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Thomson Road Grand Prix 1.0

The track used for Grand Prix racing in Singapore from 1961-1973

  1. Fat-Alfie
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    This is the first track I have completed and released for Assetto Corsa. I found it by accident and then completely fell in love with it.

    It is a street circuit, half of it a twisty old road through the jungle, and the other half a newer, straighter section. It was used between 1961 and 1973, when it was cancelled due to financial and safety issues. It was badged as the Orient Year Grand Prix, the Malaysian Grand Prix and finally the Singapore Grand Prix once Singapore gained its independence. It measured just over 3 miles in length, or 4.865km, and featured sections such as The Murder Mile (the main straight which had a hump halfway along its length which caused the cars to take off at high speed), The Snakes (a series of twists and turns as the track climbed up through the jungle) and Devil's Bend (the most dangerous corner on the circuit). Seven lives were lost in the circuit's 11 year history. There were no run-off areas, and most of the fast bends were surrounded by trees.

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    The track features a well detailed 500,000 tri physical mesh, is ready for AI races (with 24 grid spaces), Hot Lapping and Time Attack. It has been optimised to run as well as possible, with various levels of detail and careful use of textures and materials. I have added a dynamic racing line and tyre marks, static track-side details such as rubber debris and leaf litter, as well as a few dynamic objects ;) Oh, and camera set 2 is by @norbs and the old cars in the undergrowth are by Kunos :D

    Thank you to everyone who has helped, or tested, or encouraged me along the way - you know who you are :)

Recent Reviews

  1. mr.t.
    mr.t.
    5/5,
    Version: 1.0
    What a great track, beautiful, dangerous and huge fun to drive!
  2. ThomasGocke
    ThomasGocke
    5/5,
    Version: 1.0
    love all the trees
  3. Emery
    Emery
    5/5,
    Version: 1.0
    It's been great to see the development and the finished product is most excellent!
  4. SvenUilhoorn
    SvenUilhoorn
    5/5,
    Version: 1.0
    Great track and great work on it. Feels very detailed, surface feels great. Only minor thing might be that I sometimes expect to collide with stuff when going over the limit, but am just fine.

    Great work!
    1. Fat-Alfie
      Author's Response
      Thanks for trying it, and thank you for you comments too. I was wary of making too many objects collideable, not only for performance reasons, but also so as not to spoil a potentially good race. In reality, sections of the track are surrounded by 1 metre wide storm drains, but I also left these out as they prevented you from rejoining the track once you fell into one.

      If there is anything that you really feel should be collideable, please, let me know, and I will look at it before I release an updated version. Thanks again :)
  5. kludermor
    kludermor
    5/5,
    Version: 1.0
    This is top quality content. And the track is really fun. The sense of speed is also amazing in VR when the trees are so close to the track.
  6. Deswribilator
    Deswribilator
    5/5,
    Version: 1.0
  7. Phoenix77
    Phoenix77
    5/5,
    Version: 1.0
    This is just about perfect... Fantastic job! The detail shown in this track is incredible... And that's not even touching on the superb layout... The racing line itself is really enjoyable and pretty technical in it's rhythm. A masterpiece!
  8. ALB123
    ALB123
    5/5,
    Version: 1.0
    We are so lucky to have you as a member of this community. The work you do is beautiful. It's one thing to provide a smooth, yet imperfect & detailed driving surface. The attention to detail that you provide is the real key to your track's magnificence. This track works in any weather setting (GBW recommended). Even the signs look they were pulled right out of the 1960s. When you drive this track you feel like you're actually there. Great, great job Fat-Alfie!
  9. trucidatio
    trucidatio
    5/5,
    Version: 1.0
    This is amazing! The track is fantastically well done, the decoration/ambience is fabulous and the layout is great.
    Thank you very much Alfie. Really looking forward to your next vintage track.
    (where is your "donate" button?)
    1. Fat-Alfie
      Author's Response
      Thank you very much :) I really enjoyed making the track, and I think that helps to get good results. My next track, the Deutschlandring (finished in 1940) is going well. I learned so much making Thomson Road, and that knowledge and confidence is helping me worker quicker, better, more efficiently.

