Simon is used to seeing some close racing when the Clio Cup is on track serving up its thrill-a-minute action for the British Touring Car Championship’s crowds and ITV4 viewers.
So when he takes to the start line for the Marathon – number 38156 – he’s sure to know how to handle himself away from the start line.
Those wishing to donate to Children with Cancer through Simon’s Marathon page can do so by clicking here.
Simon stated: “It’s my first full Marathon and, although I’ve been building up to this for a few months, I’m still expecting to have pretty sore legs the weekend after when we all return to the Clio Cup and BTCC paddock at Donington Park.
“But having seen how the Clio Cup drivers are able to position themselves at serious speed – often three abreast through some corners – I’m sure I’ve learnt a trick or two that will help when I’m jostling for position on the streets of London!”
Simon’s role within the Clio Cup sees him look after data analysis for scrutineering, assisting teams in technical aspects with the cars and also the championship’s officials with on board footage for any incidents that need examining.
In addition he provides the ‘Raceiver’ radio system that allows the clerk of the course to talk to drivers while they are on the track to provide warnings of any incidents or penalties that may be applied.
Simon is also Commercial Director for RML Group which has won numerous BTCC and World Touring Car titles. It is now the supplier of all sub-frames as well as steering and suspension components for the BTCC.
“Children with Cancer is actually RML’s charity of the year for 2018 and I can’t think of a better charity,” added Simon. “Hopefully I can raise a decent amount during the Marathon and any online donations between now and then will be gratefully received.”