Silverstone Museum unveils sim racing suite

Silverstone Sim Racing Suite
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The museum at the Silverstone circuit, the home of the F1 British Grand Prix, has unveiled a sim racing suite equipped with seven simulator rigs.

The opening of the suite was attended by industry professionals and drivers alike including Sky Sports F1 analyst and Mercedes-AMG Petronas simulator driver Anthony Davidson.

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Silverstone Museum’s sim suite plans to host a variety of events, however, specifics have yet to be disclosed. The sim suite can also be hired for private events, parties and corporate bookings, and is available for public use as of March 29th.

At the grand opening of the attraction, attendees were able to use the racing setups to record their own time trials. Moreover, the opening also featured an exhibition race with professional guests in attendance who were able to show off the esports capabilities of the suite.

The suite itself is sponsored by Radical Motorsport whilst the hardware and software of the rigs are supplied by Digital-Motorsports. The simulation rigs allow guests to get behind the wheel of a car of their choosing and race around the Silverstone track, comparing times with other sim suites from around the world in the process.

The Museum has also announced a competition to celebrate the unveiling of the suite which will see drivers attempting to set the fastest lap this easter. The competition will run from March 29th to April 14th and drivers who book the racing simulator experience will have the chance to win two hospitality tickets to the Radical Cup at Silverstone on July 27th and 28th.

The Head of Retail and Commercial Experiences at Silverstone Museum, Matthew Phillips, commented on the launch: “We are delighted to open our Sim Suite At Silverstone, the new attraction is an outstanding addition to the exceptional visitor experience at the Museum.

“The Sim Suite At Silverstone is an arena for future esports tournaments, with plans to host professional private and external competitions and tournaments.”

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