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This weekend, the nation’s top 16 Gran Turismo 5 players will be making their way across the ocean to participate in the final phase of GT Academy...
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It was recently whittled down from 32. Now they step into real cars.

I've always wondered if something like this went on behind the scenes where leaderboard toppers were contacted and trialed irl.

Edited by Kaldari - 5/27/11 at 2:33pm
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I hope those couch jockeys have been working out. Driving a high performance car at its limits is a real workout. There was a similar video posted a few weeks ago about one of the top racers from iRacing being given an opportunity to drive real race cars. He had blisters on his hands that were open and bleeding and was exhausted after only a handful of laps in a real race car.
    
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I hope those couch jockeys have been working out. Driving a high performance car at its limits is a real workout. There was a similar video posted a few weeks ago about one of the top racers from iRacing being given an opportunity to drive real race cars. He had blisters on his hands that were open and bleeding and was exhausted after only a handful of laps in a real race car.
I didn't hear about the iRacing guy, but I had something similar in mind.

Plastic, force-feedback steering wheels don't prepare someone for this.
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I hope those couch jockeys have been working out. Driving a high performance car at its limits is a real workout. There was a similar video posted a few weeks ago about one of the top racers from iRacing being given an opportunity to drive real race cars. He had blisters on his hands that were open and bleeding and was exhausted after only a handful of laps in a real race car.
Put on gloves and chug a few red bulls. Problem, solved.
Anyway if I were one of these guys I would be extremely excited to get an opportunity like this, and scared S***less at the same time.
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I hope those couch jockeys have been working out. Driving a high performance car at its limits is a real workout. There was a similar video posted a few weeks ago about one of the top racers from iRacing being given an opportunity to drive real race cars. He had blisters on his hands that were open and bleeding and was exhausted after only a handful of laps in a real race car.
To be fair, he was rather ill but still drove the car anyway, even after throwing up in it.

Quite a few iRacers in the top 16 list, hopefully they do well.
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Put on gloves and chug a few red bulls. Problem, solved.
Only if it was that easy. If you watch the Aussie V8 Supercars, you will notice when they display the drivers heart rate that it doesnt drop below 170bpm during the whole lap. That is something Redbull cant help with, you need to mentally fit as well as physically.
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