SIMMSA is pushing the Eracing industry with its know-how, expertise, experience and research in developing technologies, hardware and software. We are working hard to bring communities, associations and organizations together at one place to support and promote the international Eracing associations, communities and federations. Bridging virtual and real Motorsports and providing an understanding, a link and network between these two worlds, involving real drivers, Eracers, teams and crew members, managers, engineers and racing fans alike.

David Sanford, iRacing

Nickname: D San

Birthdate: 11th November 1993

Nationality: New Zealand

Residence: New Zealand

Hobbies: Rugby, SimRacing and watching Motorsport

Racing Hero: Jamie McDonald

Sim titles: iRacing (iR)

David was born in New Zealand and grew up a small town of Warkworth north of Auckland.

He quickly got the hang of video games from a young age thanks to his brother and never looked back. He has always been involved in FPS games etc. but it wasn’t until 2018 when he took hold of iRacing, fueling his passion for motorsport more than before.

Although David was karting as a 12 year old, he was more focused on Rugby so he dropped the racing to focus on Rugby.

Since joining iRacing, David has won multiple titles and has been competitive in high split special events, including 2020’s races 24H Daytona and the 12H Bathurst. Both times competing in the top split.

He has also been crafting away with the V8 Supercar for the better part of 2 years, scoring multiple top 15 results in the V8SCOPS and winning their development series only 6 months after first coming on the sim.

  • 2020, Winner, GT3, New Zealand Sim Racing GT3 Series
  • 2019, Winner (Split 3), 6 Hours Watkins Glen
  • 2018, Winner, Australian Speedway League

CASE: Fractal Design Define R5

CPU: Intel i7-7700K

MOBO: Aorus B360 Gaming 3

RAM: HyperX Predator 16GB (8×2) DDR4 3200MHz

GPU: Gigabyte GTX 1080 Ti 11GB

PSU: EVGA 700GQ Gold Power Supply

SSD: 1x Samsung 960 Pro M.2 NVMe 1TB

SSD: n/a

HDD: n/a

OS: Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit

DISPLAY: 3x Asus ROG Swift PG279Q, 27”, 2560×1440, 144hz, G-SYNC


HEADSET: Steel Series Arctis 7

SimRig: Trak Racer RS6

Seat: Track Racer Standard

Wheelbase: Thrustmaster TS-XW

Steering Wheel: Sparco P310/ Thrustmaster Formula Rim

Pedals: Fanatec ClubSport Pedals V3

Shifter: n/a

Handbrake: bottom left button on Sparco steering wheel

Other: n/a

Extras: n/a