iRacing is the most modern racing simulation ever created. Every inch of every track is modeled perfectly. I’ve used iRacing to learn new courses such as Virginia International Raceway, or to keep the rust off at tracks such as Infineon Raceway. For the hardcore sim racer, this is your dream simulation. For the actual real-world racer, this is your ‘at-home’ test vehicle. Acclimate yourself with a new course or learn something new on an old favorite. Even a rookie in the sim racing world can get up to speed fast within the iRacing system
iRacing is by far the best racing simulation out there. No wonder more and more professional drivers use it regularly. It’s shocking how finely detailed the tracks are; the visual cues and references points are right on the money. And the car setups are wide open. Anything you can adjust on a real car you can adjust on the iRacing version and the effects are the same.
It’s really cool! I use it a lot before I go to every race to try and get a feel for the racetrack. It’s so realistic. It’s cool how the changes can really relate to real racecars..and it’s fun. I go and race the guys on the internet and run a normal or hosted race and just have a good time with it.
Today, more than ever, it’s important to be competitive right out of the box. iRacing.com gives me that edge by being able to prepare before I arrive at the track. The cars and tracks are amazingly accurate! On the flip side, it’s simply a blast to race online against friends, fans and drivers from all over the world. There is nothing out there like iRacing.com. Period!
iRacing.com is the number one racing simulation out there. Every track on here has been perfectly modeled, from every bump to every surface change; it challenges the driver to adjust their driving style to suit each individual situation, as you would have to in real world racing. It is also great for learning new tracks or to serve as a refresher, and these days, getting up to speed right out of the box in the first session is huge, and iRacing helps you do that.
I spent time on Road America where they had an open practice. It was really cool. There were about 60 guys and it was just like a real practice session. One of the guys sent a set-up over digitally and we put that in and talked to him a little bit and followed him around the track. It really helps, I think. … I am relying on that iRacing stuff to get me up to speed in a situation like that.
iRacing.com is the best racing simulator hands down. Not only for the accuracy of the laser scanned tracks and cars, but also anyone can sign up and be racing against professional drivers from across the world who like me, use iRacing as a tool to improve driving skills. I spend as much time as possible on iRacing. Not only does it have a lot of use for race preparation and practice, it’s a lot of fun!
Recently, I’ve started working on iRacing’s V8 Supercar with their new tire model and data acquisition program to actually overlay data from the iRacing V8 compared to my real V8 at Phillip Island. Unbelievable. The new tire model has such huge potential and is already a massive step forward for iRacing. Come take us on!
iRacing.com for me is simply the best of both worlds. Any serious sim racer knows that Dave Kaemmer has always been on the leading edge of sim racing and that is why anytime you log onto iRacing.com, there is a good chance you will be racing against some of the best professional race car drivers in the real world. Trust me, there is no sim site more realistic, with the quality of online racing ,and more importantly the ease of use than iRacing.
Using iRacing has been a great tool for me to learn the race tracks we go to, especially the road courses where I don’t have the experience. On the oval tracks, it really helps me to get re familiar with the track, coming to pit road, and where the bumps are! The most realistic program to get the job done
All the tracks on iRacing are spot on. If you practice iRacing on a track you’ve never driven before, you will know that track when you drive it in a real car. Plus you’re racing against real people on iRacing. The other day I passed a guy at Lanier Speedway in a Legends race and he came on the voice chat and said, ‘Is that you Will? It’s me, Oriol [Servia].’ When I told him it was me, Oriol said, ‘If I’d known that, I wouldn’t have let you past so easily!
It’s pretty realistic, right up to the part of me wiping out! It doesn’t hurt near as bad. It’s pretty amazing!
Accuracy is the most important thing. In the iRacing simulation, the corner spacing and radii are exactly right. Bumps, camber changes, curbing, changes in surface all have an influence on the optimal line, and iRacing has that level of detail. It’s great for learning tracks and cars, but even if you already know a track, you can refresh yourself, so you’re not spending the first session getting up to speed. You can attack straight away.
