How the Prodigy Pass Brings Sim Racers Closer to Real-World Racing

This week David Cook, the CEO of Racing Prodigy explains how the Prodigy Pass brings sim racers closer to a chance at real-world racing.

I also have details on a new sim racing competition that can lead to a great racing opportunity, a massive roundup of news, background and reviews of the Gran Turismo film including the Motorsport Prospects official review and a guide to racing the McLaren 720s GT3 Evo.

All this and the usual general and tech sim racing reviews and news and more in this edition of the Sim Racing Roundup on Motorsport Prospects. Its sim racing news that gamers who want to race in the real world can use.

From Sim Racing to the Real Thing

How the Prodigy Pass Brings Sim Racers Closer to Real-World Racing

Sign up today for the opportunity to win prizes and the coveted Prodigy Passes, your ticket to Racing Prodigy’s real-world racing academy, Prodigy Week. With a Prodigy Pass, you’ll receive world-class training sessions, and on the track, you’ll race behind the wheel of a Radical SR1 to further develop your driving skills.

For those who embark on their e2Real journey with us, we’ve got you covered. If you’re flying, we will cover your airfare to and from Atlanta Hartsfield International Airport, transport you in style while you’re in the beautiful state of Georgia, and cover your lodging expenses. As a Prodigy Pass recipient, you’ll receive world-class instruction from our official Human Performance Partner, PitFit, prior to Prodigy Week. While at Prodigy Week, you will be tested both on and off the track in your physical fitness, performance under pressure, communication skills, and, of course, talent behind the wheel.”

More information can be found here.

PT Autosport eSeries

PT Autosport has announced their brand new PT Autosport eSeries.

We’re taking our first steps into the Sim-Racing world with a 4-round iRacing series that grants the winner a direct entry into the 2024 Aspiring Driver Shootout finals to fight for our $100,000 racing scholarship! The 1st through 4th place finishers will also be offered a slot on the PT Autosport Sim-Racing team, where they’ll receive coaching and mentorship to help them move into real world racing.

Entry is now open at, Entries close on October 18, 2023, and all 2023 Aspiring Driver Shootout Entrants receive free entry into the eSeries!

As we build out our driver-development pyramid, we’re constantly searching for new talent in motorsports, and where better to find it than in Sim-Racing. Enter the 2023 PT Autosport eSeries.

Over 4 rounds of racing, you’ll be tested on your speed, racecraft, and adaptability in hopes of winning a direct entry into the 2024 PT Autosport Aspiring Driver Shootout finals, where you’ll race on track to fight for a $100,000 scholarship to chase your racing dreams.

PT Autosport

In Racing the Reality: Unveiling the Simulated World of Sim Racing, SpeedWyze looks at the history (so far) of those who have made the transition from sim racing to racing in the real world.

In the dynamic world of motorsports, the line between reality and simulation has become increasingly blurred, thanks to the fascinating realm of sim racing. From cultivating young talents like William Byron to captivating Formula One champions like Max Verstappen, sim racing has evolved into a powerful tool that not only mimics real-world experiences but also enhances them. This article delves into the past, present, and future of sim racing, exploring how it’s shaping the landscape of professional motorsports and beyond.”

Sim Racing Roundup

SportsManor talks about Max Verstappen’s recently talked about plans to get into sim racing in a big way. “Formula 1 is too expensive for kids, says Max Verstappen and he has hopes of connecting sim racing to real life.”

Here is a bit more information from GP Blog.

Gran Turismo Film Roundup

Gran Turismo

The Motorsport Prospects Review

I finally saw Gran Turismo last night and I must say I was pleasantly surprised at how good it was. Sports movies (and racing movies in particular) can be tough to pull off but Gran Turismo managed to do a great job in bringing the excitement of racing onto the big screen. In a way, this film is more about perseverance and self-belief than it is about racing and that is something that can apply to all aspects of life.

Sure there were some cringy moments and yes, my race driver colleagues have pointed out some glaring racecraft errors but this is not a documentary on sim racing or on real-world racing racecraft. It is intended to be a film aimed at the general non-sim racing population and to me it has succeeded. It is thrilling, dramatic and an all around fun movie experience. I took my 86 year old dad to the film, a man who is not interested in sim racing or motorsport for that matter and he absolutely loved it. That to me is proof positive that the film is what great films of this genre should be, a fun reason to go to the cinema. Gran Turismo does this with aplomb. I recommend seeing it, especially in a cinema.

You can also read more coverage about Gran Turismo in Motorsport Prospects in the following links:

Here is a roundup of news, reviews and background related to the Gran Turismo film. As you will probably figure out from my positive review above, I don’t agree with all the points made but do understand some. None of this in my opinion is glaring enough to take away from my enjoyment of the film but be forewarned, there are spoilers in these links!

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Mark Boudreau
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Mark is the publisher of Motorsport Prospects. As a former lawyer, he applies his legal background and research skills to assist race drivers by showcasing the resources they need to make their motorsport careers happen.