Another great bit of software for your desktop that i highly recommend, is Tom’s Version of iRacing Friends. Tom is a 8 year veteran of iRacing and a fellow Tortoise. Iracing Friends has some very useful features. Just download the app from Eriko Software run it on your pc. Open the app, and enter your iracing name and password and it will login to iracing and all your friends will appear.
See if they are in a practice session, hosted or maybe even a race, it will tell you if they are online or when they were last online.
If you hover over the “i” icon then this 2nd box will appear to show you what server that person is in and all the info to go with it. What series is running and track lay out and the time of day, it also says how many people are in the session. And what cars are available.
Now if you click on the “join session” you will get some options, you get to choose your car you wish to join in, if it is a race and already under way then get will only get the option to Spectate.
Once you press the join button, then you will join the session, there is NO need to have the web browser open, this app runs iRacing all on its own. It is really very simple to use.
Of course there are some options for you to set as you wish.
If any updates are released then the green tick at the top of the app will flash red, click this and the app will auto update, no need to go looking for updates.
Just download the app from Eriko Software run it on your pc and enjoy.