In the Driver's Seat


COMPUTER COMPARISON: Virtual Spectator allows fans to watch their favorites racing side-by-side along the same piece of track

Motorsport fans are a dedicated crowd. Give them the prospect of spending a huge sum of money to watch 22 Formula One cars screeching around a circuit for a couple of hours and they'll happily hand over their hard-earned cash. Offer them the chance to watch 90 rally cars storming sideways along a dirt track in 40C heat and they'll trek up mountains for hours. Hardship comes with the territory. But will they sit in the comfort of their living rooms glued to their computer screens? That is what the World Rally Championship (WRC) is hoping for.


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