A Race Centre (or Racing Centre) is a facility offering public access to one or more racecar simulators. Race Centres have established a usage that lies somewhere between Karting Centres and Race Circuits. They offer excellent Motorsport Entertainment facilities for Corporate Leisure, Stag Parties, Kids Parties and Individual Drivers. Many professional motorsport teams now have their own sim department, but for individuals who don't, race centres also offer a unique opportunity to practice on real world circuits as part of race preparation. With ever better hardware, racing sims, and venue control systems, the future of motorsport as a participant activity is looking good.

Race Centres - Argentina & Uruguay

Name

Location

Social

Launched

Simulators

Max Group Size

Autodromo Virtual Buenos Aires - Avellaneda   2020 15
Autodromo Virtual Buenos Aires - Castelar   2016 8
Autodromo Virtual Buenos Aires - La Plata   2017 6
Autodromo Virtual Buenos Aires - Lujan   2017 8
Autodromo Virtual Buenos Aires - Merlo   2018 8
Autodromo Virtual Buenos Aires - Olavarria   2015 6
Autodromo Virtual Buenos Aires - Pilar   2019 6
Autodromo Virtual Buenos Aires - Villa Bosch   2017 8
Autodromo Virtual Chubut - Comodororo Rivadavia   2019
Autodromo Virtual Cordoba   6
Autodromo Virtual Entre Rios - Chajarí   2018
Autodromo Virtual Santa Cruz - Rio Gallegos   6
Autodromo Virtual Santa Fe - Capital   2019
Autodromo Virtual Santa Fe - Reconquista   2018
Autodromo Virtual Santa Fe - Rosario   2019 8
Autodromo Virtual Santiago del Estero   2015 6
Autodromo Virtual Tierra del Fuego - Rio Grande   2015
Autodromo Virtual Tucuman   2017 8
Autodromo Virtual Veintiocho de Noviembre   2018
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Race Centres - Australia

Name

Location

Social

Launched

Simulators

Max Group Size

Racecentre Bankstown   2011 24
Spitfire Concord West   2018 6
Ultimate Karting Sydney Smeaton Grange     2013


Race Centres - Belgium

Name

Location

Social

Launched

Simulators

Max Group Size

Chronos Racing Ghent   2020
Ellip 6 Waterloo   2010 4


Race Centres - Canada

Name

Location

Social

Launched

Simulators

Max Group Size

The Race Room Calgary     2013
TracksVR Calgary   2018 12 48
VortexRacing Montreal   2012 150-250


Race Centres - Czech Repubilc

Name

Location

Social

Launched

Simulators

Max Group Size

Rcade Prague   2014


Race Centres - Denmark

Name

Location

Social

Launched

Simulators

Max Group Size

VR Racing Denmark Copenhagen   2020 14


Race Centres - Finland

Name

Location

Social

Launched

Simulators

Max Group Size

Racetime Kempele   2019


Race Centres - France

Name

Location

Social

Launched

Simulators

Max Group Size

Driver Xperience Muret   2017 14
E-motion Concept Seynod   2019
Ellip6 Mulhouse   2015 2
Ellip6 Sarrola-Carcopino   2013 4
IVRS Lyon   2019 6
I-Way Paris  
I-Way Lyon  
Le Mans Karting Le Mans International Race Track   2010 6
Le Paddock Bar Rue du Safari   2013 4
My Racing Center Mobile Location   2012 6
Pro Race Cafe Le Crès   2019 8
Racing Zone Saint-Laurent-du-Var   2015 3
SIMFACTORY Bordeaux   2016 6 70
StandJet9 Sainte-Marguerite   2013 2
Val d'Isère Ice Driving Sainte-Marguerite     1
Xtrem Park Circuit Paul Ricard   2015


Race Centres - Germany

Name

Location

Social

Launched

Simulators

Max Group Size

Ellip6 Düren   2013 4
RaceRoom Café Nürburg   2011 24
RaceRoom Motorworld Region Stuttgart Nürburg   2019 14
Nürburgring eSports Lounge Nürburg   2019 11
Nürburgring eSports Lounge Koblenz   10
Racing Unleashed München   10 40


Race Centres - Great Britain

Name

Location

Social

Launched

Simulators

Max Group Size

Base Performance Banbury   2009 2 20
Century Sim Racing Warrington   2019
Ignition Racing Farnborough   2013 12
iZONE Silverstone   2011
Player Ready Plymouth   2020 4
Player Ready Portsmouth   2020 2
Player Ready Taunton   2021 2
Player Ready Turo   2018 4
Pro Sim Sevenoaks   2014 ?
Race Grid Newcastle-under-Lyme   2020 20
RaceRoom Brands Hatch Kent 4
Sim Motorsport Gillingham   2022 5
Simply Race Milton Keynes   2015 15
Sim Track Leeds   2019 6
Teamworks Birmingham   2018 10
Teamworks Letchworth   10
Teamworks Northampton   2019 10
The Executive Lounge Birmingham   2017
The Race Centre Halifax 2013 10 50
The Race Centre Southampton   2004 10 50
VR Simulators Glasgow   2018 14 26
VR Simulators Leeds   2019 14 26
York Motorsports Village York   2013 6


