Madison Down


Madison Down
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Information
Birthdate 22 August 1994
Country Au.png Australia
Team Trans Tasman Racing
Simulations iRacing.com
Series VRS GT iRacing World Championship
V8 Supercar Online Premier Series
Links
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Team history
iRacing
2009 - Present


Biography

Sim Racer and Real Racer with over 10 years experience from Sydney, Australia. Madison has experience in various sims and forms of racing after racing competitively on Gran Turismo, rFactor and iRacing to name a few. Madison has also driven various forms of real world vehicles such as Karts, Aussie Racing Cars, Shelby Cobra Replica and Production Cars.

Madison was first seen playing racing games from the age of 2 and ever since then has been hooked on racing. Madison originally played sims such as the Geoff Crammond Grand Prix Series, Need for Speed and Powerslide before moving to consoles for many years on Gran Turismo. It wasn't until 2008 that Madison first got involved with racing online in a competitive environment on Gran Turismo.

By 2009, Madison moved back to PC Sims and was highly competitive in various rFactor leagues. In 2010, iRacing began releasing Australian content such as the V8 Supercar and Phillip Island so the transition to iRacing became a clear choice. Between the years of 2011 and 2014 Madison won a record 9 iRacing V8 Supercar Series Titles which is arguably his greatest achievement. In that time Madison also achieved a 8000+ iRating.

In 2013, Madison had the privilege to race an Aussie Racing Car at the Sydney 500 V8 Supercar Event at Sydney Olympic Park Street Circuit after winning the Racecentre Race to Reality competition. The weekend went well with Madison posting times fast enough for the Top 10 in a 40 car field! Unfortunately, no more opportunities within financial reach came out of the weekend, but it was proof that a sim racer can make the swap to real world successfully.

In the present day, Madison is as active as ever competing in the VRS iRacing GT World Championship series for Trans Tasman Racing as well as the V8 Supercars Online Premier Series. Madison is also an active driver coach for Virtual Racing School. In 2016 where he drove for TTLR they finished a strong 8th place. Madison also recently won the 2016 V8 Supercar Online Premier Series Title for Trans Tasman Racing. Despite not racing as much as he would like in the real world, Madison still gets his fix driving a Shelby Cobra Replica at Super Sprint Events around Australia several times a year.

Equipment

Hardware
Rig & Seat Hyper Stimulator
Wheelbase Logitech G27
Wheelrim MOMO
Pedals Fanatec Clubsport V2
Headset Sennheiser GAME ONE

Career Results

V8 Supercars Online Premier Series

(key) (results in bold indicate pole position)

Season Team No. 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 Pos Points
2014 Trans Tasman Racing 77 1 4 2 2 3 DNP DNP 3 3 2nd 1695
2015 Trans Tasman Racing 77 4 1 3 3 1 1 4 1 1 1 1 2 2 DNP 4 2 2 4 2nd 3235
2016 Trans Tasman Racing 77 2 4 2 23 2 2 2 2 16 2 1 3 2 3 2 DNP 2 3 2 6 1st 3363
2017 Trans Tasman Racing 1 3 2 5 2 6 1 19 1 1 DNP DNP 3 35 4 3 2 3 3 4 1 17 2nd 3137
2018 Trans Tasman Racing 77 34 3 3 6 10 1 6 2 4 1 2 2 5 30 7 2 7 7 11 7 7 16 3 1 3 2nd 5208

* Season still in progress.

VRS GT iRacing World Championship

(key) (results in bold indicate pole position; results in italics indicate fastest lap)

Season Team No. Co-Drivers 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Pos Points
2016 TTLR 91 Au.png Richard Hamstead 26 6 15 9 13 7 8th 155
Au.png Dylan Sharman
2017 TTLR 91 Au.png Richard Hamstead 11 43 19 24 14 25 20th 160
Au.png Jake Moloney
Au.png Dylan Sharman
2018 TTR 94 Au.png Jarrad Filsell 18 14 35 31 27 30 30 (32) 32nd 108
Au.png Jake Burton
Au.png Shaun Kelly

Gfinity Supercars Eseries

(key) (results in bold indicate pole position; results in italics indicate fastest lap)

Season Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 Pos Points
2019 Shannons Racing 1 5 1 8‡ 3 (8) 3 (12) 3 7 3 5 3 12 1 4 4th 478

‡ Triple points were awarded