Dijon-Prenois GPC 1979 v1.0

Dijon-Prenois GPC 1979 for GTR2

GTR2 Version by motorfx

Track Infos from Wikipedia :

Dijon-Prenois is a 3.801 km (2.362 mi) motor racing circuit located in Prenois, near Dijon, France. The undulating track is noted for its fast, sweeping bends.

Opened in 1972, Dijon-Prenois hosted the Formula One French Grand Prix five times, and the Swiss Grand Prix in 1982. The non-championship 1975 Swiss Grand Prix was also held at Dijon. The circuit currently hosts the Grand Prix de l’Age d’Or, and last hosted the FFSA GT Championship in 2012.

Dijon-Prenois Circuit.svg

Planned in 1967, work commenced in December 1969. The track was part of a plan to make Dijon an automotive centre. It was the brainchild of rugby-player and wrestler François Chambelland (sometimes assumed to be the masked wrestler l’Ange Blanc), and was developed with the aid of racers Jean-Pierre Beltoise and François Cevert, as well as motoring journalist José Rosinski. In spite of lack of support from the city government and a chronic lack of funds, the track was declared open on 26 May 1972, with Guy Ligier making the first timed lap around the circuit. The first race, for 2-litre prototypes, was held ten days later. Arturo Merzario was the inaugural winner.

The first F1 race was run in 1974 on the circuit’s original 3.289 km (2.044 mi) layout; with the fastest lap times under the one-minute mark, there was a major problem with congested traffic between the race leaders and the back-markers. Therefore, in 1976 an extension was added to lengthen the circuit as well as to reprofile many of its corners before the time F1 could return to Dijon in 1977. The 1979 French Grand Prix featured a memorable battle for second place in the final laps between Gilles Villeneuve’s Ferrari and René Arnoux’s Renault, which was finally won by Villeneuve. The race itself was won by Jean-Pierre Jabouille in the other Renault – Renault’s first, and the first F1 victory for a turbocharged car.

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Virtual Track Infos :

GPCDijon79, based on the old GTR version, some sections are scratch made or remoddeled to produce the earlier 79 layout. These GPC tracks for GTR2 were originally made for the GPC 79 Mod by the team and myself, now updated and enhanced them for GTR2.

some of the updates are :

– added all rain reflections
– added animated marshalls
– adapted track fences to accomodate
– using the latest GTR2 type of startlight and pitlights
– AIW files are adapted for GTR2 and all have wetpaths added
– all banners were made to represent the tracks of 1979

Installation Instructions :

extract the .rar file with WinRAR or similar unpacker and drop the
track-folder into your GTR2\GameData\Locations\…directory – done.

have fun

Cheers,
Ken H

31/05/08

 

Size: 25 MB
Version: 1.0
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