iRacing updated the sim software again today with a minor patch/build, and revealed tomorrow’s surprise a day early.
Last week’s surprise invoked a lot of complaints, particularly from the oval side of iRacing. Many people expected something that would be good for the entire iRacing community. Anything from new forum software to a major website update that would fix the myriad of issues with the current web interface. When it turned out to be nothing more than the introduction of the Audi 90 GTO, there was a lot of disappointment all around. Of course many of the road racers were very happy with it.
I think it’s a good addition to the service, but I do wonder when the oval racing community will get a classic car such as a 1980s Winston Cup Monte Carlo or Thunderbird, or maybe a late 1960s Chevelle or even a 1957 Chevy Bel Air.
Today’s update revealed tomorrow’s surprise to be the release of another classic IMSA GT car: the 1989 Nissan GTP ZX-T. This is the car that squashed Porsche and Jaguar and ruled the late 1980s in IMSA Camel GT competition.
The Nissan will be placed in a mixed class series with the Audi 90. The series will be called the Kamel-GT Championship. That series starts tonight with the new race week and will primarily race the tracks that were raced “back in the day” in the IMSA Series.
Personally, I find this car a lot more interesting than the Audi. I have to admit, these classic cars make it very tempting to try my hand at a little road racing.