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The iRacing simulator is about as real world as you can get when it comes to virtual racing. It’s a great tool to refresh your memory before going into a race weekend or to learn the new layout of a track. The graphics and the handling are by far the best I have seen out of any simulation program. And when I’m not home, I can bet my son, Sebastian, is on it racing someone from somewhere around the world.
I am on iRacing as much as I can. It’s amazing how real the tracks and the racing are. The iRacing simulation is a tremendous amount of help for me. It lets me take some laps on a track I have never seen before.
iRacing.com allows people of all ages and experiences to race on an even playing field while learning a lot about driving techniques and car control along the way. There is no doubt that iRacing.com has helped improve my driving skills and race preparation.
I really enjoy driving on iRacing.com, it is great fun and a great product. I am getting my friends going on it because I know they will love it as well. The selection of cars and tracks is great and incredibly realistic.
“iRacing’s tracks are spot on. I used it a lot in preparing for my first test in a Daytona Prototype at Daytona Speedway. When I got to the track for the first time, I felt like I knew it already and was able to get up to speed quickly.”
Name another professional sport where professionals can’t practice their skills. Other professional athletes can practice seven or eight hours a day, but with restrictions on testing, racing drivers do not have that opportunity. The racing video games that have become available in the last few years have helped, but iRacing is a BIG step forward. The cars and tracks are so realistic.
… online track time is very valuable, and I’m saving a ton on tires
I’m on iRacing daily and think it’s a huge help and very fun!
For real drivers, iRacing.com is a tool, not a toy. They’ve done such an amazing job of digitally re-creating the Star Mazda race car and the tracks we race on that you can save several laps of expensive track time by re-familiarizing yourself through the iRacing service; you can pick up right where you left off last time you actually raced on that track.
iRacing is a great tool that is at the disposal of every race car driver out there. Whether its a road course, short track, or a superspeedway, nothing beats the accuracy that iRacing has provided me with. Its also a great simulator for myself and other racing friends to get on and have some fun! If you want to have fun and be ready for your next race, iRacing.com is where it’s at!
Being a rookie in the NASCAR Craftsman Truck series last year, I used iRacing to help me learn the new racetracks. It was amazing how accurate the iRacing sim was – not only the layout of the track but also the track surface and the signage, which is so critical for landmarks in the real world and makes a huge difference in how helpful the sim can be. Even the feel and handling of the truck was right. iRacing has done an amazing job at modeling these things down to the smallest detail. Not to mention racing on the sim is just plain fun!
iRacing is always fun for me! There is a sense of realism while driving any car on iracing that is really enjoyable. The accuracy of the tracks is also really helpful when getting ready for a race. Racing online with a bunch of people is always exciting and it never gets old!
I can easily say that no other training tool has helped me as much as iRacing has, both on the track and off. My training regime with iRacing began two years ago and I continue to spend hours on my personal simulator prior to events or test days.
iRacing has no competition, its the closest you can get to the real thing, its just such an accurate representation! I wouldn’t waste my time on anything else out there, its won’t even be in the same league as iRacing, the tracks are inch perfect to the real thing, and the cars behave so realistically, and you race against real people which is so much fun! I use iRacing a lot to learn a new circuit, or even if I’m returning to a track I haven’t driven in a year, it always helps me start the first session of the weekend off strong.
Whilst being a lot of fun, I find iRacing very beneficial to get myself ‘in the zone’. iRacing is so accurate with cars, circuits and setups, and together with my Hyper Stimulator simulator, it can’t be anything but a great help. It gets me in the same competitive mental zone as the real thing and helps me work on being at my best under pressure.
Whether racing just for fun or doing some serious preparation for circuits iRacing is great and always in my favorites folder. The detail in the cars and tracks is very impressive. When I’m missing my mile and a half oval stock car fix back here in Europe, I can get straight online and get it right here.
iRacing has been a huge part of my preparation as a racing driver. The car and track model accuracy is unprecedented, and the intensity of the online racing is great training. Not only is iRacing an extremely valuable training tool, it’s great fun. I’ve driven various different race car simulators but, for me, iRacing is still the best simulation I’ve come across, particularly in the way the car and tires behave. Plus the track accuracy is really unbelievable. Spending time on iRacing has for sure made me a better race driver.
