September 3rd, 2021 by Chris Leone
All of iRacing’s new 2021 Season 4 cars and tracks, the latest generation of Australian Supercars, and Super Late Models are the latest focuses of the next update to iRacing AI. The next update includes a total of five cars and 11 track layouts that have been enabled for AI—as well as the ability to host a session with a mix of human and AI players.
Hickory Motor Speedway immediately joins the AI fray upon release, and the Super Late Model has been unlocked for AI play to go along with it. Additional short tracks that will join the AI roster include Bristol Motor Speedway (with both its single and dual pit road layouts), Concord Speedway, Five Flags Speedway, Myrtle Beach Speedway, and The Bullring at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
On the road racing side, the Ferrari 488 GT3 EVO, Porsche 911 GT3 Cup (992), and Hungaroring headline a road-heavy Season 4 build, but they’re also joined in AI by the Supercars Ford Mustang GT and Holden ZB Commodore. The Australian circuits at Mount Panorama and Phillip Island will join the previously unlocked Oran Park Raceway to complete a full slate of tracks down under, while the North layout at Red Bull Ring completes the content lineup.
If that wasn’t enough, you’ll now have the chance to intermingle with your friends while adding AI drivers in Hosted and League sessions. The AI roster and drivers will be linked to the host of the session, meaning that once the host joins, AI drivers will fill as many available spots as they can—so we recommend letting your friends join first to make sure everyone’s in! Only AI-enabled tracks will be enabled for AI Hosted play, but a new set of filters in the iRacing UI will help keep your selections on track (literally), and human users will be allowed to drive cars that aren’t yet AI-enabled if they so choose.