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[rFactor 2] Paul Ricard

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Il circuito di Paul Ricard creato da Antony SAKTON (conversione The Other Team).

Aggiornamento: 18 feb, 21:24

Version 0.7.4

History :
The Circuit Paul Ricard is a motorsport race track built in 1969 at Le Castellet, near Marseille, in France, with finance from the eccentric pastis magnate Paul Ricard. Ricard wanted to experience the challenge of building a racetrack. The circuit had three track layout permutations, a large industrial park and an airstrip.
During its life of hosting a round of the Formula One World Championship, Paul Ricard hosted the French Grand Prix on 14 occasions between 1971 and 1990. The Long Circuit was used from 1971 to 1985, with the Club Circuit used from 1986 to 1990. On six occasions (1971, 1975, 1976, 1978, 1980 and 1989) the winner at Paul Ricard went on to win the World Championship in the same year. Ronnie Peterson (1973 and 1974) and René Arnoux (1982) are the only Ricard winners who never won the championship. In the 1990s the circuit's use was limited to motorcycle racing and French national racing, most notably until 1999, the Bol d'or 24-hour motorcycle endurance race. The track was also the home of the Oreca F3000 team. After Ricard's death, the track was sold to Excelis, a company owned by Formula One promoter Bernie Ecclestone, in 1999. The track was rebuilt into an advanced test track, and was for a time known as the Paul Ricard High Tech Test Track (Paul RicardHTTT) before changing its name back to Circuit Paul Ricard. On 5 December 2016, it was announced that the French Grand Prix would return to the Formula 1 calendar for the 2018 season and will be held in Circuit Paul Ricard. The track is characterised by its long Mistral straight (1.8 km, 1.1 mi) and elongated track design. The track is also unusual in that it is built on a plateau, and is very flat. The track is known for its distinctive black and blue run-off 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 extreme tyre wear. The final safeguard consists of Tecpro barriers, a modern improvement on tyre barriers.

Location : Castellet, France
Time zone : GMT+1
Capacity : 90 000
Architect : Jean-Pierre BELTOISE, Henri PESCAROLO, Jean-Pierre JABOUILLE, Johnny RIVES
Length : 3.628 Miles
Turns : 15
Layout : 3
Major events : FIA Formula One / WTCC / FIA GT / Bol d'Or

Crédits :
Creator : Antony SAKTON
Conversion : The Other Team

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