On Wednesday (19th April 2023), iRacing President Tony Gardner posted on the iRacing forums, giving fans an update on the previously announced Dirt Refresh (details of which we covered earlier today) as well as a few other important iRacing tidbits.
Alongside the Dirt Refresh, Gardner intimated that iRacing’s track development team were in Italy this week scanning the Misano World Circuit for a future content drop. But as well as this, he revealed that Mugello was also being scanned – the first public confirmation that the track will appear in iRacing.
In Gardner’s previous forum post, he mentioned Algarve, Aragon, Misano, Pukekohe and Lédenon, as well as a Zandvoort remake. Jerez was mentioned as well and that has since been released.
On Wednesday, Gardner also confirmed that Mugello, as well as the asphalt and dirt ovals of Kern County in California, would be coming to the sim.
The Autodromo Internazionale del Mugello is a Ferrari-owned facility that is usually host to motorcycle racing in the form of MotoGP. Back in 2020, the site hosted the first and only Tuscan Grand Prix for the Formula 1 calendar, an added race due to the pandemic.
As for Kern County, a facility in Bakersfield, California, it’s two tracks on one property. While the main attraction might be the half-mile paved oval for some, to others, the real racing comes from the one-third-mile clay oval just north of the paved facility.
Other than that, 2023 iRacing Season 3 still remains mostly a mystery halfway through Season 2.
The only we do know is that the Ligier JS P320 LMP3 is heading to the service as a new road racing prototype car. When we find out more about the upcoming update to iRacing, we’ll have you covered. Keep it pinned.
SOURCE: iRacing Forums
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