Tommy Østgaard is the first Norwegian full-time Simracer, a professional athlete in team Coanda Simsport.
His background as a driver comes from karting, single seaters, Renault Clio’s, Legends and competitive sim-racing. He has worked as a driver coach, car developer, test driver and coach for Europe's leading driver training facility, iZone Driver Performance. The Norwegian has coached drivers from all around the world, from amateurs to professional drivers, working alongside world class sports psychologists, driver coaches and triple world touring car champion, Andy Priaulx. With his experience from iZone and his own racing, Tommy started up his own racing academy for young Norwegian motorsport talents in 2014, where he coached and mentored his drivers.
Tommy is now one of the world’s best sim-racers, competing in the Porsche Esports Supercup, the World Championship on iRacing. He finished 10th in the championship in 2019 and took home a race win at Spa, his career highlight so far.
He also regularly competes at other top tier events at iRacing, like the Porsche SimRacing Summit in December 2018 and the Porsche Trophy at the SimRacing Expo summer 2019 and is part of the world’s leading sim-racing team, VRS Coanda Simsport.
In 2020 Tommy won the legendary virtual 24 hrs race at Le Mans with Porsche Motorsport. He competed in the world series Porsche TAG Heuer Esports Supercup and finished 7th O/A. Together with Coanda Simsport he also took victory at the 24 hrs race at Daytona. Tommy is now also officially part of the Norwegian National Team.
For 2021 Tommy becomes the first Norwegian professional full-time simracer. He is part of the Coanda Simsport and is again qualified for the World Championship of simracing; Porsche TAG Heuer Esports Supercup.
2020: Winner of the virtual 24hrs Le Mans race with Porsche Motorsport. Victory at 24hrs Daytona race with Coanda Simsport. 7th in the overall standings for the 2020 simracing world championship Porsche TAG Heuer Esports Supercup.