Regardless of what you drive, for real-world racers this is a tool. It’s dead on. The bumps, the elevation changes, how you drive the track – it’s dead on.
At Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, Turn 6 is for me the toughest corner because it is so fast and so edgy. And in the sim it feels exactly the same as in real life; you kind of hold your breath and hope you come out the other end.
The iRacing sim has been beneficial for me in my transition to full-time Stock Car racing. After competing on dirt tracks, I now am seeing big pavement tracks for the first time, but because of iRacing, I’m familiar with my surroundings before I ever turn a real-life lap. It doesn’t hurt that iRacing is fun and addictive either. When I’m not at the track or in the shop, this is one of the best ways to bring a little fun into my day.
“iRacing is a very valuable tool for learning new tracks. It also helps sharpen your racecraft. There are some seriously quick sim-racers out there, and the concentration you need to run consistent laps with someone in your mirrors is the same whether it’s online or on the real track.”
“iRacing is great. We use it as part of our preprations for tests and races to re-familiarize ourselves with tracks we haven’t seen in a year’s time. Plus it’s a lot of fun!”
I’d never driven any kind of car on the Phoenix oval. But running PIR on iRacing definitely helped with my visual cues, like the turn-in for Turn One and also the sense of just how fast you get from Turn Four into Turn One. It really helped me to get up to speed quickly.
What really impressed me was just how straightforward it is to get the system up and running on your computer. I already owned a steering wheel and pedals. I just downloaded the iRacing software, followed the Quick Setup guide and I would say in no more than an hour I was on track in the Dallara. The whole process was seamless.
“I use iRacing as a wake-up call for my brain. iRacing has been a part of my race preparations for a long time. The Wednesday before a race, I spend one or two hours driving the track, visualizing where I’ll be racing.”
Formula One teams have made increasing use of simulation technology over the past several years. Now, iRacing.com is bringing the same benefits to everyone else in motorsport. It’s real seat time without the cost of taking the racecar to the track. In the next few years, everyone will be using simulation to prepare for their races; the teams that adopt the technology first will have a huge advantage.
As a professional race driver and amateur sim racer I can honestly say that iRacing is unmatched as a sim. It has literally become my home test track! For people looking to experience the thrill of competitive auto racing without the expense of the real thing, iRacing is the place to be.
“No question iRacing is a revolution for young drivers, something I didn’t have 18 years ago when I started.”
The iRacing V8 Supercar is exactly how it handles in real life pretty much to the T … the longer we worked on it the better it got … I think this will change the game in the case of the V8 Supercar Online Series. I’m sure you will see a lot more V8 Supercar drivers coming on.
I started using iRacing about a year ago, and I was surprised on how realistic the simulator really is. The cars have a great feel to them, and the tracks and graphics are nearly perfect. iRacing helps me get a feel for the tracks before I ever get the opportunity to go to the track. With a vast number of short tracks available it has allowed me to not only have fun beating and battling with others, but I also gives me the ability to work on braking and throttle control. Though I am definitely an oval racer the road courses provide me the chance to learn how to manuever different turns and still have fun even when I am off in the grass. iRacing is a tremendous amount of fun and can also be very educational.
iRacing has become a very important tool to me as a race engineer when it comes to understanding what my driver is experiencing. It’s one thing to look at Pi graphs and data print-outs, but unless you’ve felt what the driver is feeling, it’s not really the same. Unless you’ve felt the car step-out over the crest of the hill in Turn 5 at Mid-Ohio, you really don’t understand what the driver is experiencing. Any engineer looking to improve communication with their driver should be using iRacing.
iRacing is good training. It’s good to be able to race against other good drivers online. It brings you the kind of pressure you can have on a race weekend when you race against real people. It’s the same as the real world where you only get chance: if you crash, you’re done! Just like real.
