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Download telemetry data from iRacing

Hello! I’m Abel Caro and I’m going to teach you how to get telemetry data of iRacing.

To activate downloading the iRacing data, all you need to do is press the «ALT + L» command when you’re on track.

Doing so, you will see that the message «Telemetry» is activated on the screen:

Where is iRacing telemetry data stored?

Inside your «Documents» folder (what was previously «My documents») there is an iRacing folder.

Inside, there is another one called «Telemetry» which is where all your telemetry data will be saved when you that option is activated.

Change iRacing data file type with Mu Exporter

The default format of the files that you will find in the «Telemetry» folder is «.ibt». This is a particular file type that you cannot open with independent softwares.

Luckily, we have Mu, which allows us to transform that data file type automatically. You can download it here:

Once you download and install it (you just have to click on that file), you can open it and see the options it has:

Exporter

File type in which you want to export the data. If you’re going to try to analyze the data by yourself with MoTeC, you can select that option.

At Lebalap I use the Csv file type, which is an international standard. If you want to take your driving, setup and strategies to the next level with Lebalap, select «Csv«.

Units

This is the unit system. The British have their own (inches, miles, etc.).

For the vast majority of cases, the International System is always better. Therefore, I recommend the «Metric» option.

Import Directory

Here you can put the path to the folder where your iRacing data is stored. If you have not modified it, it will be in «iRacing/Telemetry» and it is the default one.

Therefore, change this option only if you have changed the iRacing folder settings.

Export Directory

Thanks to this option you can choose where the data will be saved in the file type you chose.

By default, you can leave it in the same folder: since the new files have a different file extension, they will not be overwritten.

Auto Enable Telemetry

Activate this option («On«) to avoid the need to press «Alt + L» when going out to the track to save the data. With this, that Telemetry light will turn on automatically.

Have in mind that you will need to have Mu open to this option works.

Export Lap Threshold

This is an interesting option if you’re only interested in analyzing long runs. If in a stint you make fewer laps than you set here, the file will not be transformed to the new file type.

Remove iRacing Telemetry

This option allows you to delete the «.ibt» files that iRacing generates once you transform them to the file type you have chosen.

If you select «Never«, they will never be removed. If you select «Under Threshold«, only files with fewer laps than you chose in the «Export Lap Threshold» option will be removed. Selecting «Always» will remove all files that Mu changes the format.

Show Settings on Startup

This refers to the options that we are explaining: do you want these options to appear when you open Mu?

I recommend leaving it «On«, because they don’t bother me and you never know if you are going to need to change something. If this top box bothers you, you can set it to «Off«.

Save Current Setup

Be careful, this is not to save the setup of the car, but Mu. This by default should also be «On» so that what you change is saved, but maybe there will be times when you try some different configuration and you don’t want it to be keep up; for that, leave it «Off«.

Therefore, this is how I have it configured:

Now we just need to take full advantage of that data from Lebalap!