Monza v1.21 track update goes live on rFactor 2

Justin Melillo

The newest track on the rFactor 2 block got a bit of an update on Wednesday. The newest scanned track on the service, Autodromo Nazionale di Monza, has been updated to v1.21 and two new layouts have been added to the venue.

The Junior layout takes more than half of the full track out of the equation, focusing on the long frontstretch, the long stretch out of Ascari and the Parabolica, connected to bypass the rest through a right handed chicane just before reaching Variante del Rettifilo on the normal course. The Junior section clocks in at 2.405-kilometers or 1.494-miles.

The Curva Grande is for those who want to go fast. Removing the Variante del Rettifilo chicane, drivers will get to speed from the Parabolica all the way into Turn 3, which is named Curva Grande, flat out in certain cars until reaching the Variante della Roggia chicane.

That makes three high speed sections on one historic track with two fairly slow chicanes and two other roundabout corners. Fun times indeed.

There have also been some minor updates to the course in general. A lot of visual aspects and details were fixed or adjusted. The main circuit is more precise with Cut Detection now, while some knowledge was bestowed upon the computer drivers in offline races. Check out the full update notes below or feel free to read the post on the Studio 397 website for more details.

Autodromo Nazionale di Monza v1.21 Update Notes:

  • Added Junior and Curva Grande Layouts
  • Updated Cut Detection on Main Layout
  • Replaced a few tree types and some minor foliage updates
  • Updates to road tyre marks
  • Reduced crowd density in practice sessions
  • Some optimization to Shadow and Detail settings
  • Fixed road line decal clipping before first chicane
  • Fixed AI car behaviour swapping lanes on rolling starts
  • Slight adjustments to AI lines through Lesmo turns
  • Fixed some minor loading issues with Trees
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