As many of you know, Gran Turismo creator and Polyphony Digital boss Kazunori Yamauchi is more than just a video game racing enthusiast; he’s also a real-life racing champion. It’s something he and his team amply demonstrated at the recent 24 Hours NÃ¼rburgring challenge by coming first in class. As you’d expect the 24 Hours NÃ¼rburgring is an endurance race around the infamous, 15 mile long serpentine track where teams of drivers take their chosen vehicle along the meanderous road in shifts over a 24 hour period.
A first in class win means Kaz and his team may not have won overall, but they cam first for cars in their class. Their weapon of choice? The Nissan GT-R. It’s obvious that these guys love racing and spend a lot of time doing it – which is possibly why they’re only capable of putting out one game in 6 years. Kaz had this to say on his personal twitter account: â€œThe Nurburgring 24 hour race was dramatic and a lot happened during the last leg. Class victory goes to the GT-R. Thanks a lot for the congratulatory messages. Time for the awards ceremony now.â€
Video after the jump.
Source : Dualshockers
Last Updated: June 27, 2011