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Further updates for new content found in iRacing 2022 Season 1 Hotfix 2

Hands on: First impressions of iRacing's Mercedes-AMG F1 W12 E Performance

A second hotfix to start off the first season on the 2022 iRacing calendar dropped on Tuesday, only about a half of a day into the new season. While there were some issues that needed resolving that were broken during the latest build, Hotfix 2 mostly brings attention to the new cars just released.

With the Mercedes-AMG W12 E Performance, a number of issues with the MGU-K deployment settings for the Power Unit were looked at, usually pertaining to the starting state of the car and the mode deployed in certain scenarios. Other issues, such as the state of tire compounds flickering, have also hopefully been resolved.

In the Touring Car class, all three cars received an update in the hotfix, including the existing Audi RS and both of the new cars, the Honda Civic and Hyundai Elantra. Now the garages should be standardized between the three cars in the class in Fixed Setup events. The Civic Type R specifically went a little further and corrected the Engine Cooling, also updating setups in the process.

Keeping on the theme of new cars, the NEXT Gen NASCAR stock cars will likely continue to receive updates through the NASCAR offseason as the series ramps up for the 2022 season starting in February. NASCAR’s brand new car received a front ride height sensor update across all three manufacturers in this hotfix.

The full patch notes are listed below, thanks to the folks at iRacing for getting these squared away in a timely manner. The service is already back up and running, so let us know in the comments if you find anything else that might need iRacing’s attention.

Further updates for new content found in iRacing 2022 Season 1 Hotfix 2

iRACING UI:

Paint Shop

  • The Global SimRacing Channel sponsor logo has been updated.

SIMULATION:

Physics

  • Fixed an issue where some complex physics data could exceed the allotted parameters, causing the Simulator to crash-to-desktop for users in heavily populated sessions, especially during full-field-style crashes using the New Damage Model.

AI Racing

  • AI Drivers have improved their racing skills with the Touring Car Class Cars.

Track Info

  • Fixed an issue where the Track Conditions information on the Info tab in the Simulator had disappeared.

Replays

  • Fixed an issue where older Replays with an animated pit crew would crash the Simulator.

CARS:

Dallara IR18

  • iRacing setups have been updated.

Global Mazda MX-5 Cup

  • Vehicle audio has been improved for startup blip and backfires.

Honda Civic Type R

  • Engine cooling has been updated.
  • iRacing setups have been updated.

Mercedes-AMG F1 W12 E Performance

  • Fixed a variety of issues with the starting state of the power unit, including:
  • – Not starting Sessions in “Attack” mode when it was selected.
  • – Starting a Race Session with either Qualifying modes selected resulted in the “Balanced” mode being selected.
  • – Starting a Qualifying Session with any of the Race modes selected resulted in a random Qualifying mode being selected.
  • The downforce reduction for damaged wings has been increased slightly.
  • Steering wheel lights have had their RPM adjusted to more closely align with the Simulator rev lights.
  • Fixed an issue where the colors of opponent car tires could flicker.
  • iRacing setups have been updated.

NASCAR Next Gen Chevrolet Camaro ZL1

  • Fixed an issue where the nose number stamp was not being stamped correctly.

NASCAR Next Gen Class Cars

  • The front ride height sensors have been moved to the forward rub blocks location instead of the middle rub blocks location. This should allow for tuning ride heights more effectively.

Touring Car Class Cars

  • For the Touring Cars Class, garage options have been standardized for fixed setup races, and all sprint setups have been updated to use the optimal launch RPM for each car.

TRACKS:

Lanier National Speedway

  • Patched a terrain seam at the base of the Start/Finish booth.
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