On Thursday morning, the official iRacing account sent out a teaser tweet about… Rainbow Road?
Wait a second, this isn’t Mario Kart!
While the image is quite colorful, it’s no Rainbow Road. That happens to be a more raw bit of scan data for the Circuito de Jerez, a 15-turn road course located in the city of Jerez in Spain that measures 4.428-kilometres or 2.751-miles in length.
The venue is currently a staple of MotoGP competition, with the track in the current Motorcycle Grand Prix video games.
When it comes to four wheels, Jerez (pronounced more like “her-eth”, as I found out this morning) formerly hosted Formula 1 competition back in the 1980s and 1990s and was used as an F1 test track as recently as 2015.
We don’t know much more about when this venue might be coming to iRacing, just that it seems it has been scanned and is being worked on. 2023 Season 2 is slated to start in a month’s time, so we’d expect some further teasers and confirmation to arrive over the coming months.
The scan data image does seem to infer that it is pretty far along, so we’ll keep our eyes out.
Featured image: Kimi Raikkonen, McLaren Mercedes MP4/19B., Formula 1 Testing, Jerez, Spain, 22-25 June 2004 via Motorsport Images