At the 2022 ADAC Sim Racing Expo, Fanatec CEO Thomas Jackermeier discussed the future of Fanatec and sim racing. He spoke on Fanatec’s commitment to providing improved performance as well as their dedication to creating an accessible, enjoyable experience for anyone interested in the sport. Thomas Jackermeier stated his happiness while talking to customers, and Sim Racers, while at the Expo.
Fanatec is working hard to ensure that the latest in sim racing technology remains cutting-edge. Fanatec’s research and development teams have already been hard at work, developing a suite of new products for 2023 that are designed to bring a whole new level of realism and immersion to the virtual race track. Being known for having products that work with real world cars, BMW, Bentley, and Ford Puma (winner of the Monte Carlo Rally); Fanatec is planning to release products such as Fanatec’s Bentley GT3 racing wheel, and the F1 cockpit. Although, Fanatec’s roots are in gaming, currently, they are bridging the gap to become a motorsport company with the goal to bring both Sim and Real World Racing together.
Fanatec, was met with a major challenge in 2022 when it came to its supply chain. Even with this major issue, Fanatec had a great year financially, despite a reduction in product. By the second half of the year, Fanatec was almost sold out of all products. Fanatec’s production lines had been severely disrupted due to increased demand for their products and the limited availability of components. This led to Fanatec having to redirect their research and development teams towards developing replacement electronics for the existing products.
Fanatec’s CEO Thomas Jackermeier is confident that Fanatec will be able to meet the demands of its customers in 2023.
Last Updated on December 14, 2022