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  1. SIM FORMULA 2020 QUALIFIER Read more... Laptimes
  2. Porsche 911 GT2 RS Clubsport Specs: Length: 4.743m Wheelbase: 2.457m Carbon fiber body panels Strut suspension front and rear Weight (with driver): 1475kg Engine: 3.8L flat-6 twin-turbo Power: 700hp at 7000rpm Torque: 750nm from 2500-4500rpm Gearbox: 7-speed paddle shift Motorsport ABS Motorsport Traction control Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 Clubsport
  3. Road to the Black Sea: Iasi to Târgu Mureș The 'Road to the Black Sea' DLC will release on PC this December 5th.
  4. 2020 Season 1 – Release Notes Overall – Some big quality of life updates has been completed on the iRacing BETA Interface! – – 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. – – A direct link to the Member Forums as well as to the Classic Member site can be found in this menu. – – The sidebar menu at the left is now collapsible. – Light Theme! – – A brand new Light theme has been added to the iRacing BETA Interface. – – The Light Theme is now the default for the iRacing BETA Interface. – – – To switch back to the Dark Theme, click on your helmet in the top-right corner, and select Dark Theme. – Connectivity throughout the iRacing BETA Interface has been improved. – – User authentication for logging in and connecting has been made exponentially faster! – – Data authentication has been simplified and is more stable. – Improved sizing performance on modal windows. – Cookies are now properly created and used across the application. AI Races – Soft Launch – AI Races are now available through the iRacing BETA Interface! – – 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! – – Click on “Go Racing” and then “AI Races” to start competing against fully customizable racers with artificial intelligence! – AI Races includes a variety of functionality and customization for you to enjoy. – – Jump right in, and run a Single AI Race against a Roster of AI Drivers. – – Craft your very own AI Season of events, earn championship points, and try to claim the top spot of the podium. – – 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. – – – Please note that using over 40 AI Drivers may have an impact on frame rates as well as cause some quirky AI Driver behavior. – – Use randomly generated Rosters to get on track against AI Drivers quickly; you might even see some familiar names out on the track. – – Use iRacing supplied Official AI Seasons, and coming soon: iRacing supplied Official AI Rosters! – – Share your custom-built AI Seasons and Rosters with other iRacers – see who is the master of the bots! – – Adjust the challenge and difficulty of the AI Drivers to help you train and improve your racing. – – – The default Driver Skill range is set to 25% – 50%. This should be a good place to start for an average driver. – – – We recommend a Driver Skill spread (the difference between maximum and minimum) of about 30% for the best racing experience. – AI Races are currently available using the Porsche 911 GT3 Cup (991). – AI Races are currently available on the following Track Configurations: – – Barber Motorsports Park – Full Course – – Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya – Grand Prix – – Donington Park Racing Circuit – Grand Prix – – Lime Rock Park – Classic – – Nürburgring Grand-Prix-Strecke – Grand Prix – – Road America – Full Course – – Watkins Glen International – Cup – 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. Create a Race – You can now add Race Admins to user-created races. – Lap count is now shown on the Create a Race Summary page. – New Create a Race Options have been added: – – Consecutive Cautions Restart Single File – – – When a Caution is triggered immediately following a previous Caution period, the subsequent Caution restart is single file. – – Wave-Around – – 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. – – Do Not Count Caution Laps – – – 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. – – – This Race Option has also been added to Heat Racing configurations for any Heat Races in the race weekend. – When you finish Create a Race, the interface now properly redirects you to the proper view to see your newly created race. – You can now easily select the content you do not own. – 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. – Create a Race that has been overhauled for stability and speed. – Fixed an issue where Hardcore Level was not defaulting to the correct setting. – Fixed an issue where the Back button was not visible when creating a League Session. – Fixed an issue where a Session with a Qualifier could have the time be zero minutes. – Fixed an issue where wind speed would not be converted properly when set as KPH. – Fixed an issue where sorting compact tables was not functional. Time Attack – Fixed an issue where users were unable to race against people who have completed laps. Results – When sorting results by date, results are now sorted by both date AND time for optimum ordering. Friends List – Friends List has been updated for stability and speed. – The format for date and time for offline friends has been updated. – Fixed an issue with the vertical height of the Friends List when searching. Leagues – Searching for Leagues has been vastly improved! – – League Size and Culture settings are now optional search parameters. – What a user is allowed to see while browsing a League now follows the privacy settings of that League. – League creation dates are now displayed correctly. – Accepting a League invitation no longer temporarily creates two Leagues of the same name in your Leagues view. Maintenance Messaging – Downtime, maintenance, and important notifications will now appear in a maintenance messaging bar at the top of the interface. – – 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. Protest – Members may now access the Protest form from within the iRacing BETA Interface. – – 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 Member site. iRacing Simulation: Windows 7 SP1 – 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. – – If you have questions or concerns, feel free to contact Customer Support at support@iracing.com. Rallycross Racing – The colloidal 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. Weather – 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. V7 Tires – V7 Tires have been enabled on the following vehicles: – – Formula Renault 2.0 – – Formula Renault 3.5 – – Global Mazda MX-5 Cup – – Kia Optima – – Legends Ford ’34 Coupe (ALL) – – NASCAR Gander Outdoors Chevrolet Silverado – – NASCAR Gander Outdoors Toyota Tundra – – NASCAR Monster Energy Cup Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 – 2018 – – NASCAR Monster Energy Cup Ford Mustang – – NASCAR Monster Energy Cup Toyota Camry – – NASCAR Truck Series Chevrolet Silverado – 2013 – – Porsche 911 GT3 Cup Car (991) – – Street Stock – – Supercars Ford Mustang GT – – Supercars Holden ZB Commodore – – VW Jetta TDI Cup – – [Archive] Ford Falcon FG V8 – – [Archive] Holden VF Commodore V8 – – [Archive] Mazda MX-5 Cup – 2015 – – [Archive] Mazda MX-5 Roadster – 2015 – – [Archive] NASCAR Cup Chevrolet SS – – [Archive] NASCAR Cup Ford Fusion – – [Archive] NASCAR Nationwide Chevrolet Impala – 2011 – – [Archive] NASCAR Sprint Cup Chevrolet Impala COT – 2013 – – [Archive] V8 Supercar Ford Falcon – 2012 – The off-track grip has been reduced slightly. New Damage Model – New Damage Model has been enabled on the Dallara F3! – 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. – Stability Improvements: – – Transitions from Session to Session are now stable. – – Moving to and from the garage is now stable. – – Wheel-to-wheel contact and damage is now stable. – Quality Improvements: – – 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. – – The force required to trigger an incident due to track hits has been adjusted. – – The interaction between driver tires and the driving surfaces has been updated to improve handling of irregular geometry such as aggressive curbs. – – Suspension damage has been adjusted; suspension will now bend within more reasonable parameters. – – Objects and opponent cars will now more often run at 60hz for improved performance. – Sound Improvements: – – The audio system now supports playing many more scrape sounds, is more efficient, has lower triggering thresholds, and much more! – – The threshold for triggering “medium” and “hard” impact sounds has been increased to increase sound diversity and realism. – – Crash sounds have been offset forward by a meter to stop DirectSound from always pushing the sounds to the center-front speaker. – – Fixed an issue where scrape sounds were not loud enough in Replays. – – Fixed issues with sounds related to hard curb impacts and medium concrete impacts. Incidents – Drivers may now incur a pit road penalty when exceeding a set number of incidents. – – 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. – – If the incident limit for DQ is set, then pit road penalties stop being issued at that point and the driver is disqualified. – – – Incident limits for pit road penalties must be lower than the incident limit for DQ if the DQ setting is in use. – – Additional penalty time will be imposed if pit service is taken during a pit road penalty. – – For the Classic Member site Create a Hosted Session interface, this new setting may be found in the OPTIONAL SETTINGS section. – Dynamic incident information has been added to the F1 black box. – 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. – All penalties are now applied post-race for any event that never allows pit service, such as rallycross and dirt oval racing. – – 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. – More descriptive text has been added to the Info tab for Incident Limit. – – The text now reads “Incident Count DQ Limit:”. Cautions – Some new features have been added regarding full-course cautions: – – 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. – – 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. – A new caution mode has been added: Full-Course Cautions where Caution Laps Do Not Count as Race Laps. – – 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. – – Full-Course Cautions where Caution Laps do not count functions as follows: – – – 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: – – – – 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. – – – – 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. – – – – 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. – – – 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. – – With this new caution mode enabled, fuel is NOT consumed during these potential extra laps. – For the Classic Member site 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. – – The new setting to enabled Caution Laps Do Not Count may be found in the CAUTIONS section. – – The new setting to restart single file when one caution is followed immediately by another caution is in the RESTARTS section. Rendering – 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. – – 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. – Improved the appearance of the sky where it meets the horizon. – Reduced the amounts that reflectors sparkle with large blooms in the distance. – Refined the windshield reflection algorithm. – Added the support