In 1974, the arcade game ‘speed race’ was released by Japanese developers, Taito. It was the first known motor racing game with scrolling graphics, and allowed consumers to dream of a future filled with virtual racing.
Over 40 years have passed since then, and finally the world of sim-racing is beginning to leave its mark (and a sizeable one at that) on the Motorsport industry.
Advances in technology have allowed racing fans a path into the sport different to anything seen before. In the 20th century, the only viable option for a youngster hoping to reach the lofty heights of Formula 1 was to go Kart racing. It was where kids could prove their talent, hone their skills behind the wheel and work on their race craft. Continue reading From arcade fun to Vegas