The skills of those competing in the ever-growing MotoGP eSport Championship have gained praise from a number of MotoGP riders, as seen in a recent article published by Motorsport.com.
On 29th January the website that takes a special interest in all forms of motorsport displayed comments from a number of leading names from the MotoGP world on their impressions of the eSports series, which is back again in 2020. Stay tuned. More info is coming soon…
The opinions of reigning world champion Marc Marquez are included, as well as those of Italian superstar Valentino Rossi and one-time race winner Danilo Petrucci.
Marquez has been so impressed by the skills of the leading eSports riders as well as the ever-growing series he was moved to say, “I also like to play on the Playstation from time to time, but what they did there was incredible,” said the eight-time world champion.
“They were very precise and fine tuned the bikes perfectly. That whole world is accelerating and growing, so it will be important in the future.”
Rossi said, “There are real championships and we did not expect that five or six years ago. They are fast and accurate. They train a lot and spend a lot of time doing that. And obviously it is also much safer [than real life MotoGP].”
Another fan of computer games is Petrucci, who was surprised by the high level of the eSports competitors. "When you play video games with a friend, you laugh and have fun. But in virtual races they are accurate and go with everything for victory. They don’t joke around!"
"Playing, therefore, is not the right term, they compete in the races,” said the Italian. “It’s crazy to see it, because I thought I was good in those races, even without much experience. I know all the corners of each circuit, but in the race I played with them they beat me by several seconds! I think it's good!”
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