to display extra detail layers to several of our night mode GPU shaders. – Altered the solar specular color to be whiter at higher solar angles. – Fixed a crashing issue at night tracks with night shadows maps enabled. – Fixed an issue where the solar bloom would not appear when the camera was moved far from the track’s center position. – Fixed an issue with lighting sometimes appearing dark blue (at daytime) in one direction only, when shadow maps were disabled. – Fixed an issue with the specular reflection color of the sun on dirt tracks. Visual Effects – The depth of field effect has been updated. – Sparks are now colorized based on the material that is casting them. Audio – The sound system now crossfades between microphones whenever the camera changes, to smooth out the sound between the cameras. – – 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. – Fixed some issues with opponent car engine sounds not playing correctly from in-cockpit cameras. – Fixed an issue where collisions with cones were not triggering sounds while using the normal damage model. Spotter – The default Aussie spotter package has been improved and updated. Flagman – The flagman should now only be visible during Practice, Qualify, and Race session types. Crowds – Two-dimensional crowd planes have been replaced with billboarding characters. – – While still two-dimensional, these people should appear to have a side of themselves always facing your viewing angle, making for more realistic crowds. – – Billboarding crowd characters should be found at ALL tracks and configurations! – Race marshal characters have been added around some tracks! – – 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. – The box ambulance truck, ambulance van, and tow truck have all been updated to new higher detailed versions. You are much safer now. Paint Shop – Support has been added for custom specular (spec) maps for all cars. – – 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! – – 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. – For the pair of new Supercars, their car paints support translucency and stamping of text, numbers, sponsors, etc. onto windows or other translucent surfaces. Replays – Fixed some visual issues that could appear when stepping through a Replay with Motion Blur enabled. – Fixed an issue with camera-aim smoothing in Replays while paused or playing. Screen Capture – The latest D3DGear SDK has been added. – – This fixes an issue with a flickering Record icon, and the filepath no longer changes. Virtual Reality – Support has been added for screenshot and video capture while in VR, using the built-in iRacing capture tools. – The D3DGear files have been moved to their own subdirectory, so the iRacing root install folder is not added to the command line. – – This may help stop Beat Saber from picking up our version of the openvr_api.dll file by accident. – 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. – The “ResolutionScalePct” field has been removed from the [OpenVR] section of the “rendererDX11.ini” file. – – This option is now obsolete, SteamVR supports it behind our back via SteamVR settings, causing them to multiply together. – The post-processing motion blur effect is now always reduced slightly while using a VR headset. Controls – The latest Logitech wheel prototype API has been integrated. Telemetry – A few new telemetry SessionString entries have been added: – – WeekendInfo:WeekendOptions:GreenWhiteCheckeredLimit: {unlimited, or number with 0 being no gwc laps} – – WeekendInfo:WeekendOptions:FastRepairsLimit: {unlimited, or number with 0 being no fast repairs} – A few new telemetry variables have been added: – – “PitstopActive”, irsdk_bool, “Is the player getting pit stop service” – – “FastRepairUsed”, irsdk_int, “How many fast repairs used so far” – – “FastRepairAvailable”, irsdk_int, “How many fast repairs left, 255 is unlimited” – The telemetry variable, “SessionFlags” is now logged directly to disk as well as live, so you can view the status of flags offline. – Support has been added for setting/changing variable name after class creation when allocating an irsdkCVar object. Loading Screens – New 4K loading screen images have been added for the following tracks and configurations: – – Autodromo Internazionale Enzo e Dino Ferrari – – Brands Hatch Circuit – – Charlotte Motor Speedway – 2016 – – Charlotte Motor Speedway – – Charlotte Motor Speedway – Roval – – Charlotte Motor Speedway – Roval Long – – Concord Speedway – – Detroit Grand Prix at Belle Isle – – Dover International Speedway – – Mount Panorama Circuit – – Virginia International Raceway Clubs – 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. CARS: Aston Martin DBR9 GT1 – V7 Tire parameters have been adjusted. Audi RS 3 LMS – V7 Tire parameters have been adjusted. – Tire sidewall texture at high speed has been updated. BMW M8 GTE – 2020 Season 1 Balance of Power changes: Minimum weight has been reduced by 10 kg. Chevrolet Corvette C6.R GT1 – V7 Tire parameters have been adjusted. Dallara F3 – New Damage Model has been enabled for this vehicle! – 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. – Season setups have been updated. Dallara IR18 – Season setups have been updated. Dirt Sprint Car – (ALL) – Front tire tread pattern and aerodynamic downforce have been adjusted. Ferrari 488 GT3 – 2020 Season 1 Balance of Power changes: Aero drag has been reduced slightly. Ferrari 488 GTE – 2020 Season 1 Balance of Power changes: Minimum weight has been increased by 5kg. Ford GT – 2017 – Fixed an issue where the STRAT knob keybind was set to “Throttle Shaping Set” instead of “Fuel Mixture Set”. Ford GT GT3 – Fixed an