“What makes Next Level Racing stand out from others is that they always ensure the best quality, features and compatibility adequate for the price you pay, which is very important,” - Kamil Pawlowski
We caught up with world champion sim racer Kamil Pawlowski (aka Khaki) to ask him about his recent win on the SRO Esports GT Series and to learn more about what makes him a champion, and what he’s still working on to take him to the next level.
Sometimes reaching the podium is a metaphor for finishing in the top three at a race. But this time, Khaki actually got to stand on the podium as champion. It was an experience that surpassed his expectations.
“It was better than I could have ever expected. I had an amazing, blissful feeling of accomplishment – it even took a couple days for the win to sink in.”
As he stood on the podium in front of a huge crowd of people, with the Polish National Anthem playing in the background, it was a moment that Khaki will never forget – and one that he hopes he will get to experience again in the future. Given how much he loves competition, it won’t be long until he reaches another podium.
“The competition is what I love most about sim-racing. Setting your own bar higher and higher, improving your own records...there are so many aspects which keep my motivation for racing and improving.”
Despite the huge crowds and the pressure of competition, Kamil says that what sets him apart from other racers is an ability to not let the pressure get to him. The focus he can summon during live events is part of what makes him a champion, and if you look closely enough, you can see when he’s hit that next level of focus.
“While racing, I'm so absorbed and focused, that there are absolutely no emotions on my face. That’s when you can tell that I have enabled Super Turbo Racing Mode.”
To continue becoming a better simulation racer Khaki is working on his overall consistency, which takes a lot of practice. And to help him practice, Kamil uses his favourite Next Level Racing product: the Next Level Racing GTTrack cockpit, which he says all simulation racers would enjoy.
“It's a cockpit, which combines superb stiffness and stability, great racing position (thanks to high adaptability and adjustment options) and very decent comfort. And it looks damn good!”
With a full slate of upcoming races, it won’t be long until Kamil gets back into Super Turbo Racing Mode and his competitors better watch out!
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