This Awesome Mouse-Driven Zonda R Nordschleife Lap is Inspiring

In our world of racing games, many players have different preferences as to what peripherals they choose to drive their virtual machines with. Some folks swear by using a wheel and won’t bother playing with anything else. Other people are content with using the standard controller supplied with a game console. The mouse, on the other hand, is probably something that you haven’t seen being used to play a racing game in any serious capacity—until now.

A gentleman named Mike going by the name “handi” (get it?), shows us how precision driving is completely possible with a device like the mouse.

In his introductory post on RaceDepartment, Mike states he was born with a congenital limb defect that prevented his arms and legs from developing properly. Because of this, handi chooses to stick with simulators that allow him to use mouse steering. He is no stranger to racing sims either: Mike has been lapping the track as far back as 2002, in the alpha builds of Live for Speed. Nowadays, Assetto Corsa is his game of choice.

In the video, Mike chooses a combination some of us would be too afraid to even attempt: the brutal 750 hp Pagani Zonda R placed on the asphalt of the Nordschleife. He completes the task of going around the track with relative ease by using his mouse to steer and mouse buttons to accelerate, brake, and shift up or down.

Mike plans to continues his journey by participating in upcoming race series to prove mouse users have a place alongside wheel and pad users on the track. Have fun and keep up the excellent driving, Handi!

Check out Mike’s Youtube channel, covering a range of video games, right here.

Featured image by community member ECGadget.

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