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Dutch karting champion crowned World’s Fastest Gamer

McLaren will make a 25-year-old Dutch karting champion an official simulator driver after he won the first edition of the Formula 1 team’s World’s Fastest Gamer eSports competition. Rudy van Buren beat his compatriot Freek Schothorst in the final round of the contest, a four-hour assessment on McLaren’s F1 simulator.  Van Buren, who was a Dutch karting champion back in 2003 but now works as a sales manager in the Netherlands, will become one of the F1 team’s official simulator drivers for 2018. “Every boy that starts karting dreams about F1, and at a certain point that dream just vanishes,” said van Buren. “Now by winning World’s Fastest Gamer, I can relive that dream....
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