Donington Park Coming to rFactor 2


One of the UK's best loved racing circuits, Donington Park, is coming to rFactor 2 as part of the Q2 2022 content update.

Studio 397 has shared that Donington Park is coming to rFactor 2 as DLC as part of their quarterly content release for Q2 of this year. A video shared by the team shows a beautifully detailed version of the circuit and highlights its winding and hilly layout.

Donington Park has a long history in the world of racing and has been host to some unforgettable moments, including arguably the greatest racing lap ever. In 1993 Senna weaved his way from 5th position to 1st on the opening lap of the European Grand Prix in his McLaren-Ford MP4/8.

More recently, Donington has been a site for racing across a variety of series, including BTCC, Formula 4, Porsche Carrera Cup, British GT and Ferrari Challenge.

The track will be available as DLC at the end of Q2, as Studio 397 has enacted a plan of quarterly content releases rather than on an ad hoc basis. Be sure to check back with RaceDepartment often, as this is likely one of many new content releases to be announced in the coming weeks.

Are you a fan of Donington Park? Will you buy this DLC? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.
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Who needs a separate BTCC game from MSG? Just add some BTCC tracks and cars to rFactor 2!:D
If we got ALL the cars and tracks, sure!

But it seems rF2 and many other modern sims are committed to a 'tasting menu' approach for many series where you get one or a few cars and one or a few tracks, all of which are reeeaaally detailed. I'd assume we need a full separate BTCC game to get all the tracks (even at a lower level of detail).

I'd honestly prefer a more completionist orientation for sim devs personally, but tasting menus seem to be the way things work in the current sim racing landscape -- and that's OK, since it lets us have super detailed versions of a greater diversity of content. It certainly has its merits :)
 
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Hope there's going to be two versions, because the one with the appendix and awful blind hairpin ruins the rest of the circuit.
 
I wish it were a free release like Indianapolis, especially after so many other modern sims have Donington included or the LIDAR scan mod for AC here for free. If they included it in a track pack with Brands Hatch and Oulton Park like ACC did with its British Pack, then I'd be sold.
so many modern sims have Donington ? right, maybe, but NONE has rF2 ffb and physics....if I have to play with one version/game, it is with the rF2 one, no doubt.
 
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"Are you a fan of Donington Park?"
Yes.

"Will you buy this DLC?"
Of course not, the developers of this game don't even want to look at the Reverb G2+nvidia 3000 series bug. The unsolved bug that gives constant GPU framedrops. So the game was and is and will always be unplayable for me.
 
I wish it were a free release like Indianapolis, especially after so many other modern sims have Donington included or the LIDAR scan mod for AC here for free. If they included it in a track pack with Brands Hatch and Oulton Park like ACC did with its British Pack, then I'd be sold.
Any S397 tracks that are built using Laserscanning will be paid products. The reason Indy was free, was due to the track being released years ago and S397 only updated the track to the latest tech and layouts. It has been some time since a full track pack has been for sale, it would be wonderful news to hear if more Brit tracks got added in. Zandvoort & Portland are two examples of non ground-laser tracks that are very high quality.(by that I mean, I'm not sure if they use Lidar data as opposed to the format used by the DLC laserscans.)
 
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What another great way to fragment the community. Congrats Studio 397 you are now officially lagging even AMS2 in active users, trailing only your loser cousin NASCAR Ignition.
 
I think for now, I'm done "investing" on sim racing games. Nothing excites me again like the first time I get my hands on GPL, Geoff Crammond's GP series, rF, GTR2, GTL and Race 07 and RBR. I still have rF2, AMS2, AC and ACC installed on my PC though, but I don't think I'll spend another dime on them again.
I'm sure I'm not alone, so I guess Sim Racing developers really need marketing strategies to attract new players.
 
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If we got ALL the cars and tracks, sure!

But it seems rF2 and many other modern sims are committed to a 'tasting menu' approach for many series where you get one or a few cars and one or a few tracks, all of which are reeeaaally detailed. I'd assume we need a full separate BTCC game to get all the tracks (even at a lower level of detail).

I'd honestly prefer a more completionist orientation for sim devs personally, but tasting menus seem to be the way things work in the current sim racing landscape -- and that's OK, since it lets us have super detailed versions of a greater diversity of content. It certainly has its merits :)

100% agree. May be this is why AC is still the most popular/used sim. It's not the best in term of physic but it has almost cars and tracks for many real life series. You can simulate a full 2022 BTCC season with all the tracks and some of the cars via mods. Another examples are F1,Indycar,WTCR,GT2,etc. Sim devs should aknowledge that the pleasure of testing a race week end on a sim before watching it on TV is priceless. And despite what people think AC modded content are poor content, they are improving every year. No studio can compete against a community of modders that improve specific tracks or cars with dedication day after day. And with the technology evolutions, soon most of modded local track will be photogrammetry or laserscanned.
 
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