Early Brands Hatch (~1975) created by philrob
Track Infos from Wikipedia :
Brands Hatch is a motor racing circuit in West Kingsdown, Kent, England. First used as a grasstrack motorcycle circuit on farmland, it hosted 12 runnings of the British Grand Prix between 1964 and 1986 and currently hosts many British and International racing events. The venue is owned and operated by Jonathan Palmer‘s MotorSport Vision organisation.
Gerhard Berger once said that Brands Hatch is “the best circuit in the world”. Paddock Hill Bend is a renowned corner.
Brands Hatch offers two layout configurations. The shorter “Indy Circuit” layout (1.198 miles) is located entirely within a natural amphitheatre offering spectators views of almost all of the shorter configuration from wherever they watch. The longer “Grand Prix” layout (2.433 miles) played host to Formula One racing, including events such as Jo Siffert‘s duel with Chris Amon in 1968 and future World Champion Nigel Mansell‘s first win in 1985. Noise restrictions and the proximity of the Grand Prix loop to local residents mean that the number of race meetings held on the extended circuit are limited to just a few per year (usually for higher-profile series such as the BTCC and the BSB).
The full Grand Prix circuit begins on the Brabham Straight, an off-camber, slightly curved stretch, before plunging into the right-hander at Paddock Hill Bend, with gradients of 8%. Despite the difficulty of the curve, due to the straight that precedes it, it is one of the track’s few overtaking spots. The next corner, Druids, is a hairpin bend, negotiated after an uphill braking zone at Hailwood Hill. The track then curves around the south bank spectator area into the downhill, off-camber Graham Hill Bend, and another, slightly bent stretch at the Cooper Straight, which runs parallel to the pit lane.
After the straight, the circuit climbs uphill though the decreasing-radius Surtees turn, before moving onto the back straight where the track’s top speeds can be reached. The most significant elevation changes on the circuit occur here at Pilgrim’s Drop and Hawthorn Hill, which leads into Hawthorn Bend (with some parts approaching 7%). The track then loops around the woodland with a series of mid-speed corners, most notably the dip at Westfield and Dingle Dell and the blind Sheene curve. From there the track then emerges from the left hand and cambered Stirlings Bend onto the short straight to Clearways and rejoins the Indy Circuit for Clark Curve with its uphill off-camber approach to the pit straight and the start/finish line.
The SIM Version :
This is a recreation of Brands in its golden years up to about 1975, no particular year is implied. More of a taste of how it was, no chicanes and no tarmac at Paddock Hill band, just grass, you and the barrier. I have changed most of the textures, repaired many flashing/duplicate faces, created and added period logos, team trucks, buildings, pits, score tower, bridge at Kidney bend etc.
Other versions will follow for GTL etc.
This is another of the tracks that was meant to be released along with the CSGT mod, but never made it.I worked on it for a long time, but it has been sitting around so, i released it for Rfactor and now a further enhanced version for GTR2.
Thanks must go to Motorfx for his critique and help, and the new aiw.
updates 30/06/10 :
– fixed various shadow problems, lightning, non collision tyres, cut corner error and numerous odds and ends that nobody else has noticed.