Virtual Racing Association is a Professional Motorsports Photography and Sim Racing Association run by former Formula 1 technician and Design Engineer Matthew Gale. The business was first established in 2014 to promote the benefits of online professional racing championships as a sustainable and cost effective motorsport media and entry into racing for aspiring racing drivers, Co-ordinating a community of individuals who shared a mutual interest in Sim Racing as well as sharing knowledge, information and experiences with each other. 

We have worked with many individuals over many race series, ranging from grassroots karting to professional teams, drivers and sponsors. Providing guidance, knowledge and information to championships and events for the likes of Britcar Endurance, F1000, FIA WTCR, Silverstone Classic, Dunlop Saloon Car Cup, OEKC, Porsche Carrera Cup GB and GT Cup.

With the rise of Covid-19 in 2020 and the need for manufactures to adapt their own needs to Sim Racing. Our  business focus changed to supporting our local motorsports needs focusing our attention to Photojournalism and trackside photography. The decision proved to be a good one – we invested in a new side to our business with Behind The Fence Photography, investing in new equipment and working with the Dorset Echo to provide coverage of events held by Bournemouth & Distric Car Club (BDCC) and Clay Pigeon Raceway turning from the virtual world into the real world.

Our galleries will provide you with images from BTCC, Blancpain GT Sprint, Formula Renault, Porsche Carrera Cup GB, Clay Pigeon Karting Club all taken at circuits such as Thruxton, Silverstone, Brands Hatch, Clay Pigeon Raceway.

If you would like to talk to us about your individual requirements please feel free to contact us direct.

We don’t publish all our photos on the site, so if you have a request let us know.

We hope to add you to our list of many happy customers!


Matthew Gale – Owner of Virtual Racing Association and Behind The Fence Photography