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 :)

    If you would like to make a small donation that would be cool:
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    Jayenn, nza123, valex07 and 55 others like this.

Recent Reviews

  1. Phil Gardiner
    Phil Gardiner
    5/5,
    Version: 1.0
    Beautiful work by great modder! Diffcult track to get right so really engaging. Thanks :)
  2. clemenskaa
    clemenskaa
    5/5,
    Version: 1.0
    Outstanding! Must have for vintage cars!
  3. Eli Walter
    Eli Walter
    5/5,
    Version: 1.0
    great track ... THANK you
  4. sublime
    sublime
    5/5,
    Version: 1.0
    My word. Just gorgeous.
  5. Orville944
    Orville944
    5/5,
    Version: 1.0
    This is an absolute work of art. Amazing detail yet fantastic frame rates.

    Lotus 25 is magical on this track. Well done!
    1. Fat-Alfie
      Author's Response
      Thanks very much for the kind words. Those were two of my main criteria when I was making the track - nice details, and fairly decent framerates. Funnily enough, the Lotus 25 was one of my main test cars too, along with the Porsche 718 RS 60 (and towards the end of the build, the gorgeous Honda S800 RSC).

      Hopefully I will be able to bring the same qualities (and pleasure) to my version of Circuit Charade (1972 8km version) when it's complete.
  6. Billy Pilgrim
    Billy Pilgrim
    5/5,
    Version: 1.0
    This is one of the very best tracks available. And it's really good to have another classic track. Thank you for this great work!
  7. ppnhzk
    ppnhzk
    5/5,
    Version: 1.0
    Truly special track made with special care and it shows. Lots of foliage and trackside objects but the performance is still solid.
    Only problem I had is with the AI which tends to widen out the track and gets onto the curb/roadside in one particular corner all the time. Formula and other front-winged cars usually do not last long.
  8. Chris Down
    Chris Down
    5/5,
    Version: 1.0
    This is an incredible track, so full of feeling and opportunities for great racing. Thanks for doing it justice. The only thing I'd improve is the AI lines -- currently they brake in some unnecessary places even on high strength. This is not a major problem though, as it's easy enough to re-record the AI lines as desired. :-)

    I made a small video racing the Ginetta G55 on this track -- this car really comes to life here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I9pAUvueqmA&feature=youtu.be
  9. psyce borneo
    psyce borneo
    5/5,
    Version: 1.0
    I Always Wonder How The Track Look Like Because Im So Interested To Know The History Of This Track. Thank You So Much To Make It Alive In Assetto Corsa.
    1. Fat-Alfie
      Author's Response
      You're very welcome, and I'm glad you like it. I can't promise that my track is accurate to real life as I only had low-resolution terrain, youtube videos and an old topographic map from the 1950s to work off. My track seems to match the videos pretty well, and I enjoy how it drives, so that's good enough for me. I would love to have had LIDAR for the area though... :)
  10. ramon77777777
    ramon77777777
    5/5,
    Version: 1.0
    Thank you very much for making this circuit, one of the best I've tried is perfect.
  11. nico80131
    nico80131
    5/5,
    Version: 1.0
    VTR Tour
  12. Fat Rich
    Fat Rich
    5/5,
    Version: 1.0
    Great track, looks and drives fantastic! Many thanks
  13. TraceR
    TraceR
    5/5,
    Version: 1.0
    Fantastic track, same level as kunos tracks or above. Thank you.
  14. Jo Freund
    Jo Freund
    5/5,
    Version: 1.0
    Excelent my friend. It is a tremendous work! Greetings from germany
  15. Paul Middleton
    Paul Middleton
    5/5,
    Version: 1.0
    fantastic
  16. co199
    co199
    5/5,
    Version: 1.0
    This track has a great sense of speed, especially racing in something like the spec Miata. Great fun!
  17. UltimatePain
    UltimatePain
    5/5,
    Version: 1.0
    Great. Nothing else to say.
  18. Wing Nut
    Wing Nut
    5/5,
    Version: 1.0
    Having followed this author for quite a while (all the way back from 1nsane) i was so happy to find him hiding here (and a land rover hiding in the track) this is the first mod i have downloaded! i haven't even first run the game yet but i already know that I'm going to love the game and this community!!!!
    1. Fat-Alfie
      Author's Response
      Hi Wing Nut! That IS my Light Weight Landy from 1nsane, yes :D I hope you enjoy Thomson Road (suits slower or older cars more than modern, fast cars). And also, welcome to AC - I hope you enjoy your time here as much as I have ;-) (oh, and thanks for trying my track)
  19. Stefan Sparco
    Stefan Sparco
    5/5,
    Version: 1.0
    Very good quality track with great details.
    The trees give it a nice atmosphere that's different from most of the other tracks. Great job !
  20. Taddy
    Taddy
    5/5,
    Version: 1.0
    I'm a Singaporean and I would just like to say a huge thank you on behalf of all of Singapore! I was not even a nucleus when they had the grand prix and I felt like I just traveled back in time. It's really beautiful and I can see you've put in a lot of effort in the re-creation of the pit lane, grandstands and banners considering the limited resources out there. Keep up the great work!
    1. Fat-Alfie
      Author's Response
      Thank you for trying out my track. I felt like an honorary Singaporean when I finished working on Thomson Road! I spent so long scouring Government archives for photos, news reports, maps, anything I could find. My intention was to try and transport people back in time, so if that's how you feel then I succeeded in some small way.

      Thomson Road, and Singapore, will hold a special place in my AC heart. You should feel proud that your country held such a fantastic Grand Prix, at such an inspiring venue.