Also the car models are very close to reality, and the tracks are very, very close to reality as well. So it’s a good training device for us drivers. I use the Formula One car mostly because its downforce level is very close to the prototype cars, but I love the IndyCar also because it’s the kind of racing that I love. And I also race NASCAR a few times because it’s good fun.
iRacing puts you behind the wheel of real race cars in the most realistic racing simulation out there. iRacing has become a big part of my in-season and off-season training programs, keeping me sharp throughout the year. As I move towards the month of May and my first attempt at qualifying for the Indianapolis 500, you can bet I’ll be putting-in thousands of miles at the Speedway on iRacing to be ready!
After 6 years of iRacing I sat in a real race car, the Skip Barber RT2000/formula car, at Sebring for the first time during my Skip Barber 3 Day school. Nothing was a surprise during the three days because my brain had already experienced dozens of laps in the same car on the same track in iRacing. This happened again at my next event at Road Atlanta during my Skip Barber Advanced 2 Day school. This just shows the detail and quality that iRacing provides and why iRacing is the best Motor sports simulation.
As a driver I get lots of opportunities to drive on a number of different Sims and racing software. There is no question that Iracing has by far the most realistic cars, tracks and head to head racing. The others dont even compare to the precision graphics and truly accurate track layout. iRacing is the only software I recommend and use on a daily basis as a real training tool to sharpen my track knowledge before a Rolex event. Once you try iRacing you’ll be hooked for life.
iRacing gives me the edge I need to stay ahead of the competition. There is no better simulation that replicates the cars and tracks and it has been a vital tool for getting me up to speed each and every week this year.
When I started to race American Le Mans, I didn’t know four or five tracks so I bought a seat, a steering wheel and a subscription to iRacing. I bought the Corvette C6.R because it was the closest thing, performance-wise to the Jaguar XKR. It was good to learn the tracks with a powerful, front-engine, rear wheel drive, sports car.
I joined iRacing in or about 2009. The aim was more to have fun with mates, messing around in cars online. But little did I know that I was embarking on a motorsport journey, that would not only give me an edge over my competitors from a driving and race craft point of view, but also from a technical point of view thanks to the realism of the setup changes available with the sim. iRacing is unrivalled in terms of its realism, both from a visual aspect, but more importantly, from a simulation point of view. The ability to compete in online races every hour is worth more than its weight in gold, particularly in a sport where race craft is only learned and improved by competing.
iRacing gives racedrivers the opportunity to train and to simulate test days more realistic than any other simulation.
I used iRacing to train for my races in Formula Renault 1.6 this year, and I was able to finish 5th at Zandvoort at the first race, without even one testday, which shows how accurate the iRacing tracks are.
For a racedriver it is most important to get an accurate feeling and feedback from the track, and with iRacing’s laser scanned tracks this is finally possible.
You develop reference points around the track on iRacing and when you get to the real track they are the same. For sure it will accelerate my learning process this year at the tracks I’ve never been to – Lime Rock, Mosport and Road Atlanta – so I’m definitely going to be using iRacing for that.
Plus I’ve always enjoyed gaming, so I’m having a lot of fun with that. I’m driving for Jaguar this year with Bruno Junqueira and Oriol Servia and we are organizing something so we can have some iRacing competition between us.
iRacing is not only a fun hobby but an invaluable tool for practicing the circuits on which I compete during the season. As a clubman Racer in the UK, finite budgets often mean testing is a limited commodity. I must have raced at Brands Hatch more than twenty times for example, but being able to jump into a Radical to test your line through Paddock Hill bend, without leaving the comfort of your home is just awesome. The accuracy of the circuits is incredible and even long circuits like Silverstone GP and Spa Francorchamps are absolutely true to life. I would recommend that race fans and competitors alike look to iRacing to bring the experience of real world racing into the home.
Having been involved in the development of the Williams F1 simulator from its early days I know how important it is in a simulator to drive around accurately recreated laser scanned tracks, not only from a driver learning and familiarization perspective, but also as an engineering tool.
Virtual Racing is the obliged future of real racing, it is the only way to handle and master the huge pressure from cost containment, limited track time, number of design options.
