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Mikhail Simonelly Simonov

Mikhail Simonelly Simonov

Date of Birth: 12.09.2002

Place of Birth: Togliatti

At the age of five his grandfather seated him into a Rotax Max Micro karting, and in one of his first heats the boy bumped into a snowdrift and smashed his nose. The experience proved to be useful. Now Mikhail is a three-time winner of Ice Racing Cup of Russia and Ice Racing Russian champion in 1600 class.

His pre-race preparation includes track analysis, meditation and getting a cold-blooded mental focus. He considers victories and speed to be his main accomplishment in racing.

Favorite videogame: iRacing

Maxim Solda25 Soldatov

Maxim Solda25 Soldatov

Maxim has been practicing karting since he was six and he’s been doing it on the pro level for as many as ten years. He spent two full-fledged European seasons. In 2017 he won the Russian national championships in the class “Super Mini”. In 2020 he became the vice-champion of Russia in the class “OK” to earn the degree of master of sports. He is also gradually trying his hand at touring car racing: this year he participated in the Russian series of circuit racing in the class touring (TCR); he trains occasionally in rallycross, and he recently tried rally.

His tact is his strong side and his impulsiveness – his weak side.

His goal is to show a great result in any racing class.

His dream: V8 Supercars

All-time great racers: Miguel Ascona, Lewis Hamilton, Daniil Kvyat.

Phygital in sport is a breath of fresh air.