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  1. This season release includes a soft launch of AI Races, three new cars, two new tracks, more V7 Tires, and plenty more to keep you busy! Welcome to iRacing 2020 Season 1!
  2.  
  3.  
  4. Some highlights include:
  5. • Supercars Ford Mustang GT
  6. • Supercars Holden ZB Commodore
  7. • Skip Barber Formula 2000 - re-built from the ground up!
  8. • Lernerville Speedway
  9. • Lime Rock Park - re-built from the ground up!
  10. • AI Races - soft launch
  11. • V7 Tires added to additional vehicles
  12. • New Damage Model added to Dallara F3
  13. • Incident and Penalty Updates
  14. • Custom Vehicle Spec Maps
  15. • Updated Crowds
  16. • iRacing BETA Interface Changes
  17. • Much more!
  18.  
  19.  
  20. Full 2020 Season 1 Release details are below.
  21.  
  22.  
  23.  
  24. iRACING BETA INTERFACE:
  25.  
  26. Overall
  27.  
  28. - Some big quality of life updates have been completed on the iRacing BETA Interface!
  29. - - The top menu bar has been adjusted and compressed. Many of the options have been re-organized slightly, and many are now located in a menu that appears when you click on your helmet in the top-right corner.
  30. - - A direct link to the Member Forums as well as to the Classic Membersite can be found in this menu.
  31. - - The side bar menu at the left is now collapsible.
  32.  
  33. - Light Theme!
  34. - - A brand new Light Theme has been added to the iRacing BETA Interface.
  35. - - The Light Theme is now the default for the iRacing BETA Interface.
  36. - - - To switch back to the Dark Theme, click on your helmet in the top-right corner, and select Dark Theme.
  37.  
  38. - Connectivity throughout the iRacing BETA Interface has been improved.
  39. - - User authentication for logging in and connecting has been made exponentially faster!
  40. - - Data authentication has been simplified, and is more stable.
  41.  
  42. - Improved sizing performance on modal windows.
  43.  
  44. - Cookies are now properly created and used across the application.
  45.  
  46.  
  47. AI Races - Soft Launch
  48.  
  49. - AI Races are now available through the iRacing BETA Interface!
  50. - - This soft launch of AI Races is designed to give you a taste of what we've been working on, and to help us with additional feedback!
  51. - - Click on "Go Racing" and then "AI Races" to start competing against fully customizable racers with artificial intelligence!
  52. - - Learn more about iRacing AI here: www.iracing.com/how-to-use-iracing-ai/
  53.  
  54. - AI Races includes a variety of functionality and customization for you to enjoy.
  55. - - Jump right in, and run a Single AI Race against a Roster of AI Drivers.
  56. - - Craft your very own AI Season of events, earn championship points, and try to claim the top spot of the podium.
  57. - - Create a Roster of up to 60 AI Drivers to compete against; including custom paint jobs, adjustable driver personalities, customizable racing skills, and much more.
  58. - - - Please note that using over 40 AI Drivers may have an impact on frame rates as well as cause some quirky AI Driver behavior.
  59. - - Use randomly generated Rosters to get on track against AI Drivers quickly; you might even see some familiar names out on the track.
  60. - - Use iRacing supplied Official AI Seasons, and coming soon: iRacing supplied Official AI Rosters!
  61. - - Share your custom built AI Seasons and Rosters with other iRacers - see who is the master of the bots!
  62. - - - Learn more about creating and editing Custom AI Rosters here: www.iracing.com/airoster
  63. - - Adjust the challenge and difficulty of the AI Drivers to help you train and improve your racing.
  64. - - - The default Driver Skill range is set to 25% - 50%. This should be a good place to start for an average driver.
  65. - - - We recommend a Driver Skill spread (the difference between maximum and minimum) of about 30% for the best racing experience.
  66.  
  67. - AI Races are currently available using the Porsche 911 GT3 Cup (991).
  68.  
  69. - AI Races are currently available on the following Track Configurations:
  70. - - Barber Motorsports Park - Full Course
  71. - - Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya - Grand Prix
  72. - - Donington Park Racing Circuit - Grand Prix
  73. - - Lime Rock Park - Classic
  74. - - Nürburgring Grand-Prix-Strecke - Grand Prix
  75. - - Road America - Full Course
  76. - - Watkins Glen International - Cup
  77.  
  78. - Please keep in mind, this is a soft launch of this feature. We are very excited to get your feedback, and look forward to optimizing, updating, and adding much more to AI Races in the future.
  79.  
  80.  
  81. Create a Race
  82.  
  83. - You can now add Race Admins to user-created races.
  84.  
  85. - Lap count is now shown on the Create a Race Summary page.
  86.  
  87. - New Create a Race Options have been added:
  88. - - Consecutive Cautions Restart Single File
  89. - - - When a Caution is triggered immediately following a previous Caution period, the subsequent Caution restart is single file.
  90. - - Wave-Around
  91. - - If enabled, during the Caution period, lap cars that stayed out during pit stops to receive the Wave-Around will be allowed to do so when the "1 to Go" signal is displayed. Lap cars pacing behind the leader will be shuffled to the back.
  92. - - Do Not Count Caution Laps
  93. - - - Laps completed while the Caution flag is displayed will not be counted towards the number of event laps completed. This option cannot be enabled unless Automatic Full Course Yellows is also enabled.
  94. - - - This Race Option has also been added to Heat Racing configurations for any Heat Races in the race weekend.
  95.  
  96. - When you finish Create a Race, the interface now properly redirects you to the proper view to see your newly created race.
  97.  
  98. - You can now easily select content you do not own.
  99.  
  100. - In "All Steps" view, when returning from Time Limit Details or Heat Session modal windows, you are now returned to the step from which you left.
  101.  
  102. - Create a Race has been overhauled for stability and speed.
  103.  
  104. - Fixed an issue where Hardcore Level was not defaulting to the correct setting.
