Right now the creator of the Gran Turismo series, Kazunori Yamauchi, is undertaking the titanic endurance challenge of the Nurburgring 24 Hours race, at the wheel of driving the #72 Lexus IS-F ,as part of Team World Car Awards and showing everyone that there's a game developer that can drive something else than a console.
Yamauchi's team is really stepping on it. They're now 82nd in general rankings, with only one car between them and #71 Audi RS4, which is leading them in class ranking (#71 is 5th, Yamauchi's #72 is 6th at the moment) and completed lap 55 considerably slower.
Update 2: Something must have happened as #72 completed the latest lap in 22 minutes, 12 minutes slower than their usual pace. Now 94th.
Update 3: Whatever happened (probably just a long pit stop and driver change) yamauchi's #72 is back running, completing lap 57 in 10:48 and back up in 91st position. Unfortunately now it'll be a climbing battle to catch up to #71.
Update 4: Yamauchi's #72 finally managed to ovrtake #71 and is now in 75th (5th position in it's class)! The car is being very fast right now. The driver seems to have gotten used to the track and is posting awesome regular laptimes under 10 minutes and 15 seconds.
Update 5: Yamauchi's #72 is now in 72nd position (still 5th position in it's class). The team managed to overtake one hundred cars in little less than 14 hours!
In the meanwhile the pace has slowed a little bit because of an incident on the circuit.
Update 6: Update 12: 1:30 PM local time. Back reporting. Yamauchi's #72 and just overtook #74 Aston Martin during a pit stop for both cars, and is now in 4th position for ir class and 62nd overall, with #74 following suit in 63rd. one hour and an half to the end of the race. It seems it'll be a duel for class 4th place!