Rouen-les-Essarts Virtua_LM v1.02

Rouen-les-Essarts Virtua_LM for GTR2

Track created by VIRTUA_LM

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This track is respecfully dedicaced to Efisio Manunza

Track Infos from Wikipedia :

Rouen-Les-Essarts was a 6.542 km (4.065 mi) motor racing circuit in Orival, near Rouen, France.

From its opening in 1950, Rouen-Les-Essarts was recognized as one of Europe‘s finest circuits, with modern pits, a wide track, and spectator grandstands. The street circuit (which ran on public roads) had a few medium straights, a cobbled hairpin turn (Nouveau Monde) at the southernmost tip, and a few blind corners through a wooded hillside The appeal was greatly enhanced by the climb from Nouveau Monde at 56 metres to Gresil at 149 metres, with gradients over 9%.


Rouen hosted five Formula One French Grand Prix races, the last one in 1968 resulting in the tragic burning death of Jo Schlesser, at the fast downhill Six Frères curve. The circuit continued to host major Formula 2 events until 1978, after which it was used for various French Championships.

The circuit had a number of different configurations. From its construction in 1950 until 1954 it was 5.1 km (3.2 mi) in length. In 1955 major works increased the circuit’s length to 6.542 km (4.065 mi), its most famous configuration. Construction of a new Autoroute across the circuit saw a new section of track built and the length of the circuit reduced to 5.543 km (3.444 mi). Finally, in 1974 a permanent chicane was built at Six Frères and this part of the circuit was renamed Des Roches.

The circuit was closed down in 1994 due to economic and safety reasons, since it is very hard to organise a race on public roads if modern safety standards are to be met. In 1999, following the circuit’s closure all evidence of area’s racing past was demolished, including grandstands, pits, Armco and track signs. The cobbled Nouveau Monde hairpin was also asphalted but it is still possible to drive around on the original circuit configuration.

The name “Les Essarts” comes from a village, which was included into the commune of Grand-Couronne in 1874.

Introduction :

Elwood, Madhorse and Virtua_LM are proud to present you with an enhanced version of Rouen-Les-Essarts, France. This track, previously created from scratch for the Prototype-C Mod (F1 Challenge 99-02) has been deeply modified for rFactor. Among the most significant modifications, the 1974-1994 layout has been created and several parts have been smoothed also. Most textures are also new, as well as several trackside objects.

Content :

1955-1970 layout
1974-1994 layout

History :

– 26th January 2008 – v1.01 for rFactor
– 31rd Decembe 2009 – v1.02 for GT-Legends / GTR2 / Race / GTR Evolution

Credits :

Conversion and enhancement :

Elwood, Madhorse

Virtua_LM members :

Amax (archive), Aprimatic (painting), Burger4man (car modelling), Chris (car modelling), Danilo (AIW), Dave_3D (car modelling), DerDumeKlemmer (conversion), Discocandy (painting), Eden7c (R&D), Etone (archive), Eclipsee (car modelling), emac (forums), F1Driver (painting), Gmilno (AIW), JazzDevil (car modelling), Joe Bar Team (R&D), Jorge97 (car modelling), King Of The Ring (car modelling), Markus Nissa (car modelling & painting), Monsum (track modelling), Nugit (car modelling), Padajacaba (R&D), Racer-BR (painting), Revsect (R&D), Swiss Hutless (car modelling), Sylvain (track modelling), T-Spark (painting), Tato (painting), Trumpf (R&D), Vassalfada (sounds), Vince Klortho (R&D), Zulu (painting).

External help and beta testing :

Batman, Bullitt, Christ, Desmo, Digitt, DrGroove, Elio75, emac, Eric.Bugs, Greybrad, Grietick, Gundam, Hunaudieres, JBMASS, Khyn, MotorFX, Moucham, Mullog, Niko, Nikolovic, Otaugames, Pontiac, Raegon, Roswell, SpeedFr, Sticky-Fingers, Sulky, Tmsi68, Valgone, Vevex, Yoss.

Special thanks go to …

– Image Space Incorporated (ISI), for developing rFactor and for their technical support.
– Pete Walsh, for his great support and originally creating rFactorCentral.
– emac, for hosting our forums and for his kindness and honesty in our everyday virtual life.
– RacingFR testers, for their enthusiasm and particularly Desmo and Sticky-Fingers for the great organization.
– Our families who shared and endured this strange passion during those last years.
– Our loyal fans

Terms and conditions :

Conversion or modification of any of this package’s contents is strictly prohibited, whatever the destination platform. Usage of textures can be granted according to the conditions described on the Virtua_LM website (disclaimer section). The F1-Challenge 99-02 version of Rouen-Les-Essarts is now part of public domain. In a more general way, the restrictions of use applied to this package are described inside the disclaimer section of the Virtua_LM website ( Any additional question can be asked (in a polite way) on our forums.

License :

Conversion or modification of Rouen-Les-Essarts for isn’t allowed, whatever the destination platform.

Usage of textures can be granted for serious projects and according to the conditions described on the Virtua_LM website (disclaimer section).

All files contained in this package are copyright protected by the Virtua_LM team.

Virtua_LM has no relationship with the Automobile Club de l’Ouest (ACO) or any of the teams or sponsors, and copyrights of those products reside with the individual copyright holders.

The material provided in our mods/patches is not connected to Image Space Incorporated.
No support can be obtained from ISI if you have applied our mods/patches.

Our mods/patches may not be profited commercially by a third party unless permission is granted by the Virtua_LM team.

We accept no responsibilities for losses or damage resulting from the use of our mods/patches.

In a more general way, the restrictions of use applied to this package are described on the Virtua_LM website.
Any additional question can be asked on our forum or per mail.



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