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Fuji Speedway 1970 1

By: LifeRS
Origin: Conversion | Real World
Category: Permanent Circuits
Initial release: 11-Nov-08
Current release: 1, on 11-Nov-08

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Screenie by: Rot Teufel
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Fuji Speedway 1970 rFactor V1.0

GTL to rFactor Conversion by LifeRS

Ladys and Gentlemen, proudly present the very first scratch made track by our community!


Fuji Speedway Corporation was established in 1963, as Japan NASCAR Corporation.
At first, the circuit was planned to hold the race of the NASCAR form in Japan.
Therefore, the track was originally designed to be as a 4 km 30?high-banked superspeedway,
but there was not enough money to complete the project and only one of the bankings was ever designed.

Mitsubishi Estate Co. invested in the circuit, and took the management right on October 1965.
A new part of track was built to counteract the problem, and the resultant 4.359 km course proved more successful.
Initially the course was designed to be run anti-clockwise but there were several huge crashes at the banking
and a number of deaths, and it was quickly decided to reverse the direction of racing.
Even this failed to prevent further carnage. The reason that banking was so horrific,
was that at the end of the straight the drivers went over a blind crest at up to 300km/h and dropped into the banking.
At other tracks (Daytona, Monthlery, etc.) the cars climb up the banking.
One of the results was that although there were many brave Japanese drivers there were not too many
with great skill and the death toll from that one corner was horrendous.
This made Fuji Speedway one of the most dangerous tracks worldwide.

In 1974 the banking was abandoned and the track was redesigned to host fast international racing series like
Formula 1. Despite being out of use for over three decades, a big part of the circuit's banked portion is still in existence,
albeit in a decaying state. It is even still visible on Google earth's satellite pictures.

This GT-Legends version of Fuji Speedway features a 1970 layout of the track, including the banking and
the old pitlane, but it is not an 100% accurate interpretation. Working with only a few old pictures we had
to create big parts, such as advertising space, vegetation and in-/outfield, of it by free imagination and for
a good looking and drivable track.

Nevertheless we hope you enjoy driving our virtual version of this part of racing history with us.

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Where can we find that wagon in first pic???
Sasuke024 on Jan-23-2012

Astonishing track!
MrPowCz on Jun-25-2011

Your story is wrong. It wasn't true that they didn't continued because of money problems. It was the landscap with the lots of hills it wouldn't possible. It's true!!!
thijsmeerveld on Aug-25-2010

Without question the best track I've seen for Rfactor. Great job, and many thanks!
jwatch on May-07-2010

nice job my friend. Just one question: where to find the station wagon, in the first pic?
tonix_89 on Apr-09-2010

great job for the responsable for this mod

this track reminds me running a mazda 787b in gt 4

downloading and rating keep on the good work fellas
Donaughy on Jan-06-2010

Just a question.. why when the cars exit the garage do they spin sideways into the next garage and stop? I experience this on quite a few tracks but worst on this one. I cannot even get a Porsche Cup car out of the garage?
GrampsD on Aug-26-2009

How similar is this to the '80s Fuji layout seen in GT4?
David Paterson on Mar-01-2009

Thanks bh972345! Wonderful video clip.
lifers on Dec-30-2008

It is narrower than actual FUJI in the 70's.


bh972345 on Dec-28-2008

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