Munich, 11 September 2014 – At the SimRacingEXPO taking place on 20 and 21 September at the Nürburgring, visitors will be able to find out all about the latest sim racing and gaming trends and try them out on-site. The highlight of the two-day trade fair is the ADAC SimRacing Trophy competition, organised in partnership with RaceRoom.
For this competition, 24 racing simulators featuring RaceRoom software will be set up in the ring°boulevard. Thirty-six people have already qualified online to take part in the competition. The large number of drivers who took part in the qualifying rounds is a sure sign of the popular interest the event has sparked. "Over 2,600 people participated in the qualifying phase, which we are delighted about,” says Franz Rudolf Ubach, President of Sports at ADAC Mittelrhein e.V. “The high level of participation shows that there is a real market for sim racing promotional activities in Germany. That is exactly what we want to cater for at the SimRacingEXPO by combining real racing action at the Nürburgring with the fun of virtual racing.”
The competition, which combines the fun of gaming with real motorsport action, will pit the 36 online qualifiers against 36 community participants and 24 participants who will qualify at the event itself. Competition participants will be racing on a simulated Nürburgring in GT3 cars – just like the drivers competing in the Blancpain Endurance Series races being held at the same time on the real racetrack.
Professional racing drivers will join the competition for the grand final, which will take place in front of Europe’s largest video wall and feature commentary from real motor sports commentators. Participating professionals include Christopher Mies (Blancpain Endurance champion 2012, AUDI works driver), Andrea Piccini (FIA GT1, Ferrari F1 simulator test driver), Laurens Vanthoor (AUDI works driver), Andreas Simonsen (Blancpain Endurance), Max Brams (GT4) and Fabian Lauda (GT4).
Entry to the SimRacingEXPO 2014 at the Nürburgring is free of charge. Those unable to attend the event can follow the ADAC SimRacing Trophy final via the following live stream: http://www.nr1000.de/english/live-stream/