created by GTP_Furinkazen
Track Infos from Wikipedia :
Snetterton Circuit is a motor racing course in Norfolk, England, originally opened in 1953. Owned by Jonathan Palmer‘s MotorSport Vision organisation, it is situated on the A11 road 12 miles (19 km) north-east of the town of Thetford and 19 miles (31 km) south-west of the city of Norwich. The circuit is named after the nearby village of Snetterton to the north-west of the circuit, although much of the circuit lies in the adjoining civil parish of Quidenham.
The circuit hosts races from series including the British Touring Car Championship, British Formula Three Championship and British Superbike Championship. From 1980 to 1994, the track hosted the UK’s first 24-hour race, the Willhire 24 Hour. From 2003 to 2013 the Citroen 2CV 24 Hour Race was held at Snetterton on the 200 Circuit.
Snetterton was originally an RAF airfield, RAF Snetterton Heath, later used by the United States Army Air Force. The airfield opened in May 1943 and closed in November 1948.
After its use as a USAF base, Snetterton was first used for motorcycle racing in 1953, organised by the Snetterton Combine, an association of clubs in Norfolk and Suffolk.
The track was used by both Team Lotus (Formula One) and Norfolk Racing Co (Le Mans) to test their racing cars. In the 1960s and early 1970s the circuit was 2.7 miles in length. Sear corner was 80 m further from Riches corner and led onto the “Norwich Straight” clearly visible in satellite maps and currently used by a Sunday market. The straight ended in a hairpin bend leading to Home Straight which joined the existing track at the Esses but is now a main access road for the circuit. Russell bend was added in the 1960s and named after Jim Russell who ran a racing drivers school at the circuit. Initially added to improve safety by slowing vehicles as they approached the pits, Russell bend was the scene of many accidents and was later altered to its present configuration.
The GTR2 Version :
Edit of the 2005 Snetterton to take it back to the 1990’s feel of the Super Touring era. This has been available as a track pack for the GTR2 Super Touring Mod for some time but now I have decided to start releasing the full pack under “90’s” series name.
Full credit to Lasercutter and Zwiss for the original circuit !
The track is not intended to be authentic to a specific year but rather blend together all years of the decade to form a general 1990s feel. This includes changes to the colouration of the track surfaces and textures as well for a slightly less polished, more gritty feel. In Snettertons case, a look similar to the early to mid 1990s with a lot more yellow-ish burned looking feel to the track. Hopefully you enjoy it!
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– Brand new grass textures, created using a combination of textures from other tracks and my own reference photographs taken at the circuit during the 2016 BTCC Oulton Park meeting. These textures have been mixed with existing gravel textures to try and replicate the slightly dusty feel of the track from the early to mid-1990’s.
– Sear Corner re-done with new gravel areas and tyre barrier closer to the track.
– More crop fields inbetween Riches and Sear Corner.
– New tarmac texture taken from other tracks.
– Pit Building and garages remapped with roof, new walls, and now casts shadows across the ground.
– Re-textured kerbing.
– Pit Building / Garages now cast shadows across the ground.
– Increase in Spectator numbers primarily on the Senna Straight and the Revett Straight.
– New signage / sponsorship by GTPorsche
– GDB with correct race lengths for single race.
– GDB with updated authentic pit lane speed limit of 40mph.
Installation Instructions :
extract the .rar file with WinRAR or similar unpacker and drop the
track-folder into your GTR2\GameData\Locations\…directory – done.