The worlds greatest video game racer in a real racecar

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  1. Einar

    Einar Brown Belt

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    Greger Huttu from Finland is considered by many to be the best online racecar driver in the world. The people at iRacing and Top Gear Magazine wondered how a top sim racer would do in a real car on a real track, and Greger was the perfect candidate, as he had no real life racing experience, in fact he didnt even have a driving licence. He was flown to the US to drive a real race car around Road Atlanta, a track he was very familiar with in racing games. The car he would drive is a Star Mazda, an open wheel Formula 1 style car with 260 HP and weighing about 500 kg.

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    If you just want to know the results and not watch the rather boring video; after the training in slower cars Greger only needed a few laps in the Star Mazda to get within a couple of seconds off the laptimes of experienced racecar drivers... and then he threw up in his helmet and all over his racing suit... while driving. He was just not physically fit enough to last more than a few laps at a time in the intense Atlanta heat, but his knowledge of racing lines and experience at sim racing translated pretty well to the real thing. Greger says that he believes he could have shaved a couple of seconds off his laptimes if he was braver under braking.
     
  2. surgeyou1

    surgeyou1 Welcome to the Machida Era...Part Deux

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    That guy looks like Dale Jr
     
  3. combat_rock

    combat_rock The Real Thing

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    Next they should see how EVO competitors fare in an MMA fight. You know, for science.
     
  4. Leagon

    Leagon Silver Belt

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    Wong Factor kicks in and we have a new ufc heavyweight champ.
     
  5. milliniar

    milliniar Who needs a belt?

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    it would look very similar to this

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  6. Crimson Fury

    Crimson Fury Elijah Modnar

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    As long as he's not driving.

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  7. Scoop

    Scoop Brown Belt

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    GT Academy has been going since 2008.
     
  8. PRIDEWASBETTER

    PRIDEWASBETTER Whatever it takes Staff Member Senior Moderator

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    lol he does from the thumbnail

    Some NASCAR drivers do iRacing in order to prepare for a track.
     
  9. Hyperglide

    Hyperglide Bonafide. Known To Ride.

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    That's because it is Dale Jr. lol. Did you even watch the video? The guy looks nothing like Dale Jr. He's got short brown hair, brown eyes and glasses.
     
  10. KaNesDeath

    KaNesDeath Red Belt

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    I raced against Huttu plenty of times. Guy was on another level.

    Guys like Rusty Wallace and Shannon Whitmore who gave me a hard time, yet could be beat. Huttu blew their doors off with ease.

    Never got to race him a lot because of the time difference and iRacing had yet to adjust their netcode with high ping.


    I raced against most of them online in N2K3. Won 400 bucks from Dale Jrs first 'major' cash race for placing second.
     

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