Remember The Last Starfighter? The 80s sci-fi movie told the story of a boy recruited by an alien race for his mad gaming skillz. Something similar is happening in the racing world. Several years ago, MBA student Lucas Ordoñez won a European PlayStation competition that set out to find the best Gran Turismo driver. From there, Ordoñez went onto the PlayStation GT Academy, which pits regional winners against each other for a shot at turning their virtual skills into real-world racing chops. Ordoñez won the competition and has been racing ever since.
Making the transition from gamer to racer is one thing, but Ordoñez has also compiled some pretty impressive results. Last weekend, at the 24 Hours of Le Mans, he nabbed second place in his class as part of the Signatech Nissan racing team. Le Mans is kind of a big deal in the auto-racing world, so it's impressive to see Ordoñez on the podium after what amounts to only a couple of years behind the wheel. He's certainly faring better than some folks who have tried to match their Gran Turismo lap times in the real world. Thanks to Slashdot for the tip.
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