It's been an awesome year for Project CARS esports legend, Isaac Gillissen (VP Isaac21). The Dutch sim-racer has stood out from the crowd in the Project CARS esports scene to become arguably the fastest driver of 2019. He was one half of the VP Gaming squad that took victory in this year's SMS-R Championship, and he also scored some superb individual victories by winning both the European and World Finals in the Logitech G Challenge.
The G Challenge win in Las Vegas gave Isaac a shot at this year's McLaren Shadow project - McLaren's annual event to find the latest gamer to join its official esports team. The winner will also receive some real world driver training and motorsport opportunities along the way.
The Shadow Finals were held at the McLaren Technology Centre last week, and Isaac was there as one of six finalists, each qualified from different games. They competed in five different sim-racing events, plus an amazing real-world lap time shootout in McLaren GT4 race cars at Dunsfold, home of the famous Top Gear Test Track.
It was a very close battle between all six drivers across the various races, and Isaac held his own to score a memorable podium in third place. It was an awesome experience for him, and he will have learned a lot from it to make him even faster in the future. Victory in the Shadow Finals ultimately went to Kevin Siggy, but Issac was still thrilled to have given it his all.
You can catch-up with the Shadow Finals at McLaren's official YouTube channel.