There has been debate for years, (and likely will continue) about how beneficial Sim Racing is to Real racing. Does turning endless laps actually help you in a real race car.
I’m convinced that it does, up to a point. That point will differ depending on the person and the cars involved.
Greger Huttu is arguably the worlds best sim racer. For nearly a decade across mutiple simulations he’s proved to be at the top of the food chain. Considering he doesn’t have a drivers license and had never even been in a go-kart it stood to reason that he would be the best possible test of Sim skills in a real race car.
Top Gear magazine along with iRacing.com brought Greger from his home in Finland to Atlanta to test the theory. Click the image below to go watch the movie. It’s well worth it to see if the world’s fastest alien could cut it in a real race car.