Track build from scratch by taz
Modeling, mapping, textures, AIW, CAM, Images —–> taz
Beta testers Standing —-> Flo255, Gad2jo, Taz(RFR)
Track Infos from Wiki :
The Lago Potrero de los Funes circuit is a race track originally constructed in 1987, and rebuilt in 2008. It is located 14 km (8.7 mi) from San Luis, capital city of the San Luis Province, Argentina. The circuit is semi-permanent, with a length of 6.27 km (3.90 mi). It was created by modifying the ring road that encircles Lake Potrero de los Funes, at the course’s center.
The circuit has received very high praise from the drivers for its substantial undulations and numerous high speed corners and bends, which provide a great driving challenge.
The track’s layout has changed slightly from its original layout. It appears that the curve prior to where the pits are now was tightened to create a more pronounced corner ahead of the pits, and perhaps to reduce speeds on the racing line going past the new pit exit. On the opposite side of the lake, where start/finish used to be located, a chicane has been added at the first high speed bend along that stretch. Also, on the initial descending run along the lake, there has been another chicane added to reduce speeds into the following corner that has limited run-off. Therefore, the original course had slightly shorter length of 6.186 km (3.844 mi).
According to Damian Vega’s account, a meet was held at this circuit on August 15, 1987. The main event was a Turismo Carretera race. During one of the heat races, a crash occurred that resulted in the deaths of two spectators. In the feature race, there was another crash, but the driver survived, though he may have been injured. This was the circuit’s only meeting until the FIA GT weekend was held in November 2008.
On the track’s reopening, two major events were hosted in November 2008. A race weekend was shared by the Argentinian TC 2000 as well as the international FIA GT Championship. José María López won the TC 2000 event, while Bert Longin and Anthony Kumpen won the San Luis 2 Hours in their Saleen S7R.
The SIM Version :
6,250 KMs temporary circuit, the circuit of Potrero de los Funes in Argentina is located in the province of San Luis. The race of Potrero has existed for many years but took place on the main road, just like the rally today taking a route “normal”. Plot completely revised in 2008, the event will then see a track with the standards to receive including cars for the final FIA-GT 2008.
The runway is 14 meters wide and up to 3 meters further along the deck portions. Very fast circuit, its width and its blind corners make it an ideal playground for motor sports competitions of the South American continent. Walking around a lake created in an ancient volcano, the layout is permanently uneven either you go up or go down, almost no portion is flat.
– Color Version 2010 to late 2010 redesign of the track.
– 36 seats grid
2 ½ years of work were required get me (no 7/7 and 24/24 either) 🙂 – and I am now pleased to release to the community.
No modification, recovery or any other manipulations of this files are allowed.
Used Tools :
Credits photos and videos : Internet and Gregorio
Argentina communities Contacts:
Virtual Race Argentina: www.virtualrace.com.ar
updates by SiGi for eSport-Racing.de (March 2019) :
– renamed main files (from Potrero to Potrero_2010) to prevent conflicts with Potrero de los Funes v3.01 by Sissou
2 Thoughts to “Potrero de los Funes 2010 v1.0”
Quite impressive. Bravo!
yes, quite promising from the pictures but it ends there:
– it’s a pita to drive
– you hardly feel the elevations
– the chicanes are too narrow
– even the curbs are too high
– the track is too much “green” with the given values
imho, ways better the version 3.01 posted here