In a recent Tweet, iRacing announced that MotorLand Aragon is one of many tracks coming soon to iRacing. But more are also on their way.
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With recent updates, iRacing has added more and more European tracks to its service. The last few seasonal releases have brought the French Magny Cours and Spanish Jerez venues. That list is set to grow further with the announcement of MotorLand Aragon.
Situated just east of Barcelona, MotorLand Aragon has traditionally been a track suited to bikes. Other than an appearance on the 2023 ELMS calendar and hosting a few TCR rounds, most racing fans will recognise this circuit for its titanic MotoGP and Superbike battles. But that isn’t stopping iRacing from adding it to its car simulator.
The image posted to the simulator’s Twitter account shows a circuit in an advanced state of development. Whilst mesh data covers much of the image, the track we can see looks more or less complete.
The typical iRacing spectators seem to be enjoying themselves on the pit building roof and a start line banner looks to feature all the sponsors one would expect. It seems MotorLand Aragon is coming to iRacing very soon indeed. We may well see this track drop with the simulator’s Season 3 update, scheduled for the second week of June.
More Coming Soon to iRacing?
With announcements and teasers coming thick and fast, the upcoming update for iRacing looks to be a big one. At the end of March, the development team announced that the LMP3 class would be joining the sim this June. But that’s not the only endurance racing prototype one can expect next month.
Earlier this year, we took a look at a number of clues all pointing towards the release of all current LMDh cars. iRacing currently features the BMW M Hybrid V8. But many members of the sim racing community are aware that the Porsche, Cadillac and Acura prototypes are in the works. What better time for iRacing to release these models than the Le Mans 24 Hour race week, which incidently falls during the sim’s Week 13 content release period.
To cap off the long list of potential additions coming soon to iRacing alongside Aragon is Willow Springs. iRacing‘s team scanned this historic Californian racing venue all the way back in 2011. In fact, a post on the game’s website from over a decade ago mentions that the scan was completed, but that the project was put on hold. Last week however, the game teased a new track, somewhere in the desert, on Twitter. Could this at last mean the release of Willow Springs? Only time will tell.
Fans won’t have long to wait before finding out what is truly in store for Season 3 of 2023. Just a month to go until the update, expect many announcements to follow in the coming weeks.
Having only ever seen bikes racing at Motorland Aragon, I am interested to see how well cars can go wheel to wheel at the technical venue. In my mind, the layout looks to suit the thrill of driving over racing battles which could lend to chaotic races on the iRacing service.
There are many tracks I would have liked to see join the simulator before Aragon. But who am I to turn down new content? I’m sure slower cars like TCR and GT4 will make for fun events here. But I’m not sure I’d take part in a prototype race on this circuit.
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