Trak Racer RS6 Mach 3 Review

The Trak Racer RS6 Mach 3 is an entry-mid level Sim Racing Cockpit, available in Matte Black finish, and costs £664 at the time of writing this piece. The RS6 weighs approximately 40kg, so that is a clear indication that you are buying something strong.

Assembly time for the rig is quite short, perhaps taking an hour or two at the most, and then further refinements and adjustments to set up the rig perfectly for you.

The Mach 3 is the third-generation, so it features a number of improvements over the earlier generations of RS6. Notable improvements include the new Trak Racer bucket racing seats, GT Style (below left) or XL Rally Style (below right), the new reinforced & widened pedal plate, wheel mount and gear shifter mount.

Compared to the Mach 2, the new seat with the Mach 3 is much superior; more durable, comfortable, appealing design and spacious. It has been designed to be large, so it can accommodate many larger drivers, which is a very good thing. There is also a more-open Rally Style Seat, and a larger sport seat for even larger drivers/those who want easy reclining, with minimal bolstering for maximal comfort.

One major plus about the RS6 is its strength. For its cost, it is very strong, capable of handling all mainstream belt driven wheels, and at a push (though Upshift do not advise it), it can handle a Fanatec DD1, though it is not built to do so. The strong thick frame is a major selling point for the RS6, and will easily handle all Thrustmaster, Logitech and belt-driven Fanatec wheels. For Direct Drive wheels, we recommend either Trak Racer's TR80 or TR160. 

The reinforced & widened pedal plate on the RS6 is good, however upon upgrading your setup to serious hydraulic pedals, the pedal deck will begin to flex somewhat; so if you are a very serious sim racer with expensive high quality pedals, this rig may not suffice. This is to be expected, as the RS6 wasn't designed for these - if you require the rigs with maximum strength, you need to consider the Trak Racer TR160 instead.

The RS6 includes a Left/Right side Gear Shifter mount as standard (this is an additional accessory on many other sim rigs), and all of the components are highly adjustable, including the pedal deck, seat mount and the multi-point steering wheel mount. These strong levels of adjustability allow people of all different heights and sizes to find their ideal driving position, so you are able to get comfortable and focus fully on your racing.

There are a number of additional accessories for the RS6, including speaker mounts, keyboard mounts, monitor stands and more. Specifically, there are exclusive prices offered on RS6 bundles that include monitor stands - both single monitor stand or a triple monitor stand.

The Trak Racer RS6 Mach 3 is a fantastic sim rig for those starting out; it is especially popular for those upgrading from a Playseat, and in comparison to this, it is definitely much stronger.