Useful iRacing Tips that will Help You Perform Better
If you’re new to iRacing, you might spend a lot of time going around classic oval tracks but might feel like you’re not making any progress. It’s also common to see drivers with years of experience of sim racing still in learning phase. However, they can take a sigh of relief as there are a few tips with which they can soon start performing better.
Improve Your Current Sim Rig
There is no doubt that if you have excellent gear, you’d race better. However, no matter how best your setup is, even for iRacing NASCAR leagues, you can do certain things to improve it and you’ll be surprised to see an immediate improvement in your performance.
If you’re a new driver, you’ll be surprised to see how incredibly customizable iRacing is, unlike console racing games. So, you should try it rather than simply loading the software and starting a race.
An important thing to do is to manage your field of view. You may not imagine how severely your field of view impacts your racing ability. It affects how you perceive both corners and other track obstacles. A too close picture might make the corners appear much closer which in turn cause you to brake too early. On the other hand, if you’re not close enough, you might overrun corners, and brake more heavily and lock your tires and lose speed. Fortunately, in iRacing it’s possible to change how you identify your screen’s action by moving your monitor nearer or further away. Experiment with this and get the right setup.
Observe Better Drivers than You
Like in any other game, in iRacing too, you can learn by observing how players that are better than you play. This is like how new athletes watch recordings of famous athletes. By watching videos of other racers better than you, you can learn skills like how to attack a corner and strategize on the track.
Several great sim drivers have YouTube channels with the aim to help new racers learn the fundamentals. You should remember that even if you might have been racing for some time, you can still learn the basics and enhance your technique. Eye training, practicing braking while trailing another car and following a racing line are skills that even pro drivers should practice.
Watching expert drivers can also help you learn how to deal with problems on the track, that you might not have faced while driving on the road or in a racing game.
So, are you now feeling confident of performing better? Happy racing!