Anderstorp 1975 v1.0

Anderstorp 1975 for GTR2

GTR2 Conversion and revised by motorFX

Track Infos from Wikipedia :

Anderstorp Raceway, previously known as Scandinavian Raceway, is a 2.505 miles (4.03 km) motorsport race track in Anderstorp (Gislaved Municipality), Sweden.

The track was built on marshlands in 1968 and became an extremely popular venue in the 1970s, just as Swede Ronnie Peterson was at the height of his career. It has a long straight (called Flight Straight, which was also used as a 980 metres (3,220 ft) aircraft runway (ICAO: ESMP)), as well as several banked corners, making car setup an engineering compromise. Unusually, the pit lane is located halfway round the lap.

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The raceway hosted six Formula One Swedish Grand Prix events in the 1970s. When Peterson and Gunnar Nilsson died during the 1978 Formula One season, public support for the event dried up and the Swedish Grand Prix came to an end. The circuit is also noteworthy because it was the site of the first and only win of two unconventional F1 cars: the six-wheeled Tyrrell P34 car in 1976 and the infamous Brabham ‘fan car’ in 1978.

Anderstorp also hosted the Swedish motorcycle Grand Prix in 1971–1977 and 1981–1990, the European Touring Car Championship in 1985–1987, the Superbike World Championship in 1991 and 1993, and the FIA GT Championship in 2002 and 2003. The circuit has been a popular car club venue since the 1990s.

The FIA World Touring Car Championship (WTCC) returned to Anderstorp in 2007, replacing the Istanbul Park in Turkey on the WTCC calendar. For the 2008 season however, it was replaced by the Imola circuit.

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The GTR2 Version :

This is another for the 75 series, I made this for GSC2013. not with a view of putting it in other formats. with the exception of borrowing a few track side objects from earlier tracks and a cam file, its new work.

When I started this project of adding 70’s tracks to GSC2013 I realised that there are quite a few versions of Anderstorp already available and thought that folk will probably use one of them. I didnt want to use any of other versions to represent the period and to enable a more the 70’s period look before sand traps etc.

I thought I would make my own track. to do my own mesh work and make the odd objects. In 75 the car garages seem to use what was under a walkway bridge, which spectators could use above the pit. although I based this work on what film and images I could find of the 75 season, again there is some artistic licence used.. I added some of my pit extras to help the cluster of the pit area. The F1 started on the short straight on what I think is called North circuit start today.

I did’nt do an aiw to make use of the other possible layouts it was just for me to race in the F1 70’s cars, I thought a few of the members at NoGrip would like too try it – although I used a lot of catch fencing it does not actualy stop your car, its just there for appearances sake you may also spot a few little gitches that I have missed. its not the most photographed track in the seventies. it did’nt appear to hold a GP after the loss of the super fast Ronnie Peterson and Gunner Nilson.

When taking screen grabs I found a couple of views where I could see how good the physics of the retros are, watching the ai approach at full speed down “flight straight” and braking hard into “Norra “and then later watching their backs hang out around ” Contentintel”. which may be also partly due to the way I modelled that turn as it may be slightly banked in the real world. I did try to add some of a few the others. I could see from onboard shots I found.

have fun

cheers,
Ken H

 

 

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