Race Centres - Hungary

Name

Location

Social

Launched

Simulators

Max Group Size

Racecenter Budapest   2013 7


Race Centres - Hong Kong

Name

Location

Social

Launched

Simulators

Max Group Size

Godzpeed Tsim Sha Tsui   2016
ProRacing Ho Man Tin   2013 7 50


Race Centres - Ireland & Northern Ireland

Name

Location

Social

Launched

Simulators

Max Group Size

Eddie Irvine Sports Bangor   2008
Virtual Race Academy Donore   2018


Race Centres - Italy

Name

Location

Social

Launched

Simulators

Max Group Size

Drive Gym Cerro Maggiore MI   2019
Driving Simulation Center Lanciano   2015
Ferrari Museums Driving Simulation Maranello
Ferrari Museums Driving Simulation Modena


Race Centres - Japan

Name

Location

Social

Launched

Simulators

Max Group Size

eXcape Entertainment Shibuya City   2007 10


Race Centres - Malaysia

Name

Location

Social

Launched

Simulators

Max Group Size

E-Motorsports Malaysia Selangor  
The Rift Kuala Lumpur  


Race Centres - Mexico

Name

Location

Social

Launched

Simulators

Max Group Size

Ellip 6 Centro Sur   2019


Race Centres - Netherlands

Name

Location

Social

Launched

Simulators

Max Group Size

Adrenaline-Xperience Kerkrade   2018 12 30+
F1 Racing Centre Utrecht   2020 60 60+
Immersive Almere   2021 18 60+
Racesquare Alkmaar CJ Alkmaar   60
Racesquare Circuit Zandvoort Circuit Zandvoort   20
Racesquare Rotterdam Rotterdam  
Racesquare Zwolle Zwolle   60


Race Centres - New Zealand

Name

Location

Social

Launched

Simulators

Max Group Size

Drive Lab Auckland   2010
Hyper Pitstop Lilydale   2013
Rush Sim Racing Auckland   2019 6


Race Centres - Norway

Name

Location

Social

Launched

Simulators

Max Group Size

Norwegian Road Museum Fåberg  


Race Centres - Poland

Name

Location

Social

Launched

Simulators

Max Group Size

Apex One Wrocław   2021 7 70


Race Centres - Portugal

Name

Location

Social

Launched

Simulators

Max Group Size

GTC Autódromo Virtual Boavista Porto   2012 17
GTC Autódromo Virtual Braga Palmeira     2012 8
GTC Autódromo Virtual De Castelo Branco Castelo Branco   2017 12
GTC Autódromo Virtual Madeira     2013 8
GTC Autódromo Virtual Mafra Castelo Branco   2013 10


Race Centres - Puerto Rico

Name

Location

Social

Launched

Simulators

Max Group Size

Sector Sixty6 Canóvanas   2018


Race Centres - Qatar

Name

Location

Social

Launched

Simulators

Max Group Size

Megapolis Medina Centrale   2015


Race Centres - Russia

Name

Location

Social

Launched

Simulators

Max Group Size

Ellip6 Russia Novosibirsk   2015 2


Race Centres - San Marino

Name

Location

Social

Launched

Simulators

Max Group Size

Dem Racing Simulators Cailungo   2014


Race Centres - Spain

Name

Location

Social

Launched

Simulators

Max Group Size

GTC Autódromo Virtual Cáceres Cáceres   2016 10
GTC Autódromo Virtual Salamanca Salamanca   2016 10
GTC Autódromo Virtual Valência Valencia   10
Racing Unleashed Madrid   4 5


Race Centres - Sweden

Name

Location

Social

Launched

Simulators

Max Group Size

Ballbreaker Kungsholmen Stockholm  
O'Learys Tolv Stockholm  
Pitchers Örebro  


Race Centres - Switzerland

Name

Location

Social

Launched

Simulators

Max Group Size

Drift Simracing Schweiz Kerns  
Eventcenter Seelisberg Seelisberg    
Lasergame Zürich Zürich  
Racing Unleashed Cham   2019 5 25
Racing Unleashed Zürich   2021 10
Racing Unleashed Kemptthal   10 40
Racing Unleashed Affoltern am Albis   4 20
Racing Unleashed Yverdon-les-Bains   5 250
VR Race Herblingen   2022


