Mount Panorama, Motor Racing Circuit Bathurst (or often simply Bathurst) is now in Forza Motorsport 5. so that adds to the known tracks...http://www.ign.com/articles/2013/09/04/microsoft-launching-real-life-race-team-bathurst-confirmed-for-forza-5
Xbox Australia has revealed today that, in partnership with Triple Eight Race Engineering, the company will be launching the Xbox One Racing Team as a wildcard entrant in Australia's 2013 Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000.
Xbox Australia and Forza Motorsport developer Turn 10 Studios have also announced that the famous Bathurst track, Mount Panorama, will be making its debut in Forza Motorsport 5.
Mount Panorama’s debut in the Forza Motorsport series has been a long time coming.
“I gotta say that over my time, from the very beginning of Xbox in Australia, when I was running the launch of Xbox in Australia,” says Bowman, “I think that the one thing that gamers always ask me in local interviews is, ‘When can we get Bathurst in Forza?’ So it’s really been quite a long time coming, and we’ve been partnering with Turn 10 and the racing team in Xbox in Redmond to really bring that to life in the game. So, look, it really has been a piece of work over many years.”
Dan Greenawalt, creative director at Turn 10 Studios, confirms Bathurst has been one of the most-requested race tracks from Forza fans.
“Few circuits have been requested more by the worldwide Forza fanbase than Bathurst, and for good reason,” says Greenawalt. “It holds a special place in motorsports history as one of the most demanding and challenging circuits in the world. In addition, the timing couldn’t be better to finally bring Bathurst to the Forza series; with Forza Motorsport 5, we’re able to bring the circuit to life in a way that nobody else can.”
“Through the use of cutting-edge technology like laser-scanning and our new materials-based graphics engine, we can now precisely reproduce the characteristics of every corner, straight and detail to sub-centimetre accuracy; from the narrow twists and turns of the Esses, to the thrