Challenges and Rewards in Going from Sim Racing to Real Racing

The challenges and rewards in transitioning from sim racing to real racing are numerous and this week, Yashish Manohar describes the challenges he faces.

In addition to the transition from sim racing to the real thing, I also touch on the new Gran Turismo film that will be coming out this August, how to set up your sim racing pedals plus more video tutorials, and the latest tech and competitive sim racing news.

All this and more on the Sim Racing Roundup on Motorsport Prospects. Sim racing news aimed at Racers not Gamers.

From Sim Racing to the Real Thing

Challenges and Rewards in Going from Sim Racing to Real Racing
Yashish Manohar

UAE-based race driver Yashish Manohar and Ryan Trutch, CEO of Pole Position were both guests on the radio show Motor Mania with Ray Addison to talk about going from sim racing to real-life pro racing. Yashish had some great insight into the process and some very practical tips for sim racers looking to make the move to race in real life. You can listen to their segment which occurs in the first 20 minutes of the show here.

Jann Mardenborough
Jann Mardenborough

/Film discusses the footage that they saw at CinemaCon 2023 of the upcoming film Gran Turismo. “Based on the true story of Jann Mardenborough, the film is the ultimate wish fulfillment tale of a teenage ‘Gran Turismo’ player whose gaming skills won a series of Nissan competitions to become an actual professional racecar driver.”

You can read my recent interview with Jann in News Racers Can Use here.

Competitive Sim Racing News

Here are more headlines from the world of competitive sim racing:

Sim Racing Roundup

Sim Racing Tips & Techniques

Ultimate Guide to Sim Racing with Driver 61

Max Fewtrell vs Yashish Manohar at the brand new Yas Marina Circuit layout – the home of the Abu Dhabi F1 Grand Prix. In the video above Quadrant races a simulator against a real life F3000 car. Yashish Manohar from the Yas Heat esports team takes on FIA F3 race driver Max Fewtrell.

It’s come to my attention recently just how many people get this wrong! So today we’re taking it back to basics and showing you how to correctly set up your Load Cell or Hydraulic Sim Racing Pedals (regardless of the brand) to get the most out of them when it comes to fast and consistent lap times and race pace!

Sim Racing Roundup

After analyzing Thrustmaster’s most powerful base, Box This Lap continue to post the recommended configurations that we are using in some of the most popular titles in the sim racing scene. Here are the Thrustmaster T818: Best Settings For Assetto Corsa.

These are the 5 sim racing accessories I cannot drive without (I probably could drive without them but I don’t want to :P).

Sim Racing Tech Roundup

Here is a roundup of the latest sim racing tech news and reviews from around the world.

Direct Drive Sim Wheel
Throughout the last several months, I’ve been primarily using the 6Sigma Sim Racing 6S-160 cockpit. It’s the company’s flagship model promising top of the line performance, at an affordable price. But, is it any good? Let’s find out.

General Sim Racing News

IndyCar Game 2023

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