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Four Motorsport Vision Tracks Coming to Project CARS

Slightly Mad Studios have signed a licensing agreement with Motorsport Visions that will allow four of the company’s UK-based tracks to be added to Project CARS.

Motorsport Vision operates Brands Hatch, Oulton Park, Snetterton and Cadwell Park, all of which will be digitally recreated to give players the chance to experience these iconic tracks in various cars.

To ensure a maximum of accuracy and authenticity, the tracks will be laser-scanned with the latest equipment, allowing the development team to capture even the smallest details down to 2mm.

Just in case some of the names don’t ring an instant bell, lets take a closer look at the four new additions to the Project CARS lineup:

Brands Hatch 

After being the venue of the British & European Formula One Grand Prix from 1964 to 1986, Brands Hatch has become the British mecca of touring car racing in recent years. Located in Kent, England, the track is the only venue to host all three of Europe’s major touring car series as the BTCC, the WTCC and the DTM are annual visitors to the track. Aside from tin tops, the track also hosts several open-wheeler series, trucks, bikes and club events.

Brands Hatch comes with with two main layouts, the 4.2 kilometer Grand Prix Circuit that incorporates nine turns and the shorter 2 kilometer Indy Circuit. Both layouts include the spectacular Paddock Hill Bend, one of the challenging corners that make Brands Hatch a favorite for fans and drivers alike.

Oulton Park

Located in Ceshire, England, Oulton Park is a fixture in the calendar of many national British series including the British Touring Car & GT Championship and British Formula 3. Opened in 1953, the track was also known as venue of the International Gold Cup event that attracted lots of Formula One teams and drivers, among them Sir Stirling Moss who won the event five times.

Today, Oulton Park consists of three main layouts. The 4.3 kilometer International Circuit with 17 turns, the 3.6 kilometer Island Circuit and the Fosters Circuit that is 2.6 kilometers long. Despite several modifications over the years to make the circuit safer, especially at the Knickerbrook Corner which was notorious for causing big accidents, Oulton Park is still considered to be one of Britain’s most challenging and thrilling circuits.

Snetterton

Located in Norfold, England, the Snetterton Motor Racing Circuit started its life as a base for the Royal Air Force. After the airfield closed in 1948, the site became a frequent proving ground for the Lotus Formula One team and other racing teams. Until 2011, the track was 3.1 kilometers long, incorporating seven turns, having hosted a variety of touring car & open wheel racing.

The circuit has recently undergone extensive renovations, now offering three different layouts to choose from. Snetterton’s 300 configuration is the longest race track in Brtiain, being 4.7 kilometers in length and offering 13 challenging turns. The Snetterton 200 & 100 variants are 3.2 kilometers & 1.8 kilometers long respectively, making the track an excellent place both for professional racing and club events.

Cadwell Park

Of all four tracks, Cadwell Park is probably the least known as the track rarely makes an appearance in international motorsport calendars. Being too narrow for modern racing series, the track is almost exclusively used for track day events & club racing with only the British Superbike Championship being a notable exception.

Located in Lincolnshire, England, the track has been opened in 1934. The track’s tight 3.4 kilometer layout and its challenging 11 corners with plenty of elevation changes have earned the track the reputation of being a small version of the Nürburgring Nordschleife. Aside from the main circuit, the track also features a Club version (2.3 kilometers) and the small Woodland Circuit (1.1 kilometers in length).

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PHOTOS COURTESY OF MOTORSPORT VISION


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