Two people using two simulators at the Adopstar Corporate Party

From Desks to the Driver’s Seat – Adopstar’s Corporate Party

At Apex Race Centre, we want to give everyone an exhilarating experience, that is why we offer exclusive hire packages for corporate parties and events! Adopstar, a local advertising and marketing company, recently visited Apex for a thrilling team-building experience. Their corporate party was divided into two groups of four, for an adrenaline-pumping series of races. The team went head-to-head on the track, starting with the Clio Cup around Brands Hatch Indy and eventually working their way up to the pinnacle of motorsport – 2023 F1 cars around Watkins Glen.

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We monitored their lap times and created a bespoke leader board that added a competitive edge to the party, fuelling the Adopstar team’s desire to outpace their colleagues.

 

But it wasn’t just about the competition; it was also about the fun and camaraderie that emerged throughout the event. Adopstar brought their A-game, turning the racing experience into a memorable bonding opportunity for their team members.

Corporate Party - Adopstar employee on a racing simulator

One of Adopstar’s team members, Sara, shared her thoughts, saying, “Our visit exceeded my expectations. I had an awesome time at Apex Race Centre, and it’s a must for Formula 1 fans like me. From the start, the staff was really helpful and explained everything very clearly, giving us tips and tricks to navigate the session.”

 

At Apex, we ensure that each participant feels comfortable and confident on the track. We tailor the car settings to match the skills of each individual, ensuring that everyone had a blast while racing against each other.

Adopstar’s corporate party at Apex Race Centre was a hit, even for those who may have been a bit hesitant at first. As Claire from Adopstar humorously admitted, “I was a bit hesitant to start with but had such great fun, even though I spent more time off the track than on!!”

 

The event was a perfect blend of competition, teamwork, and pure adrenaline rush. It showcased that Apex Race Centre is not just a destination for seasoned racers; it’s an ideal venue for a corporate party and team-building activities.

 

So, whether you’re an experienced racer or a complete novice, consider following Adopstar’s lead and rev up your next corporate party with us here. It’s an adventure you won’t soon forget!

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A Brief History of Sim Racing – How it all began

Simulation racing, also known as sim racing, has come a long way since its humble beginnings. Today, it’s a thriving and competitive global sport, but its history is a fascinating journey that showcases the evolution of technology and human ingenuity.

The roots of sim racing can be traced back to the late 1970s when computer technology started making its way into homes. Early pioneers developed rudimentary racing games like “Night Driver” and “Turbo,” which used simple graphics and controls. However, these games were far from the realistic experiences we know today…

The turning point for sim racing came in the 1980s with the advent of personal computers. Games like “Indianapolis 500: The Simulation” and “Test Drive” provided players with more immersive racing experiences. Still, it wasn’t until the 1990s that the genre truly began to flourish.

In 1993, Papyrus Design Group released “IndyCar Racing,” a game that introduced realistic physics and multiplayer capabilities, setting a new standard for sim racing. This marked the birth of the modern sim racing era.

The 2000s witnessed significant advancements, thanks to more powerful hardware and the rise of the internet. Titles like “Gran Turismo” and “iRacing” delivered breathtaking graphics and precise physics models, attracting a dedicated fan base.

Sim racing’s popularity surged further with the emergence of esports and online streaming platforms. Competitions like the FIA-Certified Gran Turismo Championships and the Formula 1 E-Sports Pro Series turned virtual racing into a professional sport with substantial cash prizes.

Today, sim racing continues to grow, attracting professional drivers and millions of enthusiasts worldwide. With virtual reality, haptic feedback, and ultra-realistic simulations, the line between the virtual and real worlds is becoming increasingly blurred.

In less than half a century, sim racing has evolved from pixelated screens and basic controls into a multi-billion-dollar industry that mirrors the excitement and intensity of real motorsports. Its history is a testament to human innovation and our unrelenting quest for realism in the digital realm.

Now, if you’re looking to experience sim racing for yourself, head over to our Cars and Tracks page to have a browse, and when ready Book here!