Above these all, it stands the human factor. Drivers have to drive the car at best in all conditions and have to be prepared for that: the interaction with the racing car is the most efficient area where to gain lap time performance.
There are so many incredible opportunities for Dallara, being a world wide racing car and high performance road car manufacturer, to improve its own products, designs and engineering activities through a strong cooperation with iRacing. I am very excited about that.
But this is not enough to describe it: I am very excited about the partnership with I-racing people who I personally know and trust as I am convinced that people are the ultimate competitive advantage for every company.
Think of the benefits that can arise from a driver and an engineer working together on iRacing. The engineer now has exclusive access to the driver, listening to his real time feedback, asking questions without fear of causing an accident by interrupting the driver’s concentration, talking back and forth on a static-free intercom – without interruption by the team manager, the team owner, the mechanics; away from all the pressure and distractions of a race weekend or even a test session; just the two of you communicating; freely. How can you beat that?
With iRacing you can make changes almost instantaneously. Change the differential, the dampers . . . Changes that are not possible to make at the track during a race weekend, owing to time constraints or that can only be done overnight, now you can make those changes almost instantaneously . . . and do back-to-back-to-back runs and compare. How can you not have iRacing as a weapon in your arsenal?
I actually met David Kaemmer several years ago when he was with Papyrus. I truly believe he is the best in the business when it comes to racing simulations. I’m really impressed with the iRacing format. It helps develop self-discipline in your racing.
At my age and height, I do not see real racing in my future. On the other hand, with iRacing, I look forward to competing with others and participating in the community for years to come. I specifically remember my first win as it gave me a boost of confidence and an adrenaline rush that only iRacing can provide. It has kept me coming back. I look forward to competing with other drivers from around the world. What a great group of people!
The iRacing sim is equally beneficial to a driver who’s brand new to the sport or someone with 20 years experience. A new driver can learn all the right skills and avoid picking up bad habits. For somebody with experience, you can reconfirm your feel for a particular track and hone your skills. Either way, you can get prepared without all the cost of going to the track and running the real cars.
I’ve been playing racing games ever since I was a little boy. Unfortunately, Mario Kart didn’t prepare me for the rigours of the racetrack! Thankfully, iRacing provides detailed and informative training videos for gamers like me who had never experienced the thrill of taking a real car to the track.
Thanks to iRacing, I have begun to take my first steps into the realm of racing. I recently participated in my first ever track day, and I am looking forward to many more in the future!
I use iRacing all the time, we have a sim racing chassis set up in the race shop. It’s a big help when there’s long breaks in the schedule between oval or road races. For example, after Long Beach we didn’t do another road race until Toronto, so it really helps you get back in the swing of things when you haven’t raced one discipline or the other for awhile . . .plus it’s quite a lot of fun!
iRacing is the closest you can get to actually driving the various race cars on each track. The realism and detail of this simulator from the track to the car models makes it an invaluable tool for the professional to gain seat time and an advantage over the competition, or for the amateur to learn new tracks, work on their driving, and get an accurate idea of what it’s like to drive the various cars.
iRacing was a key factor in the success of my first oval race ever, which was in a NASCAR Nationwide car at Loudon. Gaining seat time and learning the nuances of the car, the track, and working on various lines was crucial in getting me up to speed in real life. I-Racing will become an even more important tool for future drivers because if you aren’t getting the edge from the additional seat time, your competitor will be.
Seat time; where to get it and how to make the most of it, a constant struggle for any up and coming racer. In pursuit of my racing dream I referenced iRacing more times then I could count. My first year in motorsport proved to be very challenging. Having a tool such as iRacing allowed me to have greater sense of confidence going into a weekend. The accountability of this platform has — bar none — become the best in the business! I encourage those who have not yet experienced it to certainly give it a shot; you’ll be pleasantly surprised at how soon you’ll be relating simulation to the real world!
I have only been a member for only a few months, but I have found it to be a very enjoyable service. For the most part the members are very courteous and helpful to new members. This has become my main online sim because I have found the racing to be very challenging and it helps push me to get better.
