Latest iRacing update improves LA Coliseum, updates NASCAR Next-Gen Cars

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It’s been a strong start to the year for iRacing. Last month, iRacing acquired former NASCAR Heat studio Monster Games. More recently, Daytona International Speedway was updated with more accurate laser scans and the new NASCAR Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum debuted in iRacing.

Now, the third 2022 Season 1 patch has deployed, bringing updates and fixes for the LA Memorial Coliseum, NASCAR Next Gen cars, Mercedes-AMG F1 car, and more.

Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum changes

In the latest update, the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum that iRacing helped develop has been updated with improved environmental detailing on the archway, scissor-lift, advertisements, flags, SAFER barriers, the tunnel, grandstand sections, and banners. These changes should make iRacing’s version of the LA stadium even more true-to-life.

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iRacing Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
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The latest iRacing patch makes the LA Colesium even more true-to-life

In addition, the torch flame is now reserved for Race events. To quote the patch notes, this change was made to “maintain the proper level of epicness.”

Further improvements have also been made to Charlotte Motor Speedway, Circuit of the Americas, Lankebanen, Nurburgring Nordschleife, Phoenix Raceway, Suzuka, and Watkins Glen.

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Car updates

As part of the update, the final drive ratios, draft parameters, and setups have been updated for the NASCAR Next Gen Class Cars.

The Mercedes-AMG F1 W12 E Performance Formula 1 car also received a few updates. An issue where Spotters could switch on Brake Magic and change MGU-K deployment mode is now fixed.

There are also new fixes for the Chevrolet Corvette C8.R GTE, Dallara IR18, Global Mazda MX-5 Cup, Lotus 49, Porsche 911 GT3 Cup, and SCCA Spec Racer Ford.

Check out the full list of changes in the iRacing 2022 Season 1 Patch 3 notes below.

iRacing 2022 Season 1 Patch 3 Release Notes [2022.02.07.01]

iRACING UI

Connectivity

  • When you enter the Simulator, your live data will be paused until you exit the Simulator, manually resume your live data, or take a navigation action within the iRacing UI. Pausing this live data will reduce the system resources the iRacing UI consumes on your machine while you are using the Simulator.
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Official Series

  • Resolved an issue in the Series Season schedule where selecting a car from the Car Selection dropdown was causing some images from the schedule to appear over the dropdown selections.

Hosted Racing

  • Resolved an issue where Warm Up time for a Heat Race could not be set to 0.
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Team Racing

  • Added an additional tooltip to the Team Driver Registration table that displays to the user that all available team drivers have been added. This is specifically to handle the default Team case of a single driver on a default team.
  • Tooltips and descriptions of the Fair Share requirements for Team Racing have been updated for clarity.
  • Fixed an issue where a team member without the required license to drive in an event was unable to register as a crew member.
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SIMULATION

EasyAntiCheat

  • The EasyAntiCheat SDK has been updated to the latest version.
  • The timeout period for the initial Simulation loading phase has been increased to reduce the likelihood of experiencing a timeout or failure to load the Simulator error. This could occur if the download of some cheat-prevention information was proceeding very slowly.
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Rendering

  • Fixed an inconsistent issue where all car paints could appear as though they were mixed with a brown or grey pigment when using Low Quality Shaders.

Spotter

  • The logic for the fuel calls has been updated.
  • Some new fuel spotter calls have been added:
    • A reminder to pit for fuel when you are low, in Races only.
    • A reminder to get some Practice laps in for a valid fuel usage estimate, in Practice or Test Sessions only, and only if the driver has no fuel data from previous sessions and the event is not Fixed.
    • A message that fuel usage data has been collected, after more than one valid lap has been completed.
    • A message about your gridding fuel status, if you have enough to finish or if you’ll need more.
  • Fixed an issue with the spotter’s gridding message.
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CARS

Chevrolet Corvette C8.R GTE

  • Fixed an issue for the interface model where the rear tires were misaligned.

Dallara IR18

  • Fixed an issue where the translucent aeroscreen glass was using the incorrect shader, making it darker.
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Global Mazda MX-5 Cup

  • Damage mount locations have been updated.
    • This fixes some issues where car parts could appear to be floating when damaged, such as side mirrors and lights.

Lotus 49

  • iRacing setups have been updated.
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Mercedes-AMG F1 W12 E Performance

  • Fixed an issue where Spotters were able to engage Brake Magic.
  • Fixed an issue where Spotters were able to change the MGU-K deployment mode.
  • Fixed an error with a logo on a paint pattern.
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NASCAR Cup Series Class Cars

  • Drafting parameters have been adjusted slightly.
    • This should provide for a bit more tandem speed.

NASCAR Gander Outdoors Class Trucks

  • iRacing setups have been updated.
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NASCAR Next Gen Class Cars

  • Final drive ratios have been updated.
  • Drafting parameters have been adjusted slightly.
    • This should provide for a bit more tandem spee.
  • iRacing setups have been updated.
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NASCAR Xfinity Class Cars

  • iRacing setups have been updated.

Porsche 911 GT3 Cup (992)

  • Vehicle damage properties have been adjusted to address observations that front-to-rear impacts resulted in excessive rear wheel damage and negligible front-end damage.
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SCCA Spec Racer Ford

  • Fixed an issue where the driver model was using the incorrect helmet type.

TRACKS

Charlotte Motor Speedway

  • (Roval) - Removed a mysterious floating white arrow above the track in Turn 3 that could only be seen from certain camera angles.
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Circuit of the Americas

  • The main grandstand should no longer disappear, regardless of graphics settings.
  • (Grand Prix) - Fixed a course cut.
  • (West) - Fixed a course cut.
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Daytona International Speedway

  • Some objects have had their graphics settings visibility parameters improved.

Lånkebanen (Hell RX)

  • Track maps have been updated.
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Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum

  • A variety of environment updates have been completed, including: archway details, the scissor-lift, advertisements, flags, SAFER barriers, the tunnel, grandstand sections, and banners.
  • The torch flame is now reserved for Race events to maintain the proper level of epicness.
  • Environment lightmaps have been updated.
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Nürburgring Nordschleife

  • Updated a curb on the inside of the left turn after Bergwerk.

Phoenix Raceway

  • (Oval w/open Dogleg) - Fixed an issue with this track config name not appearing correctly in the in-SIM interface.
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Suzuka International Racing Course

  • (West) - The number of pit stalls has been reduced to 13, eliminating the pit stalls behind the pit building.
  • Patched a large seam on the hillside that could be seen when the grandstands were set to low detail.
  • Fixed an issue where a fence on the back-side of a pit building had an oversized collider.
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Watkins Glen International

  • (Cup & Boot) - The penalty for skipping the Bus Stop has been made more severe.
  • Pace Car speed has been increased slightly.

[Legacy] Daytona International Speedway - 2008

  • (Rallycross Long & Rallycross Short) - Fixed an issue where a portion of pavement appeared translucent.