Watkins Glen short v1.1

Watkins Glen short for GTR2

Credits :

Converted by Alex73 (Alex Demko) from the Hungarian GTR Racers.
This track is based on my previous rFactor conversion.

Track Infos from Wikipedia :

Watkins Glen International, nicknamed “The Glen“, is an automobile race track located in Watkins Glen, New York, at the southern tip of Seneca Lake. It was long known around the world as the home of the Formula One United States Grand Prix, which it hosted for twenty consecutive years (1961–1980), but the site has been home to road racing of nearly every class, including the World Sportscar Championship, Trans-Am, Can-Am, Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, the International Motor Sports Association and the IndyCar Series.

Initially, public roads in the village were used for the race course. In 1956 a permanent circuit for the race was built. In 1968 the race was extended to six hours, becoming the 6 Hours of Watkins Glen. The circuit’s current layout has more or less been the same since 1971, with minor modifications after the fatal crashes of François Cevert in 1973 and J.D. McDuffie in 1991. The older of those chicanes, however, has since been removed.

The circuit is known as the Mecca of North American road racing and is a very popular venue among fans and drivers. The facility is currently owned by International Speedway Corporation.

The circuit also has been the site of music concerts: the 1973 Summer Jam, featuring The Allman Brothers Band, the Grateful Dead and The Band and attended by 600,000 fans, and two Phish festivals: Super Ball IX in 2011 and Magnaball in 2015.

The Short Course :

The circuit underwent a major overhaul for the 1971 season. The “Big Bend” and the turns leading up to it were eliminated, and replaced with a new pit straight. The pits and start/finish line were moved to this new straightaway. “The 90” now became Turn 1 instead of Turn 8.

When the 1971 Six Hours of Watkins Glen arrived in July 1971, the overall circuit renovations were still unfinished. The short course had been finished, but the Boot segments were not complete, nor was the new pit area. The 1971 Six Hours race was run on the short course layout, and that layout colloquially became known as the 1971 Six Hours Course. In addition, for 1971 only, the cars used the original start/finish line and the old pits.

When NASCAR returned to the track in 1986, they chose to use the short course layout. IMSA originally used the “Boot”, but eventually, that series also began using the shorter 1971 layout.

The short course was slightly lengthened in 1992 (see “Inner Loop” below).

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What’s new :

– rain/object reflection on the road

Installation Instructions :

extract the .rar file with WinRAR or similar unpacker and drop the
track-folder into your GTR2\GameData\Locations\…directory – done.

Enjoy.

Alex

 

 

Size: 28 MB
Version: 1.1
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