eSports has created new ways to enter real-world motorsport competitions, and while there are plenty of positives around that development, it's just possible motorsport is missing a trick to attract new fans from the gaming sphere as a result.
In a world of noise around the growth of motorsport eSports, one idea has been shouted loudly: that the hyper-realistic video games on offer can replace karting as the grassroots entry into the sport.
Without a doubt, eSports is a much cheaper undertaking than karting, but such a move would also threaten to resign motorsport gaming to a niche curiosity.
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