Spotlight on… – David Iglesias
The man behind the wheel: a short interview with Sim Racing System racers. Let’s know a little more of the guys that are always one place ahead.
Would you briefly introduce yourself for the site’s readers?
I’m David Iglesias, I’m 28 years old, I live in Spain and I work as software developer. I love simracing and even though I don’t have as much time as I would like to spend on it, it is currently my main hobby and I enjoy it a lot.
What’s your racing wheel?
I’ve been using a Logitech G29 for a long time but I’ve just bought a Thrustmaster TS-PC Ferrari 488 Challenge Edition and the Fanatec CSL Elite LC pedals.
Which are your favourite simracing games?
The game that I enjoy the most and the one where I spend more hours is Assetto Corsa. I also love Assetto Corsa Competizione but I’ve got performance problems to run it in VR so I don’t play it as much as I would like to.
I’m a fan of every GT car, but my favourites are always those ones that allow close racing. If I’ve got to choose one I would say the Nissan Primera BTCC, this car always guarantee fun races and it’s a pleasure to drive it.
I don’t have any specific favourite track, I like the ones that everyone likes (Spa, Silverstone and so on) but I enjoy almost all of them.
“I try to be a clean driver more than anything else.”
Since when are you playing simracing games?
I always liked racing games but my first contact with a real sim was in 2014 when I started to play the free version of Live for Speed. That game introduced me in the online racing world and I bought my first wheel one year after that.
Which was your first racing game ever?
Gran Turismo 2 for PlayStation 1. I spent hundreds of hours playing that game, it was amazing in that time.
How do you prepare for a race and/or a championship?
If I already know the car and the track for the race I usually do a 10-15 minutes stint before connecting to the server. What I basically do is to do a few laps using different gears each lap for each corner and compare the delta constantly to see what’s faster. If I have time I usually also do quick race against the AI just for fun as I hate to hotlap on my own.
Are you good in setupping cars? 🙂
Not at all, I don’t even know the basics to setup a car. I would like to learn, but I think that it’s something that requires too much time to understand and also a lot of time to make a setup for an specific car and track, and I want to dedicate all the time that I spend in simracing doing what I love: racing!
Do you race in real life too?
No, unfortunately there are no racing tracks near my city but I definitely would like to do a trackday any time in the future. The only thing I do is some karting from time to time in a small indoor track.
“I want to dedicate all the time that I spend in simracing doing what I love: racing!”
What you do like and what you don’t like in SRS races?
I really like the easy that it is to find a good race in SRS at any time. The community is big enough to find players of your same level in every race and that’s the most important thing for me. What I don’t like from SRS is the lack of new features that could be easily added to the system. The platform is pretty much the same as it was 3 years ago, with the same series format and functionalities, and that’s a shame because it has an enormous potential to keep growing in my opinion.
Which are your strongest and your weakest points in racing?
I’ve got a lot of weak points but the weakest might be the lack of concentration when I have to drive alone for a long time. Not sure about the strongest, maybe the ability to adapt quickly to new cars and tracks.
How would you define your racing style?
I try to be a clean driver more than anything else.
Thanks to David Iglesias for kindly answering our questions!