Tom Parker

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England Tom Parker
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Nationality England English
Year Joined 2010
First Race 2010 Australian Grand Prix
Series Entered Supercup
Current Team(s) SimCraft
CSG Racing
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Superleague Career (up to December 2012)
Debut Year 2010
Associated Teams Midnight Motorsports
Constant Racing
Woods Racing
Nordsjoen Racing
Nijo Racing
ST Racing
Races 31
Championships 0
Race Wins 0
Podium Finishes 0
Pole positions 0
Fastest laps 1
First Race 2010 Australian Grand Prix


Supercup Career (up to December 2012)
Debut Year 2011
Associated Teams SimCraft
FA Racing
Innervision
Kernow Sport
Races 54
Championships 0
Race Wins 1
Podium Finishes 13
Pole positions 2
Fastest laps 3
First Race 2011 Supercup Austrian Grand Prix


Formula Challenge Career (up to December 2012)
Debut Year 2012
Associated Teams Tiger Express Motorsports
Races 1
Championships 0
Race Wins 0
Podium Finishes 0
Pole positions 0
Fastest laps 0
First Race 2012 Challenge Italian Grand Prix


World Sport Series Career (up to December 2012)
Debut Year 2012
Associated Teams Innervision
Races 2
Championships 0
Race Wins 0
Podium Finishes 0
Pole positions 0
Fastest laps 0
First Race 2012 Hungarian Sport Series


Tom Parker is an English sim-racer currently driving for Woods Racing in the GPVWC Superleague. He is also the co-owner of PB Racing with Scott Bennett. Parker competed in his first full season in the Superleague in 2012, regularly beating his vastly more experience team-mate Kieran Ryan. His best career result is fifth, scored on his debut in Melbourne in 2010.


Early Sim-Racing Career

Parker began his sim-racing career in early 2008 with the already established game F1 Challenge 99-02 competing in small local leagues. It was in these early days that he met several racers from the GPVWC community such as Nijo Racing team boss Chris Williamson, Ben Warren, David Jundt and Simon Cattell.

In the early years of his career, Parker used a keyboard to control the car and whilst he had relative success against his fellow racers, he felt purchasing a wheel would enhance his abilities further and he eventually bought one. This led to Parker achieving results he had not been able to before and success was much more frequent in races he competed in. It was at this stage in his career that he had changed to racing on the very popular and successful rFactor simulator which further enhanced his understand of racing.

Superleague

2010

Before the season had started, Mark Fuller, team principal of the newly formed ST Racing approached Parker to drive for the team in the upcoming Superleague season. Parker jumped at the opportunity and took to the track eager to impress his new team. The pre-season testing times showed Parker had promising pace and the team were confident on a strong season.

The first race of the season in Melbourne had Parker qualifying in the middle of the pack. Parker survived a attrition filled raced to finish 5th in his debut race. Critics were impressed with Parkers willingness to finish the race rather than risk a higher position and possibly crash. Although a high finish was recorded, the race was not without incident as Parker lost a front wing and span just in front of the leader Janne Tanskanen as the Finn was coming up to lap him. Nevertheless, it was a strong start to the season for the young Englishman.

The next race of the season took place in China. Parker struggled in qualifying and the car was towards the back of the grid as they lined up. Parker managed to get to the end of the race in a respectable 11th position, just outside the points. The following week at Japan, Parker took 12th at the finish after a hard, physical race for the Englishman. Abu Dhabi a week later saw Parker retire from the race which was his first retirement of the season.

It was after this race that Parker chose to focus on real life commitments such as exams and his appearances in the Superleague after Abu Dhabi were limited to two performances which both ended in retirements.

In the 2010 Italian Grand Prix, Parker had survived a race with heavy attrition to lie in third with only a handful of laps to go. As he came up to the Parabolica with about seven laps to go and about to claim second place from a stricken Mark Wicks, his brakes failed him and sent him crashing into the wall in speeds of over 100mph. The crash ended high hopes of both his and ST Racing's first ever podium finish. Although disappointed at crashing out, the paddock was impressed with Parker's speed at the event and, although the race was very incident filled, they were confident he would have been high up in the order nevertheless.

