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THE SPANIARDS DOMINATE BOTH LEAGUES

The first race of the Racing Unleashed competition is dominated by Spanish riders. These are the results.

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RACING ALMOST LIKE THE REAL THING

A few days ago, Ralf Kaminski from Migros Magazine paid a visit to our Racing Lounge Kemptthal. Monisha Kaltenborn spoke with him on this occasion about the eSports sector in Switzerland, why the community plays a huge role and why racing drivers from real motorsport also regularly train in the Racing Unleashed simulators. Read the article here.

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MONISHA KALTENBORN BACK IN THE F1 PADDOCK?

Our CEO Monisha Kaltenborn was sighted on the social media channels of F1. Read in this news article what it is all about.

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WE ARE OPENING A RACING LOUNGE AT ZURICH AIRPORT

Racing Unleashed opens a Racing Lounge directly at Zurich Airport. From the coming winter season, a sim racing paradise will be created on over 400m2 in The Circle, the new meeting point.

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UPDATE - POSTPONEMENT OF THE SECOND CHALLENGE AT ZANDVOORT

The second Challenge of the 2021 Competition is postponed. Therefore, there will be no race on 25 April. Find out on which date we will be racing in the current news article.

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THE RU 21 IS HERE

We are very excited to launch our new car! Read all about it in the following article.

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CANCELLATION OF THE FIRST CHALLENGE AT THE NURBURGRING

Unfortunately, we have to start this year's Competition by announcing the cancellation of the first Challenge. Get all the information about it in the following article.

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PARTNERSHIP WITH INNOTERRA

We are pleased to partner up with Innoterra, a food and technology platform company. With joint forces we now thrive for a more sustainable futures in both our industries as well as making them accessible to the broad public. Find more information about the cooperation in the press release.

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WE ARE MOVING!

We say goodbye to the Racing Lounge Zurich. But do not worry, we are not leaving completely.

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UPDATE: CORONA SITUATION 2021

The latest government announcements in Switzerland regarding the corona pandemic meant bad news for our Racing Lounges. Read more in the following article

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REVIEW OF THE YEAR 2020

The year 2020 was absolutely marked by the omnipresent Corona virus. We tried hard not to let COVID-19 get us down and keep going on full throttle. Despite the unusual circumstances, we were able to reach some milestones and even push Racing Unleashed forward at an increased pace. All thanks, of course, to the glorious support of our partners, our drivers and our loyal customers. Just before the end of the year, we take a look back.

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THE END OF THE SEASON COMES EARLIER THAN EXPECTED

The season finale on 13 December at the Nordschleife has been cancelled. Following the instructions from the Federal Council, the cantonal authorities have set stricter the Covid 19 protection measures. For this reason, it is unfortunately not possible for us to hold the season finale of the Competition 2020 in the way we planned and we were forced to cancel the Challenge. We can absolutely understand the frustration of the participants, but we take the guidelines of the authorities very seriously and want to act for the good of all.

This means that the current overall ranking now applies and we can therefore already announce the champions of this year's competition!

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OUTLOOK OF THE SEASON FINAL ON DECEMBER 13

The season final of the Racing Unleashed Competition 2020 on the legendary Nordschleife (24h Endurance) is getting closer. While Michal Smidl has already secured the title of Racer League Champion 2020 in the Racer League and the places 2 and 3 show a clear tendency, nothing has been decided yet in the Challenger League. At the moment Devin Isgro is leading with 17 points and the title of Challenger League Champion 2020 is within his grasp. Read here which scenarios are possible for the upcoming race that can still deny Devin the title.

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ALL EYES ON JULIEN APOTHÉLOZ

Julien Apothéloz is an active 19-year-old with great ambitions. He uses the challenges of the Racer League as training and preparation for races in real motorsport. Read more about the racer who wants to get to the top in GP racing.

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THE EIGTH CHALLENGE IN ZANDVOORT ENDS WITH AN EARLY CHAMPION

Another exciting Race Day is drawing to a close. On the track in Zandvoort, the Netherlands, Czech Michal Smidl takes another victory and secures the title of Champion of the Racer League. In the Challenger League the Swiss Devin Isgro once again dominated.

PREVIEW OF THE WEEKEND

The second last challenge is imminent. Find out everything about the implementation of the Challenge and more.

