WOF 2020#09: Racing Unleashed - Cham (SUI) & World Rowing Indoor Championship - Paris (FRA)

Sim racing: Virtual racing becomes stunning real

Racing Unleashed Masters 2020

January 2020, Cham (SUI)

At Racing Unleashed a virtual racing game makes the gamers sweat while they fight for a price money of CHF 30’000.00 for the winner.

A new generation of high-tech racing simulators sets a new benchmark in the field of race simulation. They make the race not only a mental but also a physical challenge: Pilots have to handle the most advanced steering wheel in racing simulation. They have to push the pedals while fighting with physical simulated forces created by a high tech g force seat belt system.

The tools of the pilots are not game consoles, keyboards and computer mouses like in E-sport. They are sitting in a racing simulator, using a steering wheel which they use to change gears, step on the gas and have a huge screen in front of them. The seats are made of carbon fiber and have an integrated ventilation system.


World Indoor Rowing Championship

February 2020, Paris (FRA)

The 2020 World Rowing Indoor Championships attracts athletes from a record 51 countries in the third year of this event.

Staged in Paris, France , the indoor championships are at the Pierre de Coubertin Stadium in the heart of the city. More than 2300 athletes have registered to compete including defending World Champion and record holder as the fastest woman in the world, Olena Buryak of Ukraine.

The event will be held in conjunction with the French Indoor Rowing Championships and this is reflected in a large number of entries coming from host nation France. Racing takes place over 500m, 1000m and 2000m distances as well as in relay events. The World Championship races are contested in the 2000m and 500m distance and open relay.