How can I improve my iRacing safety rating without relying on the brutal official races? I get this question more than any other, especially from iRacing dirt drivers. This reinforces the supposition that the iRacing dirt community is more toxic than ever, and gets worse day by day. So, here is the answer.
Participate in Time Trial sessions.
The idea is to run 10 fast, clean consecutive laps. You will compete against the clock and against other drivers. You will also gain seat time and safety rating.
You will be presented with a page that looks like this. Be sure to click the SEASON TT tab near the top.
If you want to look at your best 10-lap-average, select the TT RESULTS tab to the right.
Now let’s get on with how to run a Time Trial, in case you don’t already know that.
- Open the iRacing UI.
- Click Go Racing.
- Click Series List.
- Click the Series you want to run. Keep in mind you want to make clean laps and a lot of corners, so shorter tracks and faster cars work best, but make sure you are comfortable with the combination and you can run clean laps. No loss of control, no bumping into objects. You also need to run at your iRacing license level or higher.
- With the series screen open, press the Go Racing button on the bottom right. Select Time Trial. A session will be ready in two minutes or less.
- Go into the session and run as many clean laps as you can. Run the full 30-minute session if possible.
The actual safety rating gained from this varies based on the car, the track, and your current CPI (Corners Per Incident). When the session is over you can view results to see your gain.