The Australian company primarily known for sim racing cockpits will start rolling out its electronic equipment in 2024 – debuting at this week’s Sim Formula Europe event.
Following the production of sim racing and flight simulator cockpits and rigs, Trak Racer has entered the wider ecosystem with the announcement of a pedal set, handbrake and sequential shifter.
It was revealed in 2022 that the Australian outfit – with European outposts – would be creating a new line of products, followed by prototypes displayed at that year’s ADAC SimRacing Expo, we now have some details about the now production-ready versions.
All will be displayed at the free-to-attend Sim Formula Europe event later this week in Maastricht, Netherlands, alongside an as-yet-unveiled direct drive wheelbase. Pricing and availability are to be announced, and we hope to find out further details at the event.
Trak Racer TR3 Pedals
Perhaps the most notable of the new products is the TR3 load cell pedals. A three-input set-up, it features a 200kg brake load cell, magnetic and contactless sensors for the accelerator and clutch and a claimed 16bit resolution on all axes. The height and angle of the pedal plate are adjustable, as is expected.
The set is said to be multi-platform compatible for PC sim racers and will arrive with hardware adjacent software to adjust brake sensitivity. This last point is key, software being a first for the business.
Trak Racer Sequential Shifter and Handbrake
Also plugging into said software will be its first sequential shifter and handbrake.
Starting with the gear selector, which is entirely constructed from metal and uses a Hall effect sensor. The synchromesh gearbox with dog engagement box also features adjustable resistance parameters and is said to be as broad in its compatibility as the pedals.
The handbrake, meanwhile, is the second product to also use a 200kg load cell and 16bit resolution. Like the shifter, it’s an all-metal item. Stiffness can be adjusted with an accompanying polymer.
Further Information Soon
As mentioned earlier, we expect to see these products up close very soon, alongside a new TR160S rig – depicted above, which will be available in blue or black – and the direct drive wheel base debut.
While details may be scant at present, we’d like to hear from you. If you have any questions, please let us know in the comments below and we’ll ask Trak Racer directly some of the most pertinent queries at the Sim Formula Europe event.