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Williams' European Vacation   
Story By: Administrator  Date: 26/07/2017 at 12:04:13 PM 
Calan Williams recently returned from England, where he had a meeting with the highly regarded racing team, Fortec Motorsports where Williams’ ultimate goal is the possibility of racing with them for 2018.

Williams was given a tour of their facility, consisting of three buildings housing 20 cars (over 6 different series) and 5 trucks used for transport where he was given a presentation on how they would look to improve his racing from both a physical and mental point of view. Fortec stressed the importance of both on performance and how each affects the other and above all the importance of being able to live well away from home, including nutrition and meal preparation.
Williams was fortunate enough to have a gym session with the team where he was given some exercises best suited for being ‘race-fit’, consisting of neck exercises in preparation for some of the high G-force corners which Europe has to offer (perfect for Phillip Island!)

The highlight of the trip no doubt was a simulator session. “Their simulator was absolutely incredible, made out of a large curved screen and the chassis of a real car. The pedals and steering were made to be very true-to-life and it was an amazing set up they had. The sim was also equipped with data analysis software, allowing you to compare things such as your brake trace, corner speed, brake points and steering angle with that of another driver who had used the sim. Very much like we do in the real world! Following this, I was given some pointers on how to improve, and then put them into action on the sim.” Williams said.

Williams will no doubt put all he has learnt into practice for a very important Round 4 of the Australian Formula 3 Premier Series at Phillip Island. “The neck exercises which I learnt at Fortec in particular are a big part of this preparation given the high speeds and G Forces I will experience there!” Williams said.

Williams was fortunate enough to spend some time at the British Formula 1 Grand Prix before returning home. With only an 11 point deficit behind series leader John Magro from Alpine Motorsports, Williams is hoping he can use all he has learnt to his advantage.

Calan Williams Interview


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