GTR24H Partner Asetek SimSport Presents New Quick Release Concept

GTR24H and EEWC partner Asetek SimSport is presenting a new product. Not every rapid release is created equal. There is a big difference between what you want in real racing and what you want with simulation racing; in the latter, it’s all about function.

Several things are different from other competitors’ products. The typical quick release relies on spring tension-loaded ball bearings gripping groves in the steering column. These connectors do not have any transfer of power or electrical connection and rely on auxiliary cables to transfer data and power between the car/computer and the wheel. The Asetek SimSport concept does away with the spiral cables and the regular ball-bearing locking mechanism by using a conic dovetail connection, much similar to what is used for mounting telescopes and heavy camera equipment.

Watch as André, our CEO and founder discusses the distinction between rapid releases and offers you a sneak preview of what Asetek SimSports has in store for you. The forthcoming Quick Release connection for Direct Drive wheelbases and wheels is seen here for the first time. It has zero play, a power connection, and extensive data transfer capabilities.

Image & video credit: Asetek SimSport

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Peter Munkholm
When John Nielsen won Le Mans 24-Hours in 1990, Peter was hooked with motorsports. He started sim racing on his uncles PC with Formula One Grand Prix by Geoff Crammond in 1992. Then progressed through IndyCar Simulator and IndyCar Simulator 2 on his Amiga 500+. When he bought his own PC in 1994 and a Microsoft Sidewinder Force Feedback Pro Joystick he was already deeply in love with sim racing. His first skirmish with light modding was a Pernod Anis blue, white, and red skin for IndyCar Racing 2. He was hooked! But sim racing really kicked off for Peter with Sports Car GT in 1999. And with internet access and what felt like an ocean of mods. Sports Car GT and the F1 simulators with endurance racing mods swallowed most of his spare time. Then the GTR mod for F1 2003 arrived on the scene, from some Swedish dudes who called themselves SIMBIN. That would change everything! Right about then was also when Logitech steering wheels reach a state of useful. So when the GTR game officially released Peter bought a Formula Force GP wheel the same day, went home and founded the Danish Grand Touring League (DGTL). In 2006 the first LAN event was held. This became GTR24H in 2007. As they say. The rest is history!
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