iRacing Teases Fuji & Port Royal

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iRacing continues to work on new content: Two new tracks are on the way for the sim - iRacing teased this on its Twitter account. sim racers can look forward to the Fuji Speedway in Japan and the Port Royal Speedway dirt oval.

With Fuji, an internationally known track comes to the sim: In 1976, James Hunt won his only world championship title in Formula 1 there, after Niki Lauda had given up due to the adverse weather conditions. In 2007 and 2008, Formula 1 returned for the last two races to date at the foot of Mount Fuji, and since then it is mainly the WEC races that have drawn attention to the track. Japanese Super GT and Super Formula also make regular guest appearances at the track, which was last remodeled in 2005. In case you were wondering: The teaser Tweet is in Japanese and reads “Hello From Japan”.

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Port Royal, meanwhile, enjoys national prominence in the US dirt racing scene: The half-mile (0.8 kilometers) oval is home to Sprint Cars, Late Models and Pro Stock cars. Centrally located in the state of Pennsylvania, the track opened back in 1938 and has been in continuous operation ever since, with the exception of 1941 to 1945.

No release date for either track has been given yet. However, both screenshots shared on Twitter look fairly advanced, so sim racers might get to enjoy both circuits this summer.

What do you think about the two upcoming tracks? Let us know on Twitter @RaceDepartment or in the comments below!
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really enjoyed Fuji in a mod for rFactor back in the day. read somewhere that the current layout was done by Tielke, guess few people know cause it gets none of the Tielke hate other venues enjoy.
 
Since we're paying for content on top of the monthly fee, keep cranking it... more tracks, more cars. I don't like the fact that I paid for were built in 2012 or more and they are never updated... that's bullshit since I keep paying for the service. Instead of deprecating, re-model (more polygons) and re-texture (4k or 8K textures) the cars.
 
is kinda funny that the rfactor news got a lot more engagement than this one, 200+ cooments there lmao

Nice to see fuji there, woulda be cool to see super GT cars in iRacing but im not sure if that woulda heppen
You DO realize most of those posts are critical of the fact rF2 still exists don't you?
 
Since we're paying for content on top of the monthly fee, keep cranking it... more tracks, more cars. I don't like the fact that I paid for were built in 2012 or more and they are never updated... that's bullshit since I keep paying for the service. Instead of deprecating, re-model (more polygons) and re-texture (4k or 8K textures) the cars.
Lots of older tracks have been updated over the years.
 
Lidar on dirt tracks is overkill since dirt tracks surface is constantly changing. Shiny toy gonna shiny toy though, I guess.
You gotta start somewhere in establishing the baseline surface. Sure it changes during the race - but at least it's changing from an accurate starting point.
 
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I guess he designed the last sector, which is the part that least resembles the classic layout and that no one really likes... :rolleyes:
Classic Tilke.
What he can make worse he will make worse. :D Though I like some of his tracks like Sepang, Istanbul and Cota for example. And a really good one is Bilsterberg, you wouldn't guess it's from him.
 
is kinda funny that the rfactor news got a lot more engagement than this one, 200+ cooments there lmao

Nice to see fuji there, woulda be cool to see super GT cars in iRacing but im not sure if that woulda heppen
No mystery.Iracing has its own forum so all the complaining which is a forum thing happens there.
Iracing is a bit more contained so I think a lot of people tend to concentrate solely on Iracing & little else.With all that money invested in content Iracing members are reluctant to invest time away from the service.
With great content like this being released there is not that much to complain about other than cost.
 
You DO realize most of those posts are critical of the fact rF2 still exists don't you?
im talking about ppl giving more attention to **** on a game instead of giving love to new content coming for pretty much every sim this month, is kinda sad
 

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