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2023 iRacing Season 1 Patch 2 includes new BoP adjustments for GT3s

2023 iRacing Season 1 Patch 2 includes new BoP adjustments for GT3s

The second patch for 2023 iRacing Season 1 brings with it a host of BoP updates for the GT3 cars, as well as some NDM tweaks.

With the iRacing Daytona 24 just around the corner, the latest patch for iRacing in 2023 Season 1 is set to update the Balance of Performance (BoP) for the GT3 cars that will be competing in that event. The latest patch also brings with it a host of other changes, fixes, and updates as well.

Starting off with the big one, the GT3 cars from Audi, BMW, Ferrari, Lamborghini, McLaren, Mercedes and Porsche have all gotten a BoP adjustment for Season 1 on Monday. While the McLaren isn’t a part of the Daytona 24 lineup, others may seek to utilize it in hosted competitions.

The BoP adjustments will change variables such as vehicle mass, engine torque and fuel efficiency. All GT3 cars received further updates with the New Damage Model which was implemented in this season. The Lamborghini had a NDM issue specific to its car as well as a graphical glitch fixed.

One of the other cars in the Daytona 24 field, the Dallara P217 LMP2, also has gotten some NDM love, while the Porsche Cup 992 car has gotten a “small set of vehicle properties” that have been updated as well. All those BoP, NDM and other updates are listed below.

There were some updates for the iRacing UI, iRacing AI, as well as some adjustments to Race Control procedure. The ongoing fallout of the iRacing – IndyCar split means that all the former IndyCar products have also had branding updates for their Dallara cars and Mazda cars that had the branding previously.

The new version of VIRginia International Raceway also has had some tree updates. Hopefully that means my personal PC will not melt again the next time I load it up. As for the rest of the patch, it’s fairly light. Shout out to the Centripetal Circuit update. The rest of the notes can be found below.

NOTE: For a short while, when iRacing was down for maintenance, some users reported being able to practice the Porsche 911 GT3 Cup (992) car with the option to select dry or wet tires. This was likely unintended as the feature was removed in a quick hotfix for those who had already done the update.

While this likely means rain is on the horizon (we’ve also seen windshield wipers get activated on some road cars in previous updates), there is still no new news on rain at this time.

2023 iRACING SEASON 1 PATCH 2 RELEASE NOTES

iRACING UI:

Profile

  • Fixed an issue where the Member Club icon was showing up twice in the Profile modal.

Hosted Racing

  • Information about Practice / Qualify / and Race sessions for an event have been added.
  • – – If the event has the associated session type, the length or duration is now displayed either in an appropriate column field in table view, or as a new row of info on the tile view. This info is condensed and displayed in short-hand, such as: “P: 30m | Q: 5L | R: 1hr” or “P: – | Q: – | R: 100L”. A “-“ denotes this Session type is not present.
  • League Sessions scheduled for the future are no longer heavily transparent and difficult to read.

AI Racing

  • Fixed an issue with the AI Racing event date picker where only choices between April and June were allowed for all tracks, regardless of the actual track operation season. AI Drivers are now able to drive more than 3 months out of the year.

Results

  • A new column of data, “Field Size” has been added to the Series Results List.

SIMULATION:

Race Control

  • Jump Start and Pace Speed Black Flag penalties for Rolling Starts have been changed to Drive-Through Penalties instead of Stop-and-Go Penalties.
  • Adjusted the Jump Start Black Flag detection rules for Rolling Starts within Start Zones to try and make false black flags less likely to happen.

AI Racing

  • AI Drivers have improved their racing abilities with the GT3 Class Cars and the Porsche 911 GT3 Cup (992).

Options

  • Fixed a “to / too” grammar error.

CARS:

<Car Class> GT3 Class Cars

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

Audi R8 LMS GT3

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

BMW M4 GT3

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

Dallara IR18

  • Some branding has been adjusted.

Dallara P217

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

Ferrari 488 GT3 Evo 2020

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

Global Mazda MX-5 Cup

  • Some decal branding has been adjusted.

Lamborghini Huracán GT3 EVO

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

McLaren MP4-12C GT3

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

Mercedes-AMG GT3 2020

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

Porsche 911 GT3 Cup (992)

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

Porsche 911 GT3 R

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

[Legacy] Dallara DW12

  • Some branding has been adjusted.

[Legacy] Dallara – 2009

  • Some tire branding has been adjusted.

[Legacy] Pro Mazda

  • Some decal branding has been adjusted.

TRACKS:

Centripetal Circuit

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

Virginia International Raceway

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

SOURCE: iRacing

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