iRacing Confirms Mustang and Corvette GT3 For 2024 Season 3

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iRacing have just released their development update blog for May 2024, confirming two eagerly-awaited GT3 cars of American marques will be added ahead of next season.

iRacing's 2024 Season 2 is in Week 10, so it is now time to look ahead to Season 3 and beyond. In their latest development update blog post, the iRacing team are discussing what they have planned from new content to refinements of the sim.

The undoubted highlight for most is the announcement that the Ford Mustang and Chevrolet Corvette GT3 cars - previously spotted being scanned at the Daytona 24 Hours - will be arriving in time for Season 3. Whilst not mentioned by name, what else could "Season 3 will see the addition of TWO new American-based GT3 racecars to the fleet" be referring to?

Alongside the Mustang and Corvette will be plenty of other content and changes to go along with the two V8 machines.


iRacing 2024 Season 3: New Content & Updates​

As well as the two American GT3 cars, there will be three new tracks. As mentioned in the previous development blog update post, the Circuito de Navarra in Spain and the Sachsenring in Germany will be added for Sports Car and Formula Car usage. The latter is perhaps more known in wider motorsport spaces for hosting the German MotoGP round, as well as DTM races.

Navarra held the opening round of this year's British Superbikes championship but has also hosted the likes of World Superbikes, FIA GT1, the 24H Series, Spanish F4 and the Blancpain Endurance Series (known nowadays as GT World Challenge). There is a planned extension to the track set to be completed by August, but we do not know whether iRacing have got the data for the new version of the Spanish venue.

Additionally, Navarra will join iRacing's ever-growing collection of base content, meaning you will not need to purchase the new track as it will already be available.


Last but not least, the dev update also has something for the oval racers in store: Oswego Speedway is a 0.625-mile short oval which iRacing fans have been requesting for some time. It comes in both tarmac and dirt forms, and iRacing have warned they may not get the dirt version done in time for Season 3, but if so they will make it available in a patch soon after.

A big change on its way is that standing starts will be updated to have pre-heated tyres and brakes, potentially in time for 2024 Season 3. Additionally, four sets of cars will become Tempest-compatible, meaning they will be able to be driven in the rain. They are the Mazda MX-5, Porsche 992 GT3 Cup, Ligier JS P320 LMP3 and all of the GT4 class vehicles.

Speaking of rain, iRacing concede that they perhaps did not do the best job optimising the rain tyres, especially for the community-favourite GTP class. Plus, the performance of the sim in the rain has led to many people being forcibly disconnected from races. Both of these are being worked on and potentially resolved for Season 3.

Future Additions​

As well as all of the above, there was mention of several additional and updated pieces of content set for release in the future. Firstly, Spa-Francorchamps will be getting updated to feature the changes to the run-off and scenery around the track seen since late 2021, and, staying in Belgium, Zolder will also have amendments set for release in September.

Also in September, iRacing will introduce a Mini Stock car, potentially for usage in Rookie Class Oval official racing. They also just rescanned Sonoma but need to return after the track surface began to break apart during testing. Then, as we previously reported on, Gen 4 NASCAR cars will be getting added to the sim.


There are a few hints for other future additions, too. A brief line hints at something Australia-related, perhaps the Gen 3 Supercars getting added before this year's Bathurst 1000. Then, there is a car that was described as "shocking" in the last development update, and in this one as it will "propel" iRacing to new areas. Feel free to take a guess on this one.

For the final big reveal, iRacing hinted at scanning three tracks in England. We speculated on which ones they could be, including the Goodwood Hillclimb but no word of it just yet. However we know the identity of two of the tracks, and those are Thruxton and Cadwell Park!

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Fans of the tight and compact Cadwell Park can expect it on iRacing in the near future! Image credit: iRacing.com

Find the full development update blog post including future changes to the UI, the upcoming career mode and ongoing amendments to the platform, here.

What do you make of the upcoming additions to iRacing? Tell us on Twitter at @OverTake_gg or in the comments down below!
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Great to see Thruxton.Will have some epic racing into the chicane on the last lap.
Cadwell not such a great track for racing but a great track for lower classes.
 
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Great to see Thruxton.Will have some epic racing into the chicane on the last lap.
Cadwell not such a great track for racing but a great track for lower classes.
Yeah I must admit, I'm surprised Cadwell is being included. Can't see that selling well, so that'll probably be free like Navarra will be for S3
 
Lets hope they can sort the boot problem out with the gen 3 v8s and other fixes they never fixed with the gen 2 v8s.
 
I love Zolder, just not in iRacing because its so "old". So its good news to read that they are doing a rework.
The addition of the Mustang and Corvette is great, i just need to decide which one to get. And of course i will get Sachsenring, i like the track a lot. Puh, expensive season.
 

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