Kazunori Yamauchi is racing right now in Nurburgring 24 Hours

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!

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Abriael2656d ago

Yup, he is. The idea that a game developer can race in a competition of that level and prestige boggles my mind.

bjornbear2656d ago

makes this double insane

popup2656d ago

..and got gold in each one :)

lociefer2656d ago

plz release the game , i need to cure my GT fetish !!

ALFAxD_CENTAURO2656d ago (Edited 2656d ago )

Everyone now here:

If you know German, way to go.

weazel2656d ago

Kudos for the live feed mate. Nicely done.

spandexxking2656d ago

good man, thanks for the stream!

Cevapi882656d ago

ohh damn...i clicked on the live feed and got Gangsta Paradise blaring along with the race....BADASS moment of the day!!

MGRogue20172656d ago (Edited 2656d ago )

It would have been nice of him if he had released GT5 for all of us before he goes off for the race, huh? :D

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n4gn4gn4gn4g2656d ago

...sounds like me waiting for GT5

saint_john_paul_ii2656d ago

i loled. Im positive though that its coming out this fall.keep enduring!

DORMIN2656d ago (Edited 2656d ago )

We can learn a lot from Good 'ol Kaz.

Bathyj2656d ago

Picture this.

Yamauchi is in a real life race. All his GPS data uploads to PSN and we can all log in and race the ghost of his best/current lap time.

Now thats cool.

Abriael2656d ago

Ahah now that would be absolutely awesome. :D

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Redempteur2656d ago

actually they have a "data log technology" they got ready for gt5 it seems ..

The question is ..are they using it right now ?

GenghisKhan2656d ago

the makers of flopza are driving go carts right now.

cmrbe2656d ago

They are too young even for go karts.

The real killer2656d ago

I won't call a flop, it sells wel over 3 Million copys ;)