iRacing.com – Circuit Park Zandvoort Announced

iRacing.com keeps on expanding their track portfolio in terms of European tracks as the recent announcement on Oulton Park and Brands Hatch joining the simulation is now followed by news that Dutch Circuit Park Zandvoort will be available to iRacing subscribers in early 2010.

Opened in 1948, Zandvoort will be the first iRacing track to be located in mainland Europe. The track has hosted 30 editions of the Dutch Formula One Grand Prix, today’s layout is 4.18 kilometers long and consists of 11 turns.

Located in the near-beach dunes, the track is notorious for sand being blown on track. The layout is made up of slow and quick corners as well as many elevation changes that make Zandvoort a rather tricky place to drive. Even though Formula One is long gone, the track still hosts many major events, including DTM & WTCC touring car racing as well as an annual A1GP event.

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  • http://www.srrs-racing.net/ ermax18

    Cool. I love Zandvoort.

  • eddiespag

    Now we know when the ’78/’79 Mario Andretti Lotus will come out. This will be the perfect track for it, as Mario won the 1978 Dutch Grand Prix at Zandvoort. European’s will definitely be looking at iRacing more seriously now!

  • http://www.bsimracing.com BSR-WiX

    Great news!! On the other hand, i had great hopes for Zolder ;-) The 79 Lotus debuted there and did a good race.

  • O11

    I don’t believe the current layout is the same as in ’79.
    I’ll be trying this track for sure.

  • Jos

    today’s layout-out is more suited to slower touring cars then fast F1 cars.

  • Diswanio

    Yea, layouts different since early 90’s and changed after ’93 again.

    Thank you, thank you says a proud Dutchman!!

    Only damn, 2010..

  • Diswanio
  • http://timwheatley.org Tim Wheatley (iRacing)

    There is I believe a turn which now has houses on it and the track curves around there obviously. If you watch a video like this one, you can see the huge majority of the track is intact, even from as far back as 1967.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fY_XlbD5N4M

  • Diswanio

    Jos: today’s layout-out is more suited to slower touring cars then fast F1 cars.

    And dont forget Grand Dorado Park ruined zandvoort’s best circuit layout..(Too noisy)BS,imo LESS SOCCER more RACING! Last Dutch GP 1985…

  • Diswanio

    http://www.circuitsofthepast.nl/ Beginpagina > Circuits > Zandvoort

  • Diswanio

    Sorry Zandvoort Pics dont show when pressing site to English

  • Zenitchik

    That was my favorite track in Race 07,
    Would be great to see how they compare :lol: :lol:

    Can’t wait to try the vette on this one :P

  • Diswanio

    The one race used, was horribly incorrect!
    Lets not forget all those Huge Jumps (hardly bumps)…
    Im glad thats over in iRacing..

    Look at the onboard http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nXsbE2uCs8s

  • Lenniepen

    Wow what a surprise!
    I’ve been to a few races there, including DTM, F3 and A1GP.
    There has never been an correct in game version of Zandvoort, so I’m really looking forward to this release, although I don’t own iRacing (to expensive, but let’s not talk about that :sad: )

  • maxs

    lol modding is free in rfactor

  • F1_fan_1

    Zandvoort!!! HELL YEAH THAT ROCKS!!!! :sd:

  • jux

    Tim Wheatley (iRacing):
    There is I believe a turn which now has houses on it and the track curves around there obviously. If you watch a video like this one, you can see the huge majority of the track is intact, even from as far back as 1967.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fY_XlbD5N4M

    I wouldn’t say a huge majority. About one half of the old GP track is gone.

  • Paul Kelly

    Cool! Very eager to drive a proper version of Zandvoort. TARZAN!

  • F1_fan_1

    The part after Scheivlak is new, everything before that corner was there in the F1-era as well.

    Been there at the Masters of F3 some weeks ago.

  • Dave

    maxs:
    lol modding is free in rfactor

    So are the crappy mods and crap ass physics that are so abundant in rfactor. But good luck to you cheap ass..at least its free.

  • http://www.srrs-racing.net/ ermax18

    Although rFactor has a large share of trash mods/tracks, it still has more quality content then iRacing does. rF doesn’t have that many laser scanned tracks but who really cares unless it is a track you run in real life. The difference is 100% of iRacing’s content is quality. I am very happy with iRacing’s track selection. They have every track in my region that I would run in real life. But I am still waiting for some GT/Touring cars. Until then I will stick with my league running rFactor. At some point though I will probably drop my iRacing sub.

  • maxs

    Dave:

    So are the crappy mods and crap ass physics that are so abundant in rfactor. But good luck to you cheap ass..at least its free.

    do i insult you ? i never did so go f yourself dude, for me you are blind

  • maxs

    even is its free (rfactor is not free) it doesnt mean its crappy, noob

  • Zenitchik

    max, you were talking about some mods you made rFactor, in another post?

    please, provide some links! :)

  • http://www.bsimracing.com BSR-WiX

    weird discussion again… i do Run iRacing and rFactor.. they both rule in their own field. so let not start throwing mud again. sometimes reading these ” this and that is better then this and that” makes me feel like talking to the local infants.
    Lets talk stuff on topic my friends.

  • maxs

    Zenitchik:
    max, you were talking about some mods you made rFactor, in another post?
    please, provide some links! :)

    i didnt said that i DID i said that i COULD, but i wont,unless now, it costs a lot of time which i dont have, for now i got my blog which is fine and opening my own forum (PL) about motogames, i cant even give you link now because i dont want to

    btw if someone would pay me that money which people pays to iracing guys i WOULD :lol:

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