Laguna Seca Track Confirmed For GT Sport
After two years of development, Polyphony Digital finally added one of the most requested tracks to the Gran Turismo Sport Circuit. After ending a long-time licensing problem, GT Sport Update V1.47 introduced the renowned Belgian Spa-Francorchamps circuit.
A while ago, GTPlanet, the biggest Gran Turismo Community Website out there, hinted that another missing fan-favorite track could be coming to GT Sport. Apparently, a document that was sent to competitors of the GT Sport World Final showed the Laguna Seca venue as part of the tracklist.
Now the speculation has turned into reality, as the official Gran Turismo YouTube channel published a promo video for the GT Sport World Final held in Monaco this weekend. The video included some in-game GT-Sport footage of the famous North American racing circuit.
For now, this only indicates that the Laguna Seca will be used in the World Final, but it seems fair to believe that the track will be available for the public soon.
(Screen captures by GTPlanet)
Laguna Seca Raceway
Laguna Seca Raceway, (branded as WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca, and previously Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca) is a paved road racing track used for both auto racing and motorcycle racing, originally constructed in 1957 near both Salinas and Monterey, California, USA.
The current racetrack is 2.238 miles (3.602 km) in length with a 180 feet (55 m) elevation change. It has eleven turns, including the famous “Corkscrew” at Turns 8 and 8A. A variety of racing, exhibition, and entertainment events are held at the raceway, ranging from super-karts to American Le Mans racing to music festivals.
The name Laguna Seca is Spanish for “dry lake”. The area where the track is was originally a lake. The course was originally built around the lake, which has since dried up entirely. An artificial pond has since been added.
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