The SIM Version :
This track was originally converted by Goresh to GTR2. This track was a new addon to Race07 by Simbin the Original creators. I took Goresh’s original conversion and improved on it, thankfully with his permission.
Original conversion of the entire track from Race07 To GTR2
Redcart originally made a texture update for Zolder 2009 that brought the track to 2011. He created a fantastic work that updated all the signage on the track. For his time and effort I want to thank him. His readme is included.
I used the superb cams that were done by Warboss for Zolder RTR.
I added the texture updates and cams, deleted all of the unrealistic adverts added all of the dynamic shadows and shadow boxes, lit the track by night (I will add nightlighting in the next version). fixed all the unnecessary HAT and COLLATERAL TARGETS (slowing the track down) changed the lighting. Added models and adverts. I merge all the textures from the shared folders so that the track could be a stand alone. I created the loading screen from RIP’s template.
Track Infos from Wikipedia :
Built in 1963, Zolder hosted the Formula One Belgian Grand Prix on 10 separate occasions in the 1970s and 1980s, as well as the 1980 Belgian motorcycle Grand Prix. F1 moved to Zolder in 1973 and with the exception of a race at Nivelles-Baulers in 1974, Zolder was the location of the Belgian Grand Prix until 1982. That year, Canadian driver Gilles Villeneuve was killed during qualifying at the 1982 Belgian Grand Prix. Villeneuve’s Ferrari 126C2 collided at speed with the March of Jochen Mass. The Ferrari was torn up in the accident and when rolling, Villeneuve was thrown from the car.
After Villeneuve’s death, the Belgian Grand Prix was held at Spa-Francorchamps in 1983, before returning to Zolder one final time in 1984. Fittingly, Ferrari driver Michele Alboreto won the race carrying Villeneuve’s #27 on his car. Since 1985, the Belgian Grand Prix has permanently moved to Spa.
Zolder has also been used for cycling events including the UCI Road World Championships twice in 1969 and 2002 and the UCI Cyclo-cross World Championships in 1970, 2002 and 2016. The latter saw the first confirmed use of mechanical doping when Femke Van den Driessche was found to have a secret motor inside her bike. Since 2009, Circuit Zolder has hosted a cyclo-cross race in December for the World Cup. The circuit hosted the UCI BMX World Championships in 2015. In 2019 and for the first time ever the UCI BMX World Championships will return to Circuit Zolder.
In the beginning of 2006, the track underwent safety adaptations. In 2007, the track hosted a Champ Car World Series Grand Prix, and a round of the FIA GT Championship. The track was venue of a round of the World Series by Renault championship from 2003 to 2006, and replaced Zandvoort as site for the Masters of Formula 3 in 2007 and 2008. Zolder was featured on the car programme Top Gear in 2008. In the episode, the show’s British hosts competed against their German counterparts from D MOTOR. Zolder hosted also the FIA WTCC Race of Belgium in 2010 and 2011. The last race they drove in 2011 was won by Rob Huff in a Chevrolet and Gabriele Tarquini in a SEAT. The WTCC then disappeared from the Belgian circuits until in 2014 the circus returned to Spa.
At this time, mainly the Blancpain Sprint Series and the BRCC national championship hosted a race in Zolder. The 24 Hours of Zolder endurance event is also held as a stand-alone event around the end of August or the beginning of September. NASCAR Whelen Euro Series have hosted their final race of the season in Zolder since 2015.
drop this track in your locations folder of your GTR2 Directory.
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FIA GT1 2011 Zolder for GTR2 – reworked by ilu2404
Original Track by Simbin for Real Time Racing (RTR)
Original Conversion to GTR2 by Goresh (view README_ORIGINAL.txt)
Improvements by RacerM, RedCart, WarBoss and Goresh (view READMERacerm_ORIGINAL.txt)
Cameras by someone I don’t know…
changes by ilu2404 :
– packed Data
– fixed gdb, removed double entries and added missing entries, corrected Grip Values
– fixed trk as there were some wrong entries that might cause a ctd
– removed Garagedoors as they don’t work proper with the new AIW
AIW changes :
-> new Racing Line
-> new PitPath
-> 69 Garage Positions, 3 Cars per Pitspot
-> increased Grid Positions to 69 cars
-> fixed SC Position
-> AI brakes down to Speed Limit before the white line
-> AI brakes to a similar speed down when entering the pits to avoid accidents
– corrected lighting on several objects
As there are normally only 68 Garageplaces, I had to do something different. If I would’ve used 2 cars per PitSpot, it would’ve been extremly tight in the pit lane, which would’ve ended in chaos when everyone comes to pit. So I took 3 cars per pit.
This means, that one car stands on the outside at the pit exit and the SC at the Beginning of the PitRoad. It is in a nice parking slot, but that makes it tight at this point. So watch out for the Safety Car so you won’t hit it. The AI is adjusted to not to drive into the Safety Car.
I decided to take Data from FIA GT1 WM as this was the last big series that raced there and everyone knows. ELMS didn’t race there this year. So the race length for now is only 1 hour or 39 Laps.