Portimao v2.0

Major Update - track length and route revised, removal of chicane, elevation absolutely perfected

  1. Patrick8308
    Theme:
    Eifel
    Number Of Turns:
    14
    Length:
    4.680
    Length (Unit):
    km
    Replica of Portimao v1.0
    Autodromo Internacional do Algarve


    v2.0 Major Update

    layout optimization

    - track length now only ca. 20 m off original length
    - route revised - completely new drawn track: every radius and straight length is now just about original
    - the chicane after T1 felt a bit annoying and has been removed to create a better flow

    elevation perfecting

    - all undulations are now spot on
    - the height levels and slopes throughout a lap are virtually correct
    - every corner, every braking zone feels just right

    Here's a onboard lap of the original track where you can comprehend the elevation.



    v1.0 Release Notes:

    Track length and elements



      • F1 layout with chicane
      • track length 300 m longer than original
        reason:
        homestraight a bit longer to create famous downhill braking zone to T1, turn lengths slightly longer (limitation of TPE)
      • every radius and straight very close to original
    Curbing and Scenery



      • all original curbs placed accurately
      • stands close to original places where possible
        (especially T15 correct)
      • track gate just a bit off original position
      • some extra banks, track marshals and tents to create an alive circuit
    Elevation



      • not manageable to create the correct real elevation
        but:
      • close to original elevation in some track parts
        - downhill braking zone to T1
        (feels amazing, no lift off up to speeds of ~ 280 km/h)
        - uphill T3
        - downhill to braking zone T6
        (fantastic, little kink just before braking, really fun section)
        - uphill to and through T7 + T8
        - downhill to T13
      • different from original but fun to drive parts
        - downhill to T5
        - downhill to T10 + 11
        (very fast and challenging braking to T11)
    I'm really satisfied with the result!

    The elevation is a bit different from original but some track parts are very close to it. Especially braking zone to T1 got pretty nice, downhill braking to T6 is great too. The diverging track parts have a lot of character aswell, really fun to drive here.


    It's an amazing track with varying incline, some fast full throttle turns and other technical slow turns.

    Go out and enjoy your ride!


    Original Track Map

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    Original Braking Zone T1

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    Aerial View of Original with elevation visible

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    Replica Track Map

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    Replica Scenery Map

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Recent Reviews

  1. Bolaites
    Bolaites
    5/5,
    Version: v2.0
    Another great track from Patrick8308, many thanks.
    1. Patrick8308
      Author's Response
      I'm glad you enjoy my track replica - thanks for reviewing it!
  2. BarneyA
    BarneyA
    5/5,
    Version: v2.0
    really nice flow
    1. Patrick8308
      Author's Response
      Thanks for the 5 * rating!
  3. GT6champNK_69
    GT6champNK_69
    5/5,
    Version: v2.0
    You know my friend, you got me, 'WOW', what an exciting new update to this track of yours. I'm absolutely blown away with how good the elevation change, yes, spot on. Wonderful track Patrick, you can count on me, I'll keep this. I did a lap time of '1:46.806' using the "GT-R NISMO GT3 NISSAN GT Academy Team RJN '13 with special tune by RIDOX. WOW, WOW, I recommend all of you to download Patrick's track 'Portimao'. Cheers my friend, gt6champnk69, @KISMOZZT231 Replica Garage
    1. Patrick8308
      Author's Response
      Thanks for this overwhelming review! I'm really proud that you like the update that much.
  4. BenMillard
    BenMillard
    4/5,
    Version: v1.0
    Wide, smooth with neat curbs and helpful scenery. The real circuit is quite a rollercoaster and this captures the feeling well.

    Would you revisit it using the newer tools to get the elevation more like the real track? It's a bit too extreme in this version. Particularly the banking effect at corner exits. Perhaps you would force it into Death Valley scene to get the hot and dusty surroundings?

    More grandstands outside of the penultimate turn would help make it look different from the various hairpins. The entry looks sharp and the striped outside wall matches the earlier hairpins. But it opens out a lot at the exit, so a way to tell it apart more easily would be welcome.

    BMW 320i Touring Car, all power parts and oil change but no turbo, RH tyres, loose tune. Single Race, Professional opponents, 10 laps. Narrow win against Alfa Romeo 155 super touring monster with a Renault 5 Turbo just a few seconds behind.
    1. Patrick8308
      Author's Response
      Thanks for the review!
      Your words encouraged me to try updating the replica by using the no checks/ free homestraight apk to achieve an even more realistic elevation. We'll see how that turns out and if the result is good I'll update the resource.
  5. barista21
    barista21
    5/5,
    Version: v1.0
    nice track.!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  6. tarnheld
    tarnheld
    5/5,
    Version: v1.0
    Enjoyable track for slow cars, an excercise in throttle control for fast cars. The Torre VIP hairpin is especially tricky, i also like the plunge into the Portimao corner! Primeira is quite a feat with fast road cars, jump included. Good job!
    1. Patrick8308
      Author's Response
      Thanks for your review! Those 3 mentioned turns are exactly my favourite parts as well. The elevation of Portimao corner is different from original but as you described it well the plunge can be a nice thrill.
  7. watermelon punch
    watermelon punch
    5/5,
    Version: v1.0
    As usual, Patrick 8308 has chosen a very interesting track to re-create here! It's somewhat unusual a track, even looking at the real-life track photos! The undulations in the real life track photo surprised me! It turned out to be exciting for racing! Though I myself found it difficult. It seems to demand expert timing to get some turns "just right". However, even when things got a bit messy, the width of the track prevented most mayhem, so that's a distinct plus on a difficult track! There's plenty of track to use... to gain time, or avoid crashing! LOL :D Bravo!
    1. Patrick8308
      Author's Response
      Thanks for that interesting review. Actually the undulations in the original track have been fascinating me all the time and for that reason I wanted to create a representative replica. The track might be quite difficult but I guess that makes it a challenge. And usually challenges aren't boring. ;-)
  8. Carlos Vidal
    Carlos Vidal
    5/5,
    Version: v1.0
    Execelent job.
    1. Patrick8308
      Author's Response
      Thanks a lot!
  9. Rethima
    Rethima
    5/5,
    Version: v1.0
    Excellent track! I'll use it directly in my HOTT series.
    1. Patrick8308
      Author's Response
      Thank you!
  10. GT6champNK_69
    GT6champNK_69
    5/5,
    Version: v1.0
    This track look just amazing. Extremely well done, especially the elevation, I find them very fun, but also challenging. I myself have made this track, but in Eifel flat, and is very satisfied with mine.
    But this one cracks. The best created track on Track Path Editor so far. Thanks for sharing.
    1. Patrick8308
      Author's Response
      Thanks for this very positive review, it makes me happy that the track is being enjoyed so much.