For most people, the name 'Wolfgang Reip' means very little. However, if you're a fan of motor racing and racing games (which we assume you are, given you're reading this), you may want to take note of it, as the Belgian bloke has just won this year's European GT Academy.
One of the six lucky finalists who made it into the GT Academy Race Camp, as part of the annual search for the next Gran Turismo-honed racer, Reip and the other five competitors were entered into a selection process with an unusual twist - the sextet would race around a sodden Silverstone in race-prepped Nissan 370Zs, with their overall on-track performances being analysed by a collection of judges.
Reip ended up winning the race (and, as we said earlier, the event from pole position showcasing in his dominant drive all the skills he'd picked up from his previous experience behind the wheel of top-of-the-rung race cars.
We wish Wolfgang Reip the best of luck for when he competes in the 2013 24 Hours of Dubai race.
Apparently the beta is locked at 30 fps on PC. I really hope the full PC release is unlocked because 30 fps may be a deal breaker for me. Admittedly though some games are more playable than others at 30 fps, unfortunately didn't get into the beta so I don't know what it plays like.
Every car in AC is so unique and feels so natural that it's genuinely exciting when we see something new. I look forward to testing this and the eagle eyed will have spotted it racing round an as yet unreleased Spa.
Is 3 cars enough for a pack? Is £1 per car worth it? Hmm it feels like 5-6 would have made for a better selection, I hope to test these out next week.
Just a simply good bye fix then. Now the focus on GT7, lets hope we see that in late 2015, though 2016 still looks more likely.
Yes I'm sure we'll see wet weather tyres implemented on a later build, either way it looks stunning so far and I look forward to testing wet conditions more when they improve the frame rate for triple screens.