What are sim-racers saying about DRE?

Incredibly helpful

Big fan of DRE. Started using it when I ventured into VR, but have since moved back to monitors and still use DRE for Pit Stops, Spotting, Driver ahead/behind information, and black box viewing.

I only use around 15 commands at most but is incredibly helpful. I’m not good enough to do pit stuff and change black boxes while driving.

Rob Powers

Worth it

I love this app and have been using it for several years now.

The spotting and pitstop functions alone are worth it.

#1 suggestion… Train your speech recognition in windows. Do all of the training, a couple of times if you can. It makes a HUGE difference.

Brett Trosin

Competitive advantage

DRE is the best thing for sim racing since virtual reality! I am loving it!!!

The ability to collect critical information in real-time, maintain focus during races, and make better decisions = DRE is a competitive advantage.

It also eliminated what I considered to be the only negative of VR which was to be able to interact with the software and other racers efficiently. This does that in spades!

Kane Lasky

Useful info

DRE gives way more of useful info over voice than the default spotter


Really enjoyed it

Tried it out last night and really enjoyed it … deleted my crew chief spotter!

Just wanted to say thank you again. Installed the pro version today and tested it out and it is an incredible program.

Dwayne Mcarthur

Literally changed my racing

Hey Egil, I’ve been really loving DRE for the last 2 months.

I seriously appreciate all of the time and effort you put into DRE, man. It’s literally changed my racing to the point I can’t race without it.

Jeremy Jones

Love DRE

I just wanted to say I love DRE. Thank you and keep up the good work


Highly recommend

I would find it extremely difficult to race in VR without DRE. I won’t try extolling the virtues, as Egil does a very good job of that.

I highly recommend the DRE app.

Butch Berney

Great app

Never been a VR user but have been using this for years. Great app and allows me to focus on track instead of finding keyboard keys or buttons on a button box.

Highly recommend!

Rich Jamison

Definitely worth it

I love the spotter’s information during tight racing especially. The pro version is definitely worth it. I don’t use to voice commands part, because I have a full dash panel and don’t need that. But I also understand a lot for not have that. […] Love your product. 

Best spotter app I’ve ever used

Marty Phillips

Appreciate your prompt and honest response

I appreciate your prompt and honest response. I’ve always been a promoter of DRE to my fellow drivers and league guys and definitely will continue to recommend you. 

Keep up the great work!!

Jon Mankowski

Quick response and assistance

I really appreciate your quick response and assistance. I don’t know what it takes to develop something like DRE but I know it didn’t come easy and in my opinion, the DRE is the best app of its kind and nothing I have found to date comes close.

Thank you for all you have invested in this work

Chris Williams

Really impressed

I’ve been trying Digital Race Engineer (DRE) for the last week and I’m really impressed. It’s not VR but think of it as Crew Chief++. There is amazing Discord support and their product is constantly updated. It’s (yet) another subscription but for me, it’s well worth it. I think it’s going to be a while until Racelabs sort out their OpenXR support

DRE could be worth checking out

Binesh Lad

I know when I can cut over

That actually helps a lot in that close pack racing


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Fond of the 3D radar

I’m quite fond of the 3D radar in DRE. Maybe because I don’t drive much, I don’t really have a sense of when I have cars close by or when someone divebombs. That feature gives me a 

cool experience of having that sensation 👍👍

Thomas B Nielsen

Seriously think about giving a try

Egil, I just wanted to say that I recently downloaded the latest version of DRE, and I’m really enjoying it. It’s a completely different experience than the first version that I tried a few years ago. I had some issues with DRE back then and went back to using Crew Chief.

If anyone reads this that isn’t already using DRE, I would seriously think about giving it a try.

It has many innovative ideas , like the spotter voice appearing in the left or right audio channel, according to which side the other driver’s car is on.

The voice recognition is very good if you take the time to dial everything in and train the Windows recognition system.

I race in VR, so this is exactly what I’ve wanted, to be able to send text messages or control other functions with voice commands, when I run out of buttons on my wheel


Top-notch stuff

I just wanted to take the time to come back and rave about DRE.

I used it for the 24 hours of Daytona and I can’t begin to quantify how useful it was to me.

Being able to ask what time it was, what my fuel situation was, who was ahead and behind me, having it help me with brake bias and traction control adjustments mid-run…it was amazing and I don’t know that I would have enjoyed the 24 as much if it wasn’t for DRE. I ran two three-hour stints and DRE was there for me the entire time.

This really is top-notch stuff and I don’t race in VR without it anymore.

Matthew A Holmes


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