Tommy Østgaard: A late starter and fast learner

Tommy Østgaard: A late starter and fast learner

Coanda Simsport’s Tommy Østgaard entered the professional racing scene quite late, but has developed into a true shooting star over the past three years.

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Although Tommy Østgaard is considered one of the more ‘senior’ sim racers at 27 years of age, he actually entered the scene only three years ago. In this short amount of time the Norwegian has achieved significant success. In 2017, he finished second in the iRacing Road Pro Series. Last year, he won a race in the 2020 Porsche TAG Heuer Esports Supercup and finished the season in 10th place. Østgaard has entered a total of 57 races during his short esports career – two more than he managed in his ‘real world’ racing career.

Victory at Le Mans

Every racing driver dreams of winning the 24 Hours of Le Mans, and Østgaard achieved it – in the virtual world, at least. In addition to that, he has recently won the 24 Hours of Daytona, so can be considered an endurance specialist. Besides driving competitively, Østgaard passes on his knowledge and expertise to others by working as a sim racing coach and simulator driver.

In latest Nitro Nights episode, Østgaard chatted to Tom about the team chemistry at Coanda Simsport and took a shot at the Hot Lap. He also voiced some strong opinions about gamescom and their awards ceremony.

You can view the entire Nitro Nights episode here (link).

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