I am very impressed with the realism of the iRacing.com online racing simulation. Like many of the other Izod IndyCar Series Drivers, I will be using iRacing.com to get to know these tracks better, before I even get out on the actual track. Plus it’s a lot of fun at the same time!
iRacing.com is actually the most professional racing simulator out there, especially because of its service, and I believe it’s the best replication of online racing compared with real motorsports.
The iRacing.com simulation is far and away the most realistic driving simulation I’ve ever seen. The graphics are stunning, the tracks look virtually identical to the real thing, and the cars move and react in a way that will train you to be a better, smoother driver. I am addicted!
Just yesterday I was on iRacing for awhile around Indianapolis (Motor Speedway). This morning I got in the car and the first lap was full throttle, just like I’d been in the car all night. Your mind is already warmed-up and ready to go, then it’s just a matter of getting your body senses up to speed. So instead of taking two steps to getting up to speed, it’s only one step. And on a race weekend, time is very limited. — on the eve of his 2014 Freedom 100 Indy Lights victory
As a racing fan, iRacing is an amazing hobby. The experience is absolutely the closest thing to real as possible, minus the; cost, time or injury risk. As someone with a young family it is truly perfect. On top of the actual driving, the community makes this place pretty special. I can’t wait to see where iRacing goes from here.
iRacing is fantastic for everything from learning a track and it’s lines to practicing advanced race craft and tactics. The laser-scanned tracks are perfect, every lap I do on there is relevant to real life and it means I can start a race weekend ahead of my opposition, even at a track I haven’t driven before. It’s also very useful when competing online to get a feel for how races could play out as you are against real opponents with real skills. Plus, if you wreck it, you don’t end up on the phone to the bank.
It’s growing here in the UK, and for a new customer it is a brilliant introduction to car racing with hardly any downsides like costs, crashing (which is basically more costs) and injury. It’s also a great community to be part of; a great way to mix competition with making new friends.
Between USAC and NASCAR, I’ve been fortunate enough to drive on a lot of great tracks, but iRacing is perfect at filling in the gaps on some places I’ve never been and helping me understand the nuances of the tracks in the NASCAR Nationwide Series. Having this in your house can turn any day into a test day, plus it’s always fun to compete against other sim racers from around the world.
iRacing is the closest that many of us will ever get to driving a real racecar, and it comes through with flying colors. The realism is unmatched, and the constant physics improvements really separate the sim from the rest. Overall iRacing is a ton of fun, and that’s the most important part. Being able to get together with many friends and race on the same track is what makes the experience so enjoyable. iRacing has been revolutionary for the sim racing community, and I look forward to what the future holds!
iRacing is the most enjoyable and realistic simulation available and it keeps getting better all the time. The tracks are fantastic and identical to the real ones, like I found out at Road Atlanta. You can race just for fun but I also really like the competition in the higher series and especially in the World Championship. Winning the 2010 iRacing.com World Championship Series Road Racing is my best achievement in sim racing and the competition keeps me coming back for more.
iRacing is arguably the most immersive and incredible sim experience on the planet. Not only does the game make you feel all the emotions of a real life driver but you are actually competing against professionals. Driving racecars was always a dream of mine and while that career path didn’t pan out for me, iRacing gives me that same sense of accomplishment. Walking around the paddock at race tracks and hearing “Great race last night” from real-life professional drivers like Justin Wilson, Tomas Scheckter, Will Power and others is an indescribable feeling. If you want to drive like a pro and feel like a pro there’s no other place to be than iRacing.
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As the best racing drivers can attest, motorsports simulations are a very real training tool, and iRacing.com has developed an outstanding system not only for highly-paid professionals, but for the people who race every weekend across the country in SCCA events. In addition to being an outstanding training tool, iRacing provides close, organized racing that any current or potential driver can be a part of regardless of the time of day, the weather conditions outside or if you even have a race car in your garage. Whether you want to work on a particular track or just get in some additional racing, iRacing is something every racer should have.
