Welcome to Venari's Circuit Showcase! Issue 1, introduction and initial 20 circuit extravaganza! I like to fiddle with the track path editor (as do we all) but only some circuits make the grade. Those that do get studied, refined, reprofiled and fully featured... and presented to you, lucky GTPlanet racers. I like to be creative for tracks, rather than slavishly copy an existing venue... that said, occasionally I'll find a circuit I like the look of and want to recreate. I did the Sonoma track because I wondered how to get elevation to match a circuit, and luckily it came out 'right first time'. I don't think I'll get that lucky again. I prefer to use Andalucia, as I find it the most decorative and pretty location. Even now, I'm still finding new 'unplaceable' decor cropping up from time to time. That iron-gated driveway up to the villa nearly made me crash first time I saw it. Eifel has its moments - for open, fast tracks and elevation change, you can't beat it - it's just when things get tight, you can hardly put any track paraphenalia down which is disappointing. Still, some epic tracks large and small will be appearing here. Death Valley puzzles me... the nature of the track edge makes it harsh to race on - I like a bit of curving to rumble over - so I haven't really 'got it' with Death Valley. I will continue to play with it every now and then - maybe adventures with mcuking around with the files will help and get some of the hilly terrain in the 'forbidden zone' into play... who knows. Every now and then, I'll post up a circuit guide or hint or even a new circuit(!) and I welcome you and hope you too will contribute with videos and race/cruise/arty photos from your time on my tracks. Occasionally I'll pass judgment and praise (or rampant scatching criticism, mwuahaha) on a 'Track of the Week' or other track I've tried and like (or loathe!) Sometimes I may put up a 'temporary' circuit, something I've developed for test which won't be submitted into the track database. It will usually be something experimental, contour trialling or somesuch, and I will ask for feedback if I'm thinking of developing it further, or simply leave commentary as to why I've done what I've done and try to illustrate my thoughts on the TPE with examples. If you have any questions or would like help with racing lines, setups or anything to do with my circuits, just ask here. I ask that you in return review the tracks and be honest, I don't mind criticism, especially if it's constructive and I can learn something new. Also, I don't mind advising on your track creations and will happily answer technical questions on how I achieved a certain corner or elevation change. In the meantime, here are my circuits - enjoy! Venari.