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Gamer completes fairytale: From PlayStation to real-life pro track racing


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This is the story of how one lucky gamer was picked from obscurity to become a pro race car driver, using the Grand Turismo skills he learned playing his PlayStation 3. Now Australians can take their own shot at the glory

Back in 2008, Lucas Ordoñez lived what seemed like an ordinary existence. The 22 year old Spanish student was an avid motorsports fan, but he lacked the suitable investment necessary to become a professional race driver and had virtually given up on racing. Besides, he already knee-deep in trying to complete an Master of Business Administration (MBA).

But it was Ordoñez' passion for virtual racing, particularly his love of Grand Turismo, that made him stand out from his peers - both off the track and eventually on it.

In just a few months, Ordoñez' life was suitably transformed from console dreamer to actually racing the real thing at a real race track in Europe. And Ordoñez managed to do the unthinkable: go from the couch car to the race car and win.

Read More: http://www.pcauthority.com.au/News/162101,...ack-racing.aspx

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