Circuit de la Sarthe, Le Mans 70s
converted and enhanced by philrob
last update / release : 28.05.2010
Track Infos from Wiki :
The Circuit des 24 Heures du Mans, also known as Circuit de la Sarthe (after the 1906 French Grand Prix triangle circuit) located in Le Mans, Sarthe, France, is a semi-permanent motorsport race course chiefly known as the venue for the 24 Hours of Le Mans auto race. Comprising private, race-specific sections of track in addition to public roads which remain accessible most of the year, its present configuration is 13.626 kilometres (8.467 mi) long, making it one of the longest circuits in the world. Capacity of the race stadium, where the short Bugatti Circuit is situated, is 100,000. The Musée des 24 Heures du Mans is a motorsport museum located at the main entrance of the venue.
Up to 85% of the lap time is spent on full throttle, putting immense stress on engine and drivetrain components. However, the times spent reaching maximum speed also mean tremendous wear on the brakes and suspension as cars must slow from over 320 km/h (200 mph) to around 100 km/h (60 mph) for the sharp corner at the village of Mulsanne.
The circuit was modified ten more times – in 1971 (a year where the prototypes were averaging over 240 km/h (150 mph), and was also the last year the classic circuit was used). Armco was added to the pit straight to separate the track from the pits, and in 1972, the last part of the race track was revamped considerably with the addition of the quick Porsche curves bypassing “Maison Blanche” and part of the first straight and all of the second straight between the pits and Maison Blanche.
In 1979, due to the construction of a new public road, the profile of “Tertre Rouge” had to be changed. This redesign led to a faster double-apex corner and saw the removal of the second Dunlop Bridge.
Sim Version :
This is a conversion from my rfactor track, which i did a long time ago, with full permission from the original author Roland Ehnström, for Norm Harts CSGT modding group. Which includes the 70’s Ford chicane a much needed track variant, Armco from Gunnar. And many other updates, trees, textures, lighting, AIW, models etc it seems a pity to leave it sitting on my hard drive so here it is.There are some variations from the GTL/Rfac versions.
The race starts from the normal start/finish straight with a flag drop and not the diagonal, run to the cars type start position, as the aiw could not cope with the latter start. I would like to thank Motorfx for his AIW WORK, help and technical assistance in particular the Mulsanne corner, and Fred_@s for the skybox.
The cam file is linked with the grid walk so to change it will alter the walk.