10 Questions With … Pirelli World Challenge Driver Bret Curtis

Bret Curtis, driver of the No. 32  Spectra Resources, United Steel Turner Motorsport BMW E89 Z4 GT3 currently sits in 8th place in the GTA Drivers’ Championship.

How did you get into racing? 

I’ve been passionate about cars and motorcycles since I was a kid, but had to wait until later in life to get my start. About 15 years ago I used my street cars to race and play on the track but finally realized I was tearing them up and not getting the performance I wanted so I was directed towards a Porsche Cup car in 2009 and the rest is history.

Do you have any superstitions? Yes but I’m superstitious so i can’t tell you !

Favorite North American track and why? I love Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca from turn 6 through the corkscrew and down through turn 9/10. Best section in America that requires “attention” and precision; and it’s fun! Mosport is a very close 2nd place. Great fun in turn 2 and turn 4.

Tell us something that fans may not know about you. I love motorcycles and ride regularly! I used to race vintage motorcycles.

As a race car driver, how do you manage fear, or does fear even enter your mind before you strap into a race car? We all have to respect a car and a track’s limits but breaking it down makes it all very manageable and fun.

Are race car drivers born or made?

Both, 100% born skills, but you need tons of practice to become good.

What fuels your desire to race cars?

A strong passion for competition and for cars.

What piece of advice would you give to someone who aspires to become a race car driver?

Drive as often on the track as possible and drive as many different types of vehicles as possible and be respectful out there!

As a professional race car driver, what’s your pet peeve driving on public roads?

People that don’t pay attention to their mirrors.