2011

Fresh from the Masters series, Parker was offered a contract to race at Nijo Racing for the 2011. Once again in pre-season testing, Parker looked like he could challenge for points early on in the season, having once again joined a team new to the league.

At the first race in Australia however, Parker struggled in qualifying and ended up starting down the field in 17th position. This was further hampered when on the formation lap, Parker made a rookie error attempting to warm his tyres up and crashed. He then elected to start from the pit lane. At the start, he made several places due to accidents ahead and held 11th place at around the half way stage. Earlier in the race, Parker had produced a very opportunistic pass on Christoph Lichtenstein which impressed people and once again showed Parker's strength in that particular field.

Just before Parker's second stop of the race, he was racing Wayne Mullins (driving as Ben Morgan) hard for tenth place. After around ten laps of trying to find a way past, Parker made a critical error coming out of the final corner, hitting the wall very hard, causing suspension damage and a rear left puncture. Parker, not realising he had the puncture, continued at racing speed only to crash going into the first corner, ending his promising race prematurely.

The next two races for Parker also ended in retirements for the young Englishman although neither of these were through fault of his own as his connection had let him down in both China and Japan. In Japan, Parker had been holding a seventh place after a very impressive start moving up from 19th on the grid to 11th at the end of lap one before connection issues ended his race.

It was after the Japanese Grand Prix that Parker stepped down from Nijo to allow Ashley Walsh to rejoin the team, hoping to improve the team results over the course of the season. Parker is still heavily involved in activity at Nijo and does the occasional testing session with the team members.

During the four week summer break, Nordsjoen Racing principal William Ponissi approached Parker to become the new test/reserve driver for the team due to Georgios Davakos leaving the team and Jyri Lylykorpi sidelined with real life commitments. Parker took the opportunity with both hands and is looking forward to showing what he can do with arguably the best car on the grid alongside two extremely quick drivers in 2009 World Champion Joe Consiglio and Pavel Loknovski. With doubts over Pavel's availability for the remainder of the races in the season due to real life commitments, Parker was told he would hopefully get at least one race under his belt for the three times constructors champions before the end of the season.

Parker got his first opportunity to impress under the Nordsjoen banner at the Spanish Grand Prix after being involved in the previous two free practice sessions (even topping the session in Monza). He got off to a good start by qualifying on the front row of the grid for the first time in his career, albeit over one second off his illustrious teammate Joe Consiglio. He got off to a good enough start to keep ahead of the pursuing Red Archer cars and went about building a gap to David Jundt which would have been vital to make his three stop strategy work against David's two stop strategy.

This all went wrong when Tom made a mistake in the final sector of lap six and not only lost nine seconds to Joe but he surrendered second place to Jundt and almost lost third to the battling duo of Gregg Lawson and Dave Carr-Smith. After getting back into a rhythm Tom was the second fastest driver on track, matching Consiglio. A good pit stop saw Parker emerge five seconds off the Swiss driver. After around ten laps of the second stint, Parker and Jundt started battling and Jundt managed to hold the hard charging Englishman back before finally losing second at the hairpin and Parker was about to go off into the distance to try and salvage second place for himself when disaster struck. Only four corners after Parker had completed the move, heartbreak for Parker as he disconnected from the server having almost got third place assured even with an extra stop to make than Lawson. This cost not only Parker his debut podium but Nordsjoen the opportunity to take the lead in the constructors champion from Red Archer. Although Parker retired, he drove a solid race and his pace was enough to hold third although some critics are saying it is the car rather than driver but Parker has shrugged them off and is looking forward to another opportunity to prove himself at the front.