  105.  
  106. - Fixed an issue where the Back button was not visible when creating a League Session.
  107.  
  108. - Fixed an issue where a Session with a Qualifier could have the time be zero minutes.
  109.  
  110. - Fixed an issue where wind speed would not be converted properly when set as KPH.
  111.  
  112. - Fixed an issue where sorting compact tables was not functional.
  113.  
  114.  
  115. Time Attack
  116.  
  117. - Fixed an issue where users were unable to race against people who have completed laps.
  118.  
  119.  
  120. Results
  121.  
  122. - When sorting results by date, results are now sorted by both date AND time for optimum ordering.
  123.  
  124.  
  125. Friends List
  126.  
  127. - Friends List has been updated for stability and speed.
  128.  
  129. - The format for date and time for offline friends has been updated.
  130.  
  131. - Fixed an issue with the vertical height of the Friends List when searching.
  132.  
  133.  
  134. Leagues
  135.  
  136. - Searching for Leagues has been vastly improved!
  137. - - League Size and Culture settings are now optional search parameters.
  138.  
  139. - What a user is allowed to see while browsing a League now follows the privacy settings of that League.
  140.  
  141. - League creation dates are now displayed correctly.
  142.  
  143. - Accepting a League invitation no longer temporarily creates two Leagues of the same name in your Leagues view.
  144.  
  145.  
  146. Maintenance Messaging
  147.  
  148. - Downtime, maintenance, and important notifications will now appear in a maintenance messaging bar at the top of the interface.
  149. - - When active, clicking on the message will open your web browser to the iRacing.com Membersite Forums - Staff Announcements page where you can learn more about the message.
  150.  
  151.  
  152. Protest
  153.  
  154. - Members may now access the Protest form from within the iRacing BETA Interface.
  155. - - Users can access this new modal window from either the Race Results screen, or from the Help & Support modal window. This form lives directly within the iRacing BETA Interface; no need to head to the Classic Membersite.
  156.  
  157.  
  158.  
  159. iRACING SIMULATION:
  160.  
  161. Windows 7 SP1
  162.  
  163. - This is a reminder that Microsoft will be ending support for Windows 7 on January 14th, 2020. At that time, iRacing will no longer support accessing the Membersite or running the Simulation on the Windows 7 operating system.
  164. - - If you have questions or concerns, feel free to contact Customer Support at support@iracing.com.
  165.  
  166.  
  167. Rallycross Racing
  168.  
  169. - The collidable blue tire bundles have been removed from Rallycross track turn centers and have been replaced with blue "turtle" curbs, like those used at Charlotte - Roval.
  170.  
  171.  
  172. Weather
  173.  
  174. - With Dynamic Weather enabled, cloud cover may now change density over time, which can ultimately change the selected weather cloud status. This may be most noticeable in sessions that span a longer simulated time, where, for example, partly cloudy may become cloudy or clear.
  175.  
  176.  
  177. V7 Tires
  178.  
  179. - V7 Tires have been enabled on the following vehicles:
  180. - - Formula Renault 2.0
  181. - - Formula Renault 3.5
  182. - - Global Mazda MX-5 Cup
  183. - - Kia Optima
  184. - - Legends Ford '34 Coup (ALL)
  185. - - NASCAR Gander Outdoors Chevrolet Silverado
  186. - - NASCAR Gander Outdoors Toyota Tundra
  187. - - NASCAR Monster Energy Cup Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 - 2018
  188. - - NASCAR Monster Energy Cup Ford Mustang
  189. - - NASCAR Monster Energy Cup Toyota Camry
  190. - - NASCAR Truck Series Chevrolet Silverado - 2013
  191. - - Porsche 911 GT3 Cup Car (991)
  192. - - Street Stock
  193. - - Supercars Ford Mustang GT
  194. - - Supercars Holden ZB Commodore
  195. - - VW Jetta TDI Cup
  196. - - [Archive] Ford Falcon FG V8
  197. - - [Archive] Holden VF Commodore V8
  198. - - [Archive] Mazda MX-5 Cup - 2015
  199. - - [Archive] Mazda MX-5 Roadster - 2015
  200. - - [Archive] NASCAR Cup Chevrolet SS
  201. - - [Archive] NASCAR Cup Ford Fusion
  202. - - [Archive] NASCAR Nationwide Chevrolet Impala - 2011
  203. - - [Archive] NASCAR Sprint Cup Chevrolet Impala COT - 2013
  204. - - [Archive] V8 Supercar Ford Falcon - 2012
  205.  
  206. - Off-track grip has been reduced slightly.
  207.  
  208.  
  209. New Damage Model
  210.  
  211. - New Damage Model has been enabled on the Dallara F3!
  212.  
  213. - With this build, we have concentrated on stability and quality improvements along with an overhaul of how the sound system integrates with the New Damage Model.
  214.  
  215. - Stability Improvements:
  216. - - Transitions from Session to Session are now stable.
  217. - - Moving to and from the garage is now stable.
  218. - - Wheel-to-wheel contact and damage is now stable.
  219.  
  220. - Quality Improvements:
  221. - - The appearance of scrapes, scratches, and debris has been improved. Damage should now look more appropriate given the materials of the parts and the damaged areas.
  222. - - The force required to trigger an incident due to track hits has been adjusted.
  223. - - The interaction between driver tires and the driving surfaces has been updated to improve handling of irregular geometry such as aggressive curbs.
  224. - - Suspension damage has been adjusted; suspension will now bend within more reasonable parameters.
  225. - - Objects and opponent cars will now more often run at 60hz for improved performance.
  226.  
  227. - Sound Improvements:
  228. - - The audio system now supports playing many more scrape sounds, is more efficient, has lower triggering thresholds, and much more!
  229. - - The threshold for triggering "medium" and "hard" impact sounds has been increased to increase sound diversity and realism.
