In 2023, the ADAC SimRacing Expo is back with a bang, offering an exhilarating experience for sim racing enthusiasts.
With a new venue, an impressive array of sim rigs, live racing esports, and the opportunity to meet your favorite content creators and drivers, this event is an absolute must for any racing enthusiast.
Table of Contents
- Unveiling the ADAC SimRacing Expo
- Mark Your Calendar
- Opening Times and Location
- Where is the ADAC SimRacing Expo?
- Tickets for Your Adventure
- Exhibitors Showcase
- Live Racing Esports Extravaganza
- Live racing esports – Professional Trophy
- Live racing esports – ADAC Digital GT500
- Pulse of the Expo: The Live Stage
Unveiling the ADAC SimRacing Expo
The ADAC SimRacing Expo is an annual celebration that breathes life into the dynamic world of sim racing.
It acts as a central hub for sim racing aficionados, providing a platform to experience new equipment launches, engage in live interviews, meet content creators, and dive into the high-voltage world of live racing esports.
It’s a sanctuary for those who are fervently passionate about the art of virtual racing.
Mark Your Calendar
Block your calendar for three exciting days from Friday, October 13th, to Sunday, October 15th, 2023. These dates mark your entry into the world of virtual racing and promise a weekend filled with high-octane excitement.
Opening Times and Location
The event’s doors will swing open at 10 am and close at 6 pm CEST every day, ensuring that attendees have ample time to explore, engage, and relish all the action.
Where is the ADAC SimRacing Expo?
The 2023 edition of the ADAC SimRacing Expo will find its home in Halls 3 and 4 of the Messe Dortmund event space, nestled at Rheinlanddamm 200, 44139 Dortmund, Germany.
Tickets for Your Adventure
Embarking on this thrilling adventure is a breeze with various ticket options. Individual day tickets are available starting at just €24.50, while families can partake with a family ticket priced at €54. For those seeking a deeper immersion, weekend tickets are available from €58.
The expo is a treasure trove for those eager to experience the latest in sim racing equipment and, in some cases, even test the most recent releases.
Expect several thrilling product announcements. Asetek SimSports is particularly noteworthy as they’re set to unveil new steering wheels, and RaceRoom Racing Experience is the place to be for the latest updates to the sim racing platform.
Don’t miss out on the collaboration between Ascher Racing and McLaren or PXN’s foray into the world of direct-drive wheel bases.
Sabelt, following an impressive debut, is offering visitors the opportunity to test their sim racing cockpits. Among the most popular displays, Moza Racing continues to make waves.
And if Fanatec is in attendance, you’ll get the chance to experience their recently launched QR2 system and CSL Universal Hub V2, with the potential for some exciting surprises.
Live Racing Esports Extravaganza
The Community Trophy racing esports competition is a fantastic opportunity for budding sim racers from SimGrid groups to participate in a broadcasted event.
Two online rounds have already been broadcast, and the final and third round will take place live at this year’s expo.
It will feature two thrilling races in Assetto Corsa Competizione, both set in Valencia. One race will showcase the Porsche 911 GT3 Cup (992), and the other will highlight the BMW M2.
These exhilarating races will be available for virtual viewers through online streaming. Additionally, attendees of the event on Friday, October 13th, 2023, can witness the action in person.
- Community Trophy Race 1 – 13th October, 14:00 CEST
- Community Trophy Race 2 – 13th October, 16:00 CEST
Live racing esports – Professional Trophy
The Professional Trophy is the second of three main competitions at the ADAC SimRacing Expo in 2023. It’s tailored for established racing esports teams and drivers.
This championship, utilizing Assetto Corsa Competizione, boasts a €5,000 prize pool. Williams Esports has clinched a round win in each of the three remote rounds held so far, but Veloce, ITB Racing, and West Competition Racing BMW Romania are hot on their heels.
For the final round, taking place in person at the German event, two races will unfold at a virtual Silverstone on Saturday, October 14th, 2023.
The championship title will be awarded to the best team across all five rounds, with one drop score factored in, promising a thrilling competition that might go down to the wire.
- Qualifying 1 – 14th October, 11:00 CEST
- Race 1 (45 mins) – 14th October, 11:38 CEST
- Qualifying 2 – 14th October, 15:25 CEST
- Race 2 (45 mins) – 14th October, 16:02 CEST
Live racing esports – ADAC Digital GT500
The ADAC Digital GT500 using iRacing stands out as a premier single event at the expo. There’s €2,500 up for grabs in this in-person, two-driver-per-car, 500km race.
Like the Professional Trophy, it will feature live commentary, coverage, and stewarding.
The line-up for the main race will be determined through two qualification races. Some of the top teams competing include Dörr Esports, Falken Sim Racing, Williams Esports (Chillblast and Razer), and Tomas Enge Sim Racing.
- Qualification Race 1 (20 mins) – 15th October, 10:30 CEST
- Qualification Race 2 (20 mins) – 15th October, 12:30 CEST
- Main Race 500km – 15th October, 14:32 CEST
Pulse of the Expo: The Live Stage
At the very core of the expo, the live stage area takes center stage, inviting visitors to immerse themselves in the world of racing esports.
It’s not only a hub for thrilling races but also a platform for enjoying guest interviews and thrilling announcements.
In the midst of the heart-pounding racing action, there are several highlights to look forward to, including an exciting BMW Motorrad (motorcycle) esports announcement, a live appearance by professional driver Tim Heinemann, insights from Grid Finder’s podcast, and the charismatic TV personality in the automotive world, Sidney Hoffmann.
Sidney will be showcasing a modified Porsche from RAUH-Welt (RWB).
- 11:00 CEST – Unveiling the Main Stage
- 12:00 CEST – Live Coaching Session by Rennwelten
- 13:00 CEST – Stage Panel – Stay Tuned for Updates
- 14:00 CEST – Community Trophy Race 1
- 15:00 CEST – BMW Motorrad Esports Special
- 16:00 CEST – Community Trophy Race 2
- 11:00 CEST – Launching the Main Stage
- 11:30 CEST – Professional Trophy Race 1
- 13:00 CEST – A Live Session with Tim Heinemann and KW Automotive
- 14:00 CEST – F1 Mania – Insights into Content Creation and Streamers
- 15:00 CEST – SIIND – Sidney Hoffmann Talks Car Tuning and RWB Porsche
- 16:00 CEST – Professional Trophy Race 2
- 10:00 CEST – Kickstarting the Main Stage
- 10:20 CEST – ADAC Digital GT500 Qualifying Race 1
- 11:30 CEST – Exploring the World of Sim Racing
- 12:30 CEST – ADAC Digital GT500 Qualifying Race 2
- 13:30 CEST – Sim Sundays Podcast by Gridfinder
- 14:30 CEST – ADAC Digital GT500 500km Main Race
In addition to the live stage excitement, Suellio Almeida, the author of “The Motor Racing Book,” will be available for book signings.
An exhilarating round of the Erazer Your Road to Victory competition awaits participants, and there’s also a Rennwelten community meet-up on the schedule.
The ADAC SimRacing Expo 2023 is poised to deliver an unforgettable experience for sim racing enthusiasts.
With an array of cutting-edge sim racing equipment on display, live racing esports competitions that will keep you on the edge of your seat, and a live stage brimming with engaging activities, this event is a must-visit for anyone who shares a passion for the world of virtual racing.
Don’t miss the chance to be part of this electrifying expo that breathes life into the virtual racing universe.
Whether you’re a seasoned sim racer or a beginner, this event has something special in store for everyone. Mark your calendar, secure your tickets, and gear up for a weekend filled with action in the realm of sim racing.