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Gaming vs Reality: Shotgun driver

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SHOTGUN DRIVER: Gamer Frederik Brolin (right) takes on racing driver Peter Ternstrom in a virtual/real race behind the wheel of a Renault Megane RS. Image: YouTube

BARCELONA, Spain - If you’re the motoring game fan, imagine being the best at what you do and having the opportunity to race inside a real car on an actual track… albeit virtually. Confusing? Gaming manufacturer Viagame explains….

Viagame pit one of the world's top racing video game drivers against a professional driver in a track challenge.

Video: Gamer vs Driver challenge

What makes Viagame’s “Gamer vs. Reality” challenge special, is that gamer Frederik Brolin drives the race track virtually via a screen inside the car, that’s being driven by race driver Peter Ternstrom.

In the video posted on YouTube, both drivers race a Renault Megane RS 265 at Barcelona's Circuit de Catalunya in Spain though Brolin does so in the videogame Need for Speed: Shift 2.

Think of it as motorsport version of the movie Inception, a race within a race…

According to Viagame, “This means Brolin’s reaction and control is thrown off as Ternstrom plunges through the turns on the racetrack.“

However, the guys at ViaGame are not the first to do this stunt. According to some of the users commenting on the video, Rooster Teeth is well known for these kind of videos and stunts.

Does the video prove that if you’re an ace driver in the virtual world that you can perform well behind the wheel of a real car? Watch and see…

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