Right in time for the Indianapolis 500 weekend, ISI has announced a major new licensed for their rFactor 2 simulation.
The licensing includes the iconic Indianapolis Motor Speedway both in its oval & road course configuration.
Adding to that will be the current Dallara DW21 Indycar and several historic Indycar chassis from the past centuries. That includes the Reynard 95i driven to the championship by Jacques Villeneuve, the 1986 March 86C and others as listed below.
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Indianapolis Motor Speedway
Located in Speedway, Ind., and opened in 1909, this 2.5-mile rectangular oval is the home of the Indianapolis 500, Brickyard 400 and also includes an infield road course used by sports cars and motorcycles.
After winning the right to produce the next-generation Indy car in 2010, Dallara set about designing a capable replacement for its older Indy car. This car, initially named the IR12, was later renamed to DW12 in honor of the primary test driver, two-time Indianapolis 500 winner Dan Wheldon. The car features a number of features intended to encourage safer racing and has been the sole chassis used in IZOD IndyCar Series competition since the beginning of the 2012 season.
Driven by Jacques Villeneuve to victory at Indianapolis and a CART championship in 1995, the Reynard 95i was capable of incredible speeds. The shape and speed of the car in both oval and road course configuration represent an era of racing still loved by many fans.
March Engineering dominated the Indy 500 in the mid-1980s, with the 86C filling most of the field for 1986. This iconic car took Bobby Rahal to victory in 1986 and Al Unser to his fourth Indy victory in 1987.
The 1987 Indy 500 victory was quite a feat. Unser drove a year-old 86C which had started the month as a show car in a hotel in Pennsylvania, to his historic victory.
Bobby Unser and Dan Gurney finished one-two in the 1968 Indianapolis 500 using the Mk4. An evolution of Gurney’s Formula One beauties, this car is a perfect example of the pre-wing era at Indianapolis.
Often forgotten, the Cooper T54 is the car that started the rear-engine revolution at Indianapolis. The car, driven by F1 ace Jack Brabham in 1961, was the first rear-engine car to really impress, managing to finish in ninth place despite significant teething problems.
A.J. Watson’s cars dominated the late 1950s and early 1960s, refining the ideas of the time to produce the ultimate front-engine roadster. The 1960 example drove to a one-two finish in the hands of Jim Rathmann and Rodger Ward after a classic duel.
You can check out a preview of the track in its current status as ISI is looking to release the track later in the year.