for Grand Prix Legends
Track Location : Minsk, USSR.
Track Type : Public road course
Track Lenght : 4.03 kms. - 2.504 mil.
Track Num. Turns : 9
Track Period : 1966-1979
Borovaya (Short Minsk Ring)
The Short Minsk Ring was opened in 1962. The circuit is situated northeast of Minsk, near Skopishe-second village. On a map the track resembled a triangle; two south sides went along old Zaslavskoe highway, which turned to the south near the village, and the north side ran along a new post-war section of this highway.
The length of the track was 2850 meters. The track doesn't have any fences or walls around it, but some areas are marked by wooden landmarks or piles of tires.
Borovaya is located in a hilly region, so the track has huge altitude differences for a such short length – around 18 meters.
In 1966 the track was reconstructed to adapt to international races requirements. To the east of the triangle a new section was built, which ran from Zaslavskoe highway to the south and after three left turns, turned backed to the highway again. The length increased to 4030 meters with 1700 straight, which ran along the highway. At the time, other parts of the track were widened (to 9 meters in width), roadsides were rebuilt, the start-finish -zone was moved to the highway and the track was renamed to Borovaya.
In 1968 the track was equipped with tire barriers, rooted to the ground, around almost the entire track. The tires become an attribute of Borovaya.
In the period from 1969-1977 the track hosted the Soviet round of Peace and Friendship Cup of Socialist Countries.
In 1970 a driver from Czechoslovakia, Vladimir Gubchek, on a formula 3 Lotus-41C, set the absolute record at Borovaya – 1.36 (151,13 km/h). Also in 1969-1973 and 1978 the track hosted the USSR championship.
Borovaya has been hosting races till the early 1990's.
Objects, Textures and everything else : Gavrilenko Dmitry (Gaus)
AI : Pavel Zherebtsov (Pavel), Ginetto
Textures : Vladimir Mahnytkin
Notes: I used some textures and 3do's from others tracks and Repository, full credits for the authors of the files.
Thanks to scott for the excellent horizont.
Special thanks to:
Ginetto for his advice and tips;
Pavel Zherebtsov for help with altitude and real photographs from the real roads and other advice;
Alex Rogachev for his site (http://www.ussr-autosport.ru), old photographs and advice;
dangermouse and Repository for the private forum;
Alex Khlebnikov for help with altitude and other advice from Minsk;
rugpl members: Pavel Zherebtsov (Pavel), Rome Schihalev (Sash2006), Alex Shokin (Lich), Petr Romanov (Romanov),
Vladimir Mahnytkin (opiwan), Eugen Dontsov (Veter) and other for tests, advice and motivation.
Thanks to RuGPL, Mirrir Zone and common Gpl Community
All that people who made
the tools to edit.... thank a lot!!!
Thanks Papy for GPL and NR2003!!!
Gavrilenko Dmitry aka Gaus - 2013
Add 3d-object fix to the track installer (update both links)
borovaya_v1.01.zip 15.58MB 515 downloads
Mirror link http://www.mediafire...xynoqybj497y887
Edited by Gaus, Feb 16 2013 - 04:20 AM.