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Gamer & Racer at the track - find out who's faster

By Deeq on 28 Dec 2013

Attached Image The Nissan GT Academy has proven that hardcore gamers can become real-life racers, but Viagame wanted to see what would happen if a gamer raced head-to-head against a racer... in real time. To accomplish this, Viagame recruited a top gamer from Sweden and put him up against a racer for a one-lap sprint around Circuit de Catalunya in Barcelona.

To make the head-to-head race as close as possible, a full racing simulator was installed in the passenger seat of a Renault Megane RS, and both drivers "raced" the same car on the same track at the same time. We don't want to give away the winner, but both men had unique challenges.
 

From the gamer's perspective, it must have been interesting to race virtually but deal with real g-forces that may not have matched up where he was on the track. On the other hand, the racer actually had to drive the car in real life instead of the gamer's virtual world – note the hand-over-hand steering wheel action by the gamer at about the two minute mark. Watch the two race, and let us know what you think of the results in the Comments.

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Written by Deeq
With intense love for cars and bikes since little, and passion for photography, Siddiq tries hard to bring cars to life on the screen, proving his worth as well as his passion for the job.



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MitziMo Dec 30 2013 11:16 AM

A very interesting experiment. Racer and a gamer. Same car on the same track at the same time. But a bit unfair to a certain extent, don’t you think, for the gamer to experience g-forces and dealing with it while virtually racing?

 

The gamer could have won the whole race with a better timing, I feel. But all in all, it’s an interesting race! Except for one contributing factor that they might have overlooked on – G-forces.

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