Ford GT Sets A Guinness World Record In The Virtual World

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Five gamers, each driving a Ford GT on the Xbox One game, Forza Motorsport 6 broke the Guinness World Record for the "Longest video marathon on a racing game.

Gamers Cara Scott (U.K.), Hélène Cressot (France), Johannes Knapp (Germany), Andrea Lorenzo Facchinetti (Italy), and Jesús Sicilia Sánchez (Spain), raced on a virtual version of the La Sarthe circuit used for the 24 Hours of Le Mans endurance for 48 hours, 29 minutes and 21 seconds.

To help survive the marathon gaming session, the gamers survived on power naps and  drank 32 energy drinks, 146 bottles of water and 47 bottles of soft drinks, and consumed more than 3 kilograms of sweets.

In total, they completed a combined 3015 laps for a total of 41,004 virtual kilometres of driving. The distance covered by the five gamers is equivalent to driving once around the world.

Ford Chip Ganassi Racing driver Stefan Mucke, who competes in the FIA World Endurance Championship in the Ford GT started the virtual marathon race. Speaking about the record-breaking virtual race Mucke said, "They did an amazing job. Just like driving at the real Le Mans, this achievement required extreme levels of concentration, attention to detail, and most importantly endurance - because they had to keep going for twice as long as we did."

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