Fanatec Celebrates 25 Years – A Brief History – Part 1

Fanatec Celebrates 25 Years - A Brief History - Part 1

The German Sim Racing peripheral manufacturer Fanatec is celebrating its 25th anniversary. In a new 5-part video series, Fanatec takes a look back at how it all began.

Back in 1997, Thomas Jackermeier founded the German Endor Ag company, which is the parent company of the ever-so-popular Fanatec brand. Headquartered in Landshut, Bavaria, the company has conquered the entire globe as one of the leading brands in the ever-growing sim racing industry.

The company has come a long way since the release of its early PC peripherals, releasing officially licensed products for the PC and both the PlayStation and Xbox consoles. Fanatec is now having big automotive brands such as Porsche and BMW as official partners. Furthermore, Endor secured a number of prestigious licenses in the world of racing, including Formula 1, the FIA World Rally Championship, and the SRO Fanatec GT World Challenge to name a few.

In 2021, Fanatec became the title sponsor of the real-world SRO Fanatec GT World Challenge. In a further initiative, the Fanatec Esports GT Pro Series was staged at each Endurance Cup event utilizing the Assetto Corsa Competizione racing simulator. Entrants competing for overall honors and those in the Silver Cup nominate one driver to contest a 60-minute virtual race, with points up for grabs in the real-world teams’ championships.

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