Parker was due to compete in the final race of the season at Singapore but he was sidelined by issues with his internet literally hours before the race so he had to pull out at the last minute. Parker knows that he may not get the chance to drive such a good car again so was disappointed at this as he had shown quick pace through the weekend during the Supercup race the day before having got pole position and led most laps of the race before lag issue put a paid to his maiden win. Parker had also taken part in free practice in Spa and Zandvoort once again topping the sheets in Zandvoort after having arguably equal pace to his team-mate Consiglio in race trim.

2012

Parker announced that he had signed a deal to race for Woods Racing in the 2012 season to replace the outgoing Mark Wicks after being approached by team manager Ollie Woods and would race alongside Kieran Ryan in was the teams tenth year in online racing. Tom had expressed his gratitude to Ollie for coming to him and has promised him complete dedication and hopefully the results that Woods had enjoyed in 2009 and 2010 seasons after a poor 2011 seasons by their standards. Having figured out what went wrong, Woods and Parker are confident they could be back at the front of the grid for the 2012 season.

During pre-season testing, as is the norm for Parker, he showed good promise in the sessions and come Australia, himself and the team were quietly confident of a good result. The team had built a good car and Parker had found a setup that suited him and come qualifying, he posted a time good enough for seventh on the grid. This surprised many people up and down the field and he had out-qualified big names such as Nordsjoen second driver Pavel Loknovski and Masters champion Simon Cattell. At the start of the race, Parker kept it clean into turn turn, passing newcomer Tom Eley and ending up sixth heading towards turn three. However, half way around the lap, Parker made an error and surrendered a few places to be tenth at the end of lap one. It was during the fightback that he came across the dueling trio of Mullins, Ryan Walker and Lewis Redshaw. Walker soon passed Mullins and Parker and Redshaw were kept at bay for a couple more laps before Mullins span going into turn eight letting both Parker and Redshaw past to continue their battle. The pair fought for around seven laps with Parker first passing Redshaw going into turn 12 before losing out a lap later and then a couple of laps later making the pass stick to move into eight position and set about catching Walker and Loknovski.

Walker then ran into the back of the Estonian gifting Parker seventh and then Loknovski himself span putting Parker back into the position he had gained on Lap one. Just before his first stop, Parker let returning champion Janne Tanskanen past as to not hold either driver up. He then went on to let Loknovski past though this was in vain as the Nordsjoen driver span through the turn five kink and lost his rear wing, all but assuring Parker's sixth place. At this point in the race however, he was fifth due to Nick Rowland earlier having an incident whilst trying to lap Gavin Thomas and Parker was at this stage pushing hard to keep ahead of the Midnight and equal his best ever finish in a Superleague race. This was first damaged though by a spin coming out of turn four and then on his in-lap for his final stop, a game minimise cost him 13 seconds and ultimately the chance to fight for fifth. After the final stop was made, Parker had to contend with a hard charging Loknovski but the Estonian had pushed too hard and his tyres were damaged so Parker only needed to cruise to finish his debut for Woods in sixth place. Both driver and team were extremely happy with the result and are both keen to continue the season like this as they head to China for round two.

However, the event at China would be one for Woods to forget as both cars suffered retirement. Parker struggled in qualifying and could only muster 15th on the grid after being blocked on his final qualifying lap by David Jundt. Going into turn one, Parker received a tap from Mark Stanton and this gave him slight suspension damage and made the car harder to drive. After making his way up to 172th, with Kieran letting Tom past, Parker pitted and came out eight seconds behind Simon Cattell and was starting a mission to slowly close the Masters series champion down. However, two laps after his pit stop, Tom hit a front wing lying in the middle of turn two that had been left by Tom Eley and the resultant puncture put Parker way down the field. It was after this he dueled with Jundt for a lap or two before losing his front wing hitting the back of the Red Archer and whilst going into the pits, Jundt slowed suddenly putting Parker onto the pit wall and stuck. His race ended there and he was bitterly disappointed.

