iRacing 2022 Season 2 Patch 1 notes: Formula iR-04 added to AI Racing

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Last week marked the start of iRacing 2022 Season 2. The second season of the year added six new cars including the aggressive-looking Aston Martin Vantage GT4, as well as two new tracks. One week later, the 2022 Season 2 Patch 1 has deployed, bringing a host of improvements

Formula iR-04 added AI Racing

With the latest patch, the iRacing Formula iR-04joins the list of cars you can compete with in AI races.

iRacing Formula iR 04
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Introduced in 2022 Season 2, the iRacing Formula iR-04 is an entry-level open wheeler

Introduced in last week’s Season 2 update, the iRacing Formula iR-04 is an entry-level open-wheel race car. It joins the Aston Martin Vantage GT4, Hyundai Veloster N TC, and Mercedes-AMG F1 W12 E Performance, which were added as AI cars in last week’s Season 2 update. AI Driver skills have also been improved at Winton Motor Raceway in the patch.

In addition, the patch improves textures for the NASCAR Next Gen Cars and fixes issues for the Stock Car Pro Series Cars, Aston Martin Vantage GT4, Audi RS 3 LMS, Hyundai Elantra N TC, McLaren MP4-12C GT3, and 1987 NASCAR Buick LeSabre.

There are also updates for the Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 and Winton Motor Raceway introduced in 2022 Season 2 last week.

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iRacing's NASCAR Next Gen cars have received a raft of updates in the latest patch

You can find a full list of changes in the latest iRacing 2022 Season 2 patch below.

iRacing 2022 Season 2 Patch 1 notes

iRacing UI

Series Racing

  • Added an entry to "Series Details" to indicate if the use of multiple tire compounds is required while participating in the series.
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Create a Race

  • The validation flow for the option to enforce the use of multiple tire compounds when creating a race has been updated.

AI Racing

  • For creating AI Races, the option to require racers to begin the race with the tire compound used to set their best Qualifying lap has been added.
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Time Attack

  • Fixed an issue with Time Attack modal windows erroring out if a retired car was previously preselected but had been replaced with a newer version.

Paint Shop

  • A new sponsor, CarQuest, has been added to the Paint Shop!
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Simulation

  • AI Racing
  • AI Racing is now available with the iRacing Formula iR-04.
  • AI Drivers have improved their racing skills at Winton Motor Raceway, particularly in the Esses.
  • Fixed an issue where some AI Drivers would attempt to leave the grid before the car ahead of them had begun to move.
  • Reduced the CPU demand of AI Drivers when running with Mercedes-AMG F1 W12 E Performance.
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Display Mode

  • A confirmation dialog box will now display when a user chooses to auto-config their graphics if they already have a “renderer.ini” file and do not have a display mode .ini file.

Spotter

  • The low fuel warning message upon gridding is now disabled if you haven’t generated any fuel data.
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Interface

  • Fixed an issue where if the Dash Box was open, mouse-inputs for other Black Boxes were being ignored.
  • Fixed an issue where the Dash Box would not keybind correctly.

Cars

<Car Class> NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Trucks

  • Updated some older contingency decals to their 2022 versions.
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<Car Class> NASCAR Classic 1987 Cars

  • External drivetrain audio levels have been reduced.
  • Fixed an issue where opponent cars could appear to be scraping at high banked tracks.
  • Fixed a slight off-center issue with the art for wheel hubs and pivots. This issue had no effect on car physics or performance.
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<Car Class> NASCAR Next Gen Cars

  • Updated the windshield braces.
  • Several texture files have been updated.
  • Fixed a cyclic modulation in the upper RPM engine sound for in-car mics.
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<Car Class> Stock Car Pro Series Cars

  • Information for the Extra Power System (status and uses remaining) has been added to the Black Box for these vehicles.
  • Fixed an issue where the windshield lights for the Extra Power System were not working correctly on opponent vehicles.

Aston Martin Vantage GT4

  • Fixed some issues with the rear wing, including the pivot angle, a texture issue, and having it visually disappear at certain camera distances.
  • Fixed an issue with the steering wheel shift LEDs.
  • The IMSA leaderboard is now present in the interface model of this car.
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Audi RS 3 LMS

  • Fixed an issue with the Dash Box for this vehicle where the RPM range did not match the shift lights.

Ford GTE

  • Fixed an issue where the steering wheel was being incorrectly removed when the option to only show a steering wheel if it has a display was enabled.
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Hyundai Elantra N TC

  • Fixed some ambient occlusion issues with the trunk area.

Hyundai Veloster N TC

  • Dashboard specular texture has been improved.
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iRacing Formula iR-04

  • Paint textures have been updated and some details have been moved into the decal stamp layer so they may be customized.

Lamborghini Huracán GT3 EVO

  • Closed a visible gap above the driver’s side door.
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McLaren MP4-12C GT3

  • Fixed an issue with a rear vent visually disappearing at certain camera distances.

Mercedes-AMG GT3

  • iRacing setups have been updated.
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NASCAR Buick LeSabre - 1987

  • Fixed an issue where custom driver helmet textures were not displaying properly.

NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Chevrolet Silverado

  • Removed a duplicate set of pedals.
  • Stamped decals have been updated.
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NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Ford F150

  • Rear license plate decal has been updated.
  • Fixed an issue where a side logo was mirrored.

NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Toyota Tundra TRD Pro

  • Fixed a texture mapping issue on the vehicle body texture.
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Pontiac Solstice

  • The roll bar camera view is no longer blocked.

Stock Car Pro Series Chevrolet Cruze

  • iRacing setups have been updated.
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Stock Car Pro Series Toyota Corolla

  • Fixed an issue with a rear hose.
  • Fixed an issue where a paint pattern was not rendering correctly for this car.

Tracks

Circuit Zolder

  • The threat level of the turtles in this environment has been reduced.
  • - A geometry error was causing curbs here to be nearly lethal in some cases for cars using the New Damage Model.
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Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55

  • Pit speed limit has been reduced.
  • Fuel tanks have been grounded.
  • Updated the grandstands specular texture map.
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Winton Motor Raceway

  • Some missing trees have been planted.
  • Fixed an issue where some brake markers would disappear at certain graphics settings.