#90 - Shifting Gears. Commercial To Sim Racing

With Nathan Prendergast - GM of TV and Content for Supercars - Supercars Australia
Topics

00:00 – 02:34 Intro
02:34 – 04:41 About Nathan
04:41 – 06:35 Nathan’s career path
06:35 – 08:37 Why isn’t drag racing more popular?
08:37 – 12:22 How/Why Nathan got into Esports
12:22 – 19:28 How commercial partners responded to Esports
19:28 – 23:36 The challenge of sim racing
23:36 – 26:22 How have Supercar fans responded to iRacing
26:22 – 27:59 Are racers’ performance similar in virtual vs real life?
27:59 – 32:33 Have other sport codes asked for help?
32:33 – 35:40 How does sim racing coexist with commercial racing?
35:40 – 38:17 How does sim racing change post-Corona?
38:17 – 44:36 Pathways from sim racing to commercial racing
44:36 – 50:59 Esports vs Sports for fan participation
50:59 – 55:10 How do teams work in sim racing?
55:10 – 56:10 Equality of equipment in Esports
56:10 – 57:04 Interest from commercial racing partners
57:04 – 58:40 What’s next for Nathan
58:49 – 59:12 How to contact Nathan
59:12 – Closing comments

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Host – Chris Smith

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