With the new DLC about to be released for Assetto Corsa Competizione on February 10th, 2021, some new ACC British GT Pack Donington and Snetterton preview images have been released. And they look pretty good.
The Assetto Corsa Competizione British GT Pack adds the three circuits, 40 liveries, 70 drivers, cars, teams and a dedicated season to replicate the 209 British GT Championship in the Kunos Simulazioni GT racing sim. We’ve already seen screenshots shared from Oulton Park. And the two other tracks look just as good.
Donington Park in Leicestershire was first opened in 1931. Craner Curvers are named for Fred Craner, a former motorcycle racer who approached the owner of the Donington Hall estate to start holding races.
After closing during World War 2, the circuit was eventually bought by Tom Wheatcroft who re-opened it in 1977. Since then it’s hosted the 1993 F1 European Grand Prix, and is a feature on the MotoGP, World Superbike, British Superbike, BTCC, British F3 and other motorsport calendars.
It’s a great track to drive, with the drop in elevation from Hollywood through Craner Curves to the Old Hairpin, and plenty of overtaking opporunities around McLean’s, Coppice and down Starkey’s Straight.
And no discussion about racing at Donington Park can be had without mentioning the neighbouring East Midlands Airport, which is just 400 yards from the eastern end of the circuit. Mainly because there’s been debate for years about whether the fuel dropped from planes constantly overhead makes the Tarmac more slippery, especially in wet weather.
Obviously it appears in a number of racing sims as one of the most popular and famous UK circuits. But the same isn’t always true of Snetterton.
The Snetterton Circuit in Norfolk opened in 1953, using the runways of the former RAF Snetterton Heath air base. Like Donington, it’s now owned by MotorSport Vision, and underwent large changes in the early 2000s to create the Snetterton 300 Circuit.
Like Donington, it offers plenty of slipstreaming and overtaking options, particularly on the Senna and Bentley straights. But brave drivers can also attempt something through the infamous Bomb Hole corner and Coram’s before the tight Murrays left-hander ends the lap.
In addition to being the second longest circuit in the UK, the venue is also able to run events on the shorter Snetterton 200 and Snetterton 100 layouts at the same time.
The Assetto Corsa Competizione British GT Pack will be released on February 10th, 2021 for the PC edition of the racing simulation. Console racers should be able to buy it in “late Spring”
If you want to keep up with all the latest Assetto Corsa Competizione news and updates for PC and console editions, it’s all right here. Along with every piece of content available in our Assetto Corsa Competizione Car List, and Assetto Corsa Competizione Track List.
Assetto Corsa Competizione is available as a digital download for the PC via Steam, the Xbox One via the Microsoft Store and the PS4 via the PlayStation Store. Or as a physical edition from Game or Amazon.