Featured iRacing to Add Barcelona Grand Prix Track in Future

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  1. Paul Jeffrey

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    iRacing have been seen performing laser scan duties at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya recently - seemingly confirming another new track is on the way for the sim.


    Although based in Bedford, MA and having a very strong focus on the North American racing scene, the iRacing online racing simulation also has a very fair offering of European car and circuit content for their members to enjoy, and according to a very recent tweet from the team, it looks like the Barcelona Grand Prix circuit is in the pipeline to join the sim sometime in the near future.

    Set to host the traditional Formula One pre-season testing schedule from February 18th, and home to the Spanish Grand Prix for a number of years now, the Barcelona circuit is a more traditional European racing venue, tough on cars and very technical in places, it should make for a very nice inclusion in the simulation as and when it becomes available to purchase.

    Now, before you get too excited I might have to dampen the enthusiasm somewhat - don't expect this track to be appearing in the iRacing store anytime soon - according to the Twitter post of earlier today, laserscanning of the Spanish venue is still taking place at the moment.. so plenty of time to go before a sale worthy version of the track can be recreated and made available within the sim.

    With another Formula One grade venue set to be added, are you excited to see the addition of Barcelona, and what other tracks would you like to see coming to iRacing in future?

    Viva Española!


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  2. kondor999

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    God, I am so tired of this track.
     
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  3. PieterN

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    Why Barcelona, there are so many more challenging tracks...
     
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  4. dave kirk

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    YES, love this track
     
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  5. Ghoults

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    I think this track is better than its reputation. I think most people know this track from f1 where it produces mostly dull races with little overtaking while also having huge reliance on downforce. But I think it is a fun track to drive in sims. The corners have nice flow and while the new last corners are pretty much trash the previous gp version with the fast last corner is pretty fun.
     
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  6. omanrak

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    That will be 19 dollars and 99 cents, please... :roflmao:
     
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  7. WallyTP

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    Yeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeesssssssssssssssssssssssss!
     
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  8. Chiwi

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    Viva España**, not Viva Española hahahah
     
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  9. Kurupt CDN

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    Looking forward to the track, but more so hoping that it will launch with the RX config. If it does it will be a instant buy!
     
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  10. DucMan888

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    I feel this track has awesome flow.
     
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  11. sjb266

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    Agreed.. it's so dull...

    Do Hockenheim, Brno, update Silverstone, Hungary... the list goes on...
     
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  12. Leonardo Ratafiá

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    They said this year
     
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  13. Nick Gregory

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    And yet they still haven't updated Silverstone...
     
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  14. jonination

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    Seems like every sim has this track. Used to love it, now tired of it.

    Looking forward to when iracing ponies up for a trip to the middle east. Some pretty interesting and unique-to-iracing circuits out that way.
     
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  15. Chris Sellars

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    Lots of configurations so will suite a lot of cars so a thumbs up from me. Lets see what else they scan in this trip. Hoping for Estoril and Jerez.
     
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  16. Jonny Austin

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    I cannot say any of the Spanish tracks excite me.Most were built in the 1990s & are great for motorcycle racing but are a bit mediocre for cars.It will be popular with the numerous Spanish sim racers on Iracing.
    What tracks would I like to see?The two tracks that are close to me produce some of the closest racing in the UK.Thruxton & Castle Combe.Neither appear very often in Sims(Thruxton TOCA3?).
    Outside UK Istanbul Park would be popular,Adelaide,Melbourne or Pukekoke which produces some good racing.
     
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  17. oneWonders

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    So are they actually ever going to bother making Mallory Park or did they just laser scan it for a jolly outing?
     
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  19. farjam

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    If we had the updated silverstone ... nah this track still will be my 1st favorite track , here is my 14 dollars plus -don't remember how many- cents:D
     
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    Nice :) , next Macau ^^
     
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