Released Spa-Francorchamps

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  1. Sector3

    Sector3 Official Information Developer

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    You have been waiting for it for a long time.
    Now we are proud to announce that the Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps will be available in R3E this week!



    The 7 km long track is located in the Belgian Ardennes countryside, where it used to serve as public road.

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    Over the years it has hosted many Racing Series including F1, WEC, Blancpain Endurance Series, GT Masters, WTCC & DTM. The annual Highlights being the 1000km and the 24H Race.

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    It features the most famous corner in Motorsport. The "Eau Rouge", which translates to "Red Water", named after a river close to the circuit.

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    The circuit probably demonstrates the importance of driver skill more than any other in the world.

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    This is largely due to the Eau Rouge and Blanchimont corners, both which need to be taken flat out to achieve a fast run onto the straights after them.

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    It is one of the most challenging race tracks in the world, mainly due to its fast, hilly and twisty nature.

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    Inside the track itself a Gokart facility can be found.

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    The Bus Stop Chicane has gone under a lot of changes. The most recent one dates back to 2007.



    Check out this video of a WIP Version of the track.
    NOTE: Many small changes and improvements have been made since!


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    The Track will come in 3 layouts, based on different position of Start/Finish and Pit entry/exit.

    Grand Prix:
    S/F between Bus Stop & La Source
    Pit entry: Bus Stop
    Pit exit: La Source

    Classic:
    S/F between La Source and Eau Rouge
    Pit entry: after La Source
    Pit exit: Top of Raidillon

    Combined:
    S/F between La Source and Eau Rouge
    Pit entry: Bus Stop
    Pit exit: Top of Raidillon

    See you on track soon!
     
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  2. ArtyomKurbatov

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    Woohoo! Great news!
     
  3. Patrick Schilhan

    Patrick Schilhan Well-Known Member

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    "The Green Hell" of belgium is coming … Omg! :eek: … I'm lovin' it! :cool:
     
  4. kingsun06

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    Good news! :hearteyes:

    Thank you ;)
     
  5. GooseCreature

    GooseCreature Well-Known Member

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    Spa Spa Spa Spa, Spa Spa Spa Spa, Spaaaa oh wonderful Spa.
    So happy, you've been forcing me to go iracing :)p) for a Spa hit, dog's will be happy, only a few more kicks every morning after store disappointment! :)

    Tsk Tsk Raceroom, thought bracketed tongue out emoticon was sorted?
    Or did you say after the next update? which is when? may I enquire politely! (never hurts to try ;))
     
  6. Brandon Wright

    Brandon Wright Well-Known Member

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    Awesome, and thanks! Question: will the classic layout feature the old bus stop chicane or will all versions have the current chicane layout? I'm guessing all the layouts are the same configuration, just different s/f lines and pit entry/exit. Either way, my eyes find R3E's tracks to be the most enjoyable of all the sims so I can't wait to thrash around Ardennes in all of its S3S glory! :D

    That's some nice work boys.
     
  7. alesi27

    alesi27 Well-Known Member

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    Excellent news!Sidenote:Can we take the kart track reference as a WIP in karts?
     
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  8. heppsan

    heppsan Well-Known Member Beta tester

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    Great news!
    But can we please have some features along with it as well? :)
    Pit stops, no AI controll in pits and fuel? Please, please!
     
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  9. Dave R

    Dave R Well-Known Member

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    Fantastic. Cannot wait for this track. Thanks so much
     
  10. Brandon Wright

    Brandon Wright Well-Known Member

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    I hope for those soon too, but even in its current state I find R3E to be very enjoyable (FFB aside) so I'll be happy to fill up on some authentic Belgian poutine while we await the new features. :D
     
  11. Lars Otto

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    Very nice News! Love this Track :)
    cheers
     
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  12. Moritz Löhner

    Moritz Löhner Well-Known Member

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    Nice, can't wait to drive it!
    Can we also have the Kart track to drive? :rolleyes:
     
  13. heppsan

    heppsan Well-Known Member Beta tester

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    Oh, it is!
    But I have a bunch of cars waiting for me to take them on championships, but I'm waiting for Mandatory pit stops or tire wear multiplier before I do that.
    In the meantime I do championships in Race 07..
     
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  14. Brandon Wright

    Brandon Wright Well-Known Member

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    Nice. After watching the Goodwood Revival, I was just looking into the Power and Glory mod for GTR2, thinking that might keep me entertained until these current sims get up to snuff.
     
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  15. Fairman

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    *thumbs up*
     
  16. m.bohlken

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    Really great news... can't wait to race on that track... "unfortunately" I'm going on vacation for a bit more than a week, so I'll have to wait a bit longer for it. But not to bad to have something to look for when coming back from vacation ^^

    Hm, as new content often means an update, will we expect a bigger update?
     
  17. Cheeseman

    Cheeseman Well-Known Member

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    Fantastic. Spa is one of my favorite track of all time.
     
  18. jayblue

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    Fantastic news and the track looks stunning in the screenshots guys. Can't wait!
     
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    Nice!!!!!
     

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