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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Dino Arellano Dino Arellano
Hey man. Love your style and input on all your reviews. I have a question: my rig is fo the ps4, it has the thrustmaster t300 Alcántara edition, the fanatec clubsport v3 pedals, the cpx adapter from Basherboards, and I am looking forward to get this fanate shifter. You said that I could connect this shifter directly to the pedals via a USB cable. My question is: is that setup only for pc or will it work with the setup I provided above? 

Thanks very much for your answer. I wouldn't wanna have to conform with the th8 because a misunderstanding of compatibility, and missing out on the fanatec Choice. 

Thanks a bunch! 

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Tim Chitwood Tim Chitwood
Okay 20 minutes is too short. Make the races an hour. Can you make it w/o pitting? I don't know, but with or w/o pitting it would be fun.

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Tony Reynolds Tony Reynolds
Thanks for the breakdown of your driving next to the best of your race. This comparison was an eye opener to how I should be driving compared to how I am actually driving.  You keep referring to trail breaking I'm relatively new to this new IRacing,(was an original owner of the first Nascar and had spend hours upon hours doing it.)  And I just don't get how it helps or hurts your racing style, I'll keep watching thanks for the video's and keep going fast. Tony

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Tim Chitwood Tim Chitwood
Great review really broke it down. 

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Aviev Akhmad Aviev Akhmad
Hi Shaun,

there are a lot of profle size in 80/20 inc, what profile size did you use on this demo? 1" would be stromg enought?


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