Storming83

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Storming83
Xbox Live
Storming83
Nationality England English
Car number 83
Teams Hertfordshire Ajokay Motorsport
Hertfordshire Conquest Motorsport
Races Entered 3
Championships Won 0
Special Events Won 0
Race Wins 0
Podiums 0
Pole Positions 0 (Best Grid - 2nd)
Fastest Laps 0

Storming83 is the sim racing driver pseudonym of Craig Norman.

Bred in Hertfordshire, Craig has taken up the challenge of competing in the racing championships coordinated by Really Rubbish Racing, starting at the tail end of Season 8, the Nihon Tour.

He is also the founder of the Conquest Motorsport International racing team, making it's debut in the SECS support tour, FART.

Early Life

Since the age he could process images and sounds, motorsport has been in Craig's life. His Dad is an engineer by trade so the inner working of all things mechanical is in his blood, although unless it's digital he chooses to ignore it.

Formula One became a passion after being hooked on the notion that a driver could have the surname "Berger". He hasn't looked back since.

Motorsport Experience

Although Craig understands understeer, oversteer and racing lines, he has rarely had the opportunity or chance to display his knowledge at speed. When he has, he's been bereft of the luck needed to convert skill into success.

Recent experiences include;

  • Following a karting instructor back into the pits after a training lap, realising his mistake, and accelerating into a concrete pillar.
  • Spinning out of a comfortable lead while experimenting with different racing lines. Craig still professes to this day that he was "going for the lap record".
  • Losing control on the fastest part of a circuit and skidding backwards over grass into a tyre barrier, an accident that caused a red flag during the qualifying session and preserved the front row spot he had been occupying. Craig still denies that this was a tactical decision.

Personal Life

When not glued to his Xbox, Craig is the Editor and co-runner of the succesful independant F1 fanzine BadgerGP.com. In his role with the website, he has met such racing greats as Mika Hakkinen, Damon Hill, Michael Schumacher, Lewis Hamilton and Jenson Button.

He was also personally greeted by Martin Brundle at the 2013 Sky F1 channel media day at the RAC Club in Pall Mall.

Personally greeted, as in Martin said "Hi Craig" to him when he walked through the door. Score.

Racing History

Outside of regularly being trouched by his younger brother Nigel, Craig has had copius amounts of experience racing against his arch rival Artificial Intelligence, or AI for short.

Their titantic struggle of Good vs. Evil has raged since Outrun on the Sega Megadrive in the late '80s, and has spanned such games as Codemaster's F1 series, Dirt3 and Dirt Showdown.

Forza Motorsport 3

Craig bought the limited edition of Forza 3 on the day of launch and immediately took to trying to finish first in every event in the game, taking up his crusade against the nefarious AI once more.

Every month he invested Microsoft points into gaining the latest Car Packs, but the introduction of the Ultimate Collection gave him a sour taste in his mouth after staying loyal for nearly a year.

Forza was put in the "old game" pile and forgotten about.

Forza Motorsport 4

Nearly four years later Craig heard the call of Forza once more. Stumbling across the Really Rubbish Racing Twitter account, he signed up to the forum and ordered his copy of Forza 4 (standard copy this time, to avoid the "must buy all DLC" bug).

His first intial foray in RRR came with the final round of the Nihon Tour. Driving a Hyundai Veloster Turbo for Ajokay Motorsport, Storming83 came 18th in the feature and 19th in the sprint, despite a front row starting spot in the latter. A solid 16th was gained in the Clio Cup support series though, scoring him his first 5 points.

Complete Results

Series & Championships

Season Series Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 Pos Points
8 Nihon Tour SUZ
Fea
SUZ
Spr
MOT
Fea
MOT
Spr
IBR
Fea
IBR
Spr
LAG
Fea
LAG
Spr
TSU
Fea
TSU
Spr
SUZ
Fea
SUZ
Spr
MOT
Fea
MOT
Spr
19th 0
Hertfordshire Ajokay Motorsport 18 17
8s Le Rubbeesh Clio Coupe d'Asie SUZ LAD IBR MAP TSU SUZ MOT 27th 5
Hertfordshire Ajokay Motorsport 16
9 SECS HOC
Fea
HOC
Spr
CAT
Fea
CAT
Spr
SIL
Fea
SIL
Spr
MUG
Fea
MUG
Spr
CAM
Fea
CAM
Spr
SEB
Fea
SEB
Spr
NUR
Fea
NUR
Spr
26rd 4
Hertfordshire Ajokay Motorsport 23 23 22 23 17 14
9s FART HOC CAT SIL MUG CAM SEB NUR 27th 4
Hertfordshire Conquest Motorsport 18 20 DNF
10* NASCARRR Stock X IND
O
IND
R
CAM
O
CAM
R
BEN
O
BEN
O
SED
O
SED
R
SON
R
SON
R
MOT
O
MOT
R
SUN
O
SUN
R
16th* 13*
Hertfordshire Conquest Motorsport 14 13
10s* NASCARRR XS Runoff IND CAM BEN SED SON MOT SUN 16th* 5*
Hertfordshire Conquest Motorsport 16

Results Key
Bold - Pole Position
Italics - Fastest Lap
(Brackets) - Dropped Scores
* Season in Progress

Special Events

Event Title Team Car Position Points
17 History of NASCARRR Hertfordshire Conquest Motorsport United States of America Various 15th 104
Individual Race Results Points
17 11 13 11 104

Achievements

First Steps - this driver has entered their first raceIRL - this driver has met another Really Rubbish Racer in real life. Did I ever tell you about the time?... - this driver has met Martin Brundle