Circuit Nevers de Magny Cours, Nevers, France. 22nd June 2008.
Felipe Massa, Ferrari F2008, 1st position, takes the chequered flag. Action. Finish. World Copyright: Andrew Ferraro/LAT Photographic via Motorsport Images.
Another famous European venue will be coming to iRacing pretty soon. Located in France, Circuit de Nevers Magny-Cours, the former site of the Formula 1 French Grand Prix, has been laser scanned and will release on iRacing at some point this year.
The current-day Grand Prix layout has 17 turns and measures 4.411-kilometers (2.741-miles) in length. There are also a couple of shorter circuits, a 12-corner National Circuit (2.684-kilometers / 1.668-miles) and an 11-corner Club Circuit (1.727-kilometers / 1.073-miles).
Those layouts aren’t explicitly mentioned, but iRacing usually releases courses with most, if not all of their possible configurations.
The last Formula 1 Grand Prix took place in 2008 and was won by Ferrari’s Felipe Massa. At this time, the track currently hosts many major national and international GT races, the French F4 series and the FIM Superbike World Championship.
One GT series in particular, the Fanatec GT World Challenge Europe, has the venue on their calendar this season from 13th-15th May. Interestingly enough, Assetto Corsa Competizione is the official simulation of that series but they do not currently have the venue on their service.
“To celebrate its 60th anniversary, the Nevers Magny-Cours Track is happy and proud to provide access to its track thanks to iRacing,” said Serge Saulnier, CEO of Nevers Magny-Cours track. “Its highly diverse layout, appreciated by all drivers, will be an exceptional playing and training ground for all.”
The next build for iRacing, 2022 Season 3, is expected to release in June. Season 4 will be expected in September. Circuit de Nevers Magny-Cours doesn’t specifically need to release during the builds, but that would be customary as it is for most of iRacing’s content.