Here's Why Bathurst is One of the Best Tracks in the World

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  1. GTPNewsWire

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  2. Corsa

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    Best article on gtplanet in recent memory, thank you.
    It's always been my favorite track, in fact I'm constantly in the S397 server practicing.
    Marcel Offermans was racing this past weekend with us at Bathurst it was brilliant running with the man in charge of rF2.
    He is quite quick, I was running 2:07s in the Aston, he was pushing high 2:05s.
     
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    I love bathurst. One of the best ways to get me to play GTS is daily GT3s on bathurst. Its just so thrilling. It, along with bathurst, remind me of something out of an arcade racer; almost ever corner is a multitasking challenge, cornering, braking, coasting and accelerating all within one second of driving. I managed a 2:01.4 last time it was up on GT3, and considering I rarely play the game I was pretty proud of that time.
     
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  4. Nismonath5

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    I definately agree Bathurst is one of the top tracks on this planet. The best bit is that it provides fierce, intense racing regardless of the cars, slow or fast!

    Point proven a few years back when @Vic Reign93 and I dueled at Bathurst in stock EG Civics, and it ended in a dead heat! :eek:

     
  5. Rosinbag1

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    Amazing race and finish
     
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    Why thank you :sly:
     
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    One off my fav tracks!
     
  8. Vic Reign93

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    Well it does take two to put on a show and that race is definitely up there as one of my favourites(No bias I swear.:lol:).
     
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    I'm just going to leave this here



     
  10. WanganGhost

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    I think bathurst is alot like Monaco a bit. Get it wrong a bit and you are in a wall. But get it right and its magic. Ohh so good.
     
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    If anyone gets the chance, visit the real road. Not that the game doesn't show the realness of the blind corners and the concrete walls. It's more about driving at the road legal limit and coming to grips with cars doing three to four times the 60km/h limit! I was driving under 60km/h taking in "how?". From the classic Touring Car Masters(TCM) muscle cars to Supercars to GT3, it IS insane to drive those cars that fast... and in packs!... following bumper to bumper!... and sometimes in the dark! Drivers may be brave, but they respect the mountain.
     
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    What I've never understood about Bathurst is why half its length is rectangular. The good stuff is a wild drive, but the rest is like waiting in line for another turn on the rollercoaster, particularly in a sim racing context.
     
  13. Sick Cylinder

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    I love Bathurst - especially at night! And I wish we could also race at Longford, Tasmania!

     
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    I absolutely adore it as a circuit, it's one of the few that I can seem to get consistently fairly good times on. I just love how the car will sink into that turn at the bottom of The Dipper and will give you a bit of extra grip. It feels like you're playing a Wipeout game.
     
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    bathurst keeps me on edge for the whole lap,there's no dull moment in this track.
     
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    After setting up my new tv this track will be my first 4k experience in gaming. :cheers:
    Very good article!
     
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    Great track, definitely one of the most challenging for me.
     
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    Definitely one of the most technical tracks...can't seem to get gold on circuit experience but I could race it like a god on previous gt's
     
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    Only keen on GT (and wipeout but it’s not really the place), i only discovered bathurst when gt sport retailed.i can now agree with this thread; it’s in my top3 now. So damn good vibs already in sim racing. Can’t imagine how terrifying it must be IRL
     
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    It's doubly epic in VR with a Group C car...



    Fantastic circuit :D
     
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    It would have been even more hairy WITHOUT the walls (and that's what it was like)
     
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    It's a street circuit. When it's not race weekend it's an open road with a 60kph speed limit and crawling with cops. Another thing it's missing is kangaroos.
     
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    A circuit partly made up of a public road, or a circuit that is opened to the public? The Nordschleife or Circuit Gilles de Villeneuve are opened to public traffic, but the Nordschleife is not really a "road" and CGdV is not really a "street".
     
  24. 05XR8

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    How it used to look


     
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  25. Nismonath5

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    A circuit entirely made up of public roads. Like @CapraKiwi said when it's not being used, it's got a 60km speed limit and is absolutely swamped with police, due to the number of thrill seekers who would love to go blasting down Conrod straight in their daily.

    In fact, drive a lap on any sim and you should be able to spot most of the blocked off streets, driveways and access roads.
     
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    Partly made up of a public road. If you look at for example the Bathurst 12 hour schedule, there are the slots where the close and open the roads.
     
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    Wow, I didn’t know that. I knew about Conrod but thought that it’s a mixture like Le Mans.
     
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    This track used to be a nightmare for me because of the incredibly difficult corners in the mid-section of the track.