#118 Racing is life – Season 2 Episode 2 – The road map – My next steps in Motorsport

Where do I come from? Where do I want to go?

This blog post is intended to answer some questions about my future in motorsport.

Today, my racing experience isn’t that big. Yes, I have spent some hours in karts, formula student cars and normal street cars, that is correct. Furthermore I have spent quite some time on my racing simulator. But what does that mean compared to real motorsport? Not much! Of course I have improved a lot over the last couple of years, due to my focused practicing which I am doing on a highly competitive level, but still, there are so many things I need to learn. Some hopefully in the easy way, but others in the hard way, I guess.

The road map” is intended as a guideline to where I want to go and how I will go there. I divided it into three different phases, which will be referred to as stage 1, stage 2 and stage 3.

Today, I will give a general overview about these three stages before I will discuss them in more detail in other posts.

The three stages are the following.

Stage 1 – Getting started
Stage 2 – Starting to race
Stage 3 – Professional racing

Ok, ok. So what are these stages about?

Stage 1 – Getting started

This stage stands for the beginning of my real life motorsport experience. It represents the next step, which I will do in the next 3-4 years. The main task of this phase is to get a race car and start to actually drive on racetracks.

Goal: Buying a car, transform it into a street legal race car, start to drive on circuits and on trackdays/ Touristenfahrten.

Finance: 100% my money

Time frame: 2020 – 2024

Stage 2 – Starting to race

In this second step, I will start to actually go racing. For this, I will start in the RCN on the Nürburgring Nordschleife, where I can start to get my first real world racing experience.

Goal: Start with some events and build up a team / get together with like minded people. Starting to roll out my marketing strategy to get some financial support. Build up a sponsor relationship and prepare the team for getting more professional.

Finance: 100% at the beginning, Rollout of marketing strategy which will increase external support. Goal: To get at least to a 50% / 50% ratio.

Time frame: 2024 – 2027

Stage 3 – Professional Racing

In this last step, we will go racing professionally. This means, we will participate in the VLN and the 24h Race regularly.

Goal: Participate in a complete RCN, later VLN series. Participate in the 24h race every year. Staying in motorsport.

Finance: 100% through the marketing strategy and the business plan.

Time frame: 2028 – death or too old for competitive racing

Personal note

And this is it. My road map for my next steps in motorsport. It is a long way to go, of course and there will be multiple occasions and situations that can speed up or slow down the process, but of course I will just push through as always.

“The path is the goal.”

Mahatma Gandhi

If you want to follow my journey, support me in my project, give me advice, want to join the team or just say hello. Feel free to contact me at any time. Until that,

See you next time!

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