Sim Formula Europe 2024 Maastricht Street Circuit rFactor 2
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Sim Formula Europe 2024: Race Your Way To The Maastricht Expo

With the 2024 Sim Formula Europe, an alternative sim racing exhibition is just around the corner. Here’s what to expect at the event from January 11 to 14 – and how to qualify for its on-site competition final!

European sim racers are spoilt for choice. Anyone who missed the ADAC SimRacing Expo in Dortmund will have another chance to try the latest sim racing gear from January 11 to 14. And meet us as well – OverTake is the official media partner of the event.

Sim Formula Europe takes place in the MECC Forum Passage and offers 3.000 square meters of exhibiton space. Hardware manufactuers, industry insiders, competition – this awaits in Maastricht, all without an entry fee! At the same time, one of the biggest classic car shows in InterClassics is taking place at over 35.000 square meters right next door. An exciting combo for fans of real and virtual racing!

Note that InterClassics does require visitors to purchase tickets.

Sim Formula Europe 2024 Schedule

  • Thursday, January 11, 12 pm – 8 pm CET: (P)Review day – first look at the products at SFE 2024
  • Friday, January 12, 1 pm – 9 pm CET: Day of Insights – Including panel discussion and four speakers, including Marcel Offermans (The Last Garage) and Simucube at the esports seminar with limited seats from 10 am to 1.30 pm CET
  • Saturday, January 13, 9 am – 6 pm: Champions Day – Super-Final of the Top 8 Sim Racers of the SFE 2024 Championship
  • Sunday, January 14, 9 am – 6 pm: Super-Sunday – On-site hotlap competition for all visitors, plus driving tips by Baseline

Confirmed Exhibitors

  • Actoracer
  • Asetek SimSports
  • Coffeeracer
  • Cube Controls
  • D-BOX
  • Digitraqz
  • Gomez Sim Industries
  • Home Of Sim Racing
  • ImSim
  • O-Rouge
  • ReFerox
  • Sim-Department
  • SimMotion
  • SimRep Engineering
  • Simucube
  • The Last Garage
  • Trak Racer
  • Tuatara
  • Varjo

Of course, you can get involved in the Sim Formula Europe 2024 Championship yourself. The fifth running of the competition takes place in rFactor 2 using the Porsche GT3 Cup 992 car. Starting on November 25, 10 am CET, the hotlap qualifier takes sim racers to virtual Zandvoort. The Top 60 move on to the December 14 Quarter Final, which in turn will provide the 30 competitors for the Semi Final. There, the Top 7 plus the reigning champion Damian Skowron advance to the on-site Super Final on January 13, 2024.

Race your way to the on-site Super Final in the Sim Formula Europe 2024 Championship in rFactor 2. Image credit: Sim Formula Europe

You can find all info, rules and rF2 content you need in order to compete on the SFE 2024 website. Note that all finalists are required to compete on site in Maastricht – though that is not exactly the worst requirement in the world. Do you have what it takes to follow in the footsteps of previous champions Risto Kappet, Erhan Jajovski, Jiri Toman and Skowron?

Sim Formula Europe 2024 Championship Schedule

  • November 15, 10 am CET – December 2, 10 pm CET: Hotlap Qualifier Challenge
  • December 14, 8 pm CET: Quarter Final
  • December 21, 8 pm: Semi Final
  • January 13 @ Sim Formula Europe 2024: Super Final

Are you going to be at Sim Formula Europe 2024 in Maastricht? Will you try your hand at the competition? Let us know on Twitter @OverTake_gg or in the comments below!

Lifelong motorsport enthusiast and sim racing aficionado, walking racing history encyclopedia. I have been working in sim racing since 2021 after previously working with pro and amateur sports teams and athletes for a daily newspaper in Wolfsburg. Nothing gets me more excited than motor racing, especially with the beastly machines of the past. A third pedal and h-shifter are not just options for a rig, they are mandatory to me. Avid fan of the IndyCar series (modern and CART/pre-split).