issue where the interface model of this vehicle was not utilizing GGX shaders. Formula Renault 2.0 – V7 Tires have been enabled on this vehicle! – Fixed an error in the rear wing flap tooltip. – Baseline setup has been updated to match the Renault “Suggested Setup”. Formula Renault 3.5 – V7 Tires have been enabled on this vehicle! – Fixed an error in the rear wing flap tooltip. – Baseline setup has been updated to match the Renault “Suggested Setup”. Global Mazda MX-5 Cup – V7 Tires have been enabled on this vehicle! – This vehicle has been brought up to the latest spec. Kia Optima – V7 Tires have been enabled on this vehicle! Legends Ford ’34 Coup – (ALL) – V7 Tires have been enabled on these vehicles! – (ALL) – Shock package has been updated to more recent specs. – (ALL) – Season setups have been updated. McLaren MP4-30 – Fixed an issue where this vehicle was not correctly tagged as an Open Wheel car in some filters. NASCAR Gander Outdoors Chevrolet Silverado – V7 Tires have been enabled on this vehicle! – Aero has been adjusted, nose damage vulnerability has been increased, and hood damage has been adjusted. – Downforce and balance have been adjusted slightly. – Per updated NASCAR rules, splitters are now forced to be unpainted carbon fiber. – Season setups have been updated. NASCAR Gander Outdoors Toyota Tundra – V7 Tires have been enabled on this vehicle! – Aero has been adjusted, nose damage vulnerability has been increased, and hood damage has been adjusted. – Downforce and balance have been adjusted slightly. – Per updated NASCAR rules, splitters are now forced to be unpainted carbon fiber. – Season setups have been updated. NASCAR K&N Pro Chevrolet Impala – V7 Tire parameters have been adjusted. – Aero has been adjusted, nose damage vulnerability has been increased, and hood damage has been adjusted. – Season setups have been updated. NASCAR Monster Energy Cup Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 – 2018 – V7 Tires have been enabled on this vehicle! – 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. – Level of Detail settings (LoDs) for Replays has been optimized. – Per updated NASCAR rules, splitters are now forced to be unpainted carbon fiber. – Season setups have been updated. NASCAR Monster Energy Cup Ford Mustang – V7 Tires have been enabled on this vehicle! – 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. – Level of Detail settings (LoDs) for Replays has been optimized. – Per updated NASCAR rules, splitters are now forced to be unpainted carbon fiber. – Season setups have been updated. NASCAR Monster Energy Cup Toyota Camry – V7 Tires have been enabled on this vehicle! – 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. – Level of Detail settings (LoDs) for Replays has been optimized. – Per updated NASCAR rules, splitters are now forced to be unpainted carbon fiber. – Season setups have been updated. NASCAR Truck Series Chevrolet Silverado – 2013 – V7 Tires have been enabled on this vehicle! – Aero has been adjusted, nose damage vulnerability has been increased, and hood damage has been adjusted. – Downforce and balance have been adjusted slightly. NASCAR Xfinity Chevrolet Camaro – 2019 – Aero has been adjusted, nose damage vulnerability has been increased, and hood damage has been adjusted. NASCAR Xfinity Ford Mustang – 2019 – Aero has been adjusted, nose damage vulnerability has been increased, and hood damage has been adjusted. NASCAR Xfinity Toyota Supra – Aero has been adjusted, nose damage vulnerability has been increased, and hood damage has been adjusted. Porsche 911 GT3 Cup Car (991) – V7 Tires have been enabled on this vehicle! – 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. – Engine torque has been increased slightly across the rev range for better real-life correlation. – Rear toe-in adjustment range has been increased. – Rear camber adjustment range has been increased by 0.5. – Gearshift, backfire, and ignition cut sounds have been improved. – Baseline setup has been updated. Porsche 919 Hybrid – Improved a variety of vehicle sounds and overall audio mixing for this vehicle. Radical SR8 – Season setups have been updated. Skip Barber Formula 2000 – FULLY RE-BUILT VEHICLE! – – 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. – – – 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. – – 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. – – Add Skip Barber Formula 2000 to your digital garage, by purchasing it from the iRacing store here: <LINK TBD> – V7 Tire parameters have been adjusted. Street Stock – V7 Tires have been enabled on this vehicle! – Season setups have been updated. Subaru WRX STI – 2020 Season 1 Balance of Power changes: Power has been reduced slightly and center of gravity has been raised slightly. Supercars Ford Mustang GT – NEW CAR! – – The Supercars Ford Mustang GT is now available for purchase! – – – 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 the 2018 season after three years of development. – – Any Member who purchased the vehicle formerly known as Ford Falcon FG V8 within the past 24 months receives this vehicle, free of charge. – – Add Supercars Ford Mustang GT to your digital garage, by purchasing it from the iRacing store here: <LINK TBD> – V7 Tires have been enabled on this vehicle! Supercars Holden ZB Commodore – NEW CAR! – – The Supercars Holden ZB Commodore is now available for purchase! – – – 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 the 2018 season after three years of development. – – Any Member who purchased the vehicle formerly known as Holden Commodore VF V8 within the past 24 months receives this vehicle, free of charge. – – Add Supercars Holden ZB Commodore