Round three of the Superleague season brought the drivers to Abu Dhabi. Parker noted his dislike for the track and described the race as 'damage limitation' with other cars bringing upgrades. Parker managed a decent first lap in qualifying but fell out of his rhythm with a fast approaching Rowland distracting him and failed to improve on his lap time. Nevertheless, he finished up 12th which surprised him as he was very close to the top ten. As the race got under way, Ruud Heesterbeek failed to get off the line and Janne Tanskanen ran into the back of him, putting them both out of the race. This happened directly in front of Parker who had had a good initial start but was held up by this incident. After the first few laps, Parker was struggling to get into a rhythm and he was holding the Red 5 Racing car of Gavin Thomas and the Constant Racing duo up but Parker upped the pace to challenge Wayne Mullins for eight. Due to Mullin's higher top speed, Parker found it impossible to pass and was stuck behind the Red 5 for the entire first stint.

Luckily for Parker, he came out in clear air after his first pit stop and managed to leapfrog the Red 5 and have a clean second stint. It was at this point that Parker realised he had to up his pace to keep ahead of the two stopping Constants. After his second stop, Parker came up behind David Stanton who held him up for around five laps and was close to putting Parker back into Mark Stanton but Parker cleared the Constant and set about increasing the gap and after his third and final stop, came out five seconds clear of the second Constant car and finished the race in seventh place. This put Parker in joint seventh in the championship after only three rounds with nine points. With more upgrades coming Woods' way for Hungary, Parker was looking forward to more points scoring finishes.

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2013

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Supercup

2011

Parker approached the recently formed Kernow Sport team leader Mark Wicks to enquire about a drive for the season after stepping down from the Nijo's Superleague outfit. Wicks immediately snapped Parker up and he made his debut at the Austrian Grand Prix. Parker surprised many by being at the sharp end of the grid for his first ever Supercup outing and was touted as a dark horse for a podium. However, Parker endured a nightmare race, eventually spinning into retirement with about ten laps to go. Parker had the pace to be on the podium and he was seen to be extremely angry after the race. Parker missed the French Grand Prix due to issues with his wheel.

Parker scored his first points of his Supercup career at the 2011 Supercup Monaco Grand Prix with a solid if quiet afternoon resulting in seventh place. Parker had to do with use of a non-force feeback wheel which he felt hindered his chances of putting more of a fight up to the leading pack. The next race of the Supercup season was the Silverstone and it was here that Parker started to make a name for himself in the Supercup. After a disappointing qualifying from his own admission, Parker would go on to battle David Jundt for fourth spot for virtually the entire race. It was only after a mistake on the penultimate lap from Parker that lost him the spot. Critics were impressed with both drivers for their extreme fairness and sportsmanship after a very close battle. Parker also made a extremely exciting and clinical overtaking move going into Vale corner with five laps to go to pass Jundt which impressed everyone up and down the paddock.

The Bahrain Grand Prix would be the race where Parker would claim his debut podium in the series after a gritty drive through the field to claim third spot. Parker had qualified in a decent position of seventh and had made a decent start when contact with Phil Perkins early on left him down in ninth place before a fightback occurred. As before in Britain, Parker made use of impressive overtaking to get ahead of both Ryan Walker and Gregg Lawson within 2 laps of each other to get him back up to 6th place before his pit stop which he overtook debutant Alex Cooper on his out-lap to rise him up to fifth. After pit stop problems for Lewis Redshaw and Jason Muscat, Parker found himself in third and defending hard from Muscat for the final 12 laps to claim the final spot on the podium. Muscat had closed a three second gap on Parker with three laps to go but missed his braking point for turn three and span into Parker who luckily had no damage but this incident all but guaranteed the spot on the podium for the young Englishman. Parker was said to be relieved at finally getting a podium and then spoke of his aims to win a race before the season is over. Kernow Sport boss Mark Wicks was also on hand to congratulate Parker and back him on his claims of a race win being in sight before the end of the season.

