Mercedes-Benz Truck Racing v1.02

Mercedes-Benz Truck Racing for GTR2

Mercedes-Benz Truck Racing (MBTR)

GTR2 Conversion and revised by BenMK1

this is a completely reworked version from the version by LkwFan, based on Frank#55’s rFactor Truck-Series V2.0 (1024 Version).

In this version all 36 trucks and driver skins are working !

Truck Racing Infos from Wikipedia :

Truck racing is a form of motorsport road racing which involves modified versions of heavy tractor units on road racing or oval track circuits.

The sport started in the United States at the Atlanta Motor Speedway on June 17, 1979 and was the opening scene in the movie Smokey and the Bandit II. As a sanctioned sport it began as ATRA (American Truck Racing Association) in 1979 then was sold to N. Linn Henndershott in 1982 and it became the Great American Truck Racing circuit. The races were run on dirt and paved ovals mostly in the Eastern United States. The trucks used in the beginning were actually working trucks with tandem rear axles and used street tires yet still attained speeds of 150 mph (241 km/h) on the front straight at Pocono Raceway and set the closed course record of 132 mph (212 km/h) in qualifying at Texas World Speedway by Charlie Baker on March 21, 1982.

After 1986 when the series was bought by Glenn Donnelly of DIRT (Drivers Independent Race Tracks) the GATR trucks became highly modified with the bodies being cut and lowered, losing the tag axle and shedding more than 2,000 pounds in weight. The last sanctioned GATR race in the US was in July 1993 at Rolling Wheels NY.

The FIA European Truck Racing Championship was created in 1985.

In Brazil, the Fórmula Truck has been held since 1996, featuring several factory teams.

The Minimizer Bandit Big Rig Series debuted in the United States in 2017, giving America its first truck race series since GATR in 1993.

Maximum race speed is restricted to 160 km/h (100 mph) for safety reasons, and a minimum weight limit is 5500 kg. Races start from a rolling start, and commonly races last from 8 to 12 laps. Although a non contact sport, due to the physical size, and closeness of trucks to one another during races, minor collisions can often occur. However, injuries to drivers are very rare.

Unlike other forms of motor sport aside from touring car racing, race trucks look like their road-going counterparts and conform to regulations to ensure that major components used are the same.

Mexico also started its own truck racing version called Tractocamiones, which ran from 1992 to 2000 and was revived in 2015. Notable international drivers that have raced in the series include former Champ Car race winner Michel Jourdain Jr., former F1 driver Allen Berg, Indy 500 Rookie of the year Bernard Jourdain, the late Carlos Pardo, Rubén Pardo, Jorge Goeters, Carlos Contreras and Jimmy Morales among others.

T1 Prima Truck Racing Championship is a truck racing championship in India by Tata Motors. This was also on the calendar of Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA) and Federation of Motor Sports Clubs of India (FMSCI). This event was held 23 March 2014 at Buddh International Circuit, Greater Noida.

Mod Infos :

Technical Datas :

MBTR Truck 160 km/h: 476PS @2625, 1468 Nm @1625, 5000Kg, 160kph
MBTR Truck Unlimited: 1057PS @2625, 4193 Nm @1625, 5000Kg, 315kph
All 160kph Trucks has identic setups, and all unlimited too (Unlimited has 2 final gears).

AI Speed:

The AI was in Qualy extremly fast. I have made the AI slower over the Talent files.
If you want faster/slower AI open the talent files and correct the AI ColdBrain variables :

QualColdBrainMin=0.85 // percentage of racing ability (with this % speed the AI beginn the Qual)
QualColdBrainTime=1100 // this is the time in second, that the AI need from QualColdBrainMin to 100% speed. The most Talent files has default values. The values in the Talent files not realistic!

Tires :

Standard is the Hard tire. The AI use only this tire in dry.
Only when the AI is very fast in qualy, use the medium or soft tires.
The most races in the Championship can be won if you start from position 6-15.


The animated Wiper is set with GenString in Car Nr.: MAN 02062, MACK 02076, FREIGHTLINER 02051


Mod History – change-log :

Version 1.02 :

– AI speed now a little bit better
– Damage values now higher
– Optional: Smaller wheelspin (only Unlimited Version)

Version 1.01 :

– fixed the incorrect aud file name in “” file

Reworked :

– z-axis corrected
– all cockpits were resized and corrected position for the truck model
– reworked eng, hdc, tyr files
– hood view / lights / damage now working
– new analog instruments and different colors (Limit/Unlimit Version)
– no collision in pits with low high (Nogaro, Jarama ect.). Trucks drivable Qual/Race on all tracks.
– animated wipers (selectable with GenString)
– new driver names and talent files
– Championship for 2002 and 2003

Championship Files :

Important !

If you want to race the offline championship, make FIRST sure that you have installed the below listed tracks,
otherwhise your Game will crash !

2002 Tracks :

Nürburgring GP 2007
Donington (default GTR2)
Barcelona GP (default GTR2)
Nogaro 2004
Eurospeedway GP

2003 Tracks (only the different tracks to 2002) :

Estoril (default GTR2)
Le Mans Bugatti

The most tracks can be found @, f1classic and

For the following Tracks i have created AIW/GDB fixes (see included “Extras” folder). :
note that this changes will cause online missmatch ! (make first a backup of the original files)

Le Mans Bugatti (groove fix, AI Speed fix, and fix skip formationslap. The first 20 cars now at the first lap no longer on the last postion)

QualRatio=(1.0400) // ORI: 1.0200
RaceRatio=(1.0700) // ORI: 1.0500
AI 1 sec. faster

Most Autodrom (groove fix, AI Speed fix)

AIDryGrip = 1.01 // ORI: 1.00
AIWetGrip = 0.76 // ORI: 0.75
Max Vehicles = 36 // ORI: 30 (36 cars is only working with the new AIW file)

Nogaro 2004 (groove fix)

gdb file: When you have problems with fronttire heating, you can set: FrontTireHeatMult = 0.95 // ORI: 1.00

Misano (AI Speed fix)

QualRatio=(0.9800) // ORI: 0.9470
RaceRatio=(1.0300) // ORI: 1.2000
New AI times: Qual 1:27.2 / Race 1:27.5 (ORI: Qual 1:28.3 / Race 1:23.5)
The original values good, when you drive very long races. For small races over 20 Laps the new values better.

Zolder (groove and AI Speed fix)

QualRatio=(1.0400) // ORI: 1.0200
RaceRatio=(1.0700) // ORI: 1.0500
AIDryGrip = 1.02 // ORI: 1.00
AIWetGrip = 0.77 // ORI: 0.75

I have not found a link for this older version, with ZolderP1.gtr! I think it is a GTL conversion.

I have test the AI Speed with the ORI GTR2 F550 Maranello and only the 2003/2004 GT class cars.
ORI files including, not for Zolder.

When in the championship gdb file is Weather=0, on any tracks the temp of the hard tire is very hot.
So i have set it to Weather=1.

Installation Instructions :

delete first any previous versions from your GTR2.

extract the .rar file with WinRAR or similar unpacker and copy-paste the GameData folder to
your GTR2 main directory – allow to overwrite all existing folders / files with “YES ALL” – done.

No original GTR2 files will be overwritten.


Look in the Genstring.txt


SimBin for GTR2
Thanks to LkwFan for permission
AHTOAH remapped the MAN Chasis and Expo Model
Frank, P.Wardog, M.Saxinger, Speed12, AngeEve, Dr.Groove
read the Truck_seriesV2_readme.txt

Have fun,


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Version: 1.02
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