With Youtubers and streamers sharing their latest impressions before the Closed Beta opens up to more sim racers, Rennsport adds the Nurburgring Grand Prix Circuit to the track list available in their new title.
It’s not the most surprising news, as Rennsport needs to add new venues fairly swiftly to accomodate future rounds of the ESL R1 pro sim racing series. The next races will be held online on March 13th, with Spa and the Hockenheimring already being used for the first two events. And with further rounds occuring one or two weeks apart until May, it’s likely several more circuits will be appearing soon.
Plus, the new sim racing title has started out with a Germanic focus on cars and tracks, with manufacturers including Audi, BMW, Mercedes and Porsche. So adding the Nurburgring GP track was always going to be on the cards.
And having another track will definitely help the experience of anyone accessing the closed Beta, as previously the circuit list was confined to Spa, the Hockenheimring, and the Goodwood Hillclimb.
The GP-Strecke was completed in 1985, hosting European and German F1 GPs, DTM, and the 1000km Nurburgring among other events, with a total lenth of 5.148km (3.199 miles) after changes were made in 2002, including the introduction of the fast right hand first corner. The current lap record is held by Max Verstappen from 2020, with a time of 1:28.139.
It also offers hope that the Norschleife will appear in the future, as a lot of sim racers will tend to demand it before they take any game seriously. And it means that the combined layouts used for events like the 24 Hour races would then also be available.