You can race at a high level in one form of motorsport, but that doesn’t mean your skills automatically translate. Road racers might not have the right mindset for drifting. Open-wheel superstars aren’t used to things like copious amounts of suspension travel and throttle induced setups for jumps and dips. Still, the basics of going fast exists in the mind of the professional race car driver. Once they figure out the nuances of a given motorsport discipline, they’re likely to adapt far more quickly than the average person.
Who would you like to see jump from one form of motorsport to another?
It would be great to see a World Rally Championship driver get a shot behind the wheel of a Formula Drift car. Maybe MotoGP racers could acclimate themselves to the cockpit of an IndyCar? There should be a show that takes drivers from one type of racing and let them try a completely different sort of motorsport. It would be entertaining to see if they could adapt, but also there’d be good insight into the differences between the types of racing.
Who do you want to see taken out of their comfort zone and placed somewhere new? Sound off below.
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