Even with the fallout from the 2023 24 Hours of Le Mans Virtual last weekend, now the focus of attention heads to the iRacing Daytona 24 powered by VCO, which we mentioned in our preview earlier today. It has been well documented that sim racing platforms have been prone to issues in years past, especially with the number of drivers and teams that have entered previous runnings during the pandemic.
This was very much the case when the iRacing ROAR last weekend had a very successful running, with quite a lot of interesting statistics via the tweet below:
However, iRacing has decided ahead of the main blue-riband race itself, which starts this coming Saturday (January 21st, 2023), their ensured commitment to transparency and also made sure everyone due to enter, which again includes some fantastic teams and drivers, are aware of the correct information when it comes to logging on for the relevant splits.
It also prompts the drivers of a very important change in how they need to register:
“iRacing will temporarily disable session registration via the Membersite (Membersite meaning the legacy website which most members no longer use, versus the newer User Interface (UI), for all series, during the Daytona 24h powered by VCO. This change will be in effect from 15:00 EST / 20:00 GMT on Friday the 20th.”
Making sure that these factors are in place, means that the platform has duly made the right decision and made sure it is easy to follow and has been received with a big dose of positive reactions on social media.
This showcases how important the event is to iRacing, IMSA and VCO, but also how much they appreciate the overall community, which spans the globe, meaning that there is a big buzz ahead of the racing.
So it always goes to show that it pays to have a contingency plan – nice work iRacing.