Anyone can race

Most current-gen PCs will perform effectively on In the event that a member owns an older computer, an upgraded graphics card could potentially be all that is required to enable the iRacing online driving simulator to operate successfully. Mac users can run iRacing using Windows on Bootcamp.

However, the member will require a controller to enjoy the full range of experiences afforded by iRacing’s racing simulator. Currently, there are several options available, accommodating nearly any budget. A host of steering wheel/pedal combos, gamepads, joysticks, mouse-based control systems, and any version of the Microsoft Windows operating system, supporting touch screen driving are compatible with

For the most intense online racing experience, however, iRacing suggests a force-feedback steering wheel/pedal control system, when compared with other types of controllers. Some suggested, readily available forced feedback/pedal sets combo are listed below. also supports the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive virtual reality headsets for people looking for an even more immersive driving experience.

To determine your system’s hardware compatibility with iRacing, you can use this system requirements checker.


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If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact our support staff at They will be happy to assist you.




Steering Wheel

Steering wheel and pedal sets start at around $99 and go up from there.  Commonly used steering/wheel pedal sets include:

Thrustmaster T150 Learn More

Thrustmaster TX Learn More

Thrustmaster T300RS

Thrustmaster T500RS

Fanatec CSR Wheel

Fanatec ClubSport V2

Logitech G29 Racing Wheel

Logitech G920 Racing Wheel


Gamepad / Joystick

A quality gamepad can be purchased for as little as $19.99.  Some commonly used controllers:

Thrustmaster Joysticks

Thrustmaster Gamepad Controllers

XBOX 360 Controllers

XBOX One Controllers

PS4 Controllers


XBOX Controller



Race on an Intel Ultrabook with touch control.




Minimum System Requirements

PC Computers:

  • Windows 7 SP1, Windows 8.1, Windows 10
  • 64-bit Windows
  • Intel Core i3, i5, i7 or better or AMD Bulldozer or better
  • 8 GB of RAM
  • NVidia GeForce 2xx series or better, 1GB+ dedicated video memory, AMD 5xxx series or better, 1GB+ dedicated video memory or better
  • Integrated Intel HD Graphics 4200+ or better, with 8GB of system RAM
  • 10 GB of free disk space
  • Microphone optional, required for voice chat

*Note that in order to get the full dirt visual experience on iRacing you will need a computer that is capable of running graphics shaders at medium to high settings. Please contact our support team at if you have questions about your PC.

MAC Computers:

  • iRacing can  be run  with Apple’s Boot Camp utility.  For more information on installing Windows on an Apple Computer, please see your MAC user guide or this site.


  • Steering wheel, analog gamepad, joystick, mouse, or any version of Windows supporting touch screen driving.

Internet Browser Requirements

  • Firefox 15, Internet Explorer 8, Google Chrome 20 or newer
  • Javascript enabled
  • Cookies enabled
  • Flash Player

Internet Connection Speed

  • DSL, Cable, Fiber, 128K or faster – Supported. Satellite is not supported.