Lucas Ordoñez, who took third place at the GT4 Cup at Silverstone, is no typical professional racecar driver. He’s actually earned his spot on the GT Academy team in a way that no other professional racecar driver before him has done—by kicking ass at video games.
Lucas Ordoñez competed in and won the Nissan/Playstation GT Academy contest, which pitted avid gamers against each other playing ‘Gran Turismo’ for a slot in the real-life European GT racing championship.
The crew’s captain only predicted the GT Academy team would land in the top six, but Lucas Ordoñez took advantage of a crash late in the race and sped his way to third place in the GT4 Cup. Not bad for a nerdy gamer!
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Lucas Ordoñez Takes 3rd in Real-Life Race at GT4 Cup
By: Marissa Brassfield - Published: May 11, 2009 • References: autoblog