GT / Endurance package - 2020R2
IMSA, Le Mans Series, GT/Endurance series - if you race in any of these series then it is a good choice for you.
Camera shake optimization - to make it more real life like.
I optimized camera shake in ALL car cameras. I reduced the amount of shake (by default its value is 0.5) to make it more realistic. For example roll bar cameras on open wheel cars usually not shake at all in general. So I reduced the value to make it real life look like.
Camera shake is also optimized on many static cameras that are on walls or on the ground. There is still work to do here on multiple tracks...
Various camera enhancements across many tracks - all together 69 tracks are updated for the 2020R2 release. Some tracks more and some tracks less. This package have 24 tracks selected from the total. But these are the finest tracks on the service and these are mostly used in iRacing's GT/Endurance and Special events.
Sound update and camera group harmonization
All tracks have been reviewed and I corrected the sound levels on all chase cameras that was too low until now. I also harmonized the order of camera groups so now you should see the same sequence from track to track.
Available Camera Groups
In general I use 5-6 camera groups (there can be some exceptions):
Grid view - a special camera group is added to show the grid only
Real life replica - TV style real life replica of various iconic events for the given track
Group1 (TV1) is custom TV style similar to real life replicas
Group2 (TV2) probably the most cinematic, getting the most out of depth of field and focusing to deliver good images of the car (to give some feeling of speed, to better show paints, duels close, etc)
Group 3 (TV3) set is wider zoom showing longer sections of track (useful at starts or to follow multi car actions)
Group 4 (StaticTV) - uses static aim type cameras
Group 5 (DynamicTV) - simulates low altitude chopper (check the second video)
Group 6 (Random TV) - contains best of group1-5 angles plus a few more and including onboards to give you full TV style experience
PitLane - dedicated pitlane camera group covering the whole pitlane with entry and exit
Scenic - updated scenics with more cinematics (only most popular tracks has this feature). Check this video.
List of tracks
23 tracks in total and bold tracks feature dedicated real life event camera sets (like SkyF1, FOX, NBCSN or SPEED, etc).
Barcelona GP - with 2018-2019 F1 cameras
Bathurst - with 2014-2015 Bathurst 1000 cameras
Belle Isle, Detroit - with Indycar 2018 cameras
COTA GP - with 2016-2017 Sky F1 cameras
Interlagos GP- with 1991 F1 and 2015-2016 Sky F1 cameras
LeMans - with LeMans 2016 and 2019 cameras
Midohio Full (including Grand-AM 2013, Indycar 2013 cameras)
Monza GP - with 1999, 2002, 2005 and 2015-2017 Sky F1 cameras
Nurburgring GP - with 1995 and 2013 F1 cameras
Nurburgring BES/WEC - including WEC 2016 cameras
Nurburgring Combined 24h*
Silverstone GP 2019 - with F1 2018, cameras
Spa Endurance - with Blancpain GT Spa 24hrs 2014-2017 cameras
Virginia International Raceway
Watkins Glen Classic Boot with cameras 2017 6hrs of the Glen
Zolder - with 2015 Blancpain GT cameras, FanCam
* Nürburgring VLN and 24h layouts are simplifed versions compared to the Green Hell Package. Here they contain 2 TV style camera groups. Check out the Green Hell package for full features.
List of cars
3 new, 37 in total. All cars have optimized camera shake effect for more realism.
Aston Martin DBR9
Audi R8 GT3
Audi 90 GTO
BMW Z4 GT3
Cadillac CTS-V Racecar
Corvette C8R (new)
C7 Corvette DP
Dallara P217 LMP2 (new)
Ferrari 488 GT3
Ferrari 488 GTE
Ford GT 2017
Ford Mustang FR500S
HPD ARX 01C
Mazda MX5 Cup
Mazda MX5 2016
Mercedes AMG GT3
Nissan GTP ZX-T
Porsche 718 GT4
Porsche 911 GT3 CUP
Porsche 991 RSR
Ruf RT 12R Track
Safety Car Porsche 911
SCCA Spec Racer Ford (new)
V8SC Holden 2019, 2014
V8SC Ford 2019, 2014
VW Jetta TDI Cup
To develop the base version of a generic track today (like Charlotte Roval) takes about 10-16 hours. Enhancements and testing until the first releasable version takes about additional 14-16 hours by spectating minimum 3-4 different races and after that loading replays several times.
Most tracks in the above list have gone through 8 or more iterations. Depending on complexity a new iteration can take 4-20 hours. Earliest tracks like Spa GP has already around 30+ iterations.
It takes more and more time and effort to maintain all this. Your support helps me to continue and improve further. Thank you.
Please check out this short video I made recently:
More road tracks are available in various packages.
Premium Package Contains 69 track and 52 cars including all the latest car and track content available for road racing. Featuring 3-4 TV style camera groups, with real life F1, IMSA, GT, etc cameras plus StaticTV, DynamicTV camera groups. Click here for more information.
Gold Package: Is a subset of the Premium package containing 48 tracks and 34 cars. It has the same quality and same features but the latest 2020 Season 3 and Season 4 iRacing road content is not part of it. Click here for more information.