  230. - - Crash sounds have been offset forward by a meter to stop DirectSound from always pushing the sounds to the center-front speaker.
  231. - - Fixed an issue where scrape sounds were not loud enough in Replays.
  232. - - Fixed issues with sounds related to hard curb impacts and medium concrete impacts.
  233.  
  234.  
  235. Incidents
  236.  
  237. - Drivers may now incur a pit road penalty when exceeding a set number of incidents.
  238. - - Penalties for exceeding incident limits can be set to penalize every N incidents, or for the first N incidents then again for each M incidents.
  239. - - If the incident limit for DQ is set, then pit road penalties stop being issued at that point and the driver is disqualified.
  240. - - - Incident limits for pit road penalties must be lower than the incident limit for DQ if the DQ setting is in use.
  241. - - Additional penalty time will be imposed if pit service is taken during a pit road penalty.
  242. - - For the Classic Membersite Create a Hosted Session interface, this new setting may be found in the OPTIONAL SETTINGS section.
  243.  
  244. - Dynamic incident information has been added to the F1 black box.
  245.  
  246. - Cars that have taken the Checkered Flag should no longer be penalized or disqualified for causing incidents. However, the Simulator will continue to count incidents as usual.
  247.  
  248. - All penalties are now applied post-race for any event that never allows pit service, such as rallycross and dirt oval racing.
  249. - - This change adds this behavior to dirt oval racing, where getting into the pits can be very difficult to do safely. In other words, if we do not have a proper pit lane and pit crew, in-race penalties will not be used.
  250.  
  251. - More descriptive text has been added to the Info tab for Incident Limit.
  252. - - The text now reads “Incident Count DQ Limit:".
  253.  
  254.  
  255. Cautions
  256.  
  257. - Some new features have been added regarding full-course cautions:
  258. - - You can now separately specify whether or not lap(s)-down cars get waved around the pace car to get a lap back when nearing the end of a full-course caution period.
  259. - - You can now separately specify that a single-file restart should be used on the second and subsequent caution periods without an intervening complete green-flag lap, even if a double-file restart would have otherwise been used.
  260.  
  261. - A new caution mode has been added: Full-Course Cautions where Caution Laps Do Not Count as Race Laps.
  262. - - This caution mode is modeled after short-track oval racing, where laps under caution are not counted, though it is not intended to exactly mirror any particular series' set of rules.
  263. - - Full-Course Cautions where Caution Laps do not count functions as follows:
  264. - - - At the instant the caution flag is flown, the field ordering is determined (there is no racing back to the line). One goal is to roll-back scoring to the prior completed lap, thus undoing any passing that might have occurred during the lap that brings out the caution. This is accomplished as follows:
  265. - - - - The lead contender on track and all cars on track behind them to the S/F line are reordered as to their most recent lap crossing. Laps are no longer scored for this set of cars until the green flag following the caution period.
  266. - - - - The cars on track behind the S/F line backwards to the lead contender on track are reordered as to their most recent lap crossing, and placed behind the other group. These cars will have their next lap crossing under caution scored, thus preventing them from going a lap-down. A disabled car that does not make it back to the line will not be awarded this lap. These laps will be scored so as to preserve how they are sorted into the pace field. Subsequent laps for these cars while under caution are not scored.
  267. - - - - Any cars not on track when the caution flies will be placed at the back of the field when they exit the pits, and will not have any laps scored during the caution period.
  268. - - - If the selected restart setting (single file, double file, etc.) indicates that lapped cars are to go to the back of the field for the restart, and lapped cars will not get a wave-around to un-lap themselves as the caution is ending, then lapped cars will be placed into the initial pace order behind cars that are on the lead lap. Since laps under caution are not being scored, these cars will be directed to fall-back behind the lead lap cars, as opposed to passing the pace car to catch up to the end of the field. When nearing the end of the caution period, lapped cars that have become co-mingled with lead lap cars due to pitting will again be directed to fall-back and let the lead lap cars by.
  269. - - With this new caution mode enabled, fuel is NOT consumed during these potential extra laps.
  270.  
  271. - For the Classic Membersite Create a Hosted Session interface, the old caution selection drop down has been removed and replaced with two new checkboxes for Automatic Full-Course cautions, and for enabling Lucky Dog rule.
  272. - - The new setting to enabled Caution Laps Do Not Count may be found in the CAUTIONS section.
  273. - - The new setting to restart single file when one caution is followed immediately by another caution is in the RESTARTS section.
  274.  
  275.  
  276. Rendering
  277.  
  278. - SDR rendering now uses a linear format frame buffer. Previously, unless HDR was enabled in the graphics options, the frame buffer was always gamma encoded. This encoding resulted in mathematically incorrect blends when compositing to the frame buffer. Earlier this year we released improved linear frame buffers, which avoids this issue, but only when HDR was enabled. Now we switched SDR to also be linear! It may be a tiny bit more expensive, but now it blends correctly in both SDR and HDR, and it speeds up our development process going forward.
  279. - - This change may affect the appearance of some things that composite in the frame buffer, like track surface detail decals, or effects. We are still in the process of re-tuning some of them.
  280.  
  281. - Improved the appearance of the sky where it meets the horizon.
  282.  
  283. - Reduced the amounts that reflectors sparkle with large blooms in the distance.
  284.  
  285. - Refined the windshield reflection algorithm.
  286.  
  287. - Added the support to display extra detail layers to several of our night mode GPU shaders.
  288.  
  289. - Altered the solar specular color to be whiter at higher solar angles.
  290.  
  291. - Fixed a crashing issue at night tracks with night shadows maps enabled.
  292.  
  293. - Fixed an issue where the solar bloom would not appear when the camera was moved far from the track’s center position.
  294.  
  295. - Fixed an issue with lighting sometimes appearing dark blue (at daytime) in one direction only, when shadow maps were disabled.
  296.  
