Gran Turismo 6 versus the real world
Can our crack Playstation gamer beat GT Academy's finest round a dark Brands Hatch?
Posted: 28 Nov 2013
The Indy circuit's transition from Surtees, through McLaren and Clearways to Clark, is a series of kerb-bumpers before, all of a sudden, you're heading straight for some cones, with the car needing to be settled and ready to turn for Clark's blind apex. I've got it switching spring compression from left to right, and can feel the car driving me, rather than I driving it.
I need some guidance. RJN's Bryce Wilson takes the wheel for a demonstration lap.
A veteran of Brands in sports and touring cars, Bryce's gentle third-gear tour is a masterclass in braking points and turn-ins. All his pointers from real life are there in the game - the 50m board for Paddock is bang on, and the car reacts with total realism as he dives into the apex on a turn that demands total commitment.