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Practice and Set ups

Discussion in 'Sim Racing Hardware' started by Brad Allison, May 29, 2017.

  1. Brad Allison

    Brad Allison

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    Have come across Iracing membership and it looks great. (reminds me very much of the Papyrus Sims I used to play) Two questions, one did I read correctly on another thread that practice is limited and/or restricted to certain times or durations and secondly as my Interest is in oval/speedway racing how intricate and involved are the car setups. I know that I used to spend weeks and weeks making micro adjustment to the car to make it better. Is this how Racing is or are the car setups fixed for equal racing. Thanks in advance.
     
  2. Miguel Gonzalez

    Miguel Gonzalez

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    Not sure this is the right forum for this but to answer your question if depends what series and what car you're driving. Most of the introductory series operate on fixed setups as you get higher or if you're just doing practice with the car outside a session the setup options are available and vary depending on the car you're driving.
     
  3. Brad Allison

    Brad Allison

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    Thanks, sorry if it's the wrong Forum
     
  4. rocafella1978

    rocafella1978
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    - you can practice (test) on any track at any time with any car, if you want to practice as close as possible to race/ series condition:
    1) find these in series schedule
    2) you can adjust weather and track conditions before practice or testing
    3) if you join a practice in a series, official race, then it is already considered a participation (you could potentially back out (forfeit/ withdraw) before "practice/ quali and race"
    4) series/ races depend on your license class (rookie, D, C, B....A and Pro)
    5) and your participation in series and races all go hand in hand with your safety rating and iRating (http://faq.iracing.com/category.php?id=9)
    6) and of course you kind of decide which path to use -> Oval or Road racing (road also splits into close cockpit and open wheel vehicles)

    in higher rated classes and iRacing Splits, you will quickly notice in races with setups, you will need good setups! (you can try this also if you are not much into setting up vehicles and want some help to start with: http://iracingsetupsync.nickthissen.nl/)

    hope this helps.

    PS: iRacing has a very good manual to read everything in detail and also fantastic FAQ site.
     
  5. Brad Allison

    Brad Allison

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    Thanks Rocafella think I will dig the Logitech wheel, shift and pedals out and give it a shot. Appreciate the reply and info.
     
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