WE TAKE CORONA SERIOUSLY

The Covid-19 virus still controls our lives and we have to temporarily give up on some of our favourite leisure activities. But not on exciting racing sessions in our simulators: Our racing lounges remain open. Take a time-out with us - in an absolutely corona-compliant environment! In this article you will find some information about what you need to consider and which rules we follow ourselves to make your visit as relaxed and carefree as possible.

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ALL EYES ON MIKE DANNER

Mike Danner is a member of the Racer League of Racing Unleashed and our next guest in the portrait series. Find out more about his personality in the following article

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REVIEWING THE 7TH CHALLENGE

Despite of Corona that Challenge was a huge success. Last but not least because of the strict compliance with the protection concept by all parties involved. Pictures and Videos can be found in the following article.

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OPEN DOORS DAY THIS SATURDAY

Next Saturday we will celebrate the second birthday of Racing Unleashed in Switzerland in our Racing Lounges in Switzerland. All our lounges (Zurich, Kemptthal and Cham) open from 10am to 8pm and as our gift to you, you can enjoy the ultimate driving pleasure and decide for yourself, how much you want to pay for your ride! Find all information about the event here.

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CRAZY RACE DAY IN MONZA

Unfortunately, due to Corona, some of our racers could not participate, however, the race was extremely exciting.

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PREVIEW ON THIS SUNDAYS' CHALLENGE

As usual you can find some details about the upcoming challenge in this news article. We will be happy to welcome you on-site or through our stream.

REVIEWING THE PAST CHALLENGE OF SPA

A great track, good drivers and a lot of entertainment throughout the day. Let's have a look at what happened one week ago. Find highlight videos and pictures in the following article.

ALL EYES ON LORIS MISTRETTA

Loris Mistretta is participant of the Racer League of Racing Unleashed. He was asked a couple of questions about his life, as he is the next racer in our portrait series. Get to know more about his performances and character in the following article.

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IT'S TECH TUESDAY

Todays topic: Motion sickness

While there is an increased risk of bodily harm on the racetrack due to accidents, (almost) nothing can happen to you in a simulator. You crashed into the wall with your vehicle? No problem, just put it in reverse and off you go! A competitor grazed you while overtaking? Still not a problem, neither your car nor you will have taken any damage whatsoever. However, driving in a simulator still has the potential to be at least uncomfortable. Modern simulation systems can trigger motion sickness in rare cases, resulting in so-called simulator sickness. Read on to find out which symptoms occur and how they can be alleviated.

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WÜEST PREMIER WINNER IN THE RACER LEAGUE

With the win, Wüest receives prize money of 2,500 Swiss francs. His joy about the victory was correspondingly great.

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THE SIXTH CHALLENGE IS ABOUT TO START

We are racing again. As usual you will find the timetable and further information in the following article.

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IT'S TECH TUESDAY

A new edition of Tech Tuesday is waiting for you. In this Tech Tuesday we focus on one of the most important components: the pedals. Read more here about what happens when you step on the gas or brake.

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READY FOR THE CHALLENGE OF SPA-FRANCORCHAMPS?

The sixth Challenge of the Racing Unleashed Competition will take place in just two weeks. One of the most legendary Formula 1 racetracks will be virtual host – Spa-Francorchamps. Prepare yourself with useful knowledge and check out the following article.

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REVIEWING THE PAST CHALLENGE

Another Racing Lounge enriched the fifth Challenge approximately two weeks ago. More drivers on the track implied also more intense battles and with-it pure emotions. Highlight videos and pictures can be found in the following article.

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IT'S TECH TUESDAY

The tyres of a racing car play an important role. Depending on the weather conditions, the car is driven with tyres with or without tread, so-called "slicks". But the tyre pressure as well as the position of the tyres on the vehicle are relevant. Read more about this here.

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ALL EYES ON IVAN KAUFMANN

Ivan Kaufmann is a participant in the Racer League of Racing Unleashed and is one of the newcomers in the field. He has already shown strong performances in the past races and is definitely on the rise. Find out more about his personality in the following post.

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IT'S TECH TUESDAY

Everyone, who wants to enjoy the unique driving experience in our simulators, should be able to do so. Which is why we developed all components of the simulator carefully to eventually create a simulator that is suitable for everyone and anyone. This also applies to our seat shell with its built-in ventilation system. Read more about it here.

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SMIDL GETS THE HATTRICK

He is and remains the fastest in the Racer League! Third valuation race, third victory for Michal Smidl! The Czech burned the lap time of 1:29.025 minutes while running on the virtual racetrack in Silverstone with the simulated Ferrari SF70H.