  297. - Fixed an issue with the specular reflection color of the sun on dirt tracks.
  298.  
  299.  
  300. Visual Effects
  301.  
  302. - The depth of field effect has been updated.
  303.  
  304. - Sparks are now colorized based on the material that is casting them.
  305.  
  306.  
  307. Audio
  308.  
  309. - The sound system now crossfades between microphones whenever the camera changes, to smooth out the sound between the cameras.
  310. - - In-car and on-car mics' crossfade over 0.1 seconds for a quick but smooth transition, while TV cameras crossfade over 0.35 seconds for a more noticeable blend that is not too dramatic.
  311.  
  312. - Fixed some issues with opponent car engine sounds not playing correctly from in-cockpit cameras.
  313.  
  314. - Fixed an issue where collisions with cones were not triggering sounds while using the normal damage model.
  315.  
  316.  
  317. Spotter
  318.  
  319. - The default Aussie spotter package has been improved and updated.
  320.  
  321.  
  322. Flagman
  323.  
  324. - The flagman should now only be visible during Practice, Qualify, and Race session types.
  325.  
  326.  
  327. Crowds
  328.  
  329. - Two-dimensional crowd planes have been replaced with billboarding characters.
  330. - - While still two-dimensional, these people should appear to have a side of themselves always facing your viewing angle, making for more realistic crowds.
  331. - - Billboarding crowd characters should be found at ALL tracks and configurations!
  332.  
  333. - Race marshal characters have been added around some tracks!
  334. - - The appearance of these characters should be player car-type specific. For example, if the player is using a NASCAR vehicle, these characters should resemble NASCAR officials, or, if the player is using an F1 vehicle, these characters should resemble F1 officials.
  335.  
  336. - The box ambulance truck, ambulance van, and tow truck have all been updated to new higher detailed versions. You are much safer now.
  337.  
  338.  
  339. Paint Shop
  340.  
  341. - Support has been added for custom specular (spec) maps for all cars.
  342. - - Our rendering engine now supports custom spec maps that can be used with custom paints. A spec map is a .tga image file that tells the iRacing Sim what properties the underlying materials on the custom paint .tga image are made of. By altering individual pixels in a specific way, you can tell the Sim if the pixel is metallic or nonmetallic, if the pixel is smooth or rough, or if it should be lit by our lighting engine or not. This should allow you to create all kinds of materials, from matte to chrome and everything in between!
  343. - - Our Sim uses Physical Based Rendering (PBR). Physical Based Rendering uses shader and lighting models to accurately create materials that reflect their real world counterparts. Instead of using a spec, gloss, and environment map to create the spec maps for a material, you simply decide if the material is metallic, and then decide how smooth the surface of the material is. The shader does the rest. This greatly simplifies the process of creating spec maps.
  344. - - For details on how to start creating your own custom spec maps, check out this page:
  345. - - - www.iracing.com/painttextures
  346.  
  347. - For the pair of new Supercars, their car paints support translucency and stamping of text, numbers, sponsors, etc. onto windows or other translucent surfaces.
  348.  
  349.  
  350. Replays
  351.  
  352. - Fixed some visual issues that could appear when stepping through a Replay with Motion Blur enabled.
  353.  
  354. - Fixed an issue with camera-aim smoothing in Replays while paused or playing.
  355.  
  356.  
  357. Screen Capture
  358.  
  359. - The latest D3DGear SDK has been added.
  360. - - This fixes an issue with a flickering Record icon, and the filepath no longer changes.
  361.  
  362.  
  363. Virtual Reality
  364.  
  365. - Support has been added for screen shot and video capture while in VR, using the built-in iRacing capture tools.
  366.  
  367. - The D3DGear files have been moved to their own sub directory, so the iRacing root install folder is not added to the command line.
  368. - - This may help stop Beat Saber from picking up our version of the openvr_api.dll file by accident.
  369.  
  370. - For openVR, call PostPresentHandoff() to notify the compositor to start its work ASAP, instead of waiting for a later call to WaitGetPoses (but only when the full wait for vsync is disabled). This notifies the SteamVR compositor that we sent it all the info, and it can go, otherwise it waits until later in the next frame (when we call the routine to wait for sync and get poses) to start. This is a newer API call in SteamVR for this sort of case.
  371.  
  372. - The "ResolutionScalePct" field has been removed from the [OpenVR] section of the "rendererDX11.ini" file.
  373. - - This option is now obsolete, SteamVR supports it behind our back via SteamVR settings, causing them to multiply together.
  374.  
  375. - The post-processing motion blur effect is now always reduced slightly while using a VR headset.
  376.  
  377.  
  378. Controls
  379.  
  380. - The latest Logitech wheel prototype API has been integrated.
  381.  
  382.  
  383. Telemetry
  384.  
  385. - A few new telemetry SessionString entries have been added:
  386. - - WeekendInfo:WeekendOptions:GreenWhiteCheckeredLimit: {unlimited, or number with 0 being no gwc laps}
  387. - - WeekendInfo:WeekendOptions:FastRepairsLimit: {unlimited, or number with 0 being no fast repairs}
  388.  
  389. - A few new telemetry variables have been added:
  390. - - "PitstopActive", irsdk_bool, "Is the player getting pit stop service"
  391. - - "FastRepairUsed", irsdk_int, "How many fast repairs used so far"
  392. - - "FastRepairAvailable", irsdk_int, "How many fast repairs left, 255 is unlimited"
  393.  
  394. - The telemetry variable, "SessionFlags" is now logged directly to disk as well as live, so you can view the status of flags offline.
  395.  
  396. - Support has been added for setting/changing variable name after class creation when allocating an irsdkCVar object.
  397.  
  398.  
  399. Loading Screens
  400.  