to your digital garage, by purchasing it from the iRacing store here: <LINK TBD> – V7 Tires have been enabled on this vehicle! VW Jetta TDI Cup – V7 Tires have been enabled on this vehicle! [Archive] Ford Falcon FG V8 – This vehicle has been renamed from “Ford Falcon FG V8” to “[Archive] Ford Falcon FG V8”. – This vehicle has been added to the default iRacing content. – – All Members now own this vehicle. – V7 Tires have been enabled on this vehicle! – Tire warmers for 45 degrees Celsius have been added. – Backfires and engine sounds have been updated. – Baseline setup has been updated. [Archive] Holden VF Commodore V8 – This vehicle has been renamed from “Holden Commodore VF V8” to “[Archive] Holden VF Commodore V8”. – This vehicle has been added to the default iRacing content. – – All Members now own this vehicle. – V7 Tires have been enabled on this vehicle! – Tire warmers for 45 degrees Celsius have been added. – Backfires and engine sounds have been updated. – Baseline setup has been updated. [Archive] Mazda MX-5 Cup – 2015 – V7 Tires have been enabled on this vehicle! [Archive] Mazda MX-5 Roadster – 2015 – V7 Tires have been enabled on this vehicle! [Archive] NASCAR Cup Chevrolet SS – V7 Tires have been enabled on this vehicle! – Season setups have been updated. [Archive] NASCAR Cup Ford Fusion – V7 Tires have been enabled on this vehicle! – Season setups have been updated. [Archive] NASCAR Nationwide Chevrolet Impala – 2011 – V7 Tires have been enabled on this vehicle! – This vehicle has been converted to use PBR shaders. [Archive] NASCAR Sprint Cup Chevrolet Impala COT – 2013 – V7 Tires have been enabled on this vehicle! – This vehicle has been converted to use PBR shaders. [Archive] NASCAR Xfinity Chevrolet Camaro – Season setups have been updated. [Archive] NASCAR Xfinity Ford Mustang – Season setups have been updated. [Archive] NASCAR Xfinity Toyota Camry – Season setups have been updated. [Archive] V8 Supercar Ford Falcon – 2012 – V7 Tires have been enabled on this vehicle! – Forward adjustment range for brake bias has been added. – Baseline setup has been updated. Tracks: Atlanta Motor Speedway – Race marshal characters have been added around this track! – Flagman animations have been updated. – (Rallycross Long) – Fixed a cut-through. – (Rallycross Short) – Fixed a cut-through. Autodromo Internazionale Enzo e Dino Ferrari – Level of Detail settings (LoDs) has been adjusted for some objects to reduce visual popping as objects change the distance from the camera. Barber Motorsports Park – Race marshal characters have been added around this track! – Flagman animations have been updated. – Pace Car pit road entry checkpoints have been adjusted to prevent it from severely swerving. Bristol Motor Speedway – Flagman animations have been updated. Charlotte Motor Speedway – Larger brake markers have been added. – (Roval) – The wall and tirewall at the entrance to the new chicane have been extended slightly. – (Roval) – Yellow curbs have been added going into the chicane in place of the triangular signs. Chicagoland Speedway – Fixed an issue with the pit merge start checkpoint. Circuit Gilles Villeneuve – Fixed an issue with blurry track cameras. Concord Speedway – This track has now been fully re-textured with PBR surface materials. – Weekend cars have been adjusted. – A floating crowd member has been exiled. Detroit Grand Prix at Belle Isle – Flagman animations have been updated. Donington Park Racing Circuit – (Grand Prix) – Race lines have been updated. – Fixed an issue with dirt flying around on Turn 3 and Turn 4. Homestead Miami Speedway – (Oval) – The pit entrance has been moved from off of Turn 3 to off of Turn 4. Indianapolis Motor Speedway – Flagman animations have been updated. Knoxville Raceway – Fixed an issue with giant halo effects on the main grandstand lights. Kokomo Speedway – Gain-time checkpoints have been adjusted slightly to better match the race lines. Las Vegas Motor Speedway – Night lighting has been completed at this track! – – This track now fully supports events at Night, or events that transition to/from night. Lernerville Speedway – NEW TRACK! – – Lernerville Speedway, a dirt oval, is now available for purchase! – – – 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. – – Add Lernerville Speedway to your digital landscape, by purchasing it from the iRacing store here: <LINK TBD> Lime Rock Park – FULLY RE-BUILT TRACK! – – Lime Rock Park has been completely re-built from the ground up, and updated for the modern age! – – – 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. – – All Members automatically receive this track, as it is part of the iRacing default content. Lucas Oil Raceway – (Rallycross) – Fixed a cut-through. Michigan International Speedway – 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. Mount Panorama Circuit – Physics collision has been removed from some troublesome yellow cones near pit exit. Nürburgring Nordschleife – The front two pit stalls have been removed. Richmond Raceway – The pit lane merge checkpoint was in the wrong location; it is now located after the final pit exit checkpoint. Tsukuba Circuit – Improvements have been made to the environment, objects, and treelines to increase performance at this track. – Track lighting has been updated. Virginia International Raceway – The track surface has been upgraded to fully utilize PBR shaders. – Smoothing out some bumps near Turn 1 exit in the center of the track and past the end of the inside curbing. [Archive] Lime Rock Park – 2007 – This track, formerly known as “Lime Rock Park”, has been renamed “[Archive] Lime Rock Park – 2007” to make room for the fully updated version.
