Ok, ok, relax. Not yet, but we are closer than yesterday. Finally will be on 8th March when iRacing staff will release a Season 2 build with many road content (CARS, CARS!!!). There are some useful notes to be aware of. Read carefully.
“Pre-Ordering is now available for the Audi R8 LMS, Mercedes AMG GT3 and Renault 2.0. The primary reason we are introducing pre-orders is we have added some functionality to iRacing when we are down for maintenance. Beginning with the scheduled downtime for the season 2 update you will be able to load iRacing in single car testing mode when we are in maintenance mode. You will be able to drive any content that you have previously downloaded and is up-to-date. Don’t worry, we’ll make the downloader available while we are in maintenance on Tuesday so you can update the new content that is not yet available.
The new Global Mazda MX-5 Cup car will also be available but since this is a FREE car there is no need to pre-order it if you want access during our maintenance period – it will automatically be available to download.
If you would like to be able to test the new content during maintenance on Tuesday you will need to do following:
- Pre-Order any of the cars you are interested in
- Update any current cars or tracks you wish to have access to prior to the maintenance window
- Look for the downloader link that we will post at testdrive.iracing.com once maintenance begins and download the content you pre-ordered
- While we are in maintenance create an account here: testdrive.iracing.com
You must use the email associated with your iRacing account when you create this account
- After the download is complete and you have created the new account you can simply select the car and track combination you wish to test on at testdrive.iracing.com
Once we have completed our maintenance this new testing will no longer be available, you will need to login to your member account as usual.
Don’t forget about about volume discounts – purchase any 3 cars and/or tracks and get a 10% discount, purchase 6 or more and get a 20% discount.
Also, if you want to wait to purchase the new content until we are back up and running after maintenance the purchase process will be the same as you are used to – don’t worry, we won’t run out of cars!”
Now, when will it happen?
iRacing.com Downtime Schedule:
Tue 2016-03-08 0100 Hosted Sessions Unavailable*
Tue 2016-03-08 0700 Service Unavailable
Tue 2016-03-08 1200 Service Restored
Tue 2016-03-08 0600 Hosted Sessions Unavailable*
Tue 2016-03-08 1200 Service Unavailable
Tue 2016-03-08 1700 Service Restored
Tue 2016-03-08 1700 Hosted Sessions Unavailable*
Tue 2016-03-08 2300 Service Unavailable
Wed 2016-03-09 0400 Service Restored
And now, pictures.