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#1 Gaus

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Posted Oct 19 2010 - 04:12 AM

Bikernieki 68 - Circuit of Speed
for Grand Prix Legends

REAL TRACK

Track Location : Riga, USSR.

Track Type : Permanent
Track Lenght : 3.662 kms. - 2.276 mil.
Track Num. Turns : 11
Track Period : 1966-Today



Bikernieki

First in USSR special complex for motosport. Was built in 1965 in the Bikernieki forest in the east of Riga city. Complex include four different couses: "long circuit" (5495 m), "circuit of speed" (3662 m), "circuit of skill" (3580 m) and "small circuit" (1,7 km). Width of "circuit of speed" 10 m, other roads - 8 m and starting zone - 20 m. Some curves has profile with 1,5-14% cross slopes. The relief of road is hilly, with a noticeable height difference.
Racing began in Bikernieki in 1966, prior to 1970 for them were used in two configurations: "circuit of speed" and "circuit of skill".
The "Circuit of speed" was opened in 1968.

www.ussr-autosport.ru




Special thanks to:
Alex Rogachev for his site (http://www.ussr-autosport.ru), old photographs and advice,
Kaspars Dziedatatajs also for his site (http://www.racinghistory.lv), old photographs and advice,
Ginetto for his advice and tips,
dangermouse for the private forum,
scott for the excellent horizont,
RuGPL members: Anton Eryomin (a3d), Rome Schihalev (Sash2004), Alex Shokin (Lich),
Vadim Kuhtin (Valeo), Sergey Moskovkin (lvlo),  Sergey Shibko (7sergey7),
Vladimir Mahnytkin (opiwan), Eugen Dontsov (Veter) and other for tests, advice and motivation.

Enjoy

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#2 BLY

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Posted Oct 19 2010 - 04:41 AM

Thanks for this track ...  :thumbup:

Cheers

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#3 Manfred Cubenoggin

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Posted Oct 19 2010 - 04:42 AM

Many thanks, Gaus!  I'm anxious to give it a spin.  :)

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Posted Oct 19 2010 - 05:17 AM

Thank You Gaus  :hat-tip:


Edit: Just drove a few laps  :wow:   Great job Gaus  :bigclap:

Edited by Burnsy865, Oct 19 2010 - 05:38 AM.


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Posted Oct 19 2010 - 06:06 AM

hallo Gaus .

Eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee hupla a new track .
Thanks Gaus .
Downloading it now and testing .
greets  :hat-tip:

Gaus........ testing is done .
Good track and nice to race against the AI .  
Many thank many thanks .
:hat-tip:

Edited by svenvangent, Oct 19 2010 - 10:54 AM.


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Posted Oct 19 2010 - 08:24 AM

Superb track! Instant favorite. Just ran a race at novice distant and had a blast fighting Surtees and Brabham for 3rd. Fast and sweeping, just like I want them! Looks great too.

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Posted Oct 19 2010 - 09:55 AM

Ookay, just had my first 18 lap stint - and I still have a BIG grin on my face. This is one of those tracks that make you do "one more lap". Fantastic layout, fast sweeping curves, very hard to master. Me likes!   :clap2:

And that´s one of the BEST forests of all GPL tracks. (And I´ve tried them all.) Well done, thanks!  :applause:

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Posted Oct 19 2010 - 12:22 PM

View PostKanzo, on Oct 19 2010 - 09:55 AM, said:

And that´s one of the BEST forests of all GPL tracks. (And I´ve tried them all.) Well done, thanks!

Thanks so much Gavrilenko, its a beauty and great to drive!

Couldent resist to drive it today because of Kanzo's remark about the forrest.
Every word is true!

Only the 2e Russian track ................... hmmm big country.
Lots of track to make I think  :rolleyes:
In the mean while we enjoy this one.

And man are we being spoild last weeks  :thumbup:

Edited by Pedro, Oct 19 2010 - 12:22 PM.


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Posted Oct 19 2010 - 03:53 PM

View PostPedro, on Oct 19 2010 - 12:22 PM, said:

Only the 2e Russian track ................... hmmm big country.
Lots of track to make I think  :rolleyes:
In the mean while we enjoy this one.

And man are we being spoild last weeks  :thumbup:

i will have to test this soon, the download is already filed in my archives. so thanks for this track! i trust the judgement of pedro and kanzo. sounds brilliant.

now i dare anyone claim gpl is dead. :punish:

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Posted Oct 19 2010 - 11:42 PM

Thank's  good job very nice. :yeah: :yeah: :yeah:

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Posted Oct 20 2010 - 03:19 AM

Thanks Gaus!! :thumbup:

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Posted Oct 20 2010 - 08:11 AM

Great job Gaus!  It's really a fun track and it's very well done.. It's also educational to me as well.  I didn't know Russia built any race tracks during the Soviet Union era.  What raced there?

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Posted Oct 20 2010 - 09:23 AM

Thanks to all

View Postdbell84, on Oct 20 2010 - 08:11 AM, said:

Great job Gaus!  It's really a fun track and it's very well done.. It's also educational to me as well.  I didn't know Russia built any race tracks during the Soviet Union era.  What raced there?

Yes, in Soviets was built several permanent tracks and was a few public roads.
Permanent courses was Bikernieki in Riga (now Latvia), Chayka in Kiev (now Ukraine) and Rustavi in Georgia.
Public Road courses was Borovaja in Minsk (now Belarus), Neva Ring in Leningrad, Pirita in Tallinn (Estonia) etc.

You can try discover two main sites about soviet racing (unfortunately in Russian and Lettish):

ww.ussr-autosport.ru

www.racinghistory.lv

In addition Riga, Leningrad and Kiev (maybe some other) took rounds of International Cup of Peace and Friendship. It's was competition between GDR, Poland, Czechoslovakia, Bulgaria and other east Europe autosport's federations.

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Posted Oct 20 2010 - 09:30 AM

Thanks for this new track. We had fun with Neva Ring in the Planète GPL championship in may.  :thumbup:  :D

I'll try this new one as soon as possible.  :wave:

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Posted Oct 20 2010 - 02:44 PM

hello R4E , Gaus, nice track !  :bigclap:

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