  401. - New 4K loading screen images have been added for the following tracks and configurations:
  402. - - Autodromo Internazionale Enzo e Dino Ferrari
  403. - - Brands Hatch Circuit
  404. - - Charlotte Motor Speedway - 2016
  405. - - Charlotte Motor Speedway
  406. - - Charlotte Motor Speedway - Roval
  407. - - Charlotte Motor Speedway - Roval Long
  408. - - Concord Speedway
  409. - - Detroit Grand Prix at Belle Isle
  410. - - Dover International Speedway
  411. - - Mount Panorama Circuit
  412. - - Virginia International Raceway
  413.  
  414.  
  415. Clubs
  416.  
  417. - All iRacing members from the country of Georgia have been moved from the Asia Club to the Central-European Club. Any in-progress seasons will continue to a part of the Asia Club, until the season ends.
  418.  
  419.  
  420.  
  421. CARS:
  422.  
  423. Aston Martin DBR9 GT1
  424.  
  425. - V7 Tire parameters have been adjusted.
  426.  
  427.  
  428. Audi RS 3 LMS
  429.  
  430. - V7 Tire parameters have been adjusted.
  431.  
  432. - Tire sidewall texture at high speed has been updated.
  433.  
  434.  
  435. BMW M8 GTE
  436.  
  437. - 2020 Season 1 Balance of Power changes: Minimum weight has been reduced by 10 kg.
  438.  
  439.  
  440. Chevrolet Corvette C6.R GT1
  441.  
  442. - V7 Tire parameters have been adjusted.
  443.  
  444.  
  445. Dallara F3
  446.  
  447. - New Damage Model has been enabled for this vehicle!
  448.  
  449. - Significant V7 Tires adjustments have been made, including: construction re-tooled, compound updated with greater grip and more responsiveness, and additional differential adjustability for greater locking potential.
  450.  
  451. - Season setups have been updated.
  452.  
  453.  
  454. Dallara IR18
  455.  
  456. - Season setups have been updated.
  457.  
  458.  
  459. Dirt Sprint Car
  460.  
  461. - (ALL) - Front tire tread pattern and aerodynamic downforce have been adjusted.
  462.  
  463.  
  464. Ferrari 488 GT3
  465.  
  466. - 2020 Season 1 Balance of Power changes: Aero drag has been reduced slightly.
  467.  
  468.  
  469. Ferrari 488 GTE
  470.  
  471. - 2020 Season 1 Balance of Power changes: Minimum weight has been increased by 5kg.
  472.  
  473.  
  474. Ford GT - 2017
  475.  
  476. - Fixed an issue where the STRAT knob keybind was set to "Throttle Shaping Set" instead of "Fuel Mixture Set".
  477.  
  478.  
  479. Ford GT GT3
  480.  
  481. - Fixed an issue where the interface model of this vehicle was not utilizing GGX shaders.
  482.  
  483.  
  484. Formula Renault 2.0
  485.  
  486. - V7 Tires have been enabled on this vehicle!
  487.  
  488. - Fixed an error in the rear wing flap tooltip.
  489.  
  490. - Baseline setup has been updated to match the Renault "Suggested Setup".
  491.  
  492.  
  493. Formula Renault 3.5
  494.  
  495. - V7 Tires have been enabled on this vehicle!
  496.  
  497. - Fixed an error in the rear wing flap tooltip.
  498.  
  499. - Baseline setup has been updated to match the Renault "Suggested Setup".
  500.  
  501.  
  502. Global Mazda MX-5 Cup
  503.  
  504. - V7 Tires have been enabled on this vehicle!
  505.  
  506. - This vehicle has been brought up to the latest spec.
  507.  
  508.  
  509. Kia Optima
  510.  
  511. - V7 Tires have been enabled on this vehicle!
  512.  
  513.  
  514. Legends Ford '34 Coup
  515.  
  516. - (ALL) - V7 Tires have been enabled on these vehicles!
  517.  
  518. - (ALL) - Shock package has been updated to more recent specs.
  519.  
  520. - (ALL) - Season setups have been updated.
  521.  
  522.  
  523. McLaren MP4-30
  524.  
  525. - Fixed an issue where this vehicle was not correctly tagged as an Open Wheel car in some filters.
  526.  
  527.  
  528. NASCAR Gander Outdoors Chevrolet Silverado
  529.  
  530. - V7 Tires have been enabled on this vehicle!
  531.  
  532. - Aero has been adjusted, nose damage vulnerability has been increased, and hood damage has been adjusted.
  533.  
  534. - Downforce and balance have been adjusted slightly.
  535.  
  536. - Per updated NASCAR rules, splitters are now forced to be unpainted carbon fiber.
  537.  
  538. - Season setups have been updated.
  539.  
  540.  
  541. NASCAR Gander Outdoors Toyota Tundra
  542.  
  543. - V7 Tires have been enabled on this vehicle!
  544.  
  545. - Aero has been adjusted, nose damage vulnerability has been increased, and hood damage has been adjusted.
  546.  
  547. - Downforce and balance have been adjusted slightly.
  548.  
  549. - Per updated NASCAR rules, splitters are now forced to be unpainted carbon fiber.
  550.  
  551. - Season setups have been updated.
  552.  
  553.  
  554. NASCAR K&N Pro Chevrolet Impala
  555.  
  556. - V7 Tire parameters have been adjusted.
  557.  
  558. - Aero has been adjusted, nose damage vulnerability has been increased, and hood damage has been adjusted.
  559.  
  560. - Season setups have been updated.
  561.  
  562.  
  563. NASCAR Monster Energy Cup Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 - 2018
  564.  
  565. - V7 Tires have been enabled on this vehicle!
  566.  
  567. - Aero has been adjusted, nose damage vulnerability has been increased, hood damage has been adjusted, fuel consumption has been decreased, and engine performance has been tuned.
  568.  
  569. - Level of Detail settings (LoDs) for Replays has been optimized.
  570.  
  571. - Per updated NASCAR rules, splitters are now forced to be unpainted carbon fiber.