  5. Updated to 2.058.26 Added "Points through season" graph to championship "Driver Stats" tab (for overall standings only). This graph will not be visible on exported championship standings html page. OP updated
  6. Reiza November 2019 Development Update Hello everyone, and welcome again for a new edition of our monthly Development Update!It´s hard to believe it´s already November! It was afterall around this time last year that we had committed to switching to the Madness engine for Automobilista 2 after a couple of months of experimentation, and what an intense year it has been since As we approach the end of the road for 2019, we can´t help but be proud of what´s been achieved this year. The whole team has been pushing like mad and even though we didn´t quite make our ambitious plan for an initial release in December and while there is still a lot of work to be done, I feel we can be happy with the progress that has been made and confident that AMS2 will reach its initial release time in the shape we had hoped it to be in 12 months ago.That doesn´t mean slowing down any time soon - as was the case with AMS1, the initial release of AMS2 won´t be the end of development but rather the end of the beginning. We have an intensive development plan already mapped out through 2020 all they way into 2021, filled a bunch of very exciting things we´re really looking forward to share with you all, but that unfortunately can´t just yet While we continue pushing, we are getting closer closer to AMS2 initial public release and with that in mind our goal is to wrap for the holidays in December with a solid Alpha build, leading into a solid Beta release in February closed to Reiza Backers, before finally reaching official release later in March.To that end, here´s a recap of some of the work done over the last month.Force Feedback DevelopmentIn last month´s Dev Update we touched upon the development of a new FFB system, which I´m happy to say has been wrapped to very satisfactory results. Here are some words from our man @Domagoj Lovric summing up his work on this front:"What forms the torque we feel on steering wheel? The torque acting on a steering system is attributed to reacting forces and moments on the tyre contact patch such as tyre load, lateral force, longitudinal force. These forces generate moment around steering axis, known also as "kingpin axis".How much of an "influence" each of these forces has depends on mentioned steering axis, mainly inclination against vertical wheel line in longitudinal direction and inclination from a side view - better known as caster.Aside from just taking angles into account, we also have (as consequence of this inclination) - steering axis projection on ground offset: scrub radius in lateral plane and mechanical trail (caster trail) in longitudinal. This moment around kingpin axis will transfer a force into the steering rack, via steering arm and tie-rod.In a very simplified summary, these are the forces that are factored in AMS2 FFB - we are basically using complete front geometry to calculate force at steering rack, which makes it a natural successor to the Realfeel system we used in AMS1.In real life, important additional factors to consider are internal friction and damping of all steering components, as well as potential power steering assistance. These and other factors will eventually compose the system as we continue to develop it over AMS2 dev cycle".The Formula V12 hits the TrackOne of our most popular releases in SCE / AMS was the Formula V12. The car was based off 1995-spec F1 regulations which imposed drastic aerodynamics changes following the tragedies of 1994. This led to the first cars of its generation producing far less downforce than at any other point from the early 80s to today. Combining that with a power reduction from 800 HP to around 650 HP as engine displacement was reduced to 3L meant that cars were more skittish, but overall less lethal.Compounding the downforce loss, the regulation changes also led to mid 90s F1 cars becoming notoriously pitch sensitive, meaning aero balance would tend to shift considerably from front to rear depending front wing height. So the way to drive them fast specially through quick corners was to keep speed as high up and constant as the driver dared so the car´s attitude wouldn´t change so much and with it its aero balance, making it harder for its not-so large slicks to keep the nimble 605kg machines adhering to the tarmac.That is one of the things that made Michael Schumacher such a standout performer relative to his peers over the course of that decade, as even though his driving style could on the surface appear wild and erratic due to the sheer volume of micro steering corrections mid corner, he was actually managing to keep the car in that higher, thin threshold of optimal aero performance that ultimately resulted in him achieving laptimes that would regularly embarrass his teammates with absurd gaps of 1-2s, specially on faster tracks.It was an interesting challenge to try reproduce in the sim, and we felt we did a fairly good job of it in SCE / AMS´s Formula V12. A car with such sensitivity to minor inputs was always going to benefit from physics and FFB upgrades, so unsuprisingly it´s become one of the distinct highlights in AMS2 when combined with the more dynamic SETA tyre model, the higher input rates and now with a more unfiltered FFB system, resulting in a notably enhanced experience even with a lower level Force Feedback wheel - with a higher