We had a plan to use a manual pace car controlled by a human driver. This did NOT go well, and so we’ve now abandoned this plan for the mean time.

We often use a manual pace car rather than the automated car provided by iRacing. We use a manual pace car to reduce the number of and length of full course caution periods. It also allows us to complete our warm up lap for rolling starts at a much higher pace.

Short explanation … follow the instructions by live race control, read the rules, and/or check out the following video for a demonstration of a manual pace car race start:

Race start procedure

Caution periods

Pitting under caution

Things to note