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RaceRoom update tweaks free car, revises US content

Sector 3 Studios have announced another update to its online sim RaceRoom Racing Experience today. Version 0.9.3.96 arrives as the fourth Raceroom update of 2022, which so far has included the addition of the TT Circuit Assen, and the Indianapolis Road and Oval layouts.

This time, one of RaceRoom’s free cars receives close attention, with the Aquila CR1 Sports GT car having its tyres adjusted comprehensively. The V8 machine has had its front to rear tyre wear ratio altered, its wear and grip profile updated, and its optimal tyre temperature lowered.

As well as tyre adjustments, the Aquila’s brake bias settings have been expanded and its dampers have been tweaked to improve the car’s performance over bumps. These changes represent a fairly major overhaul to the car’s dynamics, and is especially encouraging given the car is available to RaceRoom players for free.

Aside from the Aquila, there have been a number of other minor updates, including new liveries for the Porsche 911 GT3R and the addition of the CUPRA León Competición to the TC Class.

The GTO and Group C classes also appear to have had a slight balancing, with the Group C Nissan R90CK receiving roll centre changes to improve handling, and the GTO Audi and Nissan obtaining boost adjustments.

To accompany the recent release of the Indianapolis Oval and Road Courses, the Formula RaceRoom US has had tyre improvements, with a small AI adjustment to the track to prevent the AI from running on the grass at race starts,

The constant flow of updates for RaceRoom is an encouraging sight, and the content updates are set to continue as Ferrari will be bringing its 488 GT3 Evo 2020 to the sim ahead of the 2021-2022 DTM Esports Championship. The first race of the series is set to take place on the 24th February, so we would expect Ferrari content to release beforehand.

Are you enjoying the latest additions to RaceRoom Racing Experience? Let us know in the comments below!

Version 0.9.3.96 changelog

  • Updated Fanatec SDK to 2021.07.22 V4.00
  • Shared Memory API – Added the type of ground on which each wheel sits. Useful for motion rigs and various rumbling / shaking devices. (ref GitHub for the changes )
  • Reduced smoke emitted from tyres in multiplayer that could be a bit much for certain cars
  • Aquila – Increased range and fidelity of brake bias settings, equalised front/rear tyre wear rates, equalised front/rear tyre temperatures, lowered tyre optimal temp, improved grip of brand new tyres, updated wear/grip profile to give more linear drop off of tyre performance, improved base setup, tuned dampers (especially high speed range which results in significant improvements over bumps)
  • DTM 2020 – Tweaked tyre heating/cooling behaviour so tyre temps stabilise faster
  • Formula RaceRoom 3 – AI improvements, increased range and fidelity of brake bias settings
  • Formula RaceRoom US – Increased range and fidelity of brake bias settings, reduced tyre heating so temperatures no longer continually increase through a run, equalised front/rear tyre wear and heat, calibrated tyre wear rates for both compounds, equalised AI/player tyre wear, increased mechanical trail for slightly increased steering self-centering
  • Group 5 – AI improvements
  • Group C – Increased range and fidelity of brake bias settings, tuned setups, improved tyre heating behaviour, equalised front/rear tyre wear, calibrated tyre wear rates for all compounds. Life expectancy now (S: 25min, M: 70min, H: 130min), equalised AI/player tyre wear, increased mechanical trail for slightly increased steering self-centering, raised R90CK rear roll centre for faster rear end response, added some track specific final drive ratios
  • GTO – Increased range and fidelity of brake bias settings, tuned setups, improved tyre heating behaviour, equalised front/rear tyre wear, calibrated tyre wear rates for all compounds. Life expectancy now (S: 25min, M: 70min, H: 130min), equalised AI/player tyre wear, increased mechanical trail for slightly increased steering self-centering, reduced base and maximum boost pressures of Audi & Nissan
  • Mercedes AMG GT4 – Corrected some positioning of spark emitters
  • Tatuus F4 – AI improvements
  • Indianapolis 2021 – Fixed issues with AI’s sometimes going on the grass during starts, improved AI racing line
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