Hot Rocket Sim Racing Division partners with RaceRoom Sim Racing Centre to promote Sim Racing in Malaysia

Hot Rocket Racing Club had partnered up with RaceRoom Asia to enter the sim racing world and cultivate Malaysia’s talents in Sim Racing. The event launched a ‘Race all you want’ session for all Hot Rocket members at ‘RaceRoom Racing Experience’ in Ara  Damansara recently. The start of this partnership aims to cultivate the Sim Racing scene in Malaysia by throwing monthly sim races at RaceRoom and offering free training to all members of Hot Rocket.

Simulated racing, commonly known as ‘sim racing’, has brought the average person to race on world-class tracks in the virtual world. It is a fast growing segment in the gaming industry that attempts to accurately simulate auto racing. The global gaming simulator market size was estimated at USD 4.04 billion in 2019 and is expected to reach USD 9.99 billion in 2027.

“Hot Rocket hopes to scout for local talents and bring them out on the competitive route. To be competitive in sim racing, a driver must understand all aspects of car handling with real-world variables such as fuel usage, damage, tire wear and grip, and suspension settings. Participants who perform at an exceptional level will be selected for our driver development program to train with our other partner Axle Sports and coached by Alex Yoong himself”, said Terry Kuan, Founder/President of Hot Rocket Racing Club.

“We plan to incubate these talents and prepare them for high profile races and the highest performing drivers will be sponsored to represent the Hot Rocket Race Team. We hope to inspire and cultivate young Malaysians to reach their highest potential and bring the colours of our country’s flag to the world’s stage’’, he added.

RaceRoom is a partner in Hot Rocket’s Sim Racing division, is the premier free-to-play racing simulation software based in Germany. Jason Chong who is the sole distributor of RaceRoom software & hardware for the whole of Asia. He is also business partners with Klaus Wohlfarth who is the Founder of RaceRoom Entertainment AG.

The cost of getting into Sim Racing is fairly low compared to real-life motor racing. The average expenditure of a race car driver in local race events at Sepang F1 circuit could cost up to RM100,000 a year alone. The cost of car repairs, modifications, track practice, fuel, tyres, race applications and mechanics makes the sports a far reach to the average Malaysian. However, a beginner’s setup to Sim Racing only requires a computer/ game console, sim rig, tv screen and an internet connection to participate in official races on all over the world.

RaceRoom Racing Motion Simulators in Ara Damansara (RM150,000 per rig):
*Thinkvision 44-inch curved monitor
*Simecube direct drive steering base
*Ascher Martin Steering wheel
*3motion ‘Silentforce’ 3dof G-force motion simulator
*Load cell (Pressure sensor) brake and accelerator pedals
*RaceRoom Racing Experience EvO software

“Malaysia has a plethora of talented individuals who needs a platform to be recognized. The club functions as the vehicle to launch our astronauts out into space and towards the stars. This will inspire a whole generation of Malaysians to reach for the stars and achieve their dreams. Hot Rocket Racing Club is not only a motorsports club, but an incubator for talents to go where no Malaysian has gone before”, Terry Kuan concluded.

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