If you’re a fan of British Touring Car Championship driver and Jalopnik contributor Robb Holland (I am too, it’s why I hired him!) then we have GREAT NEWS. Robb has reached a level of digital glory few humans ever experience: he’s going to be in a video game!
Well, his #67 Rotek Racing Audi S3 is, and it’s the one with his name on it. So when you fire up your copy of Forza 6 on Xbox One, you will get the chance to play as Robb, who’s both an incredible driver and an excellent human being.
“It’s pretty awesome,” Robb told me. “I spent my childhood pretending to be some other racecar driver now I can pretend to be me.”
Here’s what the Forza folks said about Robb:
Notable racer and Jalopnik contributor Robb Holland was the first American driver to compete in a full season of the British Touring Car Championship (BTCC). With the help of Nürburgring-based Rotek Racing, Holland fielded the #67 Audi S3 Saloon in last year’s BTCC. Holland’s goals for the season were humble, given each race would be the first time he had seen many of the BTCC’s race tracks. Holland and Rotek placed in the top twenty more than once, fighting through unfortunate on-track incidents to earn some well-deserved points by the end of the season. For Forza fans, this BTCC racer is ready to relive its track time at Brand’s Hatch, charging forward from any spot on the grid.
Forza 6 goes on sale Sept. 15 and has a pretty impressive car list so far, which you can see in the link above. Huge congrats to Robb, we’ll have to have him pretend to be himself in the game and write about what that’s like.
No word yet on Jason Torchinsky’s Mahindra Mini-Truck Endurance Challenge for the Sega Master System, which is said to be stuck in development hell.
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