  572.  
  573. - Season setups have been updated.
  574.  
  575.  
  576. NASCAR Monster Energy Cup Ford Mustang
  577.  
  578. - V7 Tires have been enabled on this vehicle!
  579.  
  580. - Aero has been adjusted, nose damage vulnerability has been increased, hood damage has been adjusted, fuel consumption has been decreased, and engine performance has been tuned.
  581.  
  582. - Level of Detail settings (LoDs) for Replays has been optimized.
  583.  
  584. - Per updated NASCAR rules, splitters are now forced to be unpainted carbon fiber.
  585.  
  586. - Season setups have been updated.
  587.  
  588.  
  589. NASCAR Monster Energy Cup Toyota Camry
  590.  
  591. - V7 Tires have been enabled on this vehicle!
  592.  
  593. - Aero has been adjusted, nose damage vulnerability has been increased, hood damage has been adjusted, fuel consumption has been decreased, and engine performance has been tuned.
  594.  
  595. - Level of Detail settings (LoDs) for Replays has been optimized.
  596.  
  597. - Per updated NASCAR rules, splitters are now forced to be unpainted carbon fiber.
  598.  
  599. - Season setups have been updated.
  600.  
  601.  
  602. NASCAR Truck Series Chevrolet Silverado - 2013
  603.  
  604. - V7 Tires have been enabled on this vehicle!
  605.  
  606. - Aero has been adjusted, nose damage vulnerability has been increased, and hood damage has been adjusted.
  607.  
  608. - Downforce and balance have been adjusted slightly.
  609.  
  610.  
  611. NASCAR Xfinity Chevrolet Camaro - 2019
  612.  
  613. - Aero has been adjusted, nose damage vulnerability has been increased, and hood damage has been adjusted.
  614.  
  615.  
  616. NASCAR Xfinity Ford Mustang - 2019
  617.  
  618. - Aero has been adjusted, nose damage vulnerability has been increased, and hood damage has been adjusted.
  619.  
  620.  
  621. NASCAR Xfinity Toyota Supra
  622.  
  623. - Aero has been adjusted, nose damage vulnerability has been increased, and hood damage has been adjusted.
  624.  
  625.  
  626. Porsche 911 GT3 Cup Car (991)
  627.  
  628. - V7 Tires have been enabled on this vehicle!
  629.  
  630. - Tweaks have been made to diff and aero (slightly less drag, slightly more downforce, and significantly forward center of pressure). Diff changes were to eliminate inside wheelspin at corner exits. Drag reduction was to better correlate with real-life end-of-straight speeds. Downforce and CoP changes were to better account for the fact that we apply forces in the car frame and all quoted aero data is in the ground or world frame.
  631.  
  632. - Engine torque has been increased slightly across the rev range for better real-life correlation.
  633.  
  634. - Rear toe-in adjustment range has been increased.
  635.  
  636. - Rear camber adjustment range has been increased by 0.5.
  637.  
  638. - Gearshift, backfire, and ignition cut sounds have been improved.
  639.  
  640. - Baseline setup has been updated.
  641.  
  642.  
  643. Porsche 919 Hybrid
  644.  
  645. - Improved a variety of vehicle sounds and overall audio mixing for this vehicle.
  646.  
  647.  
  648. Radical SR8
  649.  
  650. - Season setups have been updated.
  651.  
  652.  
  653. Skip Barber Formula 2000
  654.  
  655. - FULLY RE-BUILT VEHICLE!
  656. - - The Skip Barber Formula 2000, an open-wheeled road car, has been completely re-built graphically from the ground up! This update does not alter the vehicle physics, only artwork.
  657. - - - Designed around a classic open-wheel, single-seat formula car layout, but built with a bit more room to accommodate all sizes of drivers and added strength to withstand the rigors of racing schools, the SBF2000 was used in all six Skip Barber Race Series Championships. The list of drivers who have advanced their careers behind the wheel of an SBF2000 reads like a Who's Who of motorsport, ranging from A.J. Almendinger to Mike Wallace, with Marco Andretti, Townsend Bell, Kenny Brack, Jeff Burton, Helio Castroneves, Jon Fogarty, Memo Gidley, Alex Gurney, Juan Pablo Montoya, Bryan Herta, Jeff Gordon, Todd Bodine and Kasey Kahne just a few of the names in between. The SBF2000 features a 150-horsepower, four-cylinder engine. The 2.0-liter, single-overhead-cam power plant is mated to a five-speed sequential gearbox driving a 1,250-lb. tubular space-frame chassis. Capable of speeds up to 135 mph, the FSB 2000 accelerates from a standstill to 60 mph in 4.5 seconds and through 100 mph in less than 10 seconds. One of the most basic, but purest racing cars in existence, the SBF2000 offers drivers the chance both to learn the dynamics of an uncompromised racing car and how to compete with other drivers in identical equipment - lessons that are applicable in any car on any race track in the world.
  658. - - This re-built version replaces the original version. Any Member who owned the original Skip Barber Formula 2000 now owns this fully re-built version, free of charge.
  659. - - Add Skip Barber Formula 2000 to your digital garage, by purchasing it from the iRacing store here: <LINK TBD>
  660.  
  661. - V7 Tire parameters have been adjusted.
  662.  
  663.  
  664. Street Stock
  665.  
  666. - V7 Tires have been enabled on this vehicle!
  667.  
  668. - Season setups have been updated.
  669.  
  670.  
  671. Subaru WRX STI
  672.  
  673. - 2020 Season 1 Balance of Power changes: Power has been reduced slightly and center of gravity has been raised slightly.
  674.  
  675.  
  676. Supercars Ford Mustang GT
  677.  
  678. - NEW CAR!
  679. - - The Supercars Ford Mustang GT is now available for purchase!
