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Featured iRacing Le Mans Released and New Image Gallery

Discussion in 'iRacing' started by Paul Jeffrey, Sep 6, 2016.

  1. Paul Jeffrey

    Paul Jeffrey
    Sim Racing News Editor Staff Member Premium Member

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    iRacing.com have finally released their laserscanned version of the legendary Circuit de la Sarthe, home of the world famous round the clock classic, the Le Mans 24 Hour.

    The Circuit de la Sarthe is one of the world's oldest active racing facilities, having first hosted the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1923 on a layout composed entirely of public roads. The 1923 running of the 24 race spanned an impressive 17.2 km of dangerous corners and immense straights, proving a test of both man and machine in the early part of the 20th century. The circuit has undergone several transformations since that time, but still remains home to one of the greatest racing events in the world of motorsport.

    Known as a race every professional driver wants to win, the current layout of the circuit now stretches to 'only' 13.6km, and features a mix of public road and purpose built racetrack.

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    iRacing have been working for several years to bring this laserscanned version of the track to their simulation, and the results appear to be truly outstanding. With the usual millimetre accuracy synonymous with the game, iRacing have again excelled themselves with this latest release.
    Available to purchase now as part of the Season 4 update, now is your opportunity to race the same piece of tarmac driven by such legends as Nuvolari, Fangio, Moss, Hill, Amon, McLaren, Gurney, Foyt, Pescarolo, Ickx, Bell, McNish, Kristensen and Webber.

    Check out the iRacing sub forum here at RaceDepartment for more news regarding the simulation. Share or download a setup and join in the community discussion for yourself.

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    Looking forward to driving a laserscanned Le Mans in iRacing? Will you be purchasing the track? Let us know in the comments section below!
    Last edited: Sep 6, 2016
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  2. Lorenzo Bonder

    Lorenzo Bonder
    RD's Two Wheeled Driving Specialist Staff Member

    @Paul Jeffrey

    if I manage to get home in time, I'll try to post a lap in the Aston around the track.
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  3. Paul Jeffrey

    Paul Jeffrey
    Sim Racing News Editor Staff Member Premium Member

    Epic :D

    Looking forward to seeing the end result fella :thumbsup: (no pressure ;))
  4. Iracing is complete!
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  5. I'm curious about the surprise they'll release next week
  6. Watched Inside Sim Racing's overview of the pre-release version of Circuit de la Sarthe, and looked real nice ... Plus, good news on the VR graphics tweaks.

    Was able to get on the site today for the updates, then just got 502/504 error for the rest of the evening. So no racing :(
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  7. M D Gourley

    M D Gourley
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    Really looking forward to getting this track....and firing up my 3D Triple Screen Monitors ( poor mans VR...lol) and driving myself giddly....lol
  8. Could the surprice next week be a new car??
  9. amazing track , amazing vr support, thank you iracing.

    now we need lmp1 :)
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  10. Frank

    Administrator Staff Member Premium Member

    Stay out of the left sandbank uphill Dunlop, there was a Brit peeing in there when we were at Le Mans
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  11. Cosimo

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    Does iRacing have dynamic lighting now (meaning full day to night dynamic transitions) ?
  12. Lorenzo Bonder

    Lorenzo Bonder
    RD's Two Wheeled Driving Specialist Staff Member

    Not yet.

    I don't know if that could be the new thing that iRacing will show on the 13th.
  13. If you have triples like me, you'll be happy to know the latest patch also supports Nvidia SMP if you have a 10 series video card. No more triple screen distortion!
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  14. That could be it!
  15. fortyfivekev

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    The track looks great but I am looking forward to the day when the simulation value increases so we can have some Dutch guys setting off flares in the grandstands, terrible French bands playing at Dunlop, bad smells from the campsites and massive piles of empty beer bottles all around the track. That will be a proper Le Mans simulation. ;)
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  16. I'm dutch :) count me in :thumbsup:
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  17. Ive got no friends on iracing who have Le mans. Can anybody who has it please add me? I'm so sad ;)

    Iracing name: Gilles Leblanc3
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  18. Not yet
  19. Lightning transition would be such a genius move to implement just after this announcement, also if it had been released after nordschleife
  20. Lorenzo Bonder

    Lorenzo Bonder
    RD's Two Wheeled Driving Specialist Staff Member

    I'll get a lap recorded today if I have time, actually I had a really good lap recorded during the 24 mins of LeMans event (4.01 or 4.03 on the Audi R8) but I cut it off because the snip of the replay I saved was to report someone for deliberate crash.

    Also my suspicions for the reveal:

    A. LMP1
    B. Day-to-night transitions
    C. new UI

    OTHER THAN THAT, best track in iRacing and arguably the best laserscanned track I've driven thus far. The discussion would be with either AC Nords and AC Monza.
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