FAQ

Where are you located?
Virtual Race Academy is positioned in a sensational location right above the main paddocks in Mondello Park in Suite 2.


Is there a minimum age / height / weight for a session at Virtual Race Academy?
Whilst there is no official age limit for our simulators, all drivers have to be able to reach the pedals and the steering wheel at the same time, respond to the simulators movements and be alert for other vehicles, so younger drivers may struggle with this. Usually by the age of 13 years old most teens are tall enough. The seat can move forward and backward like a normal vehicle, but we must remind our visitors that these simulators are not arcade games.
Recommendations:
Age: 13yrs +
Height: Minimum 140cm
Weight with motion on: Max 115kg.
Weight with motion off: Max 130kg.

What about drivers with disabilities, drivers with special needs or access for wheelchairs?
Virtual Race Academy is not yet fully accessible to wheelchairs however we are pleased to advise that we are actively investing in equipment to cater for drivers with disabilities and special needs.Unfortunately, each person's requirements are unique and we can not always cater for everyone with special needs - but we will do everything possible to make sure you have a great time if we can!


What do you offer Corporate Groups?
Virtual Race Academy offers exciting team building exercises for Corporate Groups. What better way to boost employee motivation than within a fun and challenging environment? We cater for small and medium sized groups at a time, or we can cater for larger groups by dividing into teams. Please ask us about our bonus offers for Corporate Packages.

I want to organise a group or a social function, can Virtual Race Academy open exclusively for our group?
Yes,the Virtual Race Academy is able to offer our centre for your exclusive use. We are ideally located 30 minutes from Dublin right on the track. Come and experience the best the Adrenaline packed race day that Mondello park has to offer!


What is the recommended footwear?
We recommend using a thin soled enclosed shoe for driving our simulators. We do not allow high heels or steel capped boots.


Is a Virtual Race Academy experience suitable for me?
Virtual Race Academy has been made suitable and accessible for most drivers, but regrettably there are some people for whom the experience would not be suitable. Our Simulators are as real as it gets, and we pride ourselves on being able to provide a high standard of excellence and realism in the thrill of the race. Due to the nature of these experiences, we do have to note that it is not suitable for all potential participants:

  • Persons with heart conditions or issues with blood pressure;
  • Persons during pregnancy;
  • Persons susceptible to motion sickness;
  • Persons with physiological issues that are likely to be exacerbated by the simulators;

All users must also be capable of entering and exiting the simulator's driver seat themselves using their arms. Drivers should not use the steering wheel as a tool to enter and exit the simulator. The steering components of the simulators are sensitive hence the wheel should not be used as an entry or exit aid.


Our full Motion simulator can generate noticeable g forces and therefore customers with neck or back issues and pregnant women should seek medical advice before using the motion simulator. Customers with heart or blood pressure problems should not use the simulators if their condition will be affected by the effects of raised pulse rate and adrenalin rush.
Customers very sensitive to motion sickness should not use the VR or Motion simulators.
Ultimately if you have a medical condition and you are unsure about driving you should consult your medical professional.

If you have a concern or question regarding your fitness for the simulators, please do not hesitate to contact us. The above list is not exhaustive.


All drivers are required to sign our Release and Waiver of Liability and Indemnity Agreement prior to their session.
A parent or legal guardian must sign the Agreement for any minor under their guardianship.

How Many Can Race At The Same Time?
Our facility allows for up to 3 drivers to race concurrently against each other.

Do You Sell Food or Drinks?
We can offer a selection of beverages and snack foods on-site by request