09.19.12

A videogame racing champion is competing in a real professional race

Not only will a Gran Turismo champ race at next month's Petit Le Mans series, he'll be racing Nissan's futuristic and efficient rocket-ship-looking racer, the Delta Wing.

For the 10-hour, 1,000-mile Petit le Mans race, Spaniard Lucas Ordonez will be driving, along with American Le Mans vet Gunnar Jeannette. Ordonez was the winner of Nissan’s first GT Academy back in 2008, a competition in which drivers’ performance in Gran Turismo (yes, the video game) can win them a chance to race...

And now, we await the first Rock Band rock star!