Interview with Olli Pahkala - Sim Racing Royalty

Shaun Cole On February 3, 2017
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Olli Pahkala should need no introduction at this point.  He is one of the best iRacers in the world having finished 3rd in the World Championships.  He is also one of the highest winnings sim racers in the world finishing 3rd in the Visa Vegas Formula E Race and $50,000 to go along with it.  He is also the President of the Finnish Sim Racing Federation.

Shaun Cole of The Simpit interviewed Olli to talk about sim racing.  They talked about every aspect of sim racing in this interview.  They talk about race preparation ad what it takes to be a world championship level driver.  They talk about the Visa Vegas race and the controversial finish that cost him $160,000.  They also talk about Team Redline and what it is like to be on a lineup of Alien drivers.

Olli is a team member of Team Redline:


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