SimRacing Expo 2017:
E-sports tradeshow luring with highly attractive prizes
International virtual motorsport elite reunites again at Nürburgring in a couple of days
Only few days to go until e-sports finally returns to Nürburgring and the SimRacing Expo opens its gates on September 16 and 17. The gaming fair invites free of charge to get first-hand experience about the latest trends and software as well as hardware features and to experience the increasingly popular esport from closest proximity. The highlight: at the same time and at the same place the world’s biggest GT3 race series, the Blancpain GT Series takes place. In the final race no less than 7 teams and 13 race drivers will be fighting for the title. Since the individual competition, the ADAC SimRacing Trophy - taking place onsite, already has a proven track in e-sports, the team competition “GT500“ celebrates its debut this year. Prizes für both competitions are quite reasonable.
The winner of the ADAC Simracing Trophy can be looking forward to a voucher from Porsche Sport Driving School. A professional simulator training in the Porsche GT3 Simulator Cup and a high-quality Fanatec set including steering wheel and pedals are among the further prizes. Highly attractive prizes are awaiting winners in the team competition, too. Beside prize money 3 VIP tickets for the Porsche Carrera Cup at Hockenheimring and 3 co-pilot rides at Nürburgring are in the pot. However, the road to the prizes will not be an easy one, as the A-list of the international SimRacing scene has announced its participation. More than 30 teams will be competing in the team competition, while over 400 drivers will be racing in the individual championship. The 40 fastest are eligible to race onsite at Nürburgring. Another impressive fact: with participants coming from the USA, Russia, Denmark, England, the Netherlands, Luxemburg, Switzerland, Austria and Poland the variety of countries the e-drivers originate from is huge. Team Redline, Heusinkveld Core Motorsports and VRS Coanda Simsport are only some of the many popular teams. The answer to the probing question on how the teams from real motorsport will perform is awaited eagerly, since the event promoter has just announced that the winning team of the ADAC Zurich 24h race at Nürburgring, Phoenix Racing, will be racing in the GT500. At the free of charge tradeshow for virtual motorsport and for all kinds of hobbies in the field of motorsport visitors can be looking forward not only to action-packed live events but also to two additional highlights. The RCCO with their electric-powered slot cars and the RC (radio controlled) cars will also be present. Last year nearly 15,000 visitors attended SimRacing Expo.
In the past four years SimRacing Expo has evolved to the most important e-sports motorsport event. The 2017 issue will be hosted at legendary Nürburgring for the 4th time.