Release Notes: 2021 Season 1

The Lamborghini Huracan GT3 EVO is now official, and there are a lot of other goodies that will impact the various Ricmotech Sportscar Championship series. With the arrival of the Huracan, we bid a fond farewell to the Audi R8 LMS GT3 - at least until the day iRacing allows us to put more cars on the track at once. This compact version of the release notes includes only information specific to RSCC competition for 2021.

Highlights:

  • Lamborghini Huracán GT3 EVO

  • Long Beach Street Circuit

  • 3D Car Viewer

  • Custom Competitive Setups

  • Tire updates on many cars

  • Significant NDM updates (SCS)

Details:


3D Car Viewer


- NEW FEATURE!

- - Some Car windows within the UI, such as that from My Content, now features a "3D Car Viewer" tab!

- - Clicking on this tab will open a new window where you can view a full dynamic 3D model of the vehicle.


- The 3D Car Viewer is rendered in real-time, just like you were viewing the vehicle in the Simulator.


- In the 3D Car Viewer, you can rotate and zoom the camera around the vehicle.

- - Rotate: left-click + drag.

- - Zoom: scroll-wheel.


- The display of all liveries are supported, including custom livery files saved on your machine.

- - Liveries are also immediately updated to any changes to these files. This means as soon as a new version of a car paint is detected, the 3D Car Viewer will immediately update. No more need to load the entire Simulator to check your work!


Tires


- A new tire spec has been applied to a variety of cars.

- - This adjustment corrects issues with grip at the contact patch and alleviates issues with low-load spike correction, where the vehicle could bounce around. Cars affected include the following:

- - - BMW M8 GTE

- - - Chevrolet Corvette C8.R GTE

- - - Dallara P217

- - - Ferrari 488 GT3

- - - Global Mazda MX-5 Cup

- - - Lamborghini Huracán GT3 EVO

- - - Mercedes-AMG GT3

- - - Porsche 911 RSR


Custom Competitive Setups


- With the 2021 Season 1 Release, we have created many brand new sets of custom built competitive setups for multiple track types.

- - These setups were built as a new initiative to give all our Members an opportunity to be more competitive. They were created by iRacers from a variety of backgrounds including DWC drivers to well respected community setup builders. These setups should allow a driver with ample skill and seat time to be competitive in top split racing.

- - The “Notes” page within the setup has been updated to give parameter adjustment recommendations.


- Custom Competitive Setups are available for the following vehicles:

- - BMW M8 GTE

- - Chevrolet Corvette C8.R GTE

- - Dallara P217

- - Ferrari 488 GT3

- - Lamborghini Huracán GT3 EVO

- - Mercedes-AMG GT3

- - Porsche 911 RSR


Audi RS 3 LMS


- Maximum steering lock has been increased.


- Fixed some tooltip issues:

- - Spring tooltips incorrectly indicated LHS and RHS springs had to be chosen in pairs.

- - Clarified the language for the optional 5th and 6th gear ratios.


BMW M4 GT4


- iRacing 2021 Season 1 BoP Adjustments:

- - Aerodynamic downforce has been adjusted.

- - Fueling rate has been adjusted.


BMW M8 GTE


- Custom Competitive Setups have been added for this vehicle.


Chevrolet Corvette C8.R GTE


- Adjustable packer heights have been disabled.


- Custom Competitive Setups have been added for this vehicle.


Dallara P217


- Tire spec has been updated.


- This vehicle is now available for AI Racing!


- Fuel fill rate has been increased.


- Custom Competitive Setups have been added for this vehicle.


Ferrari 488 GT3


- Tire spec has been updated.


- iRacing 2021 Season 1 BoP Adjustments:

- - Aerodynamic lift, drag, and downforce have been adjusted slightly.

- - Aerodynamic model has been updated.

- - Engine power has been increased slightly.

- - Center of gravity has been raised slightly.

