, which was supplied & developed by us is now so accurate that Tommy Foster's qualifying lap at Le Mans last week was within 0.01 seconds of his best time on the sim"
Previously this level of vehicle dynamic realism was the reserve of teams with multi-million dollar budgets but we can now offer this tech to club racers, it's such an exciting time to be in this space.
Jack joins an impressive list of Digital Motorsports Ambassadors, competing across multiple motorsport disciplines:
James Deane - 3 Time World Drifting Champion
Craig Breen - Factory Hyundai WRC Driver
RLR M-Sport - LMP 3 team
Cian Carey - LMP2 & F3 Driver
Conor Shanahan - Red bull Athlete & Drifter
Nicole Drought - Britcar Endurance Driver
Josh Malin - Porsche Carrera Cup Driver
Paul O'Connell - Hillclimb Champion, Formula Boss Champion & Leinster Trophy Winner
Aron Smith - BTCC driver
Jack Doohan - FIA F3 Driver