GTR2 Conversion and updates by ZWISS
At the beginning of the WWII (June 1939) the German soldiers built a transport road for the “Westwall”, the German/Dutch border. The public road from Erkelenz via Beeck, Dorp, Webgerg to Roermond was too small, so it was necessary to built a transport road. The new track was built using concrete due to the heavy trucks and army vehicles it was built for. After the WWII the mayor of Rheydt discovered the transport road as a race track.
While driving the road in his car, he overtook a cyclist twice. At that point he realized that this road was an oval – a large oval with a length of 5.597 miles, capable for motor racing. The great time of the F2-races was between 1949 and 1952. The short history of races at the “Grenzlandring” had an abrupt end on 31/08/1952 with a tragedy. Helmut Niedermayer, a race driver from Berlin, had an accident in the “Roermonder Kurve”. He drove into a crowd of people; 14 people died and over 40 people were injured.
Today the track is in use as local roads surrounding the city of Wegberg as it was originally intended to.
Grenzlandring at Wikipedia:
A video from 1952:
A complete story of this track (in German):
The virtual track :
Andre Streu made this great track for Grand Prix Legends in 2001.
I have a lot of respect for these modding pioneers !
This track was one of my favourites in the old GPL days.
Especially because I was better on straights than in corners 🙂
Recently Andre updated his original work to the standards of GTL.
I reworked the track meshes for his version in 3DSMAX to make the bends more round and I did a basic conversion to GTR2.
Rain reflection is added, safety car and time trial are fixed.
Original track made for GRAND PRIX LEGENDS by Andre Streu
Conversion and update for GT LEGENDS by Andre Streu
Track mesh editing and Conversion to GTR2 by ZWISS
LOD and trackmaps by die_Locke & FrankyBB
Objects and/or textures from Virtua_LM team, CY-33, Thomas Lächele, Tobbi92,
Köngen-Mod Team, Squid, Nikolas, Littleangel/David.