I first joined the iRacing community two years ago. Since then I am on iRacing on a near daily basis when I am home. There are several advantages that I apply to my real life racing from iRacing. One of my favorites is how identical the laser scanned race tracks look and feel. I make multiple laps on the tracks I have never been to before and when I actually show up and race them in real life, it feels like I have been there a hundred times. It also helps to keep the rust off by simulating real life race situations by racing with such a wide variety of great drivers. And on top of all that…it’s plain out fun!
I believe that iRacing is the best motorsports simulation out. The tracks are spot on, right down to the bumps, and the cars react just like the real thing. I used it during the Grand-Am weekend at Daytona after one of the Koni Challenge practices, and I learned some things I missed in the session. The price of iRacing is cheap for the amount of seat time you get — and for the amount of fun you will have. Best of all, you get to race against some of the best racecar drivers in the world on iRacing. There’s nothing better than being able to run with and learn from the best.
iRacing helped me learn tracks I didn’t know before and then go to them and win podiums in the Firestone Indy Lights series in 2010. Now I can spend hours playing this on my computer, learning new cars and tracks, and call it work! iRacing has raised my game and now I use it to learn the NASCAR racecars and tracks.
I’m a big believer that iRacing helps with mental concentration and race craft. The cars and tracks are extremely accurate, and that in itself makes iRacing the best simulation I’ve driven. Whether it’s used as a serious training tool, or for some fun with other online racers, iRacing ticks all the boxes.
With on track testing in the V8Supercar Championship Series limited to only 4 days per season, any chance to keep up critical hand-eye co-ordination driving my Hyper Stimulator using iRacing is a great advantage for me. Whilst there aren’t yet too many Australian race tracks on iRacing, the chance to learn new tracks from overseas is always fun, and may come in handy if V8Supercars turn up racing somewhere new soon!
I really enjoy playing iRacing when I am at home in Lake Havasu City, Arizona. I don’t live close to any race tracks or even Go-Kart tracks that I would normally use to keep fresh between races. Now that I have signed up for racing I am so amazed how realistic it is and how accurate the cars and tracks are to real racing. It has definitely helped me keep my skills sharp and ready for upcoming races during my race season. I have found iRacing to be so effective that I decided to have my 2 boys use iRacing instead of Go-Karts especially during the hot summer months in Arizona. Me and my boys really enjoy spending time racing on iRacing every chance we get.
With the championship on the line, I used the iRacing.com simulation to prepare for the KONI Challenge finale at VIR, where I hadn’t raced for a couple of years. The vehicle dynamics are spot on. You have to be precise because the car behaves like a real racecar. Even without physically experiencing the g-forces, I could actually sense the rotation and load transfer as if I were in the real car.
iRacing.com is a perfect illustration of the convergence in the fun of gaming with the exactness of simulation. With an unwavering dedication to simulation accuracy, iRacing has created the easiest to obtain training tool for any level driver with qualities comparable to simulations from the highest levels of motorsport. These same attributes of hi-fidelity, realism, and authenticity, however, also consistently maximize the fun factor that anyone can get from competing in the iRacing.com virtual world.
Driving the perfect lap is all about executing a plan for that lap. The iRacing simulation is so accurate, you can develop and master that plan at a fraction of the cost of trying to do it in a real car. When you do arrive at the track after practicing on iRacing, you have all your references and you are already up to speed.
I feel like there were so many things I’ve learned from competitive sim racing that put me ahead of a lot of other drivers out there. iRacing certainly isn’t only useful for learning tracks, but even for just knowing how to race smart, thinking ahead, blocking everything out of your mind and doing what needs to be done to win the race. … I think people will start to learn that training on the simulators is really worth a lot more than they initially thought.
iRacing has set the bar when it comes to simulated racing. Being able to find quality competition 24 hours a day wasn’t possible until iRacing came on the scene. I used to have to find a private league to find the competition I find now anytime I log into iRacing. On top of that, the laser scanned tracks, realistic force feedback and physics makes for an intense and very realistic racing experience. If you want the most authentic racing experience on the net 24/7, against the best sim racing talent in the world, iRacing is the place to be.