With three cars already coming to Assetto Corsa Competizione in the next update, Kunos has just revealed that the Valencia Circuit will complete the 2023 GT World Challenge DLC.
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For the past month or so, Assetto Corsa Competizione fans have been excited at the next major update coming to the game. Early last month, Kunos teased that the upcoming update for ACC would be the biggest one ever, although we are yet to get any information on why that is.
Throughout the month of March, content teases have released showing us what cars are coming. Three cars are all joining the sim on 19 April alongside the update. But today, Kunos finally gave some more information as to what the pack may include. As well as learning that the Valencia circuit is on its way to ACC, we also know that the DLC will focus on the 2023 GT World Challenge.
Circuit Ricardo Tormo in ACC
Circuit Ricardo Tormo is a permanent circuit originally built for bike racing located not far from Valencia in Spain. It’s a flowing course that mainly combines medium speed turns all while sending drivers on a roller coaster ride of elevation change.
The 4.005 kilometre track first featured on the GT World Challenge Europe calendar in 2021 and has since held its place. In previous years, it has served as the final round for the Sprint Cup championship. But in 2023, the circus heads to Zandvoort after its Spanish excursion.
ACC fans will be very happy to see the Valencia circuit finally join the sim. There are many missing tracks in the game from previous seasons, so this helps to bolster the line-up for the time being.
GT World Challenge 2023?
Along with the track announcement, Kunos revealed that the DLC pack will focus on the 2023 GT World Challenge season. It will include the previously announced Ferrari 296 GT3, Porsche 992-generation GT3 R and Lamborghini Huracan GT3 Evo 2 as well as this new track.
Akin to the 2020 pack, it will surely provide as many liveries as possible from the season. Although, it is still early in the year to get all the teams together. The real series is still yet to complete its first round.
Furthermore, sources indicate that the 2022 SRO Esports liveries will also make their way into the game as part of the 19 April update.
The pack will add a missing track and complete the car list for the season. But it will still fall short of replicating the 2023 season. Throughout the year, the championship will visit yet another track that doesn’t feature in the sim. It will also travel to one that is wildly out of date. In September, the GT3 series will race at Hockenheim, a track that as yet doesn’t exist in ACC. The championship ends its journey at Zandvoort, a circuit that received massive changes to its layout since Kunos scanned it.
The question now is whether or not further announcements will be made for the DLC before its release next week. Coming out on Wednesday 19 April, the 2023 GT World Challenge DLC will likely sell well regardless. But, with an updated Zandvoort and Hockenheim joining the fray, it would live up to the ‘biggest ACC update ever’ hype.
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