The next round was atImola where Parker qualified in a joint best fifth place on the grid and went on to finish in that place having lost fourth place on the final lap due to brake failure. He only finished after having to manage worn brakes for the final eight laps in which Parker managed them well to stay on the road and finish not only well but in the top five again. The next round in Turkey saw Tom qualify in a season best fourth although that was the only highlight of the race weekend. After an ordinary start, Parker was tagged in turn four by Kenney Lybeer and had to wait for the entire field to go past before resuming down in last place. A fightback was staged but after an unsual error, Parker going into the final lap blew his engine from eighth place and crept over the line to finish tenth, a lap down and a crucial point in his race for top five position in the drivers standings at the end.

The Mexican Grand Prix was one of huge controversy for Parker. After qualifying in an ordinary position of eighth place, Parker had a good start and was up to sixth by the end of lap one. As others fell off, Parker found himself in second place and set for his second podioum of the season and a season best finish when Gregg Lawson and David Jundt managed to catch Parker and pressure him for the podium spot. Parker went wide at one instance and Gregg passed him but Parker pushed far too hard, feeling hard done by after a questionable move from Gregg after the move was completed and lost his front wing gifting David the final spot on the podium. Managing to hold off Ben Warren on the final lap, Parker rushed over to the Woods motorhome and had a blazing row with Gregg which resulted in sanctions for Parker from the GPVWC admins. Parker later apologised for his actions and he and Gregg now get on well.

The next round in Canada saw Parker qualify in seveth position and after having to manage his brakes in the second phase of the race to prevent them failing, he finished in a good fourth place missing out on a podium thanks to an impressive comeback race for Sam Millar. In Brazil, Parker was once again on target for a podium after qualifying in fifth position and, although having an awful start which saw him down in ninth place after lap one, fought back to find himself third with a handful of laps to go. He then entered an exciting battle with a hard charging Loknovski and a very quick Ryan Walker and Parker lost out to both of them and ended up fiftth which he felt pleased with after the poor start. In Italy saw Parker qualify in seventh and after embarrassingly spinning out of his grid slot, he charged back through the field to finish in sixth place although it was a lonely race for the young Englishman.

At the Spanish Grand Prix, Tom qualified in sixth position and, due to an unusual light system, stayed on his grid slot whilst others rushed past him. Having mucked his start up, Parker set about going for fourth place and was pushing hard to catch Ben Warren when an error on pit entry caused Parker to have a drive through penalty for speeding in the pit lane, dashing any hopes for fourth place. Parker served the penalty and chased after Ben as hard as he could but he had to settle for fifth place, a good result considering the start and the penalty. It should be noted that Tom cut a 20 second gap down to six seconds in the remaining laps trying to catch Warren which showed the impressive speed Tom was going to take into the final few rounds of the championship. However, at Spa, Parker suffered his first retirement for over ten races as he collided with Roy Schroten and whilst in the pits, suffered a disconnection dashing any hopes of points.

The next round was held at Zandvoort and only an error in the final sector caused Parker to start off the front row of the grid for the first time in his career and he ended up in a still very good fifth position. As the race got underway, Parker held station and set about catching the drivers ahead when he had a spin which put him down to seventh place. After passing teammate Wopke Hoekstra and Ryan Walker succumbing to an engine failure, Parker found himself in fiftth position where he had started. After an error from Redshaw put him out of the race, Parker set about catching Jason Muscat and David Jundt for the final two spots on the podium. After racing up to the back of the squabbling pair, Parker attempted the undercut which, in practice, looked to have been the right decision to jump the pair but the two ended up ahead of Parker after they had stopped. An uncharacteristic error from David saw him crash out leaving only Muscat standing in the way of second place. In the end, Jason did just enough to hold onto second place but Parker still took his second podium of the season in third place and was pleased he was able to take the fight to the front runners in the race.

