GTR2 Conversion and revised by ZWISS
another nice conversion with 2 layouts (GP + V8)
– CTDP for the original track and permission for GTR2 release
– PrinzTT for his .BIK video
– derDumeklemmer for conversion to GTL (including animated marshalls, pit lights, AIW work etc.)
– Com8 for his V8 addition
– BlackHawk and FrankBB for the GTR2 LODS
Track Infos from Wikipedia :
The Bahrain International Circuit is a motorsport venue opened in 2004 and used for drag racing, GP2 Series and the annual Bahrain Grand Prix. The 2004 Grand Prix was the first held in the Middle East. Beginning in 2006, Australian V8 Supercars raced at the BIC, with the event known as the Desert 400. However, the V8 Supercars did not return for the 2011 V8 Supercar season. 24 Hour endurance races are also hosted at BIC. The circuit has a FIA Grade 1 license.
The construction of the Bahrain circuit was a national objective for Bahrain, initiated by the Crown Prince, Shaikh Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa. The Crown Prince is the Honorary President of the Bahrain Motor Federation. TRL was asked to build the circuit, headed by Patrick Brogan.
Race organizers were worried that the circuit would not be complete in time for the 2004 Bahrain Grand Prix and attempted to cancel the event; however, Formula One supremo Bernie Ecclestone refused this request. In the end, the circuit was not quite fully complete, but was good enough for the grand prix to go ahead.
After the 2004 race and ahead of the 2005 race the track was realigned at turn four, decreasing the circuit’s overall length by 5 metres.
In 2007 the circuit became the first Grand Prix circuit to be awarded the distinguished FIA Institute Centre of Excellence award, given for excellent safety, race marshal, and medical facilities, and for the high standards of technology required to maintain these.
At the 2009 Grand Prix, BIC announced a collaboration with @bahrain to develop land next to the circuit. @bahrain is part of the Mumtalakat group of companies. @bahrain will dedicate more than 1 million square meters of business, entertainment and educational space with a value in excess of US$2bn (BHD 850million), making it one of the largest investment projects to take place in Bahrain in the past five years.
The virtual track :
This track was build for rFactor from scratch by ‘Cars & Tracks Development Project’ (CTDP). You can find more info on their website: http://www.ctdp.net – Their version has been available in GTL for some time, and recently permission was granted to bring it to GTR2. CTDP are working on a new version of this track for rFactor, but since the Bahrain GP is due next weekend, I thought it would be nice to release a good version of the track right now. I called it 2005, so it won’t conflict with version v2 when it finally comes to GTR2.
change-log – updates by ZWISS :
– corrected position, Northdirection and racelaps in gdb
– Added short layout (used for Australian V8)
– AIW: fixed pacecar, racing groove and wet paths
– added some spec maps
– cut up some objects for better FPS
– added rain reflection
Update v1.2 :
– fixed quicksand at turn 10
– object editing for better FPS
– TRK file editing for better FPS
– new cams by Luigi
– some new textures
– reduced the bumps before last corner
– deleted double polygons (the whole road was double)
– redone rain reflection (was also double because of double road)