- - Fuel economy has been adjusted slightly.

- - Maximum allowable ride heights have been adjusted.

- - Rear wing adjustment range has been narrowed.


- Custom Competitive Setups have been added for this vehicle.


Global Mazda MX-5 Cup


- In-car engine sounds have been updated.


Lamborghini Huracán GT3 EVO


- NEW CAR!

- - The Lamborghini Huracán GT3 EVO is now available for racing!

- - - Decades of racing heritage come together in the Lamborghini Huracán GT3 EVO, Lamborghini’s latest GT3 challenger in sports car racing series from around the world. Developed in house in Sant’Agata Bolognese by Lamborghini Squadra Corse, the Huracán GT3 EVO builds on the winning formula of its predecessor, the Huracán GT3, with improved aerodynamics developed in conjunction with Dallara and a powerful 5.2-liter V10 engine. 2020 was a banner year for the car, with a clean sweep of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship’s driver and team titles in both its full-season and endurance race standings for Paul Miller Racing. Across the Atlantic, Barwell Motorsport ran the car to Lamborghini’s first British GT title, while a class victory in the 24 Hours of Spa and multiple GT World Challenge victories rounded out a stellar season.


- Custom Competitive Setups have been added for this vehicle.


Mercedes-AMG GT3


- Tire spec has been updated.


- iRacing 2021 Season 1 BoP Adjustments:

- - Aerodynamic model has been updated.

- - Overall drag has been increased.

- - Engine power has been increased slightly.

- - Center of gravity has been raised slightly.

- - Rear wing adjustment range has been narrowed.

- - Fuel economy has been improved slightly.

- - Maximum allowable ride heights have been adjusted.


- Custom Competitive Setups have been added for this vehicle.


Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 Clubsport MR


- Vehicle branding has been updated.


Porsche 911 RSR


- Custom Competitive Setups have been added for this vehicle.


Autodromo Nazionale Monza


- (Grand Prix) - Smoothed some bumps in the track surface around Turn 7 and Turn 11.


Long Beach Street Circuit


- FULLY UPDATED TRACK!

- - Long Beach Street Circuit is officially no longer a Tech Track! A complete 3D environment has been built around the existing laser-scanned asphalt road track!

- - - Born against long odds in 1976, the Long Beach Grand Prix is North America's premier street race. The debut event featured Formula 5000 cars in a race won by Brian Redman. The following year, Clay Regazzoni captured the inaugural U.S. Grand Prix (West) and in 1977 Mario Andretti passed Jody Scheckter in the closing laps to become the first American to win an F1 race on home ground. Andretti's popular victory put the race on firm financial footing and set in motion the rebirth of Long Beach, which morphed from a down-on-its heels port city to a thriving modern city/tourist destination. The resulting building boom necessitated ongoing changes to the track layout, finally settling on the current 1.968 mile, 11 turn circuit encircling the Long Beach Convention Center and the Long Beach Aquarium. Nor were the changes limited to the track and its environs. The Long Beach GP changed gears in 1984, bringing the home-grown Indy cars to town as the featured attraction. The event hardly missed a beat, as the names of Unser, Zanardi, Montoya, Franchitti and Power soon joined the likes of Regazzoni, Andretti, Villeneuve, Piquet and Lauda on the illustrious list of Long Beach winners. What's more, the event grew to include - at various times - the American Le Mans Series, GRAND-AM Sports Car Series and the Pirelli World Challenge, along with the popular Toyota Celebrity race in which Hollywood's famous (and near famous) exchange Armani and Gucci for Simpson and Bell. F1 or IndyCar, world class driver or movie star, the Long Beach Grand Prix circuit is as testing as they come ... with very hard walls eagerly awaiting the slightest mistake.

- - Customers who previously owned the Long Beach Street Circuit Tech Track have been awarded $5.00 in iRacing Credits.

- - - This update removes the Long Beach Street Circuit Tech Track.

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