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Ahvenisto 1.0

Small and technical circuit, excellent as a hotlap challenge.

  1. AnssiH


    Ahvenisto is a small but technical figure-of-eight track in Hämeenlinna, Finland. It has a lot of elevation changes and barely any run-off areas, which makes it one of the most difficult and dangerous tracks in the world. Because of this some people like to call it "the mini Nordschleife".

    The construction of Ahvenisto Race Circuit was finished on July 15, 1967. The same year, "I Hämeenlinnan ajot 1967" became the first international event to be held at the circuit. The Formula Two race was won by Jochen Rindt in a Brabham BT23 ahead of Jack Brabham's Brabham BT23C and Jim Clark's Lotus 48. The Formula Three race saw a battle between Finnish and Swedish drivers, with Sweden's Freddy Kottulinsky taking the win. Other notable entrants included Leo Kinnunen, Ronnie Peterson and Reine Wisell.

    The unofficial lap record (from a show run) is 1:10.000 by Keke Rosberg with Williams FW08C Formula 1 car.

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    Works with AI races, Hotlap mode, Practice mode, multiplayer (not tested), and supports 40 cars (with overlapping pit boxes). Albeit at least the AI starts getting in trouble when you add more than 30-35 cars.

    • Recommend playing it with the highest detail settings (increases grass fidelity).
    • I suggest playing with low sun angles and crepuscular rays on, i.e. in the morning or in the evening. Try for instance 9:30 am.
    • The track is very small, and works best with low powered cars. KTM X-Bow R or Lotus 2 Eleven for instance.
    Denis E., Heikki Tyni, OlPe and 19 others like this.

Recent Reviews

  1. WarthogOsl
    WarthogOsl
    4/5,
    Version: 1.0
    Great map, but the AI is very slow. Did a short GT4 race and only 5 cars of 14 finished on the lead lap. Some are lapping VERY slowly. During qualifying the AI was taking over a minute longer then I was to get around.
  2. Lankyleo
    Lankyleo
    5/5,
    Version: 1.0
    Very well done, topography and surrounding area really sucks you in, tight circuit but enough small stretches that it's not exhausting. Few small areas for improvement like camera's but its pretty much all there, well done.
  3. andrea zorzetto
    andrea zorzetto
    4/5,
    Version: 1.0
    please add some other cams and check treesline flickering
  4. cheeveer
    cheeveer
    4/5,
    Version: 1.0
    Looks excellent, drives excellent, but the AI is terribly slow with the latest version of the game.
  5. jim lloyd
    jim lloyd
    5/5,
    Version: 1.0
    This is super good fun to drive and looks really good to boot. well done and keep going, i love these quirky small tracks, its mods like these that make Assetto Corsa
  6. Fanapryde
    Fanapryde
    5/5,
    Version: 1.0
    Five stars for quality ! Well deserved. Though I would like some people here and there.

    For the guys demanding a map:
    - delete the map.png in the Ahvenisto file
    - start a session and AC provides a map ;-)
  7. Ville-Samuli Mutanen
    Ville-Samuli Mutanen
    5/5,
    Version: 1.0
    Awesome work buddy! I've been there irl and this one is the first version where the track layout feels quite natural. Well done! I'd say that the track irl is probably a bit smoother but there should be quite noticeable bump/dip inside the left-hander after the downhill bridge. And just like someone mentioned the turn-in on pit exit is a bit weird/late. It doesn't flow like it does in real life. Surroundings also have some work to do but overall I'm very impressed! PM me if you need some photos from the track.
    1. AnssiH
      Author's Response
      Thanks, I'll keep this and all the other improvement suggestions in mind if I return to this one at some point... :)
  8. Louizf
    Louizf
    5/5,
    Version: 1.0
    Thanks for your work my friend, this track is excellent, very detailed, very beautiful. IMO right at Kunos level. One thing I was wondering though: I see that you put cracks on some kerbs, meaning that the track is very old. Shouldn't it be more bumpy them? Thanks again!
    1. AnssiH
      Author's Response
      Nah, the track is in pretty active use and it is probably a bit less bumpy in real life, like Ville-Samuli mentions. I'm not sure why they never fix that one cracked kerb, and I just thought it would be fun to articulate it. It should be done with a custom normal map probably but anyway...
  9. RaceWasGood
    RaceWasGood
    5/5,
    Version: 1.0
    Excellent work sir!. Will be one of my favourite AC tracks for sure.
  10. asehauDLM
    asehauDLM
    5/5,
    Version: 1.0
    Great track, thanks!
  11. Colnem
    Colnem
    3/5,
    Version: 1.0
    Hello
    good track , but...
    - No map
    - On practice mode, the first lap time (going out from pits) is not good :always hot lap.
    - In race mod, some AI are stopped on the first turn
    1. AnssiH
      Author's Response
      Thanks for the feedback!
      There's a map app for creating a map (by recording a lap) for any track http://www.racedepartment.com/downloads/track-map-display.3508/
      I have not tried it though. (I recommend following the rubbered-in racing line and braking zones when first learning an unknown track)

      I think the "first lap timing problem" may be caused by Ahvenisto having strange pit placement; the start finish line is not with the pits.
      In fact I never had time to verify if the AI actually can make it to the pits either.

      As of the problems with AI, I also noticed the AI having some problems with full grid with some cars. It seems to depend on car choice how many AI you can succesfully get going from the start. I've been able to get 30 running pretty okay so far every time (but have not extensively tested with every car combo :)

      Ps, problems with realtime delta timing appear to be because of figure-of-eight layout... this track is strange in many ways! :D

      Thanks!
  12. M3hdi
    M3hdi
    5/5,
    Version: 1.0
    Very fun , perfect for hotlap ! Thanks a lot !
  13. ramon31
    ramon31
    5/5,
    Version: 1.0
    wow thank you sir amazing track ;)
  14. Boris Lozac
    Boris Lozac
    5/5,
    Version: 1.0
    Great stuff! Looks awesome, only tarmac is a bit overexposed on some areas. Is this scratch made?
  15. nanocide
    nanocide
    5/5,
    Version: 1.0
    very nice track
  16. Peugeot905
    Peugeot905
    5/5,
    Version: 1.0
    Excellent track thank you :)
  17. Fernando Vazquez
    Fernando Vazquez
    5/5,
    Version: 1.0
    Amazing track and great quality, just ¡AWESOME!
  18. Tonoppa
    Tonoppa
    5/5,
    Version: 1.0
    Siistiä! Lisää Suomi-ratoja. Or. Nice! More Finnish tracks :)
  19. ZethGAF
    ZethGAF
    5/5,
    Version: 1.0
    This came out of nowhere - wonderful work!
  20. CapitanulHaos
    CapitanulHaos
    5/5,
    Version: 1.0
    Lovely track
  21. maranello78
    maranello78
    5/5,
    Version: 1.0
    Masterpiece!!! congratulations and thank you very much
  22. Steffen Lauge Sorensen
    Steffen Lauge Sorensen
    5/5,
    Version: 1.0
    Very nice - good job! :)
  23. vilivili
    vilivili
    5/5,
    Version: 1.0
    Feels very realistic! The left hander towards uphill, near the pit exit, comes a bit late IMO. Overall this is a great work! Thank you very much!
    1. AnssiH
      Author's Response
      Yes that is probably true, you have a very good eye! :D
  24. jonelsorel
    jonelsorel
    5/5,
    Version: 1.0
    Top notch, sir, and a spectacular track to have! Thank you!
  25. Manuel Staedel
    Manuel Staedel
    5/5,
    Version: 1.0
    Looks amazing! Thank you.