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Phuket startup to launch Formula 1 simulators

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PHUKET: Calling all speed freaks and racing fanatics, the opportunity to get behind the wheel of a Formula 1 simulator is nearly within reach at the soon-to-be-unveiled GR Phuket Racing Center in Patong.

Slated for an October 1 grand opening, the venue is in the process of preparing the simulators and staff for hordes of eager enthusiasts.

The eight simulators pit racers against one another in their choice of a V8, F1, Rally, Drift, GT3, Ferrari, Lamborghini and more, and go head to head on any track worldwide.

Racers start out with a practice round to get the feel for the car and track, move on to the qualifier and ultimately the final race which consists of five to 50 laps, depending on session time.

Advance bookings are available for groups or individuals and club memberships are offered for locals looking to develop a healthy racing habit.

A cafe and bar with a selection of food, drinks and adult beverages as well as televisions for watching the most recent races will keep spectators and bystanders entertained.

The mobile simulators will be available for hire and can be delivered to special occasions or events. They can also be purchased through GR Phuket so devoted racers can train around the clock at home.

Stop by on October 1 to see what a professional racing simulator is all about at GR Phuket 800 meters north of Bangla Road beside the post office.

For more information, visit: grphuket.com or call 076-510762.

— Jeremie Schatz

 

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