iRacing Base Design Pattern
By Chip Witt, Redwoods Region PCA
Correct iRacing Base Design Pattern and Its Importance
Regardless of whether you use custom paint or not, your car will always be assigned an iRacing Base Design Pattern.
The iRacing Base Design Pattern is set in the Car Paint Shop in the IRacing UI. The iRacing Base Design Pattern is an option inside iRacing, that determines:
- The base design/colors of your iRacing ID’s car inside iRacing (visible to you/other competitors only when you/they have not installed a custom paint for your car)
- Whether your car has the white digital position display on the front windshield or the green IMSA display on both sides of the car
- The position of the car numbers on your car & the color of the car numbers on your car (e.g. enable/disable car number on rear bumper)
So, while the iRacing Base Design Pattern does not affect the performance, it does affect the visual presentation of the Porsche GT3 R. For this reason, it is important to make sure your iRacing ID uses the correct iRacing Base Design Pattern for your car inside the iRacing UI.
Setting the Correct iRacing Base Design Pattern
To configure the iRacing Base Design Pattern of your iRacing ID correctly, you must follow these steps:
- Open the iRacing UI.
- Expand My Content from the left-hand navigation and open the Paint Shop
- Click on “Select New Car”
- Select the Porsche 911 GT3 R (for example)
- In the screen that appears, the iRacing base design pattern is selected at the bottom. Each base design pattern has a number assigned to it.
- Ensure you DO NOT USE / ARE NOT USING iRacing design patterns 2 or 3! Any other pattern available is OK to use.