To streamer Jimmy Broadbent, surpassing Lando Norris – a member of McLaren team – on the virtual race Bahrain Grand Prix is a “dream to be true”.
Since the end of March, F1 tournament has been organizing weekly virtual races to somehow meet the demands of racing fans while many real life races have been cancelled because of pandemic Covid-19. The eSports Virtual Grand Prix tournament takes place in the 2019 F1 tournament game with the participation of many professional racers, such as Charles Leclerc (Ferrari team), Alexander Albon (Red Bull Racing Honda team), George Russell ( ROKiT Williams Racing team)…
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Jimmy Broadbent won the 4th rank on the Bahrain Grand Prix race, after defeating Lando Norris (McLaren team) on the last round. “It was unbelievable. Last week, I watched Norris on TV, and 1 week later, I had the chance to compete him on a race.”, he shared.
The 28-year-old streamer has taken full advantage of this chance, 2 times being into top 10 most outstanding racers, far surpassed both Norris and former worldwide champion Jenson Button in regarding of liking on the Twitch game. “The most interesting thing is that we have tried our best to offer the most fantastic races to our fans.” Broadent said. “Cars might be virtual, however, the competition has always been true.”
Throughout the Covid-19 quarantine time, many streamers such as Broadbent have become more famous on the sports field. Thanks to the usual participation of renowned professional racers, these virtual race have been more appealing than ever, especially to worldwide speed lovers.
“The pandemic made many virtual racers become true.”, Steven Steffens, one of the experienced virtual racer from South Caroline (America) said. “We had never dreamt of being in competition with professional racers one day, on a virtual race during weekend like that.”