Episode 8: Rudy van Buren, World’s Fastest Gamer.
On this episode of Minds of Motorsport we talk to Rudy van Buren, a Dutch native who competed in and won the McLaren World’s Fastest Gamer competition.
Prior to sim racing Rudy competed in various karting championships and has since spent 8 years developing his craft on racing simulators.
In our chat we discuss what it takes to be a professional F1 sim driver, and how everyday sim racers can improve their racing. We also dig into how using and understanding data can help improve sim racers skills.
Topics of discussion:
- Previous racing experiences.
- Journey to Worlds Fastest Gamer.
- Life as a F1 sim driver.
- Dealing with pressure.
- Keys to being a good sim racer.
- Understanding telemetry data.
- E-sports and VR in motorsports.
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