While Ryan Hunter-Reay waited to meet the media Aug. 11 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, he took a few laps around the track on an iRacing.com version of his Honda-powered Dallara.
“You don’t get that crazy feel of rotation in the corner that you get in the IndyCar, but that’s the only difference,” said Hunter-Reay, who only turned five laps before having to get up for interviews midway through his sixth lap. “It’s amazing how close the track is to what it really is out there. The seams, the lines, the reference points, all that stuff.”
While his lap time wasn’t as fast as the real thing, the Andretti Autosport driver was sold on joining some of the other IZOD IndyCar Series and Firestone Indy Lights drivers who use iRacing.com.
“I’m sure there’s a lot of stuff with setup that you can work on,” he said. “ I didn’t have a chance to tweak the car, but it was a lot of fun.”