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You approach the hairpin. Maintain your line... Now, start on the brakes and turn in. Clutch in, downshift, heel toe and match your revs, clutch up. Off the brakes. On the gas in the exit. You grip the steering wheel firmly as you listen to the sound of your car accelerating - its turbocharged inline six cylinder engine emits a distinctive whistle as you come nearer and nearer to the redline. Clutch down, go for third, clutch up in a fraction of a second. How's your time? You glance at the rear view mirror to see a Viper hot on your tail. He's drafting you; one false move in the next corner and he'll overtake. The red needle struggles at 7,800 RPM and you hear the rev limiter. Snap out of it, concentrate on what's ahead or you'll lose this race. Upshift, then downshift, enter the chicane. You're coming in too hot, use those brakes. You select second, power brake through the corner and exit, but the Viper's still right behind you. Here's the straightaway. Will he pass? Your foot's on the floor but he begins to pass on the right. Suddenly you feel a surge of power as your engine revs past 3,500 RPM. The turbo lag has ended and you're in the optimal torque band, but you're still side by side with the Viper. It's boost versus displacement, driver versus driver. Your adrenaline peaks as you shift into third. You've got to shift quicker than him or you're done for. You see the finish line. Your heart is racing and your body has become one with the car; you feel a mixture of anxiety and excitement that is unparalleled and non-existent in anything other than motorsports. You cross the line, neck and neck with your Viper nemesis. Your victory is defined by a matter of milliseconds, but you can remember every lasting moment of it. Time for your cooldown lap. Relax, you've earned it. You press your left leg down slowly but surely and select fifth gear, lowering your revs. The Viper pulls alongside you. You can't see the driver's face beneath the helmet but you smile as he gives you the thumbs up, congratulating you on your hard earned win. This is professional motor racing - the most exciting and the most competitive genre of sport known to man. Welcome to the Gaian Driver, a Gaia guild dedicated to the art of motorsports. Our ranks consist of real drivers with real cars and real racing experience, committed to introducing Gaia's youth to the world of high performance cars and the racing culture.
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