Circuit Park Zandvoort 2017
GP, Club and National Layouts
Original Track created by SimBin Studios
GTR2 Conversion, modification & improvements by Neel Jani
Track Infos from Wikipedia :
To solve a number of problems that had made it impossible to develop and upgrade the track, the most important one being noise pollution for the inhabitants of the part of Zandvoort closest to the track, the track management adopted and developed a plan to move the most southern part of the track away from the housing estate and rebuild a more compact track in the remaining former ‘infield’. In January 1987 this plan got the necessary ‘green light’ when it was formally approved by the Noord-Holland Provincial Council. However, only a couple of months later a new problem arose: the company that commercially ran the circuit (CENAV), called in the receiver and went out of business, marking the end of “Circuit van Zandvoort”. Again the track, owned by the municipality of Zandvoort, was in danger of being permanently lost for motorsports. However, a new operating company, the Stichting Exploitatie Circuit Park, was formed and started work at the realization of the track’s reconstruction plans. Circuit Park Zandvoort was born and in the summer of 1989 the track was remodeled to an interim Club Circuit of 2.6 kilometers (1.6 mi), while the disposed southern part of the track was used to build a Vendorado Bungalow Park and new premises for the local football and hockey clubs.
In 1995, CPZ (Circuit Park Zandvoort) got the “A Status” of the Government of the Netherlands and began building an international Grand Prix Circuit. This project was finished in 2001 when, after the track was redesigned to a 4.3 kilometers (2.7 mi) long circuit and a new pits building was realized (by HPG, the development company of John Hugenholtz jr, son of the former director), a new grandstand was situated along the long straight. One of the major events that is held at the circuit, along with DTM and A1GP, is the RTL Masters of Formula 3, where Formula Three cars of several national racing series compete with each other (originally called Marlboro Masters, before tobacco advertising ban). A noise restriction order was responsible for this event moving to the Belgian Circuit Zolder for 2007 and 2008. However, the race returned to its historical home in 2009.
Circuit Park Zandvoort played host to the first race in the 2006/07 season of A1 Grand Prix from 29 September–1 October 2006. On 21 August 2008, the official A1GP site reported that the 2008/09 season‘s first race has moved from the Mugello Circuit, Italy to Zandvoort on the 4–5 October 2008 due to the delay in the building the new chassis for the new race cars. The Dutch round moved to TT Circuit Assen in 2010. A1GP bankrupted before its fifth season and the Dutch round was replaced with Superleague Formula.
GTR2 change-log :
Version 1.1 :
– added National Layout
– New AIW with now up to 36 cars *
* Thanks to Uwe (DerDumeklemmer) for the updated AIW, for the objects posts and the tire nuts.
Version 1.0 :
I used for my modification several videos and photos from DTM 2017.
I made several changes – i changed the old Simbin ads with newer ones from 2017,
corrected grounds and totality of the objects so that they receive the night lights and shadows.
– added night lightning
– added my animated flag model
– added advertising media across the track (missing in the original version)
– added new safety vehicle
– small modification in the upper part of the garages
– added additional tents
– added flag marshals and other objects
– created and added new sponsors
– created Loading image and Icon
– added TV trucks
Maximum number of cars : 25
Thanks to Albert88 for editing videos (BIK) for TV screens and for testing.
also thanks to :
SimBin for GTR2
Adobe for Photoshop CS5
Dave Noonan for 3DSimED and SimGarage