Simulation racing has been receiving more and more coverage recently, resulting in an increase in interest in what was once seen as a very small part of the gaming community.
Among current F1 drivers and Triple A developers entering the scene, Jimmy Broadbent's YouTube channel has grown to a point where he now has almost 300,000 subscribers, watching his videos for their daily dosage of sim racing.
While it is quite expensive to get into initially (some racing rigs cost well over £1000), some games offer gamepad compatibility, which depending on the title you play, effects how competitive you are.
Luckily for me, I was able to race against Jimmy himself in one of his livestreams earlier this week! The game of choice was Gran Turismo Sport, the latest title from the wildly successful franchise.
Sadly for me though, the race did not go so well Despite starting third, I was first hit into Jimmy Broadbent at the first corner, before being taken out completely at turn three by someone who wanted to use me as a brake. If it was any consolation, I managed to fight back up to 10th, but no where near the lead pack. My 15 minutes of fame were up, and I was left in the dust