Sim Formula Europe 2024 is opening its doors from January 11 to 14, making Maastricht the center of attention of European sim racers. Find out which exhibitors to meet and what’s on the expo’s schedule!
The Forum Passage of MECC Forum in Maastricht is going to be the place to be for sim racers this weekend. No less than 22 exhibitors show off the latest sim racing developments – all without an entry fee! Simply stop by, check out Sim Formula Europe 2024, and see (and try!) what is on display.
As the event’s media partner, OverTake will be present as well – so feel free to stop by and say hello if you see us! And: The on-site Super-Final of the Sim Formula Europe 2024 Championship taking place on the event’s Saturday is powered by OverTake, including an exciting additional prize – more on that later in this article.
Sim Formula Europe 2024 Opening Hours
- Thursday, January 11: 12 pm – 8 pm CET
- Friday, January 12: 1 pm – 9 pm CET
- Saturday, January 13: 9 am – 6 pm CET
- Sunday, January 14: 9 am – 6 pm CET
Congress Centre MECC Maastricht
6229 GV Maastricht
In parallel, InterClassics Maastricht takes place in the halls of MECC. The classic car event is a great opportunity for racing fans to see classic vehicles in the flesh. Note that InterClassics requires purchasing tickets via the event’s website.
Sim Formula Europe 2024 Preview: Exhibitors
- Asetek SimSports
- Cube Controls
- D-BOX (at the Home of Sim Racing & Trak Racer stands)
- Gomez Sim Industries
- Home of Sim Racing
- Sim Lab
- SimRep Engineering
- SRVN.nl (Simrace Vereneging Nederland)
- The Last Garage
- Trak Racer
- Varjo (at the O-Rouge stand)
Brand-new hardware and developments are expected at Sim Formula Europe 2024. Trak Racer got a head start on this, as the hardware manufacturer announced a set of load cell pedals, a sequential shifter, a handbrake and more new equipment including a wheel base that will be on show at Maastricht via an Instagram reel. Thus far, they mostly offered rigs, seats and monitor mounts.
Brand-new software will also be on display. The Last Garage, led by former Studio 397 Managing Director Marcel Offermans, will have a playable prototype of their all-new sim racing platform ready for visitors. The platform is set to feature 1000 Hz physics, support for laser-scanned circuits and compatibility for triple screens and VR out of the box. To find out more, check out our article on the project!
Sim Formula Europe 2024 Program
Thursday, January 11 – Preview Day
Sim Formula Europe 2024’s Thursday is open to the public, and professionals in the sim racing industry can give the exhibition an early look. Reviewers and media members can apply for a press pass here.
Friday, January 12 – Day of Insights
Day 2 of SFE 24 has interesting speakers from the world of sim racing in store for visitors. Taking place in the event’s Sim Arena, the Day of Insights Seminar will be hosted by René Hoogterp, known for his motorsport commentary on Dutch TV station Ziggo Sport, and as the Chairman of the Dutch Sim Racing Association.
- Marcel Offermans – Owner of The Last Garage
- Rudy van Buren – F1 Simulator Test & Development Driver for Red Bull Racing, Esports Racer for Team Redline
- Antti Salonen – Sales Manager at Simucube
- Kalle Wallin – Sales Specialist at Simucube
- Stefan Bakx – Global Head of Marketing at Nextview Consulting
- Speaker TBA – D-BOX
Finally, a discussion panel featuring Hubert Mackus, Jeanette Oostijen, Collin Spork and Raf Sluismans talking about Impact Gaming will close out the seminar. The discussion will be held in Dutch.
To find out more about all speakers in the seminar and claim your seat (free of charge), check out the official Sim Formula Europe 2024 website.
Saturday, January 13 – Champions Day
Saturday is all about the on-site Super-Final of the Sim Formula Europe 2024 Championship – powered by OverTake!
Having prevailed in hotlap qualifying as well as two qualifier races, eight sim racers will battle it out for title glory and their share of the €10.000 prize pool. To make victory in the Super-Final powered by OverTake even sweeter, a GRID Porsche 911 RSR GTE steering wheel awaits the winner – a seriously cool piece of kit!
Check back later this week for a preview of the Super-Final, as well as where to watch if you cannot make it to Maastricht. Qualification is set to go underway at 1.55 pm CET.
Sunday, January 14 – Super Sunday
More competition follows on the final day of Sim Formula Europe 2024. This time, anyone can take part: Super Sunday sees the Hotlap Challenge for sim racers 16 years or older take place in the Sim Arena from 9 am to 4 pm CET. Entering the competition is free, and the overall winner gets to take home a Asetek Forte two-pedal set.
Additionally, Tommy Schröter of Baseline Driver Training offers tips for driving and racing techniques from 12 to 12.30 pm in the Sim Arena to help you become a more consistent driver. Then, you can put that knowledge to the test immediately in the Hotlap Challenge!
Are you looking forward to Sim Formula Europe 2024 and what the exhibitors will show? Let us know on Twitter @OverTake_gg or in the comments below!