fidelity DD wheel it becomes positively organic.It´s something that can only be properly appreciated from experiencing it - video previews are a poor substitute but since that´s what we can offer for now, here are a few laps of the F-V12 having its tyres literally flexed for a few quick laps around Kansai: Here also you can also check out some of the latest shader developments from the track art team - while there´s much still we plan to achieve with this engine over the ongoing development cycle of AMS2, this is closer representation of what the game will look like on release.Stock Car V8 - 40 years of HistoryThis year has been a landmark season for the Brazilian Stock Car series as it completed 40 years since its debut season back in 1979. The championship is still raging on, with the final race of year due to take place on December 15th, as usual at its spiritual home Interlagos.The series of course is with which 10 years go it all began for us too as it was the subject our debut title Game Stock Car, released in 2011. The series remain one of our flagships and in Automobilista 2 we will celebrate its 40 years of History, not only keeping the original Opala Stock Cars and the current Cruze prototype from 2019, but expanding it with the Chevrolet Omega from 1999:It´s all too fitting then that 2020 will see the series´ first major technical revamp in 10 years with the introduction of a new manufacturer Toyota, with more expected to join the party in coming seasons as the series shifts to become more true to its name and use more "Stock" versions of the street cars, albeit still powered by custom mighty V8s.Below is a preview of what the new car is expected to look like - this and its GM Cruze counterparts are expected to debut at Goiania in March 2020, and you may look forward to making their debut in virtual tracks with Automobilista 2 around the same time The exciting new cars along with some of the main cars that made up its history in the past 40 years are only a part of what´s in store for this new chapter of the Reiza - Stock Car relationship - more exciting things to come here, so watch this space Automobilista 2 Community SkinsA reminder that hose who join AMS2 Early Backing Campaign have the opportunity to become part of Automobilista 2 by creating their own livery for any of the various fictional or semi-fictional series in the sim:Automobilista 2 is scheduled for release in March 2020. You may pre-order Automobilista 2 through the AMS2 Early Backing Campaign - more information on this program and how to participate here.If you are looking forward to Automobilista 2 but would rather wait for release, you may opt instead to add the game to your Steam wishlist via the AMS2 Steam Store page. to receive email notifications upon release and other relevant news.That´s it for November - now on to December! We look forward to catching up with you again next month for the final and exciting news of 2019
  7. Formula E GEN2 - 2019/2020 v1.37 - Added all 2020 official liveries - Added top wing camera Note: For skinning the new wing cam - > Make sure to grab the updated template in ...rFactor2\Templates
  8. rFactor 2 – Roadmap Update November 2019 rFactor 2 – Roadmap Update November 2019 Studio 397 published the November 2019 Roadmap Update for rFactor 2 letting us know what is going on behind the scenes at the Studio 397 headquarters and letting us take a brief look at what the future of rFactor 2 will bring. In this month’s edition of the roadmap update, Studio 397 announces the winners of the Nissan GT500 screenshot contest, and reveal the 2020 season teams and liveries for the rFactor Formula E Championship content. Last but not least, they introduce the 2020 edition of the Sim Formula at InterClassics in Maastricht, Halland. Roadmap Update (Quote) As the weather gets cold all around Europe and the northern hemisphere, everyone at Studio 397 is currently in motion and working on exciting projects cranking up the heat! It’s already November, but we’re not finished yet bringing you updates and new content for rFactor 2 this year. Next month we’ll look back at the year, but for now, we are dedicated to working on the future of sim racing and bringing everybody together for exciting and thrilling digital motorsport action. So get off the track, slow down and park your cars in the pits for a while and let’s talk about what awaits you in the rFactor world this coming month. Spoiler alert: before the clock strikes twelve, you will have heard back from us at least three more times! That’s how much we have planned to end the year on a high. And as you will see, we are already announcing a big event in 2020! Screenshot Contest Winners Last week we announced a screenshot contest, featuring our Nissan GT500. Thank you, everybody, for making an effort and submitting screenshots of your own liveries! We could not decide on a winner, so we picked two! And the winners are…. BrianB and ek0z from Discord – Congratulations! We will be in touch next week. Formula E 2020 Season Release Just last weekend we saw the ABB FIA Formula E Championship start into its 6th season, with a grid so packed and full of big names that exciting racing was inevitable! Not hyped enough by what happened at the Diriyah ePrix, or missed it? Check out all the action here! Let’s start off with an interesting fact before diving into our actual announcement. Season six of the ABB FIA Formula E Championship is the first-ever championship that sees all four German premium automotive