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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

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ARG Autodromo Virtual   2012
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Race Centres - Australia

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AUS Racecentre   2011 24
AUS Ultimate Karting Sydney     2013
AUS Spitfire   2018


Race Centres - Belgium

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BEL Ellip 6   2010 100-150
BEL Chronos Racing   2020


Race Centres - Canada

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CAN VortexRacing   2012 150-250
CAN The Race Room     2013
CAN TracksVR   2018 48


Race Centres - Czech Repubilc

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CZE Rcade   2014


Race Centres - Finland

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FIN Racetime   2019


Race Centres - France

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FRA I-Way   2008
FRA Ellip 6   2010 100-150
FRA My Racing Center   2012
FRA SIMFACTORY   2016 70
FRA Driver Xperience   2017


Race Centres - Germany

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DEU Race Room - Nürburgring   2011
DEU Nürburgring eSports Lounge   2019


Race Centres - Great Britain

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GBR The Race Centre   2004 50
GBR Base Performance   2009 20
GBR iZONE   2011
GBR York Motorsports Village   2013
GBR Ignition Racing   2013
GBR Pro Sim   2014
GBR Simply Race   2015
GBR The Executive Lounge   2017
GBR VR Simulators   2018 30
GBR Teamworks   2018 30
GBR Driver Ready VR   2019
GBR Century Sim Racing   2019
GBR Sim Track   2019
GBR Race Grid   2020 20


Race Centres - Hungary

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HUN Racecenter   2013


Race Centres - Hong Kong

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HKG Godzpeed   2014
HKG ProRacing   2013 50


Race Centres - Ireland & Northern Ireland

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GBR Eddie Irvine Sports (NI)   2008
IRL Virtual Race Academy   2018


Race Centres - Italy

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ITA Driving Simulation Center   2015
ITA Ferrari Museums Driving Simulation 2015
ITA Drive Gym   2019


Race Centres - Japan

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JPN eXcape Entertainment   2007 10


Race Centres - Monaco

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MON Ellip 6   2010 100-150


Race Centres - Netherlands

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NLD Adrenaline-Xperience   2018 30+
NLD F1 Racing Centre   2020 60+
NLD Immersive   2021 60+


Race Centres - New Zealand

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NZL Drive Lab   2010
NZL Hyper Pitstop   2013
NZL Rush Sim Racing   2019


Race Centres - Poland

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POL Apex One   2021 70


Race Centres - Portugal

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PRT GT Competizione   2012


Race Centres - Puerto Rico

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PRI Sector Sixty6   2018


Race Centres - Qatar

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QAT Megapolis   2015


Race Centres - San Marino

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SMR Dem Racing Simulators   2014


Race Centres - Switzerland

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CHE Racing Unleashed   2019
CHE VR Race   2022


Race Centres - United Arab Emirates

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UAE Ferrari World   2010
UAE Rush Racing eSports   2021 20


Race Centres - USA

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USA Virtually Racing     2011 10
USA Nasar Hall of Fame   2012
USA Andretti Karting   2013
USA Porsche EC Atlanta   2015
USA Sim Racing Experience   2015
USA GPX Lab   2015
USA Porsche EC LA   2016
USA Crimson Simulation   2016
USA Base51   2019 80
USA The Henry Ford   2020 6
USA The Track at Ashville   2020 35+
USA Torque Motorsports   2021 15+
USA Apex Racing Lab   2022 12+


Race Centres - Historic

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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.
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.