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What a Le Mans winner gets out of iRacing

Many top drivers compete in online competition, but it's not necessarily for the reasons you might think - as a trip to Porsche GT ace Nick Tandy's gaming room reveals

The role of simulators in modern motorsport is well established, but what about racing games? Max Verstappen and Lando Norris teamed up to win the virtual Spa 24 Hours last year and real racing drivers are often competitive in the virtual world. But what are the benefits?

Factory Porsche GT driver and outright 2015 Le Mans 24 Hours winner Nick Tandy is one of many active racers who compete on iRacing. His main motivation isn't to try set-ups or even learn tracks - it's much more fundamental than that.

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