If you paid close attention to the screenshots used to announce the Porsche Mission R being released, then you might have also announced it was pictured at a new circuit for the sim. And that means Motorsport Arena Oschersleben is coming to iRacing in the near future.
Given how complete the track and surroundings look, and the fact it was utilised to promote the Porsche Mission R, we’d assume it’ll be the new paid venue for iRacing 2022 Season 4, alongside the free inclusion of Rudskogen Motorsenter.
The clue were the pit lane sponsors, along with the design of the pit lane and buildings. And once people started sharing their thoughts, iRacing responded on Twitter.
The German track was opened in 1997 with a 2.297 mile (3.696km) length, and a fairly smooth and fast layout. As the fourth permanent racing circuit in the country, after Nurburgring, Hockenhemingring and Sachsenring, it’s mainly been a vernue for the World Touring Car and European Touring Car championships, along with a period hosting World Superbikes, GT racing and World Endurance events.
It’s probably most famous for a crash at the start of the 2008 WRCC race which prompted former British touring car driver and commentator John Clelland to remark “The guy who designed this first corner should be taken in a dark room and beaten”.
We’ll have to see which layouts are included, and whether iRacing will also add the Rallycross version. But when it arrives, it’s likely to cost $14.95 to race, similar to the majority of paid venues on the service.
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