Virtual TT - Meet the Gamer: Louis Porter

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Louis Porter is the sixth gamer taking part in the Virtual TT. Louis was born and raised in the Isle of Man and has been an accredited TT photographer since 2014!

He will be joining local racer, Conor Cummins in Team Six.

Have you always enjoyed the TT? 

Yes I have always enjoyed watching the Isle of Man TT and the atmosphere that it brings to the Island. Since 2014 I have been an accredited photographer during the Isle of Man TT fortnight supplying images to various news outlets. One of my favourite moments was taking the picture of Peter Hickman with his back wheel sliding out whilst going past Kate's Cottage in 2018. 

Why did you want to get involved with the Virtual TT? 

With TT being unfortunately cancelled this year due to Covid-19 this is a fantastic opportunity to keep the TT spirit alive.

Do you think you have ‘home advantage’? 

No, I wish! The rider's knowledge of the course is like no other, although I know the course well, when doing 120mph+ the course takes on a different perspective. 

How did you get into gaming? 

I got into consoles and gaming when I was 4, as for Christmas I received a Nintendo 64 with the infamous Super Mario and Mario Kart 64 and have been a regular gamer ever since.

What is your go-to game and why? 

I don't have a go to game as it changes on a daily basis depending on what is current or what I'm enjoying at the time. My go to game at the moment is TT Isle of Man: Ride on the Edge 2 as I have been trying to win the Senior TT in the Career mode.

Who do you think will be the one to beat? Anyone you’ve got your eye on?  

At the time of writing this I currently do not know who else is competing in the Virtual TT, however a personal goal is to beat the current real world lap record of 16m42.778s – 135.452 mph held by Peter Hickman in 2018.

 

Louis and Conor will be the fifth team the Virtual TT series. You can watch their race on Wednesday 10 June from 8pm BST at iomttraces.com or YouTube

Be sure to tune in from 6pm BST to enjoy the build up with the 'TT Lock-In' programme.

 

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