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Circuit Paul Ricard has been released!

Discussion in 'RaceRoom Racing Experience' started by Matej Lakota, Jul 16, 2015.

  1. Matej Lakota

    Matej Lakota
    Sriple Tix Premium Member

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  2. James Cook

    James Cook
    Marcas fan

    Another great job by Sector3!

    Really nice recreation of an interesting track.
     
  3. Paul Jeffrey

    Paul Jeffrey
    Sim Racing News Editor Staff Premium Member

    Damn! Got a clubby race at Mid Ohio at 8pm (BST), got to try and fit this in first before it starts... Exciting times! Cheers S3
     
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  4. budlix

    budlix
    Wheel Rotator Premium Member

    anybody knows for what are there so many stripes? :geek:
    track-width is extendable, or... or?
    anyway, circuit looks exquisite, another item I have spend money for. :)
     
  5. BoogerMac

    BoogerMac
    Premium Member

    The stripes are so you know how far from the wall you are. The track is meant to be a test facility where racing teams can push their cars to the extremes without risk of grass, gravel, etc. getting caught up in the undercarriage. Also, the striped areas are made up of different chemicals (not just asphalt) that help braking systems and tires get more grip and "stick".

    From Wikipedia: "The track is known for its distinctive black and blue runoff areas known as the Blue Zone. The runoff surface consists of a mixture of asphalt and tungsten, used instead of gravel traps, as common at other circuits. A second, deeper run-off area is the Red Zone, with a more abrasive surface designed to maximize tyre grip and hence minimize braking distance, although at the cost of intense tyre wear. The final safeguard consists of Tecpro barriers, a modern improvement on tyre barriers."
     
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  6. budlix

    budlix
    Wheel Rotator Premium Member

    Thanks a lot for deep explanation!