      There is no "Donate" button though - I don't believe in charging for mods ;)
  10. fetzcat
    fetzcat
    5/5,
    Version: 1.0
    Absolute must have mod to AC
  11. davidrd85
    davidrd85
    5/5,
    Version: 1.0
    Awesome track! love the details
  12. maxxi09
    maxxi09
    5/5,
    Version: 1.0
    very gooooooodddddd
  13. grat
    grat
    5/5,
    Version: 1.0
    Fantastic job, as usual! Looking forward for some final touch of fps optimization and then it will surely be one of our favourites for online classic cars racing. Keep 'em coming!
  14. KeijoPettai
    KeijoPettai
    5/5,
    Version: 1.0
    Amazing work, 5 stars well deserved!
  15. AleDaRimini
    AleDaRimini
    5/5,
    Version: 1.0
    Wow! This is outstanding! One of the few kunos-quality mod tracks!
  16. Stnry
    Stnry
    5/5,
    Version: 1.0
    this is simply amazing! Thanks alot, you gave my historic cars a new home :)
  17. Celestiale
    Celestiale
    5/5,
    Version: 1.0
    Brilliant track. I think the best mod track i have ever driven. This and the Porsche 718 spyder rs, dream combination
  18. CapitanulHaos
    CapitanulHaos
    5/5,
    Version: 1.0
    Thanks :)
  19. ca6
    ca6
    5/5,
    Version: 1.0
    Essential download, especially for slower cars.
  20. mister dog
    mister dog
    5/5,
    Version: 1.0
    Great work Alfie, thanks!
  21. nsw
    nsw
    5/5,
    Version: 1.0
    Awesome work! This track is just a few km from my home, almost the entire track is still used as public road today. I drive pass the main straight on a regular basis, can't help but detour into the twisty section for a spin the other day!
    1. Fat-Alfie
      Author's Response
      Wow! I wish I had known that you lived near the old circuit - you would have been a great person to test the track in the early stages. I had to guess so much about the elevation changes and camber of the road. Well, I am glad you like it anyway, and thank you for trying it :)
  22. Mark Boleyn
    Mark Boleyn
    5/5,
    Version: 1.0
    Attention to detail is sublime, beautiful work.
  23. David Friedrich
    David Friedrich
    5/5,
    Version: 1.0
    Green Hell in Asia Great Work
  24. Candyman71
    Candyman71
    5/5,
    Version: 1.0
    I so inlove with this track excellent work,pleas do more tracks :)
    1. Fat-Alfie
      Author's Response
      Thank you very much! And me too! :D

      I am currently working on another track, again a vintage one (from 1939). I will start a build thread at the weekend, probably.
  25. bongmist
    bongmist
    5/5,
    Version: 1.0
    Out of this world!
  26. Lachlan B
    Lachlan B
    5/5,
    Version: 1.0
    Absolutely Stunning! It just feels so real, and it flows so well that it literally feels like its unreal!
  27. lensdu
    lensdu
    5/5,
    Version: 1.0
    Just one of the best historical tracks for AC. The level of detail is amazing while the game runs as smooth as always. The track has a lot of details around and is a thrill to drive with historic low downforce cars. Download this, and thanks to Fat-Alfie for this. I had and will have a lot of fun on this track, and I'm obviously not alone.
    1. Fat-Alfie
      Author's Response
      I agree - I think this track was made for high (or even low) power and low down force cars. I have some of the best races in the Honda S800RSC (which was raced at TR) or the Alfa Romeo GTA (also raced there IRL) :-)
  28. funked1
    funked1
    5/5,
    Version: 1.0
    Lovely track. So many sweet details. And it appears to be historically correct too.
  29. Tyrone
    Tyrone
    5/5,
    Version: 1.0
    Great detail, so detailed i felt compelled to have a closer inspection, which lead me to uncover this http://i.imgur.com/RZdpPVg.png

    Might want to remove that spectator if you do an update!
    1. Fat-Alfie
      Author's Response
      Hehe, yes, guilty as charged :/. I had intended to replace the phone with a cine camera, but it was one of things that I forgot to do. I'll have a look before the update, cheers.
  30. iambighead
    iambighead
    5/5,
    Version: 1.0
    good