The web-browser based iRacing service has been around for years, but a new Beta User Interface was launched in 2018. But many people still aren’t using it, which is why there’s a new video on how to join team races in the iRacing Beta UI.
One of the main reasons for the video was to encourage people to use the Beta UI particularly around special events, including the recent 24 Hours of Le Mans. This helps to ease the traffic load on the Member Site, and means that you should have less issues with connections and servers.
I’ll be honest and admit I probably don’t use the Beta user interface for iRacing as much as I should. It’s partly the habit of jumping straight into the official race list on the member site, and also the fact that I know I can easily get to other areas of the service like my profile or the forums.
But as iRacing continues to improve the Beta UI with each update, this has reminded me I should probably give it a try again. Particularly as it’s the easiest way to get into the various ongoing hot lap competitions.
Hopefully the video will help if you’ve ever struggled with how to join team races in the iRacing Beta UI, and will mean that the service can continue to become easier to understand and navigate.
Personally I’ve not experienced any particular reliability or connection issues with iRacing. Obviously they will occasionally happen, but that’s the case for anything relying on sending data from your home to servers around the world and back again. And I’ve seen bigger problems mainly with big events on non-sim racing games, or with major websites I’ve worked with (for example).
Anyhow, that should explain how to join team races in the iRacing Beta UI, so hopefully more people will use the new user interface in future. And you can keep up with all the latest iRacing updates and improvements, here.