GTR2 Conversion by ZWISS
– Original track for GP Legends by Papyrus
– Original rFactor conversion by frank.f55
– Updated rFactor version by Bud Lucas and Cammel
– Cam file by Luigi, texture tuning by Painless
– GTR2 LODS by Taku
Track Infos from Wikipedia :
The Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps is a motor-racing circuit located in Stavelot, Belgium. It is also referred to as Spa and is the venue of the Formula One Belgian Grand Prix, and the Spa 24 Hours and 1000 km Spa endurance races.
It is also home to the all-Volkswagen club event, 25 Hours of Spa, run by the Uniroyal Fun Cup. It is one of the most challenging race tracks in the world, mainly due to its fast, hilly and twisty nature. Spa is a favourite circuit of many racing drivers and fans.
Designed in 1920 by Jules de Thier and Henri Langlois Van Ophem, the original course used public roads between the Belgian towns of Francorchamps, Malmedy, and Stavelot. The track was intended to have hosted its inaugural race in August 1921, but this event had to be cancelled as there was only one entrant. The first car race was held at the circuit in 1922, and 1924 saw the first running of the now famous 24 Hours of Francorchamps race. The circuit was first used for Grand Prix racing in 1925.
The original Spa-Francorchamps circuit was essentially a speed course, with drivers managing higher average speeds than on other race tracks. At the time, the Belgians took pride in having a very fast circuit, and to improve average speeds, in 1939 the former slow uphill U-turn at the bottom of the Eau Rouge creek valley, called the Ancienne Douane (until 1920, there was a German Empire customs office here), was cut short with a faster sweep straight up the hill, called the Raidillon. At Eau Rouge, southbound traffic was allowed to use the famous uphill corner, while the opposite downhill traffic had to use the old road and U-turn behind the grandstands, rejoining the race track at the bottom of Eau Rouge.
The old race track continued through the now-straightened Kemmel curves to the highest part of the track (104 metres above the lowest part), then went downhill into Les Combes, a fast, slightly banked downhill left-hand corner towards Burnenville, passing this village in a fast right hand sweep. Near Malmedy, the Masta straight began, which was only interrupted by the Masta Kink between farm houses before arriving at the town of Stavelot. Then, the track progressed through an uphill straight section with a few bends called La Carriere, going through two high-speed turns (the former being an unnamed right-hand turn, and the latter named Blanchimont) before braking very hard for the La Source hairpin, and that rejoined the downhill start finish section (as opposed to today where the start–finish section is before La Source).
Spa is located in the Belgian Ardennes countryside, and the old circuit was, and still is, used as everyday public road, and there were houses, trees, electric poles, fields and other obstacles located right next to the track. Before 1970, there were no safety modifications of any kind done to the circuit and the conditions of the circuit were, aside from a few straw bales, virtually identical to everyday civilian use. Former Formula One racing driver and team owner Jackie Oliver was quoted as saying “if you went off the road, you didn’t know what you were going to hit”.
The SIM Version :
This track was part of Grand Prix Legends by Papyrus. It’s the game that got many of us into simracing. Although it is not very accurate, it is so far the only version of the old Spa available. It was brought to the ISI format a long time ago, but recently Bud Lucas and Cammel revamped the track for rFactor. I was asked to bring this newer version to GTR2.
What I did :
– basic conversion from rFactor to GTR2.
– AIW fixes (pacecar, galpha, fueluse, wet path, garagedepth, pitlane corridor …)
– fixed stretched out textures
– fixed tribune object
– reduced skybox textures (they were 2.7 MB, bad for FPS)
– fixed startligths and pitlights
– added animated marchalls
– added rain reflection
Known Issues :
– no time trial position
– FPS hungry
– no shadows yet
– some popping up of objects
Note by SiGi, May 2019 :
i have added the alternative textures by 4ph3x from the other Spa 1967 Version by Dr. Bleifuss.
if you want to try them, just take a look into the “Spa 1967 texture update.rar” file.
In addition, both Spa 1967 versions can be installed simultaneously without conflict.