He lights up when talking about his work with Downforce. Working with Tim and the team of professional driving instructors for the last 10 years has been a rewarding role for Ray.
“I love Downforce. I can’t say enough about them. I love giving back and teaching people, sharing the information I have. The Downforce team approach everything with such professionalism and safety is first and foremost. Always”.
“We look after our drivers, our customers, and show them what the cars can do. We teach them about the grip and the cars ability before showing them how to drive it at speed. I think I have a gift sitting in that passenger seat. I like to egg them on too! Brake later! Brake harder!”.
Ray, now a doting grandfather of 4, has plenty of stories to share with his family. When asked if any of his children wanted to follow in his footsteps, it’s clear the apple didn’t fall far from the tree with Ray’s son, who shares his passion for motorsport. But Dad made it very clear early on that there didn’t need to be another race car driver in the family. “I don’t want you to race”, Ray told his son, “I’m allowed to die, but you’re not”. His words were firm and heeded, and his son now has a successful career in Formula 1, running the Red Bull simulators.