Hello sim racers!
The latest in our line of laserscanned Formula E circuits is about to hit rFactor 2, as we proudly introduce the innovative and very different ExCeL London Circuit.
Developed and built by Formula E themselves for use within rFactor 2 – this is truly the ultimate representation of this circuit in sim racing.
Having caused quite a stir when the current location made its debut on the Formula E calendar, the ExCeL London Circuit is a perfect mix of drama, excitement, innovation and controversy that Formula E racing thrives upon.
Coming in at a surprisingly lengthy 2.252 km and comprising no less than 22 turns, the ExCeL London Circuit runs along the famous Thames waterfront through a series of tight and twisty corner combinations, before dramatically diving into and back out of the ExCeL London arena, a highly unique proposition for drivers to get accustomed to in a top level racing series, and something that we think will provide a unique and rather challenging experience within rFactor 2.
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Uniquely identifiable thanks to the part street, part indoor area layout of the track, it would be fair to say that this is a circuit unlike any other within the world of rFactor 2.
To really emphasize this unusual arrangement, drivers can be in no doubt about their surroundings right from the very off, as a lap of begins immediately within the indoor section of track. Here, grip will be at an absolute peak thanks to the specially laid asphalt, before diving out onto the main part of the outdoor portion of the lap, and with it the unpredictability of street racing.
As is always the case with a tight and twisty Formula E street circuit, here the walls line the full perimeter of the track, waiting to invite the unwary driver into an early finish or lengthy stop for repairs, and with 22 corners plus the aforementioned transition from indoor arena to the streets of London itself, that risk is amplified yet further as the cars squirm their way through the circuit fighting for each and every inch of available tarmac.
Aside from the obvious focal point of the arena itself, London also features a number of interesting corner sections and diverse challenges for the drivers to overcome, not least of which is a steep downhill drop from the exit of turn 5 into the outdoor section of 6, 7 and 8. Here, as well as the change in road surface, drivers will have to quickly acclimatize to the additional acceleration offered by the descent, before plunging back into darkness and hard on the brakes into the tight 6 and 7 complex, getting as close to the wall as possible in a bid to shave off those all important last few thousands of a second.
Studio 397 have worked exceptionally closely with the series for the creation of this DLC, and as such, the detail and levels of accuracy for this new track are second to none. Ever wondered what it would be like to race on one of the most distinct venues in Formula E – well, wonder no more, as the London ExCeL Circuit s coming to rFactor 2 as part of the Q4 2022 November release in just a few short weeks time.
Q4 2022 Announcements so Far
- Bahrain International Circuit
- BMW 330i M Sport BTCC
- Vanwall Vandervell LMH
- AI Improvements
- Croft Circuit
- Thruxton Circuit
Another exciting new track with something a little bit different! The London ExCeL Circuit is Formula E, but not quite as you’ve known it before. Tight and twisty, technical and exciting, inside and outside – a track that has it all, and one we can’t wait for you to give a go for yourself when it releases this November! Remember, stay tuned on studio-397.com and the rFactor 2 social media channels for more news and announcements as we continue to build towards our Q4 2022 update and content release for rF2 – exciting times ahead!
London ExCeL Circuit – Coming to rFactor 2 this November!