What is Sim Racing?

Sim Racing (simulated racing) is the collective term for computer software that attempts to accurately simulate auto racing. Complete with real-world variables such as fuel usage, damage, tire wear and grip, and suspension settings.

Sim Racing is short for “simulation racing”. Sim Racing refers to racing in a simulated environment, usually electronic, with realistic physics affecting the car. As opposed to Sim Racing on a video game, which is designed to be easily driven by novices. Sim Racing software will more accurately mimic the effects of tire traction, suspension spring rates, etc. Because of the accurate physics being replicated in the Sim Racing software, the cars are not as forgiving when the driver pushes the car beyond its limits as they would be in the more popular video games.

A driver in Sim Racing must drive the cars with the same skills and techniques of real race car drivers. The driver must keep the car well balanced to retain traction on all four tires and follow a good racing line to achieve the best results. In another words, develop good race-craft and failure to keep the car under control, the car will spin out of control, or slide into a wall, ending up putting you out of the race.

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