What does a croissant have in common with Brands Hatch Indy, the clipped version of the historic circuit? Well, they both share the same, gentle crescent-shaped figure and digestibility. As far as video games are concerned, digestible content equals popular content, with a number of users continuously returning for another tasty snack. I’m quite positive anyone could confirm that the track in question fits that description.
Brands Hatch is one of the most popular British circuits in the world. Albeit short and seemingly simple in Indy guise, various changes in elevation on every corner make the track exceptionally tricky for amateur drivers charging in carelessly. Although it has hosted a wide array of racing events over the years, the modern generation of gamers usually associate it with touring competition, as it played an important role in Codemasters’ memorable TOCA series. Nowadays it can be found within almost all driving simulation titles, as you can see in the comparison up top, presented by video game channel MotoGamesTV.
We recently covered a five-way comparison of Nürburgring Nordschleife, so you should be familiarized with the concept since it is based on the same idea: compare the same track from each of the four racing simulators (in this case Assetto Corsa, iRacing, Project CARS and Race Room Racing Experience) and notice differences in audio or visual department. While this lacks the real-world baseline video, it’s nonetheless an interesting comparison. Which do you prefer?