Firstly, the Ferrari 296 joins the already extensive GT3 roster following the likes of the 488 GT3 and 488 GT3 Evo 2020, plus Season 3’s Porsche 911 GT3 R (992).
This particular model ditched the V8 engines of prior mid-engine Ferraris in place of a turbocharged V6. In the real-world, it’s used for championships such as the GT World Challenge, DTM and IMSA GTD categories.
A 296 GT3 won the 2023 Nürburgring 24 Hours, run by Frikadelli Racing Team and driven by Earl Bamber, Nicky Catsburg, Felipe Fernández Laser and David Pittard.
Circuit de Lédenon, meanwhile, will join a revised Zandvoort and a fellow new roster addition, Kern County Raceway.
The twisting venue near Nîmes is known for its asphalt-covered run-off areas (before gravel) and significant undulation, with a wonderful sweeping downhill section. Championships such as the FFSA Tourisme (read French Touring Car Championship) frequent the circuit.
In July, development on the track was confirmed, before a teaser in August, but has now been confirmed as part of the upcoming Week 13 schedule. iRacing’s next set of content is expected to be released on 6th September and will also include a pair of GTP cars and a classic NASCAR Cup Series entrant.