1.1: Introduction

iracingnightSimracing is brutal. You may think of yourself as a real racing driver, having raced in the likes of Gran Turismo or Forza Motorsport, only to be proven utterly wrong while racing on similar tracks in similar cars in a full-bred racing simulator. Here’s what help you can expect from us.

The single purpose of sim racing software is to simulate the reality of racing cars. Because of that, there are no subtleties or compromises, anything that can be labelled as gameplay mechanics. Getting started in a racing sim can be daunting. It’ll require a serious investment of time and money, as well as strong dedication and focus. You’ll need a decent PC, fitting hardware like a steering wheel and pedals, and a fast internet connection. There’s no slacking on simracing. But while you’re at it, don’t forget to enjoy the racing, which sim racing brings plenty in its purest form!

Like the Virtual Racing School platform, this series of articles is not only to help you get faster, but also to help you get through the initial learning curve. Reaching the elusive limit, where the car is driven to its fullest potential, is one of the best thrills in simracing. To be one with the car and the track. We’ll cover hardware, software, and we’ll manage your expectations. You’ll learn how to use telemetry and how to analyse hotlaps of your own, or from someone else.

In other words: you’ll learn all you’ll need to become a top iRacing driver. Our mission is to create the next generation of iRacing champions, and hopefully, you’re one of those.

Up to you:

Feeling ready? Then head over to the second part of this series: Arcade vs. simcade vs. simulators