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August 31, 2021

iRacing FAQ’s

Thank you for choosing Coach Dave Academy to help you on your iRacing journey. If you are reading this, no doubt you may have had a few questions after your purchase or after reading the product page. 

This document is dedicated to answering a few of those questions you may have. Please feel free to read through the list below to hopefully get the answer you are looking for. If, after reading there are still some things you are not sure about, we encourage everyone to join our discord server right here where one of our team will be on hand to assist you. 

We will constantly monitor questions that customers ask and will actively update this blog post where appropriate with more FAQs if necessary, so always make sure to check back as new information may have been added. 

What is included in each car bundle? 

When you purchase your iRacing membership or individual car bundle you get access to the following content in your account for each car: 

Season Setup Bundles 

VRS Endurance Series

  • Endurance setup – 120L of fuel 
  • Sprint setup – 60L of fuel 
  • Qualifying setup – 2 hotlaps 
  • Motec data from the Endurance setup 
  • In game replay of the YouTube hotlap 
  • Ghost laps from the testing session 

VRS Sprint Series 

  • Sprint setup – Race fuel 
  • Qualifying setup – 2 hotlaps 
  • Motec data from the Endurance setup 
  • In game replay of the YouTube hotlap 
  • Ghost laps from the testing session

IMSA Series

  • Sprint setup – Race fuel 
  • Qualifying setup – 2 hotlaps 
  • Motec data from the Endurance setup 
  • In game replay of the YouTube hotlap 
  • Ghost laps from the testing session

Porsche Cup Series 

  • Sprint setup – Race fuel 
  • Qualifying setup – 2 hotlaps 
  • Motec data from the Endurance setup 
  • In game replay of the YouTube hotlap 
  • Ghost laps from the testing session

Fixed Data Packages: 

LMP2 Prototype Challenge: 

  • Motec data from the fixed setup 
  • In game replay of the best hotlap 
  • Ghost laps from the testing session

Ferrari 488 Challenge: 

  • Motec data from the fixed setup 
  • In game replay of the best hotlap 
  • Ghost laps from the testing session

Porsche Cup Fixed

  • Motec data from the fixed setup 
  • In game replay of the best hotlap 
  • Ghost laps from the testing session

Where can I find the onboard videos for each car? 

You can find all our onboard videos on the Coach Dave Academy Youtube channel.

What is the naming structure of the setups in my bundle? 

Below is the naming structure for each of the setups in your bundle: 

  • Endurance setup – E01 
  • Sprint setup – S01 
  • Qualifying setup – Q01 

What are the server conditions the setups are made in? 

Below are the parameters we use in our servers to create the setups that are situated in your bundle. These are also the conditions that the hotlaps and motec data runs are completed in: 

  • Air temperature: 20c 
  • Humidity: 50% 
  • Wind: 2km/h 
  • Track grip: 100% (Dynamic track and dynamic sky unselected)
  • Date in server: September 1st 2021 
  • Time: Midday

What do the other abbreviations in my setups mean? 

The following below is the complete list of tracks and their abbreviations that are currently within your bundle. Below are examples of the cars and how their abbreviations work: 

Track Abbreviations

Car Examples

Series Examples

Where do I find the updates to my setups when they are released? 

You can find updates to your iRacing setups in your profile area on the website. By clicking on the car that you own and then the track folders in your download section, the new setups will be situated within that specific track folder.

What are the ideal tyre pressures and temperatures? 

For iRacing, tire pressures and temperatures are very sensitive. Keeping them within safe limits and not overloading/sliding the tire is crucial in ensuring the temperatures stay under control. Below is the threshold for GT3 cars in regards to tire pressures and temperatures: 

  • Cold pressures in garage: Minimum 
  • Hot pressures on track: 1.50-1.55 bar 
  • Hot temperatures: 80-90c when out on track

How do I create an account for CDA and is there anything I need to know? 

Once you have got past the checkout phase of your purchase of your setup bundles/products on the Coach Dave Academy website, you will have the option to create an account in a secondary email that is sent out to you. Please ensure the email address you use to create your account matches the one you used to purchase your products. 

This is because the account will link to your purchase and will then show in your profile area.  This is where all your products from Coach Dave Academy can be accessed and downloaded onto your PC. 

How often will the setups be updated and is that a free service? 

Once you become a subscriber of Coach Dave Academy iRacing Setups, you will immediately be eligible for free updates to your setups as and when iRacing makes substantial changes to the car/physics models that demand a refresh of the existing setups. 

All new content that is released will also be accessible to you as long as you are an existing and recurring subscriber of our service. If you are a one-time purchaser of a setup bundle, you will not be eligible for the above.

How do I set up Motec to look at the Coach Dave Academy data files? 

If you want to take advantage of our data files to compare your data with ours, but don’t have Motec installed, this helpful guide will show you how to set it up. Please bear in mind the steps to install motec are the same as ACC.

How to setup Motec

Why 100% track grip? 

We took the decision to create the setups in 100% grip on our server due to the evolving conditions you would face in an endurance/sprint race. Most servers will be running with dynamic track selected and so the circuit will rubber up as time goes by. 

For that reason, we thought it was best to optimize the setups on a track surface that would represent what you will experience in a longer endurance race. 

When Do I receive my content with the season based schedule? 

When you subscribe to each season for your desired car you will unlock the whole season’s worth of content. 

Initially, you will receive all the track folders from that specific season in your download, with some being unpopulated or empty. Do not panic if this is the case, this is just the folder structure, they will be updated throughout the weeks automatically as we progress through the season right through to week 12.

Need More Help?

On release of the iRacing content, Coach Dave Academy will continue to offer first-class support via our Discord channel. 

We will be expanding our Coach Dave Academy Discord with new categories and dedicated areas that will accommodate our iRacing customers, which you can join by clicking here.

If you wish to email us directly regarding an account or purchase query you can use the contact form on the website.

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