December 3rd, 2020 by Chris Leone
iRacing’s European road circuit offerings will expand significantly in the coming months as four premier international circuits make their way into production in 2021. The Hockenheimring, Hungaroring, Red Bull Ring, and Knockhill Racing Circuit have all been fully scanned and licensed, and will join an already diverse lineup of European circuits in future iRacing builds. The quartet of new tracks kick off plans for a significant increase in European-based content coming to the service in the future.
All four tracks boast extensive racing histories, and two played host to Driver’s World Championship events in 2020. Earlier this year, the Red Bull Ring became the first circuit in history to play host to back-to-back Grands Prix on the same layout, while the Hungaroring marked the third event on the 2020 schedule immediately afterward. Hockenheim regularly hosts top-tier grand prix and touring car races, among other disciplines, while Knockhill serves as one of the United Kingdom’s premier venues for touring car, lower-tier open wheel, rallycross, and track day events.
iRacing’s already robust lineup of road racing content underwent a major expansion in 2020 with the addition of the Dallara P217, Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 Clubsport, and BMW M4 GT4. The first European purpose-built rallycross track made its debut on iRacing as well, as Hell Lankebanen joined the service in March. The European tracks currently in production only serve to strengthen a car and track lineup that features racing vehicles from all levels of the motorsport ladder and courses that vary from Monza and Spa-Francorchamps to the esteemed Circuit de la Sarthe, home of the 24 Hours of Le Mans.
In addition to the above, the rallycross layout at Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya will make its debut on iRacing as part of 2021 Season 2. The circuit made its debut on the World Rallycross schedule in 2015, and recently concluded that series’ 2020 campaign.
Hockenheimring, Hungaroring, Red Bull Ring, and Knockhill Racing Circuit are currently in production for future iRacing builds. Additional iRacing content announcements for the 2021 Season 1 build will be made in the coming days.