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Kart champion finds new route to McLaren role

Rudy van Buren, a 25-year-old sales manager from Lelystad in the Netherlands, has beaten more than 30,000 contestants to be crowned the World's Fastest Gamer in McLaren's ground-breaking esports competition that aims to find the best virtual racing driver on the planet. In the final round of the contest, an exacting four-hour assessment using McLaren's state-of-the-art simulator, van Buren beat countryman Freek Schothorst, a 20-year-old science, business and innovation student from Amsterdam. Van Buren now claims the greatest job in esports - becoming one of the F1 team's official simulator drivers for the 2018 season. Van Buren began racing karts aged eight, ultimately winning the Dutch...
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