Another Australian racing venue, Sandown International Raceway, is heading to iRacing in this upcoming build coming in June.
More Australian content is heading to iRacing very soon. This season, Aussie racing fans were treated to the release of Winton Motor Speedway. Next season, iRacing is releasing their laser scanned edition of Australia’s Sandown International Raceway.
The 13-corner, 3.104-kilometer (1.928-mile) venue exists in Melbourne, Victoria, and it currently sits on the Supercars schedule with an August date this season. Of course, the circuit also hosted the Sandown 500 up until 2019. Sandown opened back in 1962, but the current layout has been in play since it was reconfigured back in 1984.
Sandown was announced by iRacing last August, alongside Winton and Supercars AI racing. While there is still racing at the venue, there are concerns that the track may become yet another “lost speedway” as some would call it. Regardless, like other lost tracks, this one will still be preserved in the virtual realm, should it actually shut down.
Sandown releases in iRacing 2022 Season 3, and is the first piece of confirmed content coming next month. iRacing has also teased Fuji Speedway and Port Royal Speedway this week, but both of those haven’t yet been given a date.
Feature image: Marcos Ambrose (AUS) Ford Falcon broke the drought for the Stone Brothers Pertek Racing team and gave Ford the final win for the year. Australian V8 Supercars, Rd13, Sandown, Australia, 1 December 2002. DIGITAL IMAGE via Motorsport Images.