Kris Bryant hits the virtual track

The Cubs infielder tried his hand at virtual motor sports.

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Kris Bryant gets behind the wheel of a virtual racecar.

Kris Bryant gets behind the wheel of a virtual racecar.

Red Bull Motorsports

While baseball is shut down, the Cubs’ Kris Bryant found another sport to keep him busy.

Bryant raced in the Red Bull Homestretch All-Star race on Thursday. The event pitted real-world drivers from organizations like IndyCar, rallycar and motocross as they go head to head in the game Gran Turismo Sport.

The Cubs star took part in the first race against eight other contestants, including Travis Pastranan and 2016 Indianapolis 500 pole winner James Hinchcliffe. He made it up to fourth place on the final lap, but he fell to the back of the pack after a spin out coming around a corner. 

He finished last in a virtual dirt race and fifth in a race on a virtual Tokyo Expressway.

Week 2 of the Red Bull Homestretch All-Star will be held on May 21 at 11 a.m. on the RedBull Twitch channel.

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