Rain Finally Comes To iRacing in 2024 Season 2 Update

iRacing: 2024 Season 2 patch notes

iRacing: 2024 Season 2 patch notes

It’s not often fans want to see rain in racing, but that has been the case in iRacing for quite some time. After a few weather delays, the Tempest Weather System has finally arrived in iRacing as part of the 2024 Season 2 update.

Let’s take a look at what’s new in iRacing 2024 Season 2.

Racing in the rain

Rain in iRacing has been in the works for quite some time now. After a delay at the end of 2023, fans have had to wait a few more months for rain to hit iRacing, but the wait is now over.

Rain comes to iRacing
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The 2024 Season 2 updates includes the full Tempest Weather System, bringing an entirely new element to the game. Now, racers have to factor in weather changes when setting up for a race, with the track surface potentially changing drastically at any point during a stint.

Rain racing is very different from racing in the dry, so iRacing players now need to consider their driving style if the skies darken during a session. A heavy downpour and fog can also affect visibility, preventing drivers from seeing the road ahead.

It’s exciting to see weather finally coming to iRacing, but believe it or not that’s just a small part of what 2024 Season 2 has in store.

New arrivals

Alongisde the Tempest weather system, no less than three new tracks and three new cars arrive in iRacing as part of the 2024 Season 2 update.

On the car side, the Dirt Micro Sprint, SRX, and Super Formula Lights are included to bolster your driving offerings. All three come with iRacing’s new Damage Model straight out of the box, increasing the realism out on track.

iRacing 2024 Season 2 patch notes
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Speaking of tracks, no less than three new circuits are also included in 2024 Season 2.

First up is the Algarve International Circuit. Four configurations are included for the Portuguese circuit, including the Grand Prix and Moto layouts.

The other two new tracks are Millbridge Speedway and Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli. The latter has five configurations available, including the Grand Prix, Grand Prix - Historic, and Truck layouts.

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Along with the new tracks, there are also changes to the existing circuits. Kokomo Speedway and Lime Rock Park have received new layouts to enhance the racing experience.

Not only that, but Dirt Micro Sprint, Circuit de Ledenon, Motorsport Arena Oschersleben, Snetterton Circuit, and Winton Motor Raceway have all been added to the iRacing base package, making them free for all iRacing members.

iRacing 2024 Season 2 patch notes

As with every iRacing update, the patch notes are considerable. We’ve featured the highlights in the list below, but for the full 2024 Season 2 patch notes you can read either the official forums or the FAQs page.

iRacing 2024 Season 2 patch notes
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Here are the highlights of the iRacing 2024 Season 2 update:

  • Dirt Micro Sprint (Winged & Non-Winged) [FREE!]
  • SRX (Supports pavement and dirt)
  • Super Formula Lights
  • Algarve International Circuit (Grand Prix, Grand Prix - Chicanes, Moto, & Moto - Chicanes)
  • Millbridge Speedway
  • Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli (Grand Prix, Grand Prix 2007, Grand Prix - Historic, Club, & Truck)
  • Kokomo Speedway - Tires Out
  • Lime Rock Park - School
  • Tempest Weather System
  • Rain Racing
  • Road License Type Split (Sports Car & Formula)
  • New Driver Onboarding Experience
  • iRacing Visual Refresh
  • 3D Curbs at Fuji International Speedway & Sebring International Raceway
  • 3D Foliage System at Algarve International Circuit & Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli
  • New Damage Model for 19 vehicle models [Audi R18, BMW M8 GTE, Cadillac CTS-V Racecar, Chevrolet Corvette C8.R GTE, Dirt Micro Sprint Car (Winged & Non-Winged), Dirt Midget, Ferrari 488 GTE, Ford GTE, Kia Optima, Porsche 911 RSR, Porsche 919, SRX, Super Formula Lights, VW Beetle, VW Beetle Lite, VW Jetta TDI Cup, [Legacy] Dallara DW12, [Legacy] Dallara IR-05]
  • AI-Ready Rain Racing
  • AI Racing for Super Formula Lights
  • AI Racing at 11 track configurations [Algarve International Circuit (ALL), Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli (ALL), Autodromo Internazionale Enzo e Dino Ferrari - Moto, and Sebring International Raceway - Modified]
  • Hundreds of expertly tailored iRacing vehicle setups (including a rain-ready setup)

Are you excited to see rain finally come to iRacing? And are you happy with the new tracks on offer? Let us know in the comments below!

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