What does it take to be a racing driver? Hunger for adrenaline, nerves of steel, determination. But also a team behind you and, obviously, a super car as your co-star in the endeavour. All true, though not all of these are essential: today you can experiment with high speed competition with extremely realistic simulations and become a very capable driver without ever actually driving a racing car.
Virtual driving is becoming an increasingly tangible reality, so much so that it has even found a space on actual racetracks: a championship of the computer game Assetto Corsa Competizione will take place during the Blancpain, with the exact same tracks reproduced in simulations. In the same places where road cars of the sporting variety are transformed into racing GTs, in real life even before they made their way into fiction.