released : 11/2007
GTR2 Conversion by LeeJr
– Doug Lynch of the IDT Racing Simulations and to all integrant members (http://www.idtsimulations.com).
Thank you for the authorization to convert this nice track from rFactor to GTR2 !
– S.Charlie Gog (HRM Porsche Club) – Test Driver
Track Infos from Wikipedia :
The Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg is an IndyCar Series race held in St. Petersburg, Florida. Since 2009, the race has served as the season opener, with the exception of 2010, when it was the second race of the season (but the first on U.S. soil). The race is held annually in the spring, currently in March.
The SCCA Trans-Am Series held a race on a St. Petersburg downtown waterfront circuit from 1985 to 1990. Can-Am also competed in 1985. Local residents and businesses complained about noise, and the event was eventually put on hiatus. Driver Jim Fitzgerald was killed in a crash during the 1987 race. Racing in the Tampa Bay Area was then moved across town for a couple years. An IMSA race at the Florida State Fairgrounds was held in 1989 and 1990.
From 1996 to 1997, the St. Petersburg race was revived on a different course around Tropicana Field (about one mile west of the original waterfront course). Along with the Trans-Am Series, support races included U.S. FF2000, World Challenge, Pro SRF and Barber Dodge. The event subsequently went again on hiatus for several years.
In 2003, the event was revived again for the Champ Car World Series. A new, modified version of the original 1985 waterfront circuit was created.
For 2004, the event was cancelled due to a dispute between the promoters, furthermore, the bankruptcy and liquidation of the CART series into the new Champ Car World Series saw a shakeup of the calendar. When the race returned in 2005, it switched to the IndyCar Series, marking the first non-oval event for the Indy Racing League. In 2007, the race weekend was expanded to include an American Le Mans Series event.
GTR2 Features :
– works 100% for Online Racing
– new asphalt texture
– rain reflections
– night lights
– shadows enabled
– new start and pitlane lights
– flag marshals
– crowd sounds
– corner markes
– view Safety Car in rolling race start
– AIW fully working in GTR2
– correct AI Position in grid and teleport start
– max 30 cars in grid
– optimized FPS
Edited and Converted with :
– TRK Maker v.1.8b by Dave Noonan.
– 3DMax 9 and 3dSimED 1.15e by Dave Noonan.
– Adobe PhotoShop CS.
Installation Instructions :
extract the .rar file with WinRAR or similar unpacker and drop the
track-folder into your GTR2\GameData\Locations\…directory – done.
– only for private, non-commercial use / entertainment
– use at your own risk
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