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iRacing.com – First Bathurst Preview

iRacing has released a first preview of the Australian Bathurst track that is currently being developed.

iRacing has released a first preview of the Australian Bathurst track that is currently being developed.

The preview shot show’s the Australian track’s start/finish straight and the pit building complex. Bathurst will be iRacing’s third Australian track following Oran Park & Phillip Island.

Bathurst is Australia’s most iconic racing facility, featuring a stunning run up Mount Panorama using mostly public roads, the 3.8 mile circuit hosts the annual Bathurst 1000, V8 Supercars’ marquee event as well as several sports car races.

  • Anonymous

    Don’t forget the Greenlit Gaming interview that goes along with this image.

    http://greenlitgaming.com/iracing-and-steam-an-interview-with-kevin-bobbitt/

    • Anonymous

      So is iRacing not Greenlit yet? If not I think the odds are against it. No I did not add a downvote to you was someone else. Anyway the track reminds me of the RD3 version of the track with all those Supercheap banners.

      • Anonymous

        Not Greenlit yet, and I agree it may be a bad sign. Either that, or they’re looking for a few more features before greenlighting it. Either way, the intent was getting more mainstream press.

        That’s the thing about sports games, in-game advertising is realistic 😉

      • Realkman666

        Greenlight is an arbitrary and broken system. It’s irrelevant.

      • João Dário

        yep, feels like super cheap xD

      • Hurdy Hurdy

        The Supercheap advert banners are the ones actually at the track. What do you want iRacing to do – make some up?

      • Anonymous

        Well as you know RD 3 was a few years ago and if in fact they still have Supercheap as the primary Track sponsor at Bathurst is a surprise to me. Almost like it frozen in time.

      • Anonymous

        Supercheap has been the title sponsor since 2005.

        http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bathurst_1000

        Keeping a title sponsor for close to a decade is a GOOD thing, not like a deficiency. Compare to the Coca-Cola 600 where Coke has held the title sponsorship since 1985.

  • João Dário

    cant wait for this track :DDD my favorite track !

  • Marcel Penzkofer

    What we now do need is an actual COTF-Supercar. I love the old Falcon and yes, the 2013 Ford looks almost the same, but the cars are technicaly completely different now.

    • Realkman666

      Is this guy terrible or is the car truly garbage like this?
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yJLCj2w72hM

      • Marcel Penzkofer

        Well, they are very very difficult to drive. 650bhp with a live rear axle, only a large splitter and a small rear wing, all added to a +1500kg heavy car without any driving aids, not even a flat underbody makes them a hard fight all lap long.

        Thing is, the guys which are really quick in these things – like the real V8-Series drivers aswell – need only tiny corrections to get them round. They know how to use their midcorner speed by accelerating slowly but steady.

        I wouldn’t call the driver in the video terrible, but he is way off the pace, mainly because all of his sideways-action, drifting and applying the throttle not in the right way. I’m not much better though, to control these things you need to concentrate and train hard – and maybe forget about all the other cars in iRacing. When you are in a session with 20 guys from Australia/New Zealand, you are relatively safe to finish on the last row in Qualy :D.

      • Realkman666

        Sure, but if you know how to handle a race car and you’re not touching the pedals in a corner, there’s no way the car should jump sideways like this.

      • Michael Springer

        Matt might not be the best driver, but he’s definately not terrible. And btw, he’s around here, too …

      • Realkman666

        Exactly.

  • Hurdy Hurdy

    Who writes these articles? How can this be the first preview?

    They’ve released other early construction pics of the track in the past?

    Latest preview pic, maybe, but not first.

    • Anonymous

      I think Montreal had three different first previews. 🙂

  • Marc Collins

    Love this track. Can’t wait to race on a laser-scanned “perfect” recreation of it.

    • IAg Gai

      um Supercheap Auto is a Auto spares supplier they are the sponsor for the Bathurst race which is why they are on the track everywhere.

    • http://www.mikecantwell.com/ Mike Cantwell

      They are the sponsors, largest parts chain in Australia. Nothing to do with graphics etc.

      http://www.supercheapauto.com.au/?gclid=CICc7pC19LkCFQgepQodHjUAbg#CATSPEC

      • Marc Collins

        I know who they are, and like many “economy” businesses, they have poor quality graphic design in their signage, logo, etc. I’m sure there are many other Aussie businesses whose logos/banners would look much more attractive spread around the track–especially because they are so dominant. Supercheap would get better effect with half the number of banners (just remove every second one and leave a blank space would look better, or, change the design to seomthing less monotonous), but I doubt they see it that way.

      • Racing Colour

        As a graphic designer who has done quite a lot of logo work, I can assure you that these ‘economy’ companies know exactly what they’re are doing, and I have in the past presented concepts that they have asked me to make more garish so as to appear more like a high value brand. Large, bold, repetitive logos that enter the subconscious and don’t appear pretentious or ‘marketing departmenty’ present an idea of value, savings and honesty. They are not hiding behind special effects.

        Anyway…. looking forward to this. Might have to renew my subscription when it comes out. Always enjoyed iRacing, just don’t have much time to play. Too many cheap logos to design 😉

      • Marc Collins

        Thanks for confirming my worst fear–garishness by choice! 😉

  • Diego Colafabio

    Can’t wait to drive on a LS version of this marvellous track.

    • Slim Shady

      well I think laser scan is the way to go for accurate layout and elevation changes but cad works real well on track suface effects so IMO the best scenario is a combination of both

      • Anonymous

        Why a combination? Once you have LIDAR data, what benefit is a CAD drawing?

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