Targa Florio v1.0

Targa Florio for GTR2

GTR2 Conversion by TheSky and NeelJ – 11/2012

Credits :

Already a big thank you “Targa TEAM” of GPL, without whom this would have been possible.

thank to Kuato and to the team that converted the GPL version for rFactor, and are giving permission for conversion to GTL and GTR2.

Track Infos from Wikipedia :

The Targa Florio (“Florio Plate”) was an open road endurance automobile race held in the mountains of Sicily near the island’s capital of Palermo. Founded in 1906, it was the oldest sports car racing event, part of the World Sportscar Championship between 1955 and 1973. While the first races consisted of a whole tour of the island, the track length in the race’s last decades was limited to the 72 kilometres (45 mi) of the Circuito Piccolo delle Madonie, which was lapped 11 times.

Targa Florio Map

After 1973, it was a national sports car event until it was discontinued in 1977 due to safety concerns. It has since been run as a rallying event, and is part of the Italian Rally Championship.

The race was created in 1906 by the wealthy pioneer race driver and automobile enthusiast, Vincenzo Florio, who had started the Coppa Florio race in Brescia, Lombardy in 1900. The Targa also claimed to be a worldly event not to be missed. Renowned artists, such as Alexandre Charpentier and Leonardo Bistolfi, were commissioned to design medals. A magazine was initiated, Rapiditas, which aimed to enhance, with graphic and photographic reproductions of the race, the myth of the car and the typical character of modern life, speed.

One of the toughest competitions in Europe, the first Targa Florio covered 3 laps equalling 277 miles (446 km) through multiple hairpin curves on treacherous mountain roads, at heights where severe changes in climate frequently occurred. Alessandro Cagno won the inaugural 1906 race in nine hours, averaging 30 miles per hour (50 km/h).

By the mid-1920s, the Targa Florio had become one of Europe’s most important races, as neither the 24 Hours of Le Mans nor the Mille Miglia had been established yet. Grand Prix races were still isolated events, not a series like today’s F1.

The wins of Mercedes (not yet merged with Benz) in the 1920s made a big impression in Germany, especially that of German Christian Werner in 1924, as he was the first non-Italian winner since 1920. Rudolf Caracciola repeated a similar upset win at the Mille Miglia a couple of years later. In 1926, Eliska Junkova, one of the great female drivers in Grand Prix motor racing history, became the first woman to ever compete in the race.

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The GTR2 Version :

Neel Jani and myself have used the version of rFactor to give you the pleasure of riding with the GTR2 cars on this great track. For this conversion to GTR2, version departure and that we made for GTL, with the addition of rain. Two version AIW rFactor (Regular and Historical with some modifications), the AIW 3em the original GPL, at different pit stop and garages.

Use the executable “2 GB RAM NO-CD” in the “NO-GTR2 CDs.zip” version of Power & Glory 3 or patch “4gb_patch.exe” you find here

Test under Windows 7 and 64bit version of Windows 8.

the configuration of your computer or your video card can also produce strange effects as this was the size of the track.

Hoping that all is working properly…

Good road.

TheSky and NeelJ.

 

 

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