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Welcome to the FastTrack to Motorsport

An Incredible Opportunity

What is it?

We have some exciting news coming. In just a few weeks, we’ll be releasing the ultimate sim racing championship for all you pace setters out there. The reward?…. The chance to become a real life racing driver in top level motorsport!

 

Who?

The Apex Race Centre will be working alongside two incredible motorsport brands to help take your skills developed from sim racing, and accelerate them into a career in motorsport.

 

When?

This multi-stage competition will be announced on the 29th of July, so fasten your seatbelts and prepare yourselves. This will be a life-changing opportunity you definitely don’t want to miss.

 

How to get started?

Sign up to our mailing list on to be the first to know how you can be on the grid when the lights go green! 

 

Click here to sign up!

Two Apex Race Centre members of staff stood in the doorway of the race centre with the 'Apex Race Centre' logo above the door and racing simulators in the background

Looking for a fun indoor activity this summer? Unleash the Thrill of Motorsports at Apex Race Centre, Devon

Introduction

 

Located in the picturesque county of Devon, the Apex Race Centre stands as a premier destination for motorsports enthusiasts and thrill-seekers alike. With its state-of-the-art facilities, adrenaline-pumping racing experiences, and breathtaking track, the Apex Race Centre offers an unforgettable indoor activity adventure for those seeking the thrill of speed and competition. In this blog post, we will delve into the exciting world of the Apex Race Centre and explore why it has become a must-visit destination for racing enthusiasts in Devon.

 

Unparalleled Racing Facilities

 

The Apex Race Centre boasts world-class racing facilities. They have been designed to provide an immersive and authentic racing experience. The centrepiece of the centre is its exceptional 4 state-of-the-art racing simulators designed to give you an adrenaline fuelled session, every time.

 

A Variety of Racing Experiences

 

Whether you are a seasoned racer or a novice looking for some high-octane fun indoor activity, the Apex Race Centre caters to all skill levels. From individual races to group events and even corporate team-building activities, there is a diverse range of racing experiences available to suit your preferences. Challenge your friends, colleagues, or even family members to a thrilling race, where you can put your driving skills to the test and experience the adrenaline rush of competing against others.

 

Competitions and Events

 

The Apex Race Centre hosts a variety of competitions and events throughout the year, providing an opportunity for racing enthusiasts to showcase their skills and compete against fellow speed demons. From friendly competitions to more intense championships, the centre offers a platform for drivers to experience the thrilling indoor activity of competitive racing. Participating in these events not only offers a chance to test your abilities but also provides an avenue to meet like-minded individuals who share a passion for motorsports. 

 

Spectator-Friendly Atmosphere

 

Even if you prefer to watch the action from the sidelines, the Apex Race Centre welcomes spectators with open arms. Whilst they can only seat up to 4 drivers at one time, they have managed to house groups of above 20 over the course of an afternoon or evening, making it a perfect indoor activity for groups. Whether you’re supporting a friend or simply enjoying the thrill of the race, the lively atmosphere and the roar of the engines create an unforgettable experience for spectators as well.

 

Additional facilities 

 

The Apex Race Centres shares its venue with both The Steamer and Re:Fuel. The Steamer will provide an exceptional seasonal menu paired with an incredible selection of hot or cold drinks. With the ability to house up to 70 people at one time, there’s always guaranteed a great atmosphere. Re:Fuel host car themed days every weekend and evening events, ready to create that extra excitement for any car or racing devotee. With parking for over 150 cars, there’s always something going on at the venue, providing ample indoor activity opportunities for all.

 

Conclusion

 

Looking for a thrilling indoor activity that guarantees a fun-filled experience? For motorsports enthusiasts and adventure seekers in Devon, the Apex Race Centre is the ultimate destination to quench your thirst for speed and competition. With its world-class facilities, variety of racing experiences, and commitment to safety, the centre offers an adrenaline-pumping experience that will leave you exhilarated and craving for more. So, embrace the thrill, put the pedal to the metal, and head to the Apex Race Centre for an unforgettable motorsports adventure in the heart of Devon.

Click here to book now!