Antoine Higelin


Antoine Higelin
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Information
Birthdate 29 December 1995
Country Fr.png France
Team Apex Racing Team
Simulations iRacing
Series iRacing World Championship Grand Prix Series
Porsche Esports Supercup
Blancpain GT Series
VRS GT iRacing World Championship
Links
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Team history
iRacing
02/2013 - 03/2019
03/2019 - Present


Biography

My name is Antoine Higelin, I’m a 23 year old student in mechanical engineering. In the future I’d like to become an engineer in industrial production.

I started simracing with Gran Turismo 2 on PS One, then Gran Turismo 4 on PS2. Later I switched to Forza 2 and 3. I raced the French Forza championship in 2010 and became French champion in the less than 15 years class. In 2011 I switched to iRacing because it is so much closer to a simulation than Forza and Gran Turismo. What I like most in iRacing is the realistic effect of every parameter when tuning the settings of the chassis.

I’m very happy and proud to have joined Apex Racing UK in early 2013 during S1 Road to Pro. Talking with experienced drivers, sharing setups and ideas to improve my driving skills helped me tremendously to get my Pro license. I earned my iRacing Pro/WC License in the 2013 Pro Series and then competed in the iRacing World Championship Grand Prix Series from 2014 to 2018. I have also been competing in team world championships (Blancpain GT Series from 2016 to 2017 and VRS GT iRacing World Championship in 2018) and won several regular iRacing championships.

In 2019 I am driving again for Apex Racing Team in the 2019 Porsche Esports Supercup as well as in the VRS GT iRacing World Championship with my team mates Kevin Ellis Jr, Jamie Fluke and Alex Simpson.

Equipment

Hardware
Rig & Seat Modified JCL To Be Faster v2
Wheelbase SimSteering v2
Wheelrim Custom Thrustmaster F1 with SimDisplay
Pedals HE Sim Pedals Pro
Shifter HE Sequential and TH8RS H-pattern

Career results

iRacing World Championship Grand Prix Series

(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
2013 Apex Racing UK 9 33 20 8 41st 57
2014 Apex Racing UK 18 DNQ 12 15 22 31 13 17 9 15 13 8 15 8 15th 201
2015 Apex Racing UK 35 15 8 13 14 21 16 26 9 17 29 35 13 26 14 18th 174
2016 Apex Racing UK 9 13 9 27 13 14 21 9 25 14 10 14 13 23 15th 290
2017 Apex Racing UK 32 10 8 3 32 13 10 23 12 9 8 10th 236
2018 Apex Racing UK 7 8 6 26 19 6 29 22 11 11 5 21 8 10th 469

VRS GT iRacing World Championship

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

Season Team No. Drivers 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Pos Points
2016 JCL- Apex Racing UK 14 Gb.png Sebastian Job (39) 18 14 19 11 12 15th 131
Dk.png Jesper Pedersen
Gb.png Alex Simpson
2017 JCL - Apex Racing UK 14 Gb.png Jamie Fluke 20 44 15 21 29 17 22nd 150
Gb.png Sebastian Job
Gb.png Alex Simpson
2018 SDK - Apex Racing UK 99 Gb.png Jamie Fluke 12 46 14 (DSQ) 13 37 10 28 25th 155
Dk.png Marcus Jensen
Gb.png Alex Simpson

iRacing regular Championships

Season Series 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 Pos Points
2011 S4 Skip Barber Racing Series 13
2012 S1 Star Mazda Championship 9
2012 S4 Lotus 79 Classic Teams Championship 6
2013 S1 iRacing Grand Prix Series 10
2013 S3 Skip Barber Racing Series 2
2013 iRacing Pro Series 8
2014 Whelen Euro Series 1
2014 S4 Ruf Cup 161 195 183 183 162 1 884
2015 S1 Ruf Cup 249 210 167 207 200 198 183 174 1 1588
2018 S1 IMSA Sportscar Championship - GTE 247 184 232 204 229 291 245 173 1 1805

iRacing special Events

Season Event Pos
2012 iRacing World Tour - GrandAm Showdown 3
2013 120 Minutes of Thunder - DP 4
2014 Road Warrior Series - Ruf RT 12R Track 4

Real life Events

Season Event Pos
2018 Porsche SimRacing Summit qualifying 9
2018 SimRacingExpo JCL Radical Contest 1