The Nordschleife is on the SRO’s IGTC-2024 schedule and meets Assetto Corsa Comeptizione

It is often said that the main reason the Nordschleife is not part of the Assetto Corsa Competizione circuit list is that the platform is the official game of the former Blancpain and later GT World Challenge – in other words, by the SRO organized real races.

Therefore, any featured circuit must be used in an event approved by Stéphane Ratel in order to comply with the license agreement. It’s always been like this, including this year at Circuit Ricardo Tormo, Valencia, part of the 2023 GT World Challenge DLC.

During this weekend’s Spa 24 Hours, which is in progress at the time of publication, was the annual SRO Motorsports press conference hosted by Ratel.

Last year you may recall that this is where the 2023 GT3 DLC and the upcoming GT2 DLC for Competizione were announced.

This year there wasn’t such a big reveal directly for the game, however the Intercontinental GT CHhallenge – a series already included in the ACC – was announced for the real-world 2024 season. For the first time, this also includes the 24 Hours of Nürburgring in cooperation with the ADAC.

So it stands to reason that the famous venue could now potentially be licensed and unblocked for fans of Assetto Corsa Competizione.

24 Hours of Nurburgring, 2011, Sutton Images, Motorsport Images24 Hours of Nurburgring, 2011, Sutton Images, Motorsport Images

Before we get carried away, it’s worth remembering that developers Kunos are currently reportedly working hard on the next iteration of the Assetto Corsa franchise, which is due out in spring 2024, according to Digital Brothers Spa financial documents.

But in theory it is now legally possible for ACC to include the Nordschleife if development, production and marketing budgets are put on hold and schedules match.

And we leave you with this official IGTC social media test from Assetto Corsa:

“Hi, is that @AC_assettocorsa? Yes, we need to talk…”

Images: Motorsport Images, Eric Gilbert

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