The final round of the season was one of glory and controversy for Parker in Singapore. With the big names choosing to miss qualifying, Parker took his maiden GPVWC Supercup pole position, just ahead of Ben Warren. As the race got away, Parker had a clean start and led the race, leaving the others behind as he cruised into a twenty second lead at his first stop. After the stop however, and with Bart De Vos catching him fast, Parker suffered a screen freeze in the worst place possible with eight laps to go, leaving him with no front wing and a maiden win cruelly thrown out of the window. He ended up eighth on the road but was then disqualified along with Ojay Clark and Ben Warren for excessive corner cutting which Parker took full responsibility for and accepted his punishment. Parker ended the season seventh place in the drivers standings, an impressive achievement having only competed in 12 races and helped Kernow Sport to sixth place in the constructors standings, only a couple of points away from fifth placed Water Blue Racing having scored 70 of the teams 80 points.

2012

Tom competed in three races for Innervision in 2012, finishing in the points on all three occasions. His best season result was fourth, scored at Zandvoort and at Road America.

Formula Challenge

2012

Tom competed in one event during the inaugural Formula Challenge season in 2012 for Tiger Express Motorsports. Parker would compete in the Italian meeting at Vallelunga. He failed to finish in the feature race and did not make the start of the sprint race.

Masters Series

2010

Parker took part in the final race of the 2010 Masters season at the revamped Silverstone. Parker showed very impressive speed in the event, it being the first time he had driven the car, and was chasing down Mark Stanton for third position when he made a mistake and relinquished fourth spot and ended up low down the field. Parker had been struggling with lag issues, which had prevented him from putting on more of an attack on drivers earlier in the race and this severely hampered his race. Parker made an impressive overtaking move on Samuli Leinonen during the first race in which Samuli himself admitted not only surprised him but impressed him hugely. Parker had taken to the grass to force the gap open and take the position in a very aggressive but satisfying move.

The second race of the weekend went badly for the young Englishman as he fell down the order and finished towards the back. The pace shown in the first race had proved once more that Parker did have the speed, he just needed the car to win.

2011

Parker has teamed up with David Jundt to form Tiger Express Motorsports for the 2011 Masters season which features an extremely strong field and record numbers for GPVWC. Tiger Express were looking to show that they have the pace with Tom, David and Erik Tveit forming the team for the season. The team name stems from the team Tom and David raced for in the racing simulator Live for Speed. In the opening round at Norisring Masters, Tom attained two points finishes to help Tiger Express to secpnd in the standings after one race meeting. Tom was issued with a ten second penalty in the sprint for causing an avoidable collision which dropped him a couple of places but he still attained a 15th place whilst in the preceding feature. Tom then announced he could not attend the rest of the races in the season due to real life commitments and the team approached Simon Cattell to replace him from Istanbul onwards.

World Sport Series

2012

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Megane Trophy

2010

Parker first heard of the GPVWC through Ben Warren and decided to follow him to the league. The league had just finished the regular Superleague season but the Megane Trophy series was just around the corner which meant Parker could pit his skills against some of the best sim-racers in the world in a different car. The mod used for the series that year was the Megane Eurocup series which Parker had raced on-line and felt he was very comfortable in. These results showed when Parker took a podium position in his debut race after a race long battle with Mark Stanton which impressed drivers and managers alike up and down the paddock. Sadly, Parker could not keep this strong start to the season up and he slowly slipped down the order. But his performances throughout the course of the season had attracted the attention of team managers up and down the pits and an offer for a drive in the 2010 Superleague season was imminent.


Racing Career Results

Superleague

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position, races in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year Team Chassis Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 WDC Points
2010 ST Racing ? Honda Australia