Race Centres - United Arab Emirates

Name

Location

Social

Launched

Simulators

Max Group Size

Ferrari World Yas Island   2010
Rush Racing eSports Dubai   2021 20


Race Centres - USA

Name

Location

Social

Launched

Simulators

Max Group Size

Andretti Karting Marietta (Florida)  
Andretti Karting Buford (Georgia)  
Andretti Karting Orlando (Florida)  
Andretti Karting The Colony (Texas)  
Andretti Karting Katy (Texas)  
Apex Racing Lab Raleigh (North Carolina)   2022 12+
Base51 Hawthorne (California)   2019 10 80
Crimson Simulation Charlotte (North Carolina)   2015
GPX Lab Miami (Florida)   2015
Nasar Hall of Fame Charlotte (North Carolina)   2012 8
Porsche EC Atlanta Atlanta (Georgia)   2015
Porsche EC LA Los Angeles (California)   2016
Sim Racing Experience Myrtle Beach (South Carolina)   2015
The Henry Ford Dearborn (Michigan)   2020 6
The Track at Asheville Asheville (North Carolina)   2020 35+
Torque Motorsports Duluth (Georgia)   2021 15+


Country Code

Name

Social Media

Years Active

Comment

NLD Sim World     2005 - 2007 Launched with 20 sims but failed to survive financially.
GBR Moto Arena   2010 - 2011 Ambitious plans but didn't last long.
GBR The Racing Lounge   2011 - 2011 Opened with 8 PlayStations but didn't last long.
USA Nascar Cafe   2005 - 2011 One of the early pioneers. Reason for closure unknown.
GBR Puretech Racing   2000 - 2012 Business sold and re-branded as Lets Race (See Below)
USA Bush League Racing     2011 - 2012 Website went off-line early 2012. Reason not known.
USA Project R   2012 - 2012 Equipment in storage. Considering new location.
AUS SimWorld Entertainment   2010 - 2013 Website and Facebook went off-line late 2013. Reason not known.
FRA Vibreurs   2011 - 2013 Website and Facebook went off-line late 2013. Reason not known.
USA iRaceCenter   2012 - 2013 Website and Facebook went off-line late 2013. Reason not known.
GBR Garage51s     2013 - 2014 Venue closed.
FRA SimuZone     2013 - 2014 Reason for closure unknown.
AUS Ignition Racing   2011 - 2015 Reason for closure unknown.
AUS Keneric Racing   2013 - 2015 Reason for closure unknown.
GBR Race Zone   2014 - 2016 Phones disconnected. Disappointing response to customers seeking refunds.
UAE Xxtreme Simulation   2014 - 2015 Reason for closure unknown.
AUS Motionators   2013 - 2016 Reason for closure unknown.
AUS The Grid Racing   2012 - 2017 Chain closed - Reason unknown.
CYP Cyber Auto Racing   2017 - 2017 Chain closed - Reason unknown.
FIN Speed Club     2018 - 2017 Chain closed - Reason unknown.
FRA Sim Racing Track   2016 - 2017 Reason for closure unknown.
GBR Ultimate RCE   2014 - 2017 Reason for closure unknown.
CAN RaceSim1   2016 - 2018 See website for latest update.
GBR Lets Race   2012 - 2019 Business refocused on other areas.
GBR Twinwoods Adventure     2012 - 2019 Business Restructured.
GBR Race Hub   2013 - 2019 Business Restructured.
ARG Simuladores en Red   2012 - 2019 Reason for closure unknown.
JER Hyper Pitstop     2008 - 2019 Reason for closure unknown.
ESP MOTRIX     2016 - 2020 Disappeared during period of COVID-19 restrictions.
GBR BluePrint   2015 - 2020 Disappeared during period of COVID-19 restrictions.
GRC VRT Formula   2013 - 2020 Disappeared during period of COVID-19 restrictions.
GBR GP Race Centres   2016 - 2020 Disappeared during period of COVID-19 restrictions.
IRL Hyper Pitstop     2018 - 2020 Disappeared during period of COVID-19 restrictions.
HKG Play     2014 - 2020 Disappeared during period of COVID-19 restrictions.
HKG JetOne Motion   2015 - 2020 Disappeared during period of COVID-19 restrictions.
CHE JSimulpro   2014 - 2020 Disappeared during period of COVID-19 restrictions.
GBR Position-One   2014 - 2020 Disappeared during period of COVID-19 restrictions.
HKG Sideways Driving Club   2005 - 2020 Disappeared during period of COVID-19 restrictions.
GBR The Race Hut   2012 - 2020 Disappeared during period of COVID-19 restrictions.
Qualification: There are an ever growing number of organisations active in the race simulation space. There are great advances being made with race simulators, simulator components and simulation software. There are also groups making simulators available to hire. We list organisations offering facilities in one or more locations to the public. The facilities simply need to be supported by a website listing their location(s), opening times, activity pricing and contact details.

Race centres make motorsport partipation more accessible to a wider audience, so we want to see more. We regularly review and update our listings, but we know we can do it better with your help. Additions and corrections to the above listings are always most welcome. If you know of facilities that we have not yet listed then we would love to hear from you. Thanks from all at RaceCentres.Com.