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#1 ginetto

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Posted Oct 24 2012 - 07:00 AM

Minneapolis Tribune Grand Prix - Donnybrooke International Speedway ver. 1.0
for GPLegends CanAm71 MOD

Made by Ginetto and Remy Roesz.

Track Location: Brainerd- Minnesota, USA
Track Type : Race Track
Track elevation: 370 m. above sea level
Track Length : 4.828 km.- 3.00 mil.
Track Num. Turns : 10
Track Year : 1971

Track Editor : Ginetto

Historical Note:
The track was named for two well known local racers, Donny Skogmo and Brooke Kinnard. It features 10 turns, 7-right and 3-left) For the most part the track is utterly flat, though each turn is slightly banked. It's main straight is a drag strip burnout area/dragstrip/shutdown area and accordingly very wide, leading into a very fast right-hander, sometimes touted as 'the fastest corner in North America'.

Since the track was built in 1963 it has changed very little in its basic layout, except for the addition of a squared-off segment in turn 9, to slow motorcycles down a little. Generally it has been very smooth, with drivers from different eras reporting specific spots on the track that presented challenges at different times, which usually disappeared with resurfacing. As the track was resurfaced several times, the actual drivable part of the track would sometimes change slightly, leaving some hazardous rough areas at the apexes in many of the corners. Dropping a tire off would bring a lot of dirt onto the track surface and unsettle a car, often bottoming out or damaging suspensions, and very often causing an accident.

By the early 1970's, 'gator-strips' and guardrails/armcos began to appear. The gator-strips are similar to rumble-strips, but larger and a bit more brutal, especially on a motorcycle. They were successful in keeping competitors from dropping a tire off into the grass, but a lot of drivers complain that they can be rough on a vehicle. Guardrails/armcos were added in places for safety's sake, especially in the corner exit area following turn 9 leading to the bridge, after a few drivers managed to hit the banking there.

In 1972 Donnybrooke hit financial hard times and was put up for sale. 1973 saw a new owner and a name change to Brainerd International Raceway. It would change hands a few more times in following years.

The gators and armcos are as they were in '71 for the infos I could get.


Install Note:
The installer will place in the folder a 7z file for the 32 bits horizon; to use this you must have the V2 rasterizers otherwise the track will not load.
The other 7z file you will find, gives you the option to choose the jpg to keep in the folder to show the CanAm or the Formula1 version of the program cover in GEM+.


Thanks to:
Remy Roesz. It was his idea to revise the existing donnybrooke in the first place; I decided to help him and did a new layout and elevations but he tested every single versions and suggested always the proper changes.
He also created the most part of the textures together with a brand new horizon for the track.

Credits :
Horizon and most of Textures: Remy Roesz.
SRB-Tree textures:  Thomas Laechele
3DO cars:  Gaus
3DO motorhomes:  Stefano Zampedri
Beta testing:  all the CanAm MOD team.
Hosting the private forum:  the GPL Repository.
Hosting the track:  the SimRacing MirrorZone.

Special thanks to:
All the community for giving me the right support for making this happens!
All the special guys that developed the tools for editing every GPL related thing!
The notorious Papyrus for giving me lots of fun!

Enjoy,
Yours GINETTO

Bergamo Italy, 24 Oct 2012

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Edited by Ginetto, Oct 27 2012 - 07:48 AM.


#2 dbell84

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Posted Oct 24 2012 - 07:14 AM

What a lucky break for me.  I took today off from work, so guess what I'll be doing today!

Thank you Ginetto for what I'm sure is another terrific track.  :up:

I can't wait to try it out.

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Posted Oct 24 2012 - 07:19 AM

Thanks Ginetto!!

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Posted Oct 24 2012 - 07:58 AM

Thank you sir! :clap:

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Posted Oct 24 2012 - 07:59 AM

THANKS, Better than Nice...WoWie

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Posted Oct 24 2012 - 09:07 AM

Thanks Ginetto!

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Posted Oct 24 2012 - 09:12 AM

Haven't been to the forum for 5 days - and then THIS!!!!

Thank you very much Ginetto :thankyou: . Can't await to try the rumble strips.... :bravo:

Gordon

Edited by GORDON_S, Oct 24 2012 - 09:18 AM.


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Posted Oct 24 2012 - 09:31 AM

Thanks a lot. Great job :thumbup: :thumbup:

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Posted Oct 24 2012 - 10:02 AM

Thanks al lot. Another master piece. :clap:

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Posted Oct 24 2012 - 10:12 AM

Thanks Ginetto

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Posted Oct 24 2012 - 10:16 AM

All thanks to the master artist !!!  :artist:

Thank you, Ginetto.  Fantastic accomplishment!

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Posted Oct 24 2012 - 10:38 AM

Great job! But are the kerbs at Turn 2 supposed to demolish the car?

When exploring the track I made a small spin in the curve, making me hit the kerbs, which killed my RF-tyre and sent my car back on the track, spinning, like I hit a wall. Is this a little bug perhaps?

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Edited by GrandPrixYannick , Oct 24 2012 - 02:29 PM.


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Posted Oct 24 2012 - 10:39 AM

Absolutely magnificent track and work, Ginetto and everyone involved! I just met Graham Hill in the paddock. We had a nice little chat and we both agreed that this track is a masterpiece!

Edited by Kanzo, Oct 24 2012 - 10:47 AM.


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Posted Oct 24 2012 - 10:48 AM

THANKS, well done Ginetto! :up:

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Posted Oct 24 2012 - 11:02 AM

Thanks very much "Sir" Ginetto :bowing:


(not yet tryed it but am very qurious)

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Posted Oct 24 2012 - 11:16 AM

What a fun track, thank you very much! :clap2:


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Posted Oct 24 2012 - 11:42 AM

:party:

Thanks Ginetto!

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Posted Oct 24 2012 - 02:23 PM

Ahaaaaa , Donny zijn broek is ready thanks Ginetto ...... downfloating it now and give this concrete some rubber to put on .
Lets drivvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvve :wubit:  yeeeeeeeeeeees :smug2: :wave:

Edited by svenvangent, Oct 24 2012 - 02:23 PM.


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Posted Oct 24 2012 - 02:48 PM

:up: Ginetto Prix Legend

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Posted Oct 24 2012 - 03:26 PM

Joeoeoeoeoeoeoeoeoeoeoeoeoeoeoeoe ....... pjieieieieieieieieieieieie waw just done 8laps with the Porsche(1:29.760) looooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooove it super , now i like to race on this track :bravo: Ginetto .
Haaaaaaaaaaaaaappy

Edited by svenvangent, Oct 24 2012 - 03:29 PM.





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