Studio 397 announced on Monday (25th April) that the Donington Park Grand Prix Circuit will soon be coming to rFactor 2. Both the Grand Prix and National layouts will be included when the circuit releases during the Q2 content drop in May.
Located in the United Kingdom, specifically in Leicestershire, England, Donington Park is a FIA Grade 2 course that originally opened and closed in the 1930s, only to be reopened again for racing in 1977.
The Grand Prix course measures 4.020-kilometers, or 2.498-miles in length. It has 12 corners, many of which have been named, along with the accompanying straightaways.
As for the National layout, which has been in use since it was realigned in 2010, that course only has 10 of the corners, and is 3.149-kilometers (1.957-miles) long.
This particular track hosts a multitude of different racing series. The British Touring Car Championship (BTCC), World Superbikes and the Donington Historic Festival are just some of the big events there currently. In previous years, Donington Park has also hosted races for series such as Formula 1, DTM and MotoGP.
Just last weekend, the venue was host to the opening round of the BTCC. The three races on the weekend were won by Tom Ingram, Gordon Shedden and Jake Hill.
The course has been laser scanned for precise measurements. When it releases, it’s said that the virtual rFactor 2 edition of the course will be the most accurate and up-to-date version in all of sim racing. You can also find it featured in other simulations such as Assetto Corsa Competizione and iRacing.
Images thanks to Studio 397
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