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CHALLENGE OF THE 23RD OF AUGUST 2020!

We expand once again! After competing in two locations last time we are now set up with three lounges, as Kemptthal is finally ready. Time table and informations regarding the race are all to be found in the following article.

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Todays topic: Driving aids and systems

Anyone can drive in our simulators – whether you’re experienced in racing or e-sports or a newcomer. The four difficulty levels afford everyone the opportunity to enjoy a unique driving experience at their own level. On the first three levels, you can count on various driving aids, while on the fourth you will be driving with no assistance. To make sure you know what each driving aid entails, in which situations it will assist you and what other systems you can use to your advantage, we compiled a list of explanations.

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OUR RACING LOUNGE IN KEMPTTHAL, ZURICH IS FINALLY OPEN!

Last Saturday, 15 August 2020, our fourth Racing Lounge opened its doors. As part of the first hybrid meeting in Switzerland, organised by the Jensen Car Club, motor sports enthusiasts flocked to the Motorworld Manufaktur Zurich Region. They marvelled at the cars from a wide variety of generations - from classic cars to modern sports cars. - and paid us a visit in the newly opened Racing Lounge.

The interest and the enthusiasm were visible - our simulators were almost continuously occupied. We are looking forward to hopefully welcoming you soon in our, so far largest lounge with 10 simulators, spread over two floors! See you soon at "the Valley"!

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RACING LOUNGE KEMPTTHAL - SOON TO COME

Only one day left until the official opening of our newest Racing Lounge in Kemptthal, Zurich. The anticipation is huge, and we want to share it with you. In the form of a time lapse you can see, how the Racing Lounge has been established. Read more in the following article.

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ALL EYES ON BESNIK MURTEZI

Besnik Murtezi is participant of the Racer League of Racing Unleashed. The likeable father of two has already participated in our first competition last year and is willing to give it all for this years Competition. Get to know more about his personality in the following article.

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PREPARATION OF THE NEW RACING LOUNGE KEMPTTHAL

Our Racing Lounge in the former Maggi area in Kemptthal will open its doors on August 15th! We are looking forward to welcoming you in our new Racing Lounge. To ensure that everything is ready at our new location, we have to close our Racing Lounge Zurich for a short time from August 6, 2020 to August 9, 2020.

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INDUSTRIAL CHARM MEETS THE DIGITAL FUTURE

The former factory site of the Maggi company is in the middle of a revival process. Soon, a new meeting point will be created in the narrow valley of Kemptthal with the Motorworld Manufactory Zurich Region, restaurants and other lifestyle offers. We at Racing Unleashed will also be part of it. Our fourth Racing Lounge in "the Valley" will open its doors in mid-August. Find out more here.

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SUCCESSFUL MULTI-LOUNGE PREMIERE

The 4th race of the Competition 2020 is over and we look back to it. Find here a video with all the highlights from the first multi-lounge weekend and get to read the race report in case you missed it.

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SMIDL TAKES SECOND WIN IN A ROW

He did it again. Top favourite Michal Smidl secures his second win of the season at the Red Bull Ring, thus increasing the gap to his nearest rivals. This and further information about today's race day can be found in the following article.

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JASIN FERATI - A TALK ABOUT OUR COMPETITION

An interview with our sponsored driver Jasin Ferati. Get to know his view on sim racing and its connection to real racing.

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THE MOST ADVANCED STEERING WHEEL IN RACING SIMULATION

The steering wheel used in our simulators is the most advanced in racing simulation. Read about the different functions of the levers and buttons to get the most out of your driving performance.

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ENTERING THE WORLD OF ESPORTS THROUGH GOOGLE

Get to know our racers from the Racer League starting with Dustin Wüest. What is his opinion on motorsport in general and how is google involved in his career? Read more about it

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PARTNERSHIP WITH MALBUNER

We are pleased to announce our partnership with the traditional brand Malbuner of the Ospelt Group from Liechtenstein. Read more about the statement of Malbuner and Racing Unleashed.

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PARTNERSHIP WITH BITCOIN SUISSE

Racing Unleashed is pleased to announce its partnership with the market leader in the Swiss crypto financial and technology industry, Bitcoin Suisse.

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PARTNERSHIP WITH CROWDHOUSE

We are very pleased to announce our partnership with Crowdhouse - the leading company for the efficient online transaction of Swiss apartment buildings.

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SUCCESSFUL START OF SEASON 2020

Good fights, a great atmosphere and happy winners are the result of our first Challenge this year. Read more about it in the article!

