2023 Season 1 Patch 3 Hotfix 2 Release Notes

2023 Season 1 Patch 3 Hotfix 2 Release Notes
iRacing screenshot by Elliot Roberts

iRacing has deployed Patch 3 Hotfix 1 for the 2023 Season 1 Build release of its racing simulation platform. As usual, this latest patch contains a healthy number of fixes and improvements for various parts of the simulation.

An interesting fix comes after the recent and highly debated iRacing Daytona 24 race where certain teams were caught taking advantage by driving on the banked corners apron. The new hotfix now introduced slowdown penalties when driving on the apron, and replaced the cones to better outline the safe areas where you can drive.

Included iRacing screenshot by Elliot Roberts.

2023 Season 1 Patch 3 Hotfix 2 Changelog


Tire Model

  • Fixed an issue for some cars where tire rubber was becoming unrealistically extra conditioned when driving over curbs and rumble strips.

Surface Model

  • Soft surface model properties for gravel have been updated.

New Damage Model

  • A system-wide adjustment has been made for how bodies that connect and retain contact with each other over time behave. This change is designed to reduce the likelihood and severity of objects snagging on one another.
  • – – Objects that retain contact with each other must be allowed a degree of lateral displacement, provided they can overcome the forces of friction provided by their surfaces, the angle of movement, and the force of the movement. Too much displacement can cause snagging. To avoid snagging, we have limited the amount of displacement allowed relative to the axis of contact.
  • Physics properties for a variety of wall objects have been adjusted to prevent snagging and catching behaviors, as well as reduce the likelihood of a vehicle becoming stuck bisecting the wall. These adjustments should also create more uniform damage from impacts based on the wall type. The wall types affected include concrete, chain link fences, ARMCO barriers, and tire walls.


  • Fixed an issue where users’ screens would serve a 10-second penalty in a dark void after loading a replay that included the maximum number of car types in the session.


<Car Class> GT3 Cars

  • A New Damage Model tuning update has been completed for these cars to avoid excessive scraping from curb impacts.

NASCAR Cup Series Next-Gen Toyota Camry

  • Texture mapping on the front fenders has been updated. This fixes some UV warping from the 2023 Season update and fixes issues with damaged decals and camera draw distances.


Daytona International Speedway

  • (Road Course) – Slowdown penalties have been added to the banked apron, and cones have been adjusted to show where it is safe to use the apron again.

2023 Season 1 Patch 3 Hotfix 1 Changelog


The Dirt Track at Charlotte

  • Fixed a wall snag issue and some troublesome bumps at Turn 3/4.