What's the Best Race Track to Never Feature in a Video Game?

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  1. SlipZtrEm

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    I mean, the title speaks for itself. :D

    I was getting lost in a Google/Wikipedia black hole the other day looking at obscure race tracks. It started with Potrero de Los Funes, because well, just look at it:

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    Much to my dismay, it's actually already in a game: Ride. Nevermind, I thought. Shortly after, I stumbled upon another impressive image:

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    A quick search told me this was Monticello Motor Club, and as far as I can tell, it's never shown up in any game. Which is a shame, really: think of how many different layouts it could offer.

    Of course, I couldn't create this thread without mentioning my personal favourite, Mas du Clos. This little French track is everything I want in a circuit; not too long, a bit of a technical section thrown in, and lots of elevation changes:

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  2. Chikane

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    Looks like this track has appear in some games.

    Will re-edited this post if i found one that hasn't.
     
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  3. Joey D

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    Arctic Circle Raceway, which holds the distinction of being the most northernly racetrack in the world:


    I'll be incredibly biased here, but the Utah Motorsport Campus is pretty great. It also has a karting course and dirt track on the main campus and a massive off-road area across the street. It's currently home to the Ford Racing School and is frequented by Ken Block and crew:
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  4. YayoiGT2

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    It's certainly not at all a modern example, but PC and Playstation racing sim Sports Car GT features this track.
     
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  5. Northstar

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    Mosport is actually in a couple games. iRacing and NASCAR Heat 2 have the track, there's also at least one old game with it (Sportscar GT).

    It would be nice to see it appear in some games considering its ownership issues.
     
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    @Chikane Mosport is in iRacing, and it's one of my fav's :)
    It should definitely be in more racing games.
     
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    I'm really hoping Ford just buys it this time around. It's currently for sale...well kind of for sale. Toole County is currently accepting proposals for someone to buy it until July 2nd. Really all the ownership issues stem from Toole County's inability to do anything correctly and pretty much acting really shady.
     
  8. Whitestar

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    That Potrero de Los Funes is simply gorgeous. I posted some cherry picked images in the GT6 forum back in 2014.
    Feast your eyes on this, and imagine having some of them as replay cameras.
    (Sorry for the off-topic.)
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    Utah Motorsport (formerly known as Miller Motorsport Park) appears in SBK 08, 09, X, 2011 and Generations
     
  10. BlacqueJacques

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    What about circuit Mont Tremblant? Nice circuit in the Laurentians of Quebec with elevation changes

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  11. MrCrynox

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    Isn't this track in Grid Autosport ?
     
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  12. YayoiGT2

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    Indeed it is!
     
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  13. pk500

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    -- The Targa Floria and Mille Miglia courses
    -- Grand Prix de Trois-Rivieres street circuit
     
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  14. Downhill Dino

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    I feel bad offering this track as its not as vast or characteristic as others posted here, but I think the little Central Circuit in Japan has its charm.

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    The best and most modern video I could find on it.
     
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  15. DesertPenguin

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    Virginia International Raceway?
     
  16. -Fred-

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    Forza 6 and 7.
     
  17. DesertPenguin

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    Yea but featured in a good game hehe

    I honestly can't think of any without going obscure or vintage
     
  18. -Fred-

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    Right.

    Has Algarve/Portimão been featured in anything? That's a really nice track.
     
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    Project Cars 2. Were you baiting me so you could make the same joke? ;)
     
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    Nope, I was genuinely wondering.

    But since you were expecting it, has it been in something else that doesn't require a 3000$ setup to be able to play it? :p
     
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    My PS4 Slim cost me $270, including the DS4 that came in the box of course. :p
     
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    Milbrook proving grounds test track, is that in any game?
     
  23. MrCrynox

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    Its in Grid Autosport :)
     
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    Helsinki Thunder (Helsinki, Finland)

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    Has Cadwell Park ever featured in a game?

    It's not a circuit i've ever enjoyed racing on, it's narrow, twisty and has a lot of elevation changes. Some drivers love it, but it always made me feel queasy.

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  26. Roger the Horse

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    @-Fred- Algarve is free content in Raceroom: Racing Experience.

    @TheCracker Cadwell Park is a DLC track for Automobilista.
     
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    Project Cars.
     
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    Sorry if this doesn't count, it may be a stretch (though the famous Pikes Peak Hill Climb is in various racing/ rally games and that's not exactly a track either) but I would love to see the Mt. Washington Climb to the Clouds stage located in New Hampshire (USA) in a game sometime. It's a race up the mountain's auto road, which is open to the public normally.

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    Just goes to prove how much/little i played PCars :dunce:
     
  30. daan

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    I have a soft spot for Ahvenisto in Finland. I have driven it in a game, but I'm sure it was downloaded and not an official track.

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    It's not used in any of the career modes apparently, so not surprising you didn't realise it was there.