Original Track created by Martijn and GPLEA for GPL
GTR2 Conversion, modifications and improvements by Neel Jani
Solitude Circuit History :
The Solituderennen Solitudering or (in french circuit of Solitude) is a 11.4 km road circuit near Stuttgart (Germany), and named after the nearby Castle Solitude. Motor sports events were held from 1903 to 1965. Because of the narrow pathways, only motorcycle events were held until 1956. The track and stands were expanded in early 1957 and racing sports cars and racing have been organized by the Automobile Club ADAC.
Motorcycle Grand Prix took place on this circuit from 1952 to 1964, with the German motorcycle Grand Prix which takes place here in even years: 1952, 1954, 1956, 1958, 1960, 1962 and 1964. From 1961 to 1964, Grand Prix Formula 1 non-championship were held, in addition to tests of Formula 2 and Formula Junior. In 2003, a memorial was held, with many former members and vehicles.
The traditional, used for motorcycle racing track located above the Stuttgart district of Bergheim, but not in the center of the main 11.3 km long variant of the former racetrack. This results from the start-finish-house at today’s ADAC training area, on Seehaus over and then on Glemseck at Leonberg and the Steinbachsee on Katzenbacher yard, past the Stuttgart district of Büsnau to the ground and through the shadows Mahdental back to the start and finish before Glemseck. The section of the shadow base to Glemseck runs in the valley of Glemsford.
- From 1903: First hillclimb track from Stuttgart Westbahnhof up to the Schloss Solitude.
- From 1906: laid off from Westbahnhof to Heslach.
- From 1925: circuit with a length of 22.3 km, starting and finishing at the castle. Direction: counterclockwise.
- From 1931: round course was shortened with the road through the Mahdental. Start and finish was moved to the west. Direction: clockwise.
- From 1935: Final round course: The 1931 line introduced by the 1931 Mahdental and exuberant form part of the route used by 1965 11.4-km course. Direction: counterclockwise.
- Around 100-year celebration at 4 km short route around the castle, but still at historic track parts
- 2003: Start and finish back at the castle. Drive direction. Only the shortcut through the wildlife park, highway and its access ramp is new.
- 2011: On the work of the initiatives Solitude-Revival and Retro Revival Classic Culture were out in the Automobile Summer 2011 in Baden-Württemberg for the 125th “Birthday” of the Benz Patent Motor Car the streets that belong to the last variant traffic, closed for the weekend. Many visitors could watch historic racing and sports cars from different eras when biking the route.
The SIM Version :
I began to work on this track since more than two years and I tried to contact several times and since the beginning the original author Martijn on the old Race Sim Central (RSC) forum but I have not received any feedback – I also use their private e-mail address found in the original credits, but the address does not work anymore, so I haven’t been able to obtain permits.
I thank Martijn for this track and his great work to achieve great track and I hope that, if someday he discover this conversion, he will not disagree, and he therefore enjoy seeing his work on other platforms. If the NoGrip administrators or moderator don’t agree with the sharing of this track, they can remove without any problem. You can find more details and the original credit file in the root directory of the circuit.
For the update of the circuit and part of the new 3D objects, one or more textures were created with images of CGTEXTURES.COM. These images can not be redistributed by default, please visit www.cgtextures.com for more informations.
Testings was done on current PC configurations, with Window7 x64, no problems with the maximum number of cars.
I thank :
– Philcout for grass and track connections using 3DSMAX
– TheSky for his support and advice
– Luigi for his super cameras
And testers : Boblebric, Thierry81, TheSky & Whoops and sorry for those I forgot.
also thanks to :
SimBin for GTR2
Autodesk for 3DSMAX
Dave Noonan for SimGarage and 3DSimED
Adobe for Photoshop