Battle of the Ring: TV stars and professional racers fight for victory at the ADAC SimRacing Expo 2018 | Simracing Expo
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Battle of the Ring: TV stars and professional racers fight for victory at the ADAC SimRacing Expo 2018

As part of the ADAC SimRacing Expo 2018, four TV stars and professional racers will test their skills in a variety of virtual and real motorsport events. Sidney Hoffmann, Miriam Höller, Daniel Abt and Christian Menzel will compete on camera: in a real Porsche GT3 high-performance car and in a virtual SimRacing cockpit, as well as with a RC car remote and a slot car controller in their hands. To round up the Battle of the Ring, the four VIPs will talk about their adventures on the main stage at the ring°boulevard on Sunday, September 15, followed by a meet and greet.

 

Bild - Sidney Hoffman, Daniel Abt, Christian Menzel, Miriam Höller

Fürth, 15.08.2018

As part of the ADAC SimRacing Expo 2018, four TV stars and professional racers will test their skills in a variety of virtual and real motorsport events. Sidney Hoffmann, Miriam Höller, Daniel Abt and Christian Menzel will compete on camera: in a real Porsche GT3 high-performance car and in a virtual SimRacing cockpit, as well as with a RC car remote and a slot car controller in their hands. To round up the Battle of the Ring, the four VIPs will talk about their adventures on the main stage at the ring°boulevard on Sunday, September 15, followed by a meet and greet.


A real racetrack, the digital edition of the famous Nordschleife, an intricate slot car track and a RC car course: these are the settings in which four VIPs will have to test their skills at the Battle of the Ring. Who are the four daring contestants? Sidney Hoffmann is the co-founder and face of the TV docusoap "Die PS-Profis – Mehr Power aus dem Pott" (Sport1). Model and stuntwoman Miriam Höller is known from TV shows such as "Grip" (RTL 2) and "Germany's Next Top Model" (ProSieben). Daniel Abt is a Formula E driver and the youngest member of the Abt motorsport dynasty. Last but not least: Christian Menzel is a former DTM driver with a career spanning more than two decades.


The Battle of the Ring begins on the evening of Friday, September 14 on the Grand Prix track of the Nürburgring. Here, the VIPs will take turns behind the wheel of a Porsche GT3 and will try to beat each other for the fastest lap. Saturday, the racing becomes virtual. Abt, Höller, Hoffmann and Menzel will enter the cockpit of the Actoracer – a super-modern simulator with electrohydraulic motion control. The last two competitions are of a somewhat smaller scale: first with RC cars on their own track at the ring°arena, followed by a slot car race at the Carrera booth. To round things up, the four VIPs will answer questions on the main stage. Afterwards, visitors of the ADAC SimRacing Expo 2018 will have the chance to join a meet and greet with the stars to ask them questions or to take a selfie with them.


Racing fans will be able to see parts of the proceedings at the ADAC SimRacing Expo 2018 or via its live stream. After the conclusion of the event, the complete Battle of the Ring will be available on the social media channels of both Sidney Hoffmann and the ADAC SimRacing Expo.
The ADAC SimRacing Expo is one of the largest and most important events for the SimRacing and model making community. This year, the world's best SimRacers will compete for the pole position in both the prestigious eSports competitions ADAC Digital GT500 and Porsche SimRacing Trophy.


Between September 14 and 16, there's something to see and to do for the whole family at Germany's world-famous Nürburgring. The ring°arena and the ring°boulevard present attractions around the topics of virtual and real motorsport on an impressive spread of 12,000 m². Visitors can check out the latest simulators, remote-controlled RC cars, fast-paced slot cars and the latest gaming trends. Additionally, the Blancpain GT Series will take place at the Nürburgring on the same weekend – a perfect companion for an international motorsport fan fest.
More information about the can be found at www.simracingexpo.de/en or on Facebook (www.facebook.com/simracingexpo). Porsche is the main sponsor of the event. High tech manufacturer BenQ is a first-time supporter and the official monitor sponsor of the ADAC SimRacing Expo 2018.

 

About ADAC Mittelrhein e.V.:
Mit seinen über 720.000 Mitgliedern umfasst der ADAC Mittelrhein e.V. die Regionen um Koblenz und Trier, die rheinland-pfälzische Landeshauptstadt Mainz und Teile Rheinhessens. Die FW Freizeit- und Wirtschaftsdienst GmbH ist als hundertprozentige Tochter des ADAC Mittelrhein e.V. Veranstalter der ADAC SimRacing Expo und somit einer der größten Gaming-Messen im virtuellen Motorsport.

About co|wana GmbH:
Based in Fürth, co|wana GmbH is an experienced full-service marketing agency with many years of experience in the electronic entertainment industry. This year, co|wana has been chosen to be one of the partners responsible for organizing the ADAC SimRacing Expo 2018. Other clients of co|wana are Bethesda Softworks, Red Bull and Cooler Master. In addition, co|wana is working in trade fair construction: with its sister company media|lounge GmbH, one of the company's flagship projects is a joint booth measuring 1,000 m² at gamescom in Cologne, Germany.

Media contact:
co|wana GmbH
Florian Lenhart
Königswarter Str. 54a
90762 Fürth

eMail: press@simracingexpo.de
Phone: +49 911/37669426

 


 

 

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