Cars and Cafe photographer Alex Bellus took his first foray into filling the driver’s seat in this year’s Chump Car season opener on April 1st at Road America. His good friend and driving game aficionado, Jon Gitlin, also hopped in. Jon then wrote a compelling article on Wired.com about how his gaming experiences translate to on-track performance.
Car control and racecraft aside, rec-room racing doesn’t convey, say, how cold the footwell of a stripped-out car can be, or the water that drips from the mirror under heavy braking in rain.
Check out the article for more, including video comparing Forza Motorsport 3 footage versus real on-track footage.