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Oulton Park in a game

I've been given a 'track day taster' for Christmas, which I'll probably do at Oulton. What computer games do you know (preferably PC) which feature Oulton, so I can learn the layout?
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Never really thought about it before actually, but it's an interesting point - racing games used to be all about the real tracks. These days they seem to have moved away from that completely.
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The old PS1 TOCA Touring Car game had Oulton on it in it's various layouts,can't think of any more recent ones though.
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Toca Touring Car on the PS1 springs to mind.
Not much help i know.
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Yeah, the TOCA series is all I can think of, and they're ancient. Don't reckon they'd even run on a modern PC.
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Toca race driver 3 on pc and should work on windows 7 but oulton is an easy track to get to grips with
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Toca race driver 3 on pc and should work on windows 7 but oulton is an easy track to get to grips with
Yep, even with a car that's going pop
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You can get ps1 emulators for Android phones/tablets then run toca toca
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Never got to grips with any of these racing games, tho I know a fair number of racers who do use them to familiarise themselves with a circuit.

Before a first race, I always used to check out the you-tube in-car clips from as many different people as possible to get my ideas of the circuit, including an indication of the proper lines....This guy makes a reasonable fist of it: Renaultsport Oulton Park Track Day - Clio Cup 172 - 23/08/2012 - YouTube

Oulton isn't particularly hard, but it can bite you if you don't respect it.....worst are probably the last two bends - Druids which is technically a double-apex, and Lodge which is approached blind and if you get it wrong can throw you into the kitty litter - then if you fight it too much, spit you back across the track to smack the wall on the inside of Deer Leap.....

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Thanks Richard. I'll definitely do that. I thought if I could drive it a bit myself too, I'd take it in better though.

There is a VERY serious sim called iRacing which is online only - costs $6 a month, but Oulton Park isn't in the standard pack, and will probably cost another $12. Not really a lot of money, so I might give it a go. Can't see myself taking the internet racing seriously enough to continue subscribing after this purpose is served though.
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On the subject of the track day itself - there's only 20 minutes paid for. Given the necessity of insurance, and the cost thereof though, it seems most cost effective to pay for the rest of the day if given the chance.
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Right, I've managed to find a pretty good solution for the computer game to learn the layout.

Race '07 - available on Steam for less than £3.

Doesn't have Oulton park as standard, but the track can be downloaded for free - and it has both the Island and International layouts.

And, because Race '07 includes the 2006 WTCC cars, you can drive a 156 GTA around it.

Now, I don't want to make the mistake of thinking a game is like reality - but this is supposed to be a simulation. I assume the 156 GTA from the WTCC is a very different car to the road going GTA?

Because I can't see myself being brave (or stupid?) enough to take corners at 100 as I was in the game! Even the hairpin at Shell Oils corner was taken at 50mph.

Can anyone (looking at you Richard!) give me averagely quick cornering speeds for the different Oulton corners?

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Here's a question - given the blind nature of Lodge, is it an accepted method for novices to come out of the other side quite central on the track rather than on the very outside? Just as a little insurance!
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