iRacing 2024 Season 1 Update Adds New Car, Track, and Major Game Improvements

iRacing 2024 Season 1 patch notes

iRacing 2024 Season 1 patch notes

The year is almost over, with all eyes now turning towards what 2024 has to offer. iRacing is gearing up for its first update of next year, and the 2024 Season 1 update is bringing some huge changes to the game.

From a new car to new and improved tracks and even a new damage model, here’s what to look forward to in iRacing’s 2024 Season 1 update.

Car evolutions

2024 Season 1 for iRacing contains one new car, the Audi R8 LMS EVO II GT3. This may not seem like much, but it’s the improvements to the rest of the collection that take the headlines. iRacing’s new damage model makes its debut in 2024 Season 1, with the Audi R8 LMS EVO II GT3 and 17 other vehicles having this new damage model enabled.

iRacing 2024 Season 1 patch notes
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Eventually, the new damage model will roll out across the rest of the available cars in the game, but for now, it’s still possible to take almost 20 cars out for a spin to see how the new damage model will work.

iRacing’s vehicle dynamics team have also tested every car in the game to come up with new optimised vehicle setups for the 2024 Season 1 update. Combined with the new damage model, tyre grip physics, and pioneering 3D curb technology coming to tracks in the future, this will help you get the best performance out of each and every car.

Speaking of track updates, there’s been some activity there too.

Track changes

Autodromo Internazionale del Mugello, or just Mugello for short, joins iRacing as the new road track in 2024 Season 1. On the oval racing side, Slinger Speedway brings a new oval and figure eight circuit to create more chaotic racing.

iRacing 2024 Season 1 patch notes
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Owned by Ferrari, and used as a testing ground for their new cars, Mugello is a mix of tight, testing turns and sweeping corners perfect for putting a car through its paces. The track is also used as a venue for MotoGP amongst other racing classes.

As well as seeing new tracks join, 2024 Season 1 also sees Okayama International Circuit go through a complete rebuild. Using data collected across 2023, the circuit will see updated visuals and track layout and best of all, the updated track will be free to all iRacing racers.

iRacing 2024 Season 1 patch notes

Sadly, iRacing’s new Tempest weather system has been delayed, with the new system now being expected in March 2024 at the earliest. Besides that minor bump in the road, however, 2024 Season 1 is looking to be a very strong update for iRacing.

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Check out the highlights from the lengthy iRacing 2024 Season 1 patch notes below:

  • Audi R8 LMS EVO II GT3
  • Autodromo Internazionale del Mugello (Grand Prix, and Short) <PENDING FINAL PARTNER APPROVALS>
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  • Slinger Speedway (Oval, and Figure Eight)
  • Okayama International Circuit, 2023 rescan and full update (Full Course, and Short)
  • Oval Refresh Project: Phase 1
  • 3D Curbs (Autodromo Internazionale del Mugello, and Okayama International Circuit)
  • 3D Foliage (Lime Rock Park, Okayama International Circuit, and Virginia International Raceway)
  • New Damage Model for 18 vehicle models [Audi R8 LMS EVO II GT3, Dirt Modified (Big Block and 358), HPD ARX-01c, Lotus 49, Lotus 79, Lucas Oil Off Road Pro 2 Lite, Lucas Oil Off Road Pro Trucks (Pro 2 and Pro 4), NASCAR Cup Series Chevrolet Camaro ZL1, NASCAR Cup Series Ford Mustang, NASCAR Cup Series Toyota Camry, Super Late Model, [Legacy] NASCAR Cup Chevrolet Impala COT - 2009, [Legacy] NASCAR Cup Chevrolet SS - 2013, [Legacy] NASCAR Cup Ford Fusion - 2016, [Legacy] NASCAR Truck Chevrolet Silverado - 2008, [Legacy] Porsche 911 GT3 Cup (991)]
  • AI Racing for 2 vehicle models [Audi R8 LMS EVO II GT3, HPD ARX-01c]
  • AI Racing at 8 track configurations [Autodromo Internazionale del Mugello (Grand Prix & Short), Homestead Miami Speedway (Road Course A & Road Course B), Silverstone Circuit (International & National), Slinger Speedway (Oval & Figure Eight)]
  • Hundreds of professionally crafted iRacing vehicle setups

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