5

China

11

Japan

12

United Arab Emirates

Ret

Hungary

-

Monaco

-

United Kingdom

Ret

Portugal

-

Bahrain

-

Turkey

-

Canada

-

Mexico

-

Brazil

-

Argentina

-

Spain

-

Italy

9

Belgium

-

Netherlands

-

Singapore

-

26th 8
2011 Nijo Racing NR11B Toyota Australia

Ret

United Arab Emirates

-

Japan

Ret

China

Ret

South Africa

-

Austria

-

France

-

Monaco

-

United Kingdom

-

Bahrain

-

San Marino

-

Turkey

-

Mexico

-

NC 0
Nordsjoen Racing NR004 Mercedes Canada

-

Brazil

-

Italy

-

Spain

Ret

Belgium

-

Netherlands

-

Singapore

-

2012 Woods Racing WR12a Honda Australia

6

China

Ret

United Arab Emirates

7

Hungary

9

Spain

Re

Monaco

Ret

Canada

10

South Korea

-

Turkey

Ret

United Kingdom

8

Italy

9

Belgium

6

Netherlands

9

Germany

12

United States

8

Brazil

6

Japan

9

Singapore

7

10th 38
2013 Woods Racing WR13a Trinity Australia

-

Malaysia

-

Austria

-

Hungary

-

Spain

-

Monaco

-

Canada

-

South Korea

-

Turkey

-

United Kingdom

-

Italy

-

Belgium

-

France

-

Germany

-

United States

-

United Arab Emirates

-

Japan

-

Brazil

-

Pos Pts

Driver did not finish the Grand Prix, but was classified as they completed over 75% of the race distance.

Supercup

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position, races in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year Team Chassis 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 WDC Points
2011 Kernow Sport SC-011 Australia


United Arab Emirates


Japan


China


South Africa


Austria


France


Monaco

7

United Kingdom

5

Bahrain

3

San Marino

5

Turkey

10

Mexico

4

Canada

4

Brazil

5

Italy

6

Spain

5

Belgium

Ret

Netherlands

3

Singapore

DQ

7th 70
2012 Innervision SC-012 Australia


China


United Arab Emirates


Hungary


Spain


Monaco


Canada


South Korea


Turkey


United Kingdom


Italy


Belgium

-

Netherlands

4

Germany

DNS

United States

4

Brazil

8

Japan

-

Singapore

-

17th 19

Driver did not finish the Grand Prix, but was classified as they completed over 75% of the race distance.

Formula Challenge

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position, races in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year Team Chassis 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 WDC Points
2012 Tiger Express Motorsports FC-012 United Kingdom

FEA

United Kingdom

SPR

Netherlands

FEA

Netherlands

SPR

Italy

FEA
Ret

Italy

SPR
DNS

Slovenia

FEA
-

Slovenia

SPR
-

Malaysia

FEA
-

Malaysia

SPR
-

Japan

FEA
-

Japan

SPR
-

Australia

FEA
-

Australia

SPR
-

Brazil

FEA
-

Brazil

SPR
-

Mexico

FEA
-

Mexico

SPR
-

United States

FEA
-

United States

SPR
-

South Africa

FEA
-

South Africa

SPR
-

Ireland

FEA
-

Ireland

SPR
-

France

FEA
-

France

SPR
-

Spain

FEA
-

Spain

SPR
-

Singapore

FEA
C

Singapore

SPR
C

NC 0

Driver did not finish the Grand Prix, but was classified as they completed over 75% of the race distance.

World Sport Series

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position, races in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year Team Car 1 2 3 4 5 6 WDC Points
2012 Innervision Porsche 911 GT3 Hungary

6

Spain

4

Monaco

-

Canada

-

Turkey

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Germany

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12th 32

Driver did not finish the Grand Prix, but was classified as they completed over 75% of the race distance.

Community Involvement

Team Management

Parker formed PB Racing with Scott Bennett in 2010. The team currently competes in the Supercup.

Commentary

With GPVWC receiving coverage on Simrace.tv, the league was on the lookout for a commentary team for both the Superleague and the Supercup. Parker applied for the position and was accepted. Parker has since commentated on most Supercup and Superleague races.

Parker is a highly emotional commentator and he sometimes says things which are taken the wrong way. These Parkerisms have become something of folklore legend in the GPVWC community and are repeated during some broadcasts and in the forum as testament to their either silliness or absurdity. Parker has been noted to be an extremely good commentator, always catching the action and giving out little bits of information on the teams and drivers.