One of the great benefits of VR is that you can enjoy an experience that you wouldn’t otherwise get to partake in. You can nip out from work and race an Aventador around Brands Hatch or pop in on a Saturday morning to drive the Formula Rookie around a US go kart track.
At VR Simulators we have dozens of different tracks for you to race. There are technical tracks, with a lot of tight corners and complexes, and there are circuits with long straights and swooping corners that let you gather as much speed as possible. We do have a huge selection of VR racing circuits to choose from, that are accurate representations of the real thing, but we have included a selection of easy to advanced courses below, to help you choose.
Choosing Track And Car For The Best VR Experience
Don’t forget to match your choice of VR car to the type of circuit that you’re racing. If you choose a tight circuit and a car with poor handling, you will have to drive a lot slower and more cautiously than if you choose something easier to handle. Sometimes, an easy car like the Evo will offer you a lot more enjoyment than something like the Aventador.
Weather conditions also play a part in determining how much enjoyment you get from the experience, and weather conditions can and do change in our VR racing, in the same way that the weather can be changeable in real life. You might start your experience on a mild, dry day, and end it with strong cross winds and heavy rain. The weather is partially dependent on track location, so you’re a lot less likely to get snow in Catalunya than you are at Bannochbrae.
Although there are dozens of tracks to choose from, here’s a selection of some the most popular:
Brands Hatch Indy (Easy)
The Brands Hatch Indy course is just over a mile long. It is very easy to learn, lets you put your foot down, and doesn’t have too many challenging sections. It is a great choice for first time VR racers and will enable you to use virtually any of the cars that our simulators offer.
Red Bull Ring Short (Easy)
The Red Bull Ring is even easier to remember than Brands Hatch, and its long, swooping corners, let you hit top speeds in most cars. If you’re looking for a fast VR racing experience or are planning a kids’ party then the Red Bull Ring is a great option for you and your party.
The Indianapolis track is the simplest track there is. It is basically just a large loop, but this doesn’t detract from the fun. Use manual gears, reach your car’s top speed, and choose from almost any car, because almost any of the vehicles we have will work well on this stock car style track.
For an F1 track, Hockenheim is surprisingly easy to learn. With that said, there are still a couple of complexes that might catch you out. The hairpins will test your driving skills, while the multitude of overtaking spots make for an open race that can be claimed by any driver. A good choice as the first step up from Easy tracks.
Donnington may not have too many complex corners, but there are still one or two very challenging areas of the track, and the change in elevation makes this track unique. Use any non supercar and you can really enjoy the VR experience.
Laguna Seca (Moderate)
Laguna Seca is arguably the hardest of the medium tracks. It has tight corners and a seemingly relentless list of them. The racing can get intense and this is another track that offers the VR benefits of elevation changes – strap yourself in and enjoy the true sensation of high quality VR racing.
The Monaco F1 street circuit is an iconic racing circuit, and while it is an F1 track, you are likely to enjoy a greater experience driving a road car around the circuit. Monaco is fraught with danger, featuring tight corners and a very narrow track, but if you’re looking for a real challenge, this is it.
Catalunya is one of the hardest tracks we have, and one that we ourselves struggle to get right every time. You can use any car from our list, but this track is best reserved for professional drivers, and for those that have some VR racing experience under their belts already – not for beginners.
Bannochbrae is located in the Highlands of Scotland, which should give you some idea of its treacherous nature. Expert a lot of tight corners and plenty of elevation changes, if you want to master one of the most technically challenging courses we have to offer. Great for any car, though.
If you’re unsure of the best track for your VR experience, give us a call or come in and speak to one of the VR team. They will be able to help you decide on the best combination of cars and tracks to ensure that you have a great experience, no matter your own level of experience. Don’t forget, the tracks above are just a selection of what we can offer. Ask us, and we can give you a selection of dirt tracks and rally tracks, Formula 1 tracks from around the globe, and even go karting tracks. One of the greatest benefits of VR racing at VR Simulators is that you can customise the experience to match exactly what you want to enjoy.