iRacing Patch Notes: 2023 Season 1 Patch 2 Release Notes

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As promised the servers are down for maintenance and a new set of iRacing Patch Notes are live!

The 2023 Season 1 Patch 2 update is rolling out across the platform as one of the best sim racing titles on offer at the moment gets some improvements.

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Let's see what is waiting for players when the servers come back online.

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iRacing Patch Notes

As usual, there is a long and detailed list of changes with this update as iRacing makes changes to the UI, simulation, cars, and tracks.

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So without further delay, let's get into the patch notes for 2023 Season 1 Patch 2!

iRacing UI

  • Fixed an issue where the Member Club icon was showing up twice in the Profile modal.
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  • Information about Practice / Qualify / and Race sessions for an event have been added.
    • - - If the event has the associated session type, the length or duration is now displayed either in an appropriate column field in table view, or as a new row of info on the tile view. This info is condensed and displayed in short-hand, such as: “P: 30m | Q: 5L | R: 1hr” or “P: - | Q: - | R: 100L”. A “-“ denotes this Session type is not present.
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  • League Sessions scheduled for the future are no longer heavily transparent and difficult to read.
  • Fixed an issue with the AI Racing event date picker where only choices between April and June were allowed for all tracks, regardless of the actual track operation season. AI Drivers are now able to drive more than 3 months out of the year.
  • A new column of data, “Field Size” has been added to the Series Results List.

Simulation

  • Jump Start and Pace Speed Black Flag penalties for Rolling Starts have been changed to Drive-Through Penalties instead of Stop-and-Go Penalties.
  • Adjusted the Jump Start Black Flag detection rules for Rolling Starts within Start Zones to try and make false black flags less likely to happen.
  • AI Drivers have improved their racing abilities with the GT3 Class Cars and the Porsche 911 GT3 Cup (992).
  • Fixed a “to / too” grammar error.

Cars

GT3 Class Cars

  • For the New Damage Model, reduced the stiffness and friction on front rub blocks to allow for less extreme behavior on curb strikes.
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Audi R8 LMS GT3

  • 2023 Season 1 BoP Adjustments: vehicle mass has been increased, and fuel efficiency has been revised.

BMW M4 GT3

  • 2023 Season 1 BoP Adjustments: vehicle mass has been reduced slightly.

Dallara IR18

  • Some branding has been adjusted.

Dallara P217

  • For the New Damage Model, scrape damage parameters for the sides and nose have been updated, and break limits for the wheel have been reduced.
  • For the New Damage Model, fixed an issue where the side mirrors were taking unrealistic damage from curb strikes.
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Ferrari 488 GT3 Evo 2020

  • 2023 Season 1 BoP Adjustments: engine torque has been reduced slightly, and fuel efficiency has been revised.

Global Mazda MX-5 Cup

  • Some decal branding has been adjusted.

Lamborghini Huracán GT3 EVO

  • 2023 Season 1 BoP Adjustments: vehicle mass has been increased, and fuel efficiency has been revised.
  • For the New Damage Model, fixed an issue where scrape damage could appear on the sides of the car after taking damage on the bottom of the car.
  • Fixed an issue where cockpit side window panels could appear yellow at night.

McLaren MP4-12C GT3

  • 2023 Season 1 BoP Adjustments: vehicle mass has been increased slightly, and fuel efficiency has been revised.

Mercedes-AMG GT3 2020

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  • 2023 Season 1 BoP Adjustments: vehicle mass has been reduced slightly, and fuel efficiency has been revised.

Porsche 911 GT3 Cup (992)

  • A small set of vehicle properties have been updated for improved realism, including:
    • Tire properties and parameters have been updated slightly.
    • Brake authority has been reduced slightly.
    • Front and rear suspension geometry and roll centers have been updated.
    • Aerodynamic balance has been shifted rearward slightly.
  • iRacing setups have been updated.
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Porsche 911 GT3 R

  • 2023 Season 1 BoP Adjustments: engine torque has been increased slightly.

[Legacy] Dallara DW12

  • Some branding has been adjusted.

[Legacy] Dallara - 2009

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  • Some tire branding has been adjusted.

[Legacy] Pro Mazda

  • Some decal branding has been adjusted.

Tracks

Centripetal Circuit

  • Fixed an issue where a terrain edge was seeping through an exterior track wall.

Virginia International Raceway

  • The rendering detail camera distances for trees has been improved.
  • SpeedTree instances have been significantly reduced, and replaced with some treeline models.
  • All trees have been adjusted to improve appearance a bit - more puffiness, curl, twist, and jumbling of leaf clusters. Wind effects on trees have also been reduced to prevent excessive breeze dancing.