GTR2 Conversion and revised by motorFX
released : 2012/09/12
Track Infos from Wikipedia :
Silverstone Circuit is a motor racing circuit in England located next to the Northamptonshire villages of Silverstone and Whittlebury. The circuit straddles the Northamptonshire and Buckinghamshire border, with the current main circuit entry on the Buckinghamshire side. The Northamptonshire towns of Towcester (5 miles) and Brackley (7 miles) and Buckinghamshire town of Buckingham (6 miles) are close by, and the nearest large towns are Northampton and Milton Keynes.
By 1971, the 3-litre era was now into its fifth season; it was also the year when sponsorship came to the fore. Ken Tyrrell became a constructor and Jackie Stewart won at Silverstone driving the Tyrrell 003 on his way to a second World Championship. Ronnie Peterson was second in March 711 from Emerson Fittipaldi in Lotus 72D; all were Cosworth-powered in what fast becoming Formula Super Ford; the race average was 130.5 mph.
1973 was the year that Jody Scheckter lost control of his McLaren at the completion of the first lap, spinning into the pit wall and setting in motion the biggest accident ever seen on a British motor racing circuit. The race was stopped on lap two and the carnage cleared away; it speaks highly for the construction of the cars that only one driver was injured. The race was won Scheckter’s teammate, Peter Revson (McLaren M23-Cosworth) from Peterson (Lotus 72E) and Denny Hulme (McLaren M23). The race average speed had risen again to 131.75 mph.
The 1973 débâcle wrought changes upon Silverstone as it was deemed necessary to slow these cars through Woodcote, therefore a chicane was inserted. “Formula Super Ford” reached its peak in 1975, when 26 of the 28 entries were Cosworth-powered, there being just two Ferraris to challenge them. Tom Pryce placed his Shadow DN5 on pole for the 1975 Grand Prix, but an accident destroyed his chances as the race was run in appalling weather and it stopped at two-thirds distance. Victory went to Fittipaldi (McLaren M23) from Carlos Pace (Brabham BT44B) and Scheckter (Tyrrell 007).
The SIM Version :
This is another of the old tracks converted from GPL, the credits and thanks for this track go to the papyrus team. A long time ago it was going to be used in 79 mod, then possibly for crews 71, now this version will be used with the 1966 mod in F1 Challenge that Samalex is working on.
Some may know I have been working on several old tracks and reworking them ready for Crew 71/75 mod and also for SamAlex to use in F1Challenge, I put them into rfactor. Mainly I find it easier to export any additional modelling straight into rFactor GMTs to help sort out all the details and AIW, they are easily converted to GTL and GTR2, athough they are all really still WIP stage and they are not all fully enhanced for rFactor, GTL etc. you may notice their roots.
Seeing how some liked Oesterreich70 and there are few fans of these old tracks, I thought you might like to try out my rendition of Silverstone70. I know it wont appeal to everone, until the mods are out it can be used with, but its drivable and you can run races on it, the grids are done to represent how they used to line up. so its a mad dash to first turn 🙂
Some tracks are built with changing flags to represent pit lights and start lights and Silverstone70 is one of them. Someone asked in the thread what other tracks are in my 70s tracks folder ? rather than list them, I can say some have been released by other modders or will be, some may see them finished ready for release with different mods..?
Just to add the grass on this is based on the look of a later Silverstone and is a reworked larger texture, which made it easier for me to map, as some may notice nearly all GPL tracks when converted have very small repetative patterns on the texture mapping…
Version 1.0 :
– rebuilt the whole 70 silverstone track
– added paddock area, infields and outfields
– altered some buildings and added lots of extras
– new aiw so leagues can use with 33 cars
Installation Instructions :
extract the .rar file with WinRAR or similar unpacker and drop the
track-folder into your GTR2\GameData\Locations\…directory – done.