The goal of the iRacing.com experience is simple: to make each lap driven in simulation as valid as a lap driven on the real-world race circuit.
To achieve this exceptionally high level of realism, iRacing.com uses its pioneering, proprietary application of three-dimensional laser-scanning technology to create two key features.
We visit every track we add to the iRacing.com service to laser scan and take literally thousands of photos.
iRacing.com replicates the precise physical features of each track’s racing surface. Our laser-scanning technology produces a mathematical ‘bump map’ of the track’s camber, cracks, curbs, undulations and patches.
Combine this mathematically-precise surface mapping with iRacing.com’s hyper-accurate sight-pictures and proprietary mapping software and you have a powerful tool that allows even drivers at the highest levels of professional motorsport to use virtual seat time to hone their skills and improve their real-world performance.
Learn more about the proprietary laser scanning technique in this special episode of iRacingTV.