  680. - - - The Ford Mustang carries on a long tradition of Ford involvement in Supercars competition. Introduced in time for the 2018 season, it’s already claimed back-to-back drivers’ championships in the capable hands of DJR Team Penske driver Scott McLaughlin. DJR used the Mustang to claim its 100th victory in Supercars competition in 2019, and will look to score yet another championship for 2020. Powered by a 5.0 liter engine, Supercars can produce upwards of 635 horsepower. They can accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in 3.2 seconds, and hit a top speed of nearly 300 km/h. Australia’s premier racing category announced its Gen2 spec in December 2014, and adopted it in time for 2018 season after three years of development.
  681. - - Any Member who purchased the vehicle formerly known as Ford Falcon FG V8 within the past 24 months receives this vehicle, free of charge.
  682. - - Add Supercars Ford Mustang GT to your digital garage, by purchasing it from the iRacing store here: <LINK TBD>
  683.  
  684. - V7 Tires have been enabled on this vehicle!
  685.  
  686.  
  687. Supercars Holden ZB Commodore
  688.  
  689. - NEW CAR!
  690. - - The Supercars Holden ZB Commodore is now available for purchase!
  691. - - - The Holden Commodore ZB continues Holden’s long and storied history as one of the most prominent brands in Supercars action. The ZB made its debut in the 2018 season, replacing the popular VF and immediately finding victory lane its first race out with Shane Van Gisbergen. The ZB has already significantly expanded Holden’s lead on the most wins in Supercars history, a number which totals well over 500 at the end of the 2019 season, and is campaigned by its two winningest teams of all time, Triple Eight Race Engineering and Walkinshaw Andretti United. Powered by a 5.0 liter engine, Supercars can produce upwards of 635 horsepower. They can accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in 3.2 seconds, and hit a top speed of nearly 300 km/h. Australia’s premier racing category announced its Gen2 spec in December 2014, and adopted it in time for 2018 season after three years of development.
  692. - - Any Member who purchased the vehicle formerly known as Holden Commodore VF V8 within the past 24 months receives this vehicle, free of charge.
  693. - - Add Supercars Holden ZB Commodore to your digital garage, by purchasing it from the iRacing store here: <LINK TBD>
  694.  
  695. - V7 Tires have been enabled on this vehicle!
  696.  
  697.  
  698. VW Jetta TDI Cup
  699.  
  700. - V7 Tires have been enabled on this vehicle!
  701.  
  702.  
  703. [Archive] Ford Falcon FG V8
  704.  
  705. - This vehicle has been renamed from "Ford Falcon FG V8" to "[Archive] Ford Falcon FG V8".
  706.  
  707. - This vehicle has been added to the default iRacing content.
  708. - - All Members now own this vehicle.
  709.  
  710. - V7 Tires have been enabled on this vehicle!
  711.  
  712. - Tire warmers for 45 degrees Celsius have been added.
  713.  
  714. - Backfires and engine sounds have been updated.
  715.  
  716. - Baseline setup has been updated.
  717.  
  718.  
  719. [Archive] Holden VF Commodore V8
  720.  
  721. - This vehicle has been renamed from "Holden Commodore VF V8" to "[Archive] Holden VF Commodore V8".
  722.  
  723. - This vehicle has been added to the default iRacing content.
  724. - - All Members now own this vehicle.
  725.  
  726. - V7 Tires have been enabled on this vehicle!
  727.  
  728. - Tire warmers for 45 degrees Celsius have been added.
  729.  
  730. - Backfires and engine sounds have been updated.
  731.  
  732. - Baseline setup has been updated.
  733.  
  734.  
  735. [Archive] Mazda MX-5 Cup - 2015
  736.  
  737. - V7 Tires have been enabled on this vehicle!
  738.  
  739.  
  740. [Archive] Mazda MX-5 Roadster - 2015
  741.  
  742. - V7 Tires have been enabled on this vehicle!
  743.  
  744.  
  745. [Archive] NASCAR Cup Chevrolet SS
  746.  
  747. - V7 Tires have been enabled on this vehicle!
  748.  
  749. - Season setups have been updated.
  750.  
  751.  
  752. [Archive] NASCAR Cup Ford Fusion
  753.  
  754. - V7 Tires have been enabled on this vehicle!
  755.  
  756. - Season setups have been updated.
  757.  
  758.  
  759. [Archive] NASCAR Nationwide Chevrolet Impala - 2011
  760.  
  761. - V7 Tires have been enabled on this vehicle!
  762.  
  763. - This vehicle has been converted to use PBR shaders.
  764.  
  765.  
  766. [Archive] NASCAR Sprint Cup Chevrolet Impala COT - 2013
  767.  
  768. - V7 Tires have been enabled on this vehicle!
  769.  
  770. - This vehicle has been converted to use PBR shaders.
  771.  
  772.  
  773. [Archive] NASCAR Xfinity Chevrolet Camaro
  774.  
  775. - Season setups have been updated.
  776.  
  777.  
  778. [Archive] NASCAR Xfinity Ford Mustang
  779.  
  780. - Season setups have been updated.
  781.  
  782.  
  783. [Archive] NASCAR Xfinity Toyota Camry
  784.  
  785. - Season setups have been updated.
  786.  
  787.  
  788. [Archive] V8 Supercar Ford Falcon - 2012
  789.  
  790. - V7 Tires have been enabled on this vehicle!
  791.  
  792. - Forward adjustment range for brake bias has been added.
  793.  
  794. - Baseline setup has been updated.
  795.  
  796.  
  797. TRACKS:
  798.  
  799. Atlanta Motor Speedway
  800.  
  801. - Race marshal characters have been added around this track!
  802.  
  803. - Flagman animations have been updated.
  804.  
  805. - (Rallycross Long) - Fixed a cut-through.
  806.  
  807. - (Rallycross Short) - Fixed a cut-through.
  808.  
  809.  
  810. Autodromo Internazionale Enzo e Dino Ferrari
  811.  
