Circuit de la Sarthe for GTR2/rFactor – Beta Released

YETIsaj has released a beta of his Circuit de la Sarthe for rFactor & GTR2, right in time for next week’s Le Mans 24 Hours.

He’s been working on the track for almost three years now and decided to share an unfinished beta with everyone, right in time for the big race.

The beta lacks several features such as proper night lighting but should still be a lot of run to run for endurance racing fans.

v1.3 changelog………
*Rebuilt whole back straight section between Mulsanne & Indianapolis
*Completely rebuilt right hand entrance to Indianapolis including runoff area.
*All road sections have increased poly-count in some areas with lots of new bumps and camber (crank up the FFB for this one on the mulsanne)
*Track sections have new bumps to make them feel and look more realistic.
*Whole circuit looks less smooth and less fake.
*2013 Michelin Tower Added (will eventually add a changing screen)
*Various Banners updated to 2013 (still more to do)
*More trees added to back sections of the circuit
*AIW by Ilu2404 implemented
*Various tweaks and additions

Work on the track continues as YETIsaj already released a list of planned changes for the next version as well:

*Completely rebuilt Mulsanne Corner. Now has slight crest, and camber. Golf des 24 heures building added. More detail to area still required.
*Rebuilt section of esses after dunlop bridge. Now the gradient is more as it is in real life. Bump in low section removed as doesn’t exist.
*New buildings and trees added to Mulsanne straight.
*Trees updated around circuit.
*New kerbs at ford chicane to match 2014.
*Lampposts added to whole circuit (first set of night lighting may be implemented)

Located in French city of Le Mans, the Circuit de la Sarthe is a semi-permanent race track used for anual Le Mans 24 Hours race. The track is 13.6 kilometers in length and includes one of the longest straights in motor racing, the famous Hunaudieres, that is a public road for all but one week each year.

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  • Lasse Jakobi Ougaard

    The definitive version of Le Mans for PC based platforms. Good Work Simon! :)

  • monsterZERO

    It seems as though both sets of links are for the GTR2 version, any chance of some correct links for the rFactor version? Looking forward to trying this track!

  • José Borges

    how did he get his hands on the 2014 r18??

    • somebody somebody

      It’s a ripped 3d model from Real Racing 3.

    • Professional Operator

      it’s just a pic stop bitching.

      • José Borges

        i can ask or can’t i?

      • Marco Hooghuis

        Curiosity is a good thing PO, no need to be rude about it.

  • CaptGimp

    Why is it 1.x if it is unfinished? Shouldn’t it be 0.3? Learn!

    • M1GHTY M4VS

      Because it started as 2010 Version and has now become with various things added 2014.

  • TouringProSeries.com

    Some constructive criticism:

    1. Use an extra folder for your track config/text files, makes it easier on yourself.
    2. If you are going to release the track with loose files, rather than in .MAS, make sure to use 7zip. Hugely better compression, negating the need for two links with a much smaller download size. Such as this link: http://archive.touringproseries.com/LaSartheBETAv135.7z

    The track is excellent by the way.

  • Franx JeKo D’Aloia

    I had the privilege to test this track in rF back in 2011 for him when it was still a GTR2 exclusive, great to see it finally released for you all, even if just in beta form. This is a real masterpiece, on the same level of commercial versions of the same track.

  • http://fr-gtr.ru MVV

    And where to get the track? It is not visible in the game

  • Professional Operator

    Thanks a lot!!!
    this could be the definitive Le Mans for rFactor

    EDIT when I click to rFactor link it gives me GTR2 link, please fix!
    http://www.mediafire.com/download/4n3n11i3tz93c8b/GTR2+LM2013+BETAv13+B.zip

  • YETIsaj

    The picture is a little misleading as the 2014 updates are not included in this BETA. I wanted to release this as it has already been leaked and I see no point in keeping it secret anymore. Hope everyone can enjoy it even though its not finished.

    rFactor link should be working properly on my blog.

    http://yetisaj.blogspot.co.uk/

    • Diego Colafabio

      Thank you a lot mate.

  • Sigmatc

    Thanks very much. Excellent work

  • Marco Hooghuis

    Good to see a new Le Mans being made, this could become an important one in my collection :-)

  • Ben Lee

    Forgive me for asking, but will there be a Assetto Corsa version coming?

    Thanks.

    • YETIsaj

      Of course. When I get a chance Im gonna have a play with the track importer. But don’t expect anything to be released soon.

      • Blatant Abuse

        Thanks! I’ll be expecting that to be released…soon. :)

      • Deatroy

        You are the best!

  • Blatant Abuse

    Can anyone upload a video?

  • AdamJonas

    Great work guys! Maybe any chance to make a version for rF2?

    • Jim. C

      Yeah, would love to see a recent version of this great track in rF2.

  • Guest

    The track runs amazing with GTR2, but whenever I set the track textures to High or Full in rFactor, I get a Runtime Error. Any specific reason?

  • kenpat .

    Okay, time to get my fat arse off the sofa, close the laptop and fire up the gaming pc and go race this beauty.

  • Pedro Pedrosa

    Thank’s for the hard work! The track os getting almost the real thing!

  • kenpat .

    Running perfectly in GTR2. Took the Jaguar XJR-9 round it for a few laps. A nice piece of work Simon, thank you. Now for the rFactor version and endurance mod.

  • kenpat .

    This track and the Endurance mod are a match made in heaven. Go get’em folks.

  • CAG

    Awesome work man! Can we expect some more optimization for night?
    I mean more environment lights and cat eyes (light reflectors) to the whole track’s side barriers? When i was watching Le Mans 2014 onboard streams, i was wondering, it was even possible to make that for GTR2.

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