René Rast joins Project CARS team


It’s known even before the release of Project CARS that Slightly Mad Studios weren’t gone mad in terms of a realistic approach to the title, calling some professional race drivers to help in the simulation department like Ben Collins, Nicolas Hamilton and Oliver Webb. But the list can be bigger, so SMS called German all-rounder René Rast to help in the matter.

Rast is a real match to aid in Project CARS as he competed in many types of machinery, contributing in several classes. If you get only this season and the past one, Rast was in the cockpits of a hybrid LMP1 (Audi R18 e-tron Quattro), an LMP2 machine (ORECA 05), an electric open wheeler (Spark-Renault SRT01_E), a single make touring car (Audi Sport TT Cup) and the one he uses the most, a GT3 racer (Audi R8 LMS), due to his commitments with the teams that are part of the Audi Sport Customer Racing.

Also, the Audi works driver has some good virtual mileage, as he showed in his videos of his YouTube channel, with the the LMP2s and GT3s he drives in real life as well formula cars and other prototypes, so he may already have a thing or two to indicate to improve the experience.

Here is a sample:


It’s unclear if Rast’s consulting services would mean any extra cooperation between SMS and Audi on Project CARS, which has several cars, like the 2014 R18 and the R8 LMS Ultra GT3, both already replaced in real competition.

PHOTO: Audi Sport