  812. - Level of Detail settings (LoDs) have been adjusted for some objects to reduce visual popping as objects change distance from the camera.
  813.  
  814.  
  815. Barber Motorsports Park
  816.  
  817. - Race marshal characters have been added around this track!
  818.  
  819. - Flagman animations have been updated.
  820.  
  821. - Pace Car pit road entry checkpoints have been adjusted to prevent it from severely swerving.
  822.  
  823.  
  824. Bristol Motor Speedway
  825.  
  826. - Flagman animations have been updated.
  827.  
  828.  
  829. Charlotte Motor Speedway
  830.  
  831. - Larger brake markers have been added.
  832.  
  833. - (Roval) - The wall and tirewall at the entrance to the new chicane have been extended slightly.
  834.  
  835. - (Roval) - Yellow curbs have been added going into the chicane in place of the triangular signs.
  836.  
  837.  
  838. Chicagoland Speedway
  839.  
  840. - Fixed an issue with the pit merge start checkpoint.
  841.  
  842.  
  843. Circuit Gilles Villeneuve
  844.  
  845. - Fixed an issue with blurry track cameras.
  846.  
  847.  
  848. Concord Speedway
  849.  
  850. - This track has now been fully re-textured with PBR surface materials.
  851.  
  852. - Weekend cars have been adjusted.
  853.  
  854. - A floating crowd member has been exiled.
  855.  
  856.  
  857. Detroit Grand Prix at Belle Isle
  858.  
  859. - Flagman animations have been updated.
  860.  
  861.  
  862. Donington Park Racing Circuit
  863.  
  864. - (Grand Prix) - Race lines have been updated.
  865.  
  866. - Fixed an issue with dirt flying around on Turn 3 and Turn 4.
  867.  
  868.  
  869. Homestead Miami Speedway
  870.  
  871. - (Oval) - The pit entrance has been moved from off of Turn 3 to off of Turn 4.
  872.  
  873.  
  874. Indianapolis Motor Speedway
  875.  
  876. - Flagman animations have been updated.
  877.  
  878.  
  879. Knoxville Raceway
  880.  
  881. - Fixed an issue with giant halo effects on the main grandstand lights.
  882.  
  883.  
  884. Kokomo Speedway
  885.  
  886. - Gain-time checkpoints have been adjusted slightly to better match the race lines.
  887.  
  888.  
  889. Las Vegas Motor Speedway
  890.  
  891. - Night lighting has been completed at this track!
  892. - - This track now fully supports events at Night, or events that transition to/from night.
  893.  
  894.  
  895. Lernerville Speedway
  896.  
  897. - NEW TRACK!
  898. - - Lernerville Speedway, a dirt oval, is now available for purchase!
  899. - - - Sarver, Pennsylvania is home to one of the most beloved dirt ovals in America: Lernerville Speedway. The 4/10-mile clay track hosted its first races in 1967, and its first full championship the next year. Over the past 50 years of operation, it's grown into one of the most popular tracks on the World of Outlaws schedule for both the Sprint Car and Dirt Late Model divisions. Lernerville boasts a pair of marquee World of Outlaws events each season: the Don Martin Memorial Silver Cup for Sprint Car drivers, and the Firecracker 100 for Dirt Late Model drivers. Each race attracts some of the world's top dirt oval drivers to battle for the track's highest paying purses of the season. Alongside their marquee WoO events, Lernerville is also the only track in America to run 410 Sprints, Super Late Models, and Big Block Modifieds on a weekly basis.
  900. - - Add Lernerville Speedway to your digital landscape, by purchasing it from the iRacing store here: <LINK TBD>
  901.  
  902.  
  903. Lime Rock Park
  904.  
  905. - FULLY RE-BUILT TRACK!
  906. - - Lime Rock Park has been completely re-built from the ground up, and updated for the modern age!
  907. - - - Connecticut's own Lime Rock Park is one of the oldest continually operating road racing venues in America. Opened in 1956, the track has long been a staple of the United States' premier road racing championships, including the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship's Northeast Grand Prix since 2015. With seven corners and multiple long straightaways on its classic layout, Lime Rock Park is also one of the fastest road courses in North America. For that reason, it also features multiple chicanes that are occasionally used as part of different layouts to slow cars down. For its extensive history and iconic layout, the track was also added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2009.
  908. - - All Members automatically receive this track, as it is part of the iRacing default content.
  909.  
  910.  
  911. Lucas Oil Raceway
  912.  
  913. - (Rallycross) - Fixed a cut-through.
  914.  
  915.  
  916. Michigan International Speedway
  917.  
  918. - Level of Detail settings (LoDs) have been adjusted for the media suites in pit road to reduce visual popping as they change distance from the camera.
  919.  
  920.  
  921. Mount Panorama Circuit
  922.  
  923. - Physics collision has been removed from some troublesome yellow cones near pit exit.
  924.  
  925.  
  926. Nürburgring Nordschleife
  927.  
  928. - The front two pit stalls have been removed.
  929.  
  930.  
  931. Richmond Raceway
  932.  
  933. - The pit lane merge checkpoint was in the wrong location; it is now located after the final pit exit checkpoint.
  934.  
  935.  
  936. Tsukuba Circuit
  937.  
  938. - Improvements have been made to the environment, objects, and treelines to increase performance at this track.
  939.  
  940. - Track lighting has been updated.
  941.  
  942.  
  943. Virginia International Raceway
  944.  
  945. - The track surface has been upgraded to fully utilize PBR shaders.
  946.  
  947. - Smoothing out some bumps near Turn 1 exit in the center of the track and past the end of the inside curbing.
  948.  
  949.  
  950. [Archive] Lime Rock Park - 2007
  951.  
  952. - This track, formerly known as "Lime Rock Park", has been renamed "[Archive] Lime Rock Park - 2007" to make room for the fully updated version.
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