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Cutting-edge VR experience

VR Simulator Racing Experiences

An unparalleled VR racing experience, available at a discounted price for a limited time.

Welcome to the National Sim Centre, based at Midland Karting in Lichfield, where we bring the thrill of racing to life through our cutting-edge virtual reality simulators. Based in Lichfield, we offer a unique experience that combines the excitement of racing with the latest in virtual reality technology.

Immersive Virtual Reality Racing Simulators

Our virtual reality racing simulators are like nothing you've ever experienced before. Using the Next Level Racing GT Ultimate V2 Racing Complete Simulator Cockpit, completely adjustable GT wheel, gear shifter, and pedal positions, and custom reclining fibreglass race seat with lumbar support cushion, you'll feel like you're really driving on the track. The immersive experience is enhanced by haptic feedback, which simulates the sensation of driving over different surfaces and feeling the vibrations of the vehicle.

You'll also have access to an LED digital display with options to display lap time, speed, current gear selected, and more. And with the quick shift gear stick and paddle shifter on the steering wheel, you'll have complete control over your vehicle.

State-of-the-Art Hardware and Software

Our virtual reality racing simulators feature the latest hardware and software, including a PlayStation 4 Pro with one PS4 controller, PSVR Headset, and 2 Playstation Move Controllers. You'll also have access to a 42-inch LG 4KTV and an LG 600W 5.1 soundbar and subwoofer, making you feel like you're in the driver's seat.

And with access to some of the best racing games available:

  • Gran Turismo 7

  • Assetto Corsa

  • Assetto Corsa Competizione

  • Dirt 5

  • F1 2023

  • Project Cars 2

  • And more!

Book a VR Simulator Experience

Book a session on our virtual reality racing simulators if you're looking for an adrenaline-pumping adventure. You'll have the opportunity to race against your friends and family or compete against other drivers in an exciting virtual world. Our expert team will be on hand to help you get started and answer any questions you may have.

Arrive & Drive - Normal Mode

  • 20 minute Arrive & Drive go-karting and VR sim combo - £50

  • 30 minute Arrive & Drive go-karting and VR sim combo - £65

  • 45 minute Arrive & Drive go-karting and VR sim combo - £85

  • 60 minute Arrive & Drive go-karting and VR sim combo - £105

Combine Virtual Reality Racing with Real Life Go-Karting

For the ultimate racing experience, why not combine our virtual reality racing simulators with our real-life go-karting track? You'll have the opportunity to race on our outdoor track, experiencing the thrill of speed and competition. By booking both experiences together, you'll save money and enjoy a full day of racing fun.

Book Your Experience Today

At Midland Karting, we're committed to providing our customers with the best racing experience possible. Whether you're a seasoned racer or a beginner, our virtual reality racing simulators and go-karting tracks will provide you with hours of entertainment. Book your experience today and start your engines!

Priced from
£15 /person

Prices are correct at time of publication. We reserve the right to cancel, amend or update a session or event where an incorrect amount has been charged. Please refer to our Booking Terms prior to booking.

Event Information
  • Digital Circuit
  • GT Ultimate v2 Racing Complete Simulator Cockpit
  • Ages 3 years and older
  • Min. height 1.2m
  • 1 or more participants
  • Group size limits may apply
  • Approx. 45 minutes

Timings are approximate and are provided as a guide only. All information is correct at time of publication.
Minimum age and height restrictions must be adhered to at all times. We reserve the right to make amendments to events and formats for any reason at any time and without notice. We reserve the right to change and amend bookings to ensure compliance with restrictions.

Important info

Customers are welcome to pay a deposit to secure a booking. Deposits are 50% per booking.

New: Have you heard about our flexi-booking protection? Re-schedule your booking up to 48 hours in advance for only £2.50 per-person.

All drivers are required to sign a waiver prior to racing. This can be completed online before your arrival via the 'Book Activity' link, reducing your signing-on time and getting you on track even quicker.

All drivers are required to wear a balaclava. Balaclavas are available to purchase for £3 per balaclava on-site and when booking online. If supplying your own balaclava, please ensure that you bring a suitable balaclava for each person in your party.

Vouchers from external sources
If you are making a booking using a voucher from an external voucher provider, a £3 per person surcharge will be applied for weekend and school holiday bookings.

Video recordings
If recording go karting footage (camcorder, smartphone, Go Pro, etc.), you must get written permission from the parents/guardians of every driver under 18 years old before sharing the footage online.

Customer conduct

Late arrivals will forfeit race time. Please ensure that you arrive prior to your scheduled slot; we recommend arriving 30 mins before your scheduled slot.

Please note that abuse towards our staff will not be tolerated. Directing abuse towards staff will result in either a warning or a termination of your session without a refund.

Have a Question?

If you’ve read our Frequently Asked Questions and still have a query about this event, or anything else, please call us on 01543 418419 during office hours. Alternatively, other methods can be found on our Contact page.