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PARTNERSHIP WITH THE SWISS AUTOMOBILE CLUB (ACS)

How does the Swiss Automobile Club ACS generally stand for unique experiences in the virtual world of cars and e-sports? We did an interview with the President of the ACS, Ruth Enzler.

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JASIN FERATI GOES AT FULL THROTTLE!

After the collaboration between Racing Unleashed and Jasin Ferati was announced, there are already first success reports.

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CHALLENGER LEAGUE VS. RACER LEAGUE - GOOD TO KNOW

If the differences between our two leagues are not very clear yet, then this post will help you to get an overview. Good to know for everyone.

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JASIN FERATI GETS SPONSORSHIP BY RACING UNLEASHED

Racing Unleashed supports the 17-year-old Formula 4 driver Jasin Ferati from the Jenzer Motorsport team.

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SWISS RACE DRIVER JOINS RACING UNLEASHED

Nico Rindlisbacher is the newest member of Racing Unleashed. The Swiss race driver reinforces our marketing department as he will be responsible for our social media appearance.

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GARY HIRSCH - REAL RACING VS. SIM RACING

The professional race driver Gary Hirsch compared Sim Racing and Real Racing at our Racing Lounge in Cham. Read more about it.

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COVID-19 AFFECTS RACING UNLEASHED

The current situation around the Corona Virus, forces us unfortunately to temporarily close our racing lounges at our locations in Cham, Zurich, Kemptthal and Madrid. We will keep you up to date on social media for the reopening. Stay healthy!

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SMIDL, WHO ELSE?

Sunday is Raceday, it was said also this time in Cham in the lounge of "Racing Unleashed", which was filled with drivers, fans, VIP's. But this Sunday, January 19, 2020, was a very special one - because never before has there been so much prestige and prize money involved in races with the high-quality racing simulators "made in Maranello".

The cars were ready, the atmosphere couldn't have been more right, the pressure on the drivers' shoulders was enormous - and the crackling of excitement was audible. The old Zandvoort dune circuit, a highly demanding, very twisty, narrow track that challenged the drivers, certainly contributed to this.

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KEVIN AEBI: FORMULA V INSTEAD OF GYMNASTICS

After Shannon Lugassy (13) from Geneva, he is the youngest driver in the Formula V field. Without his mother, he could not travel to the races. But he says: "I want to be at the top". Kevin Aebi (14) is the fastest teenager far and wide. Actually, Kevin Aebi is still much too young to drive a car himself - he will complete the stage in four years. He attends secondary school in Gossau, a thirty minutes’ drive from Zurich. In his spare time he is an enthusiastic gymnast. But a visit to "Fantasy Basel", the festival for film, cosplay, comics and gaming that appeals above all to the "multimedia generation", changes his priorities in May in one fell swoop.

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MONISHA KALTENBORN JOINS FORMULA V

Monisha Kaltenborn, the long-standing director and former co-owner of the Sauber Formula 1 racing team, is switching to e-sport and becoming CEO of Formula V. She took up her new position on 1 July. "I'm looking forward to this fascinating task. E-Sport is experiencing a phenomenal rise, in which I like to participate with my experience in racing," says the 48-year-old Austrian, who lives in Küsnacht ZH, about her new commitment. For the founder of Formula V AG, Francisco Fernandez, the entry of Monisha Kaltenborn is a great success: "With Monisha Kaltenborn we have been able to commit the highest sporting and entrepreneurial competence. - The lawyer Kaltenborn joined the Sauber racing team in 2000 and headed it from 2010 to 2017.

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RACING LADY ON THE ROAD TO BELGIUM

Danica Brönnimann, the racing operation nurse, is setting course for Belgium. She already trained for the second Challenge race on Sunday, 30 June, which will be held on the legendary Spa-Francorchamps course. Based on the experience from the first race and also thanks to some reports from the participants, some changes will be made for the second Challenge Event. Formula V will inform about in the coming days.

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RACING LOUNGE ERÖFFNUNG IN CHAM

Benjamin Baders Monza-Rekord überlebte den Ansturm

Der Metzger muss fast 1000 Würste anschaffen, um den Hunger der vielen Gäste zu stillen, die sich am vergangenen Samstag zur Eröffnung der Formula-V-Racing Lounge in Cham einfanden. Der Andrang war so gross, dass die Rennsportfans für die Gratisfahrten auf den High-Tech-Simulatoren teilweise über zwei Stunden warten mussten.

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