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breyzipp
15-01-2017, 13:54
Hi, I'm really fascinated by the historical tracks in Project CARS and Assetto Corsa and I've been digging a bit deeper in the 2 tracks from Rouen we have in Project CARS. These 2 tracks are in the game (with in-game info) :

1966 circuit - 6.54 km - 12 turns - Rouen Les Essarts
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1966 circuit - 5.10 km - 13 turns - Rouen Les Essarts Short
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When I try to look up info about this track, this is what I found on the French and English Wikipedia :
French (for circuit layout pictures) : https://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Circuit_de_Rouen-les-Essarts
English (for length and turns) : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rouen-Les-Essarts

So I'm wondering, just purely looking at the shapes, isn't the "short" track mislabeled? As far as I understand there has never been a "short" version of this track. The 1966 track we have in game is the first one I mentioned and that distance and layout seems to be correct with the Wikipedia pages. But I think our "short" version is simply the same Rouen track but from 1974 on and the distance is not the 5.10 km as what is now labelled in game but the 5.543 km from Wikipedia ( the layout from the early 50s is 5.10 km long but based on the shape of the French wikipedia that sure is not the track we have in game).

I think the 2 track configurations we have in game should be labelled as follows :

1966 circuit - 6.54 km - 12 turns - Rouen-Les-Essarts (1966)
1974 circuit - 5.54 km - 13 turns - Rouen-Les-Essarts (1974)

cxMilk
15-01-2017, 17:27
1974 circuit - 5.54 km - 13 turns - Rouen-Les-Essarts (1974)
Should be 1972. The layout we have was only used in '72. 1974 on had a chicane at turn three.

More trackmap info can be seen here (http://www.circuit-rouen-les-essarts.fr/le_trace.html).

breyzipp
17-01-2017, 12:42
Should be 1972. The layout we have was only used in '72. 1974 on had a chicane at turn three.

More trackmap info can be seen here (http://www.circuit-rouen-les-essarts.fr/le_trace.html).

Great info, thanks!

Golfhacker27
19-01-2017, 11:30
Much of the track still exists as public road, so can be driven today. Go to Google Earth and it is easy to match the track in its various versions to the existing roads (the link in cxMilk's mail helps a lot)
I live about 30 minutes away, and can confirm that the PC modelled circuit is quite
representative of the reality (banked track sides, woodland etc).