World’s Fastest Gamer Rudy Van Buren Joins Mahindra Racing
• The maiden winner of the World’s Fastest Gamer joins the team as simulator development driver
• Rudy van Buren will support Mahindra Racing’s simulation programme for the 2019/20 season
• The multiple eSports champion has experience as simulator test driver for a variety of motorsport formulas
NOVEMBER 2019, BANBURY, UK – The World’s Fastest Gamer champion, Rudy van Buren, has officially joined Mahindra Racing as its second simulator development driver following a series of trial sessions last season. The 27-year-old will join Sam Dejonghe to support the team’s simulation programme throughout season six of the ABB FIA Formula E Championship.
Van Buren grew up on the racetrack, rising through the karting ranks before he turned to eSports where he was crowned champion of multiple world class racing series. Following his winning performance in the McLaren F1 team’s inaugural World’s Fastest Gamer competition, the Dutchman beat 30,000 applicants to be awarded a year’s contract as one of the team’s official F1 simulator drivers. Van Buren has experience as a simulator test driver in multiple motorsport disciplines and has competed in the 2018 Race of Champions, Porsche Carrera Cup Deutschland and Porsche Supercup.
Season six of the ABB FIA Formula E Championship season starts with a double-header in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, on 22-23 November 2019.