A question we sometimes get asked, so here's a quick explanation!

Simulation Racing (Sim Racing) is a form of racing gaming that focuses on realism and life-like authenticity.

Motorsport isn't a particularly physically-demanding sport (though at the top level you do need to be fit to withstand G-forces, or push the pedal with a lot of force), therefore sim racing is even less so.

Sim racing does however require a lot of focus / concentration, so can be exhausting mentally.

You could argue that using a powerful Direct Drive wheel and setting the motor to a high setting is hard work - but that's not proper exercise.

So, does sim racing burn calories - not very many, no!