rFactor 2 – KartSim Pack Available
STUDIO 397 and third-party partner Tony Irfan are proud to announce that the KartSim DLC is now available for rFactor 2.
The first in a series of Kart packs features three tracks and two different types of karts. You can race the X30 UK Senior Kart and Rental Kart on the laser-scanned Paul Fletcher International, Buckmore Park, and Glan Y Gors karting circuits. In the near future, the KartSim team also plans to expand the portfolio of tracks and karts for KartSim with new and exciting content.
The first KartSim pack for rFactor 2 is now available via Steam for 19,98€.
Buckmore Park International Circuit
Buckmore Park Kart Circuit is an MSA approved outdoor kart racing circuit located just off the M2 in Chatham, Kent, England.
Originally owned by John Surtees, who notably won world Grand Prix championships in both Formula One car racing and Grand Prix motorcycle racing. Situated in a woodland between the two motorways, its proximity to London makes it Britain’s busiest circuit.
Buckmore Park is a circuit where many current and past Formula One drivers learned their trade, including Johnny Herbert and F1 champions Jenson Button and Lewis Hamilton, who was originally discovered by Ron Dennis in the 1996 Champions of the Future event held at Buckmore Park.
Glan Y Gors
With a length of 1.6 km, this karting circuit is one of the largest in the UK. Situated on the A5 between Corwen and Betws-Y-Coed, is one of the UK premier karting venues that started life comparatively late to other S1 race venues. With fast, sweeping uphill and downhill sections combine to make this an extremely fun yet technical challenge. It is no wonder all the young Racing Professionals start their career at GYG Karting.
A lap around the track takes you through corners as a carousel, compression corner, the druid’s complex and the devil’s elbow and contains a straight named after the Snowdon Mountain. The track has various good overtaking opportunities, guaranteeing exciting races!
Paul Fletcher International
PFI is the UK’s largest outdoor karting circuit based in Grantham, Lincolnshire and caters for various corporate events and race meetings throughout Lincolnshire, Newark, Nottingham and the UK. British, European and World Championships are held at PFI, as well as a club race held once a month by Trent Valley Kart Club who are based at the track. The circuit was built by Paul Fletcher, who still owns it today. Recently in 2011, an extension was added on to the track including a bridge, making it one of a kind.
There are two karts within the KartSim package, the Iame Senior X30 UK, and a Rental Kart, the karts have been meticulously designed working with partners on physics and drivers for performance and accuracy. These karts are fixed setup, which means they will be great to race online.
Iame Senior X30 UK
The “X30 World” concept is based on the engine X30 125cc and it can be summarized in few words as “real Karting at hand”. Thanks to the characteristics of the engine of simplicity, immediate feeling, reliability, performance and ease of use, with the concept of X30 World, IAME offers a full program for Karting drivers from the year of their 13th birthday (with the correct MSA licence) with an engine that can virtually accompany them along the whole career.
Since the very first introduction on the markets, the X30 has quickly and constantly grown, in the beginning as an engine dedicated to regional series, up to commercial classes promoted under the name of “X30 Challenge”, then introduced as Federative class by federations willing to replace the unsuccessful international classes and recently landed at international level with a European Challenge and an International Final usually held in central Europe.
The success of the X30 categories, basically distinguished in X30 Junior, X30 Senior, and X30 Master, comes from the stability and solidity of the engine and from IAME’s constant aim to provide detailed regulations and low management costs of both the vehicle and the race meetings. In 2013 the X30 is present in more than 15 countries and besides the commercial classes.
The Rental Kart is a fixed gearing corporate kart using a 4 stroke engine for karters who enjoy karting as a hobby. They’re equipped with night lights too so you can keep racing them 24/7!
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