Jerez coming to iRacing... soon™

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iRacing just posted a picture on Twitter showing a work-in-progress circuit model.

The 3D software colors make the image look more fitting to Miami Vice than iRacing, but that's just normal 3D editing software things. Don't worry, mario Kart's Rainbow Road won't make its appearance in the sim, as jokingly and cheekily suggested by the community manager.

Instead, it appears pretty clear the track being modeled here is the circuit of Jerez in Spain - more precisely showing the last corner on the foreground, named after Moto GP champion Jorge Lorenzo. Although it is mostly known for the bike races nowadays, the circuit has hosted Formula 1 in the past, from 1986 to 1990, plus 1994 and 1997.

What do you think about this track, and which cars would you like to race there ?
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Thousands? A little high on those estimates ;)
Buying every DLC would set me back about 2000$ iirc (without discounts).

And here's the thing: I am a guy that buys every DLC for a game I like. Did that with RaceRoom and rFactor 2 already. :whistling:

EDIT: And before anyone says anything relating to a "guide on how to buy iRacing DLC", if it has to be that complicated that one needs a guide, my interest dwindles.
 
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Buying every DLC would set me back about 2000$ iirc (without discounts).

And here's the thing: I am a guy that buys every DLC for a game I like. Did that with RaceRoom and rFactor 2 already. :whistling:
I've owned 100% since about 2014. It's just under $2000 for everything or about $9.57 per piece of content. Over that time the subscription cost has averaged $2.93 per month after participation credits.
 
Buying every DLC would set me back about 2000$ iirc (without discounts).

And here's the thing: I am a guy that buys every DLC for a game I like. Did that with RaceRoom and rFactor 2 already. :whistling:

EDIT: And before anyone says anything relating to a "guide on how to buy iRacing DLC", if it has to be that complicated that one needs a guide, my interest dwindles.
Buying it all at once will trigger a 30% volume discount. Its something that gets automatically applied, so... it wouldnt set you back 2K.

But hey, could be missing out on something you might actually enjoy, because you just for whatever reason can't pay for a single month trial and do the rookie races, or an extra 20 bucks to participate in the next license class.
 
first two years I spent about 800 Euros each, after that I had rented what I like and been running on sth. like 150 Euros a year, most cars I do not rent, most road tracks I do, most ovals I don't the Dirt stuff I haven't rented a single piece.
Back on topic: Jerez is a great track, I wonder, though, if iRacing might secretly develop bike racing? Anyway, all Formula cars will be great here.
 
Yeah if you use your brain and focus on a single or maybe 2 cars and SOME OF the tracks needed for a season in your favorite series the cost can be quite reasonable.

I spend about 5 years as a member and because of this minimalistic strategy I could abort membership without feeling much loss.

Hehe actually I was quite relieved afterwards because I didnt have to fight with iRacings lousy tire model anymore.:roflmao:

CatsAreTheWorstDogs: And because of this strategy I didnt get into the mental catch 22 prison cell that because of all the money allready "invested" I cannot afford to get out.:roflmao::roflmao:
 
Jerez is at least much better then the last track releases, like Winton, Rudskogen or even Oschersleben. They can be fastastic as real tracks, but a bit too hard on sims.
 
All Group C cars would be great to have in iRacing, regardless of this track. :)

As a lifelong entrepreneur and business owner, it makes me wonder why other sims like RRE, AMS2 don't offer a monthly subscription price but much lower than iRacing... it would increase their revenue, protect challenging cash-flow issues, and allow them enough resources hire more people and better compete. Just a thought...
 
it makes me wonder why other sims like RRE, AMS2 don't offer a monthly subscription price but much lower than iRacing...
Probably because if they did that then both their MP service and their number of longlasting and new re-emerging bugs be directly compared with iRacings more or less bugfree 24/7 service.:whistling:
And none of these others could stand in this compare.
Hehe among those Im specially thinking about AMS2 .... but also ....:roflmao:
 
Jerez is a great track for bike racing but not so great for cars that are faster than a GT4.
Am part of an AMS2 league which currently uses a generic version of the '22 F1 cars and we're racing at Jerez next - it's actually pretty fun to drive round there in Formula cars, imo at least. The older ones especially. VERY challenging though, as you rarely get time to relax at the wheel.
 
With every update I hear coming from iRacing recently, I get more and more tempted to try it out.

But I don't want to give into the temptation of spending thousands of bucks. :cry:
I started using the service a month ago. I bought 450$ worth of content (ovals) and am very satisfied. Short tracks are amazing. Literally on the second day I realised that I was staying here, if not forever, then for a long time.

I didn't like roads when I tried them on the test server.
 
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