brands battle it out on the same tracks, namely Porsche, Audi, Mercedes, and BMW. Of course, there are even more manufacturers in this season, with Nissan and Jaguar both coming back to strike hard against the German brands. But enough about the new season. How does that relate to rFactor 2? As you probably guessed by now, we’re proud to continue our relationship with Formula E, and we’re releasing the 2020 season teams and liveries! Intense street racing with quick and agile open-wheelers is waiting for you, featuring the new debutantes, Porsche and Mercedes, as a free upgrade to the current Formula E Gen 2 car. Go get it here! And check it out, we also added the top wing cam! Nissan e.dams – #23 Sébastien Buemi BMW i Andretti Motorsport – #27 Alexander Sims Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler – #66 Daniel Abt Envision Virgin Racing – #4 Robin Frijns Mahindra Racing – #94 Pascal Wehrlein Mercedes-Benz EQ Formula E Team – #17 Nyck de Vries Envision Virgin Racing – #2 Sam Bird ROKiT Venturi Racing – #19 Felipe Massa Mahindra Racing – #64 Jérôme d’Ambrosio BMW i Andretti Motorsport – #28 Maximilian Günther TAG Heuer Porsche Formula E Team – #18 Neel Jani NIO 333 FE Team – #3 Oliver Turvey Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler – #11 Lucas di Grassi Nissan e.dams – #22 Oliver Rowland ROKiT Venturi Racing – #48 Edoardo Mortara DS Techeetah – #13 António Félix da Costa DS Techeetah – #25 Jean-Éric Vergne GEOX Dragon – #7 Nico Müller Panasonic Jaguar Racing – #20 Mitch Evans GEOX Dragon – #6 Brendon Hartley Panasonic Jaguar Racing – #51 James Calado NIO 333 FE Team – #33 Ma Qinghua TAG Heuer Porsche Formula E Team – #36 André Lotterer Mercedes-Benz EQ Formula E Team – #5 Stoffel Vandoorne Sim Formula 2020 at InterClassics in Maastricht On January 16-19th, 2020, the MECC in Maastricht will host the biggest sim racing event in the Benelux. In collaboration with InterClassics, Sim Formula will host a 4 day-long event, focused on sim racing. The event is freely accessible every day. Known brands in sim racing will be showing off their latest developments and products. There is also a sim racing arena featuring various activities. For example, on Saturday there will be a hotlap competition on Circuit Maastricht (which is freely available in the rFactor 2 workshop if you want to come prepared). On Sunday afternoon you can witness the finals. René Hoogterp, a professional Dutch commentator, will participate in the live broadcast of this race. Qualifiers and Prize Pool December 2019 will feature an online qualifier competition using rFactor 2, consisting of both hot laps and races. In the first week of December, we will open up a hotlap competition where the top 25 (with 5 reserves) will qualify for a series of races in the week of December 10-15th. In each of those races, a qualification session will be followed by two short sprint races, one with a reverse grid, to determine the fastest driver of that day who will then qualify for the final. More information on how to join will be published here on Monday. The 5 fastest from these qualifiers will be invited to compete against each other on January 19th at the MECC in Maastricht in full-motion simulators provided by Upracer to determine who wins the first edition of Sim Formula. The total prize pool for this event is €10.000. Note that we are not covering travel expenses, so make sure you are able to travel to Maastricht to compete in the final if you join the qualifiers! Masterclasses and Congress In collaboration with Adrenaline-Xperience by Atze Kerkhof, all visitors to the event will be able to win one of three masterclasses. To participate, you can fill in a card during your visit to the event and drop it in a spot on the podium of the racing arena. The winner of the hotlap competition on Saturday will win the fourth masterclass. On Thursday evening, there will be an esports congress (for which you do need to buy a ticket). If you want to learn more about the world of esports, this is an excellent opportunity to listen to and discuss with an impressive line-up of well known, international speakers. For more information and tickets, visit this page. Co-hosted with InterClassics The Sim Formula 2020 is full of action, but there is a lot more to see at InterClassics, the biggest car show of the Benelux, featuring many classic and fast cars. Just what the doctor ordered! Finally In case you’re wondering how the public beta of the new UI is coming along, we are on schedule to release that mid-December. It will be released as an “opt-in” public beta on Steam, so you will need to enable it yourself and you can quickly switch between the two. Both versions will be fully multiplayer compatible. Enjoy the last month of the year!
  9. rFactor2 European Hill Climb Championship RACE 20 LOCATION (START AREA) Ostrožac-Cazin (Bosnia & Hercegovina) Cazin Grand Prix PROGRAMMA - TIME TABLE TIME ATHENS GREECE (GMT +2) 09/12/2019 Monday,free practice 20:30 start of qualify 22:30 start of the first car (warm up session) - first stage - second stage (restart warm up session) - third stage (restart warm up session) - end of race
  10. Updated to 2.058.25 Added "Drop worst results only after X races" option to championship. Default is 0, which means worst results will be dropped as soon as possible, as was in previous versions of r2la. OP updated
  11. Aston Martin Vantage GTE v1.05 Minor fix to show proper GTE badge on steering wheel
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