We are delighted to announce that simracing.gp surpassed a significant milestone of 20,000 members earlier in the week, a target we had hoped to achieve by the end of 2021.
When we set out to create simracing.gp we had one goal in mind, to create an easy to use platform to connect the sim racing world. That was back before Covid was really a thing and simracing was still a niche hobby. Since then the world has changed and so has simracing.
To escape from the pressures of real world problems for an hour or two a week has been more important than ever and that’s the gap that simracing has filled for millions of people all over the world. We are delighted to have created a space where you can share your hobby with other like minded people, 20,000 like minded people to be precise.
20,000 is a bit of a bonkers number as we had this milestone as a target to reach in December 2021 and yet here we are in July having already achieved our target. But that doesn’t mean we down tools and pat ourselves on the back, far from it, now the real hard work begins.
We can summarise our time spent on simracing.gp to date as our proof of concept to see if this is really something people will benefit from and the answer to that question is a resounding yes. We have tried to solve three problems: make it easy for drivers to find races online, provide a suite of easy to use tools for event organisers and lower the cost of entry for brands to produce pro esports tournaments. We have undoubtedly proved that we are achieving our goals as we have over 1.5 million laps raced, hosted over 500 championships and produced no less than 5 pro-esports competitions.
As previously mentioned, this is no time for rest. We have some amazing features planned which will increase the player base and have more people racing a multitude of racing sims. We are committed to adding variety to the platform and it’s no secret that AMS2 will be added in the near future meaning we will have support for four of the top racing sims on the market, but this is just the start. The next phase of our development will include adding some sophistication around some of the existing sims on the platform, more on this in our next development roadmap update due very soon.
So all that is left to say at this point echo what our good friend and partner in crime Jimmy Broadbent said in a tweet earlier today, thank you to everyone who has already signed up. We promise to keep building the platform in a way you guys like, and thank you for sticking with us during the early stages where we were doing a lot of testing, your commitment to us hasn’t gone unnoticed.