GTR2 Conversion and revised by RacerM
Original rFactor Track plus improved additional layouts (see included rFactor ReadMe.txt file)
ALEX SCHELY :
The massive texture update to the track; BTW, I attempted to contact him several times including on his facebook page with no luck so I hope this credit suffices, because I could not get his permission for including it in the track, but the update was so substancial and brought the track to the present appearence that I felt it was vital to include it, thanks you Mr. Schely for your work.
Micheal (Die Locke) and Frank BB :
Loading OEM LODS and trackmaps, thanks to them for that extra touch
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 GTR2 Version :
First of all I want to thank CTDP modeling for giving me the permission to convert this track to GTR2. CTDP created a masterpiece when they did this track, the update truely makes their work even more astounding. Please thank them when you can for the outstanding job they did increating this track, it is truely addictive. And the texture update by Alex Schely makes the track come alive with color and life, truely artistic!
This track includes all five layout of the Bahrain International Circuit :
Bahrain Sakhir F1 Grand Prix
Bahrain Sakhir 24 Hours – Endurance Racing
Bahrain Sakhir V8 – V8 Super Cars
Bahrain Sakhir Outer Circuit
Bahrain Sakhir Short Circuit
done by RacerM :
– I converted the track from Rfactor to GTR2
– I included the texture update by Alex and applied it to all layout.
– I added addtional adverted to the V8 Supercars layout to more accurately reflect that year of the series
– I created the alternate RIP LODS
– I changed some of the dynamic lighting effects to make the track more fps friendly and more realistic
– I added palm trees, helicopters and some other tsos that were missing
Track Features :
– Crowd and announcer sounds
– No Rain Reflections (its the desert for goodness sakes)
– Animated marshals (upcoming patch)
Known Bugs :
– Slow fps for a moment in the front straight on race day
– minor texture flickering
– bad cams on endurance circuit (would appreciate some help on that)
If you have any prior versions of CTDP BAHRAIN please remove them to prevent conflicts plus you won’t want them any more. just drop this file in your locations folder. If you wish, each track comes with Original style OEM LODS made by Die Locke and Frank bb to match the default tracks.
DO NOT post this track on any other forums without my expressed permission, please all you have to do is just contact me. Do not alter the contents of the file or remove the readme if you get the permission from me to post this file, post as is.
IF you really want driving pleasure :
Sakir Outer Circuit – Truck Mod, it was made for this circuit.
Sakir Inner Circuit – Any Porsche or Porsche Series Cup Mod
Sakir V8 Circuit – V8 Supercars Mod, I Could not stop driving this with those cars, I thought I was on crack!
Thank you for downloading this track and please enjoy yourselves, it was a pleasure to bring this to you.
update by SiGi for eSport-Racing.de (May 2019) :
– renamed main folder from “Bahrain” to “Bahrain_2006” to prevent conflicts with older existing versions
– renamed VenueName entries in .gdb files to prevent conflicts and for better overview in game menu