For several seasons now, car racing and sim racing (simulation racing) have grown closer together.
The evolution of machines and technologies allows simulation to become closer than ever to a real car racing experience.
Physics, behaviour, settings and replication have progressed so much that many professional drivers have started investing in time, money and energy in what many would consider « video games ». To name just a few : Lewis Hamilton, sponsor of the FIA finals on Gran Turismo Sport. Charles Leclerc, enjoyed his time off during seasons to drive on iRacing. And even Fernando Alonso, sponsor of a professional team and an international sim racing competition.
A bridge has been built between the real and the virtual world, and it can be crossed both ways: many virtual drivers dream of becoming professionals for prestigious teams that participate in various world cup competitions.
This is precisely why the DS TECHEETAH
racing team has recruited a driver from the simracing scene to help its development. The sharpness, reflexes and technique of young video game drivers are often close to that of an actual racing driver, a fact that has been well understood by DS TECHEETAH.
With its knowledge of the esports and eracing scene and its enviable player/driver network, notably in sim racing, Stakrn facilitated the services of several of its retained drivers from Stakrn-Agency during the physical and technical testing that was carried out at the headquarters of DS TECHEETAH in Versailles.
Following the selection, Arthur LEHOUCK
) has been chosen as the official driver for the « DIL » simulator for the DS TECHEETAH racing team, which runs in the FIA Formula E world cup.
MR LEHOUCK will work side by side with the professional drivers Jean-Eric VERGNE and Andre LOTTERER, among others, to help the team design and setup the brand-new DS E-TENSE FE19 for the Coming season.
MR LEHOUCK is the second driver represented by Stakrn Agency to be recruited by a world class racing team, after Fabien « Seven » PIFFET (@SevenSenshu
) was picked up by the Williams Esport Team.
About Stakrn Agency
Thanks to its expertise and professional network developed over a number of years, Stakrn Agency (Stakrn’s consulting and talent management agency) is strengthening its leading position in sports strategy consulting, both in France and abroad.