Norway’s oldest permanent asphalt motorsport venue, Rudskogen Motorsenter, will be arriving for iRacing subscribers in September as part of 2022’s Season 4 content update.
The surprising news isn’t the relatively obscure venue, but that it will added to iRacing‘s base content. In other words, iRacing subscribers need not pay any extra for the track. It joins the likes of Tsukuba, Oran Park and Lime Rock Park as basic subscription venues.
In 2012, the venue was refreshed thanks to a new design by Hermann Tilke following a government funding package. As a result, it is seen as Norway’s national centre for motorsport.
The two-mile layout features modern kerbing and run-off areas, but is surprisingly undulating and is adorned by natural rock faces, something iRacing teased via social media last week.
It has been used as part of the 2022 Gatebil car festival, and for high-profile series such as the TCR Scandinavia Touring Car Championship which last visited in 2018 – four-time World Rallycross champion Johan Kristoffersson won both races on that occasion.
Speaking of which, Rudskogen joins Lankebanen (Hell RX) as the second Norwegian venue on the platform.
It will be available for racing against AI-controlled opponents too, alongside what racing states as “multiple” 2022 Season 3 Week 13 schedules and part of the Season 4 series. We’ll keep you updated as and when more Season 4 content is revealed.
Further included content changes on the way
In a forum post today (30th), iRacing Associate Producer Greg West highlighted a change to the structure of Daytona International content, but also:
“iRacing will also be adding multiple pieces of all-new content to its list of included cars and tracks for members in coming builds.”
The key element here is ‘included cars and tracks’. Well, let’s count Rudskogen as the first change, and keep our eyes peeled over the coming weeks and months. Let us know in the comments below what you think this could mean.