Lassi Halminen trained in Triple WTCC champion Andy Priaulx' racing simulator in Silverstone

Munich, August 22nd 2011

As part of the training program by the Formula BMW Talent Cup, redspotgames sponsored race driver Lassi Halminen met the Triple WTCC champion Andy Priaulx this weekend in Silverstone. But it wasn‘t just a meet and greet for fun, but a serious test of his fitness and racing talent indeed.

British race driver Andy Priaulx – who will start for BMW in the DTM in 2012 – has established a training facility called iZone Driver Performance at England‘s prestigious Silverstone Circuit. It is aimed at helping racing drivers become world class racers with an innovative simulator. It offers three HD projectors, 5 axis of motion, competition hydraulic brakes with 4-pot callipers, eye tracker and a data analysis station, amongst others.

Lassi was fascinated by these digital training sessions. „I learnt an incredible range of strategies that will be really helpful in the future,“ said the 16 year old Finn after the event. „It wasn‘t as difficult as Rush Rush Rally Racing at all“

The next events will be Portimão, Portugal (26th to 28th August) and the grand finale in Oschersleben, Germany (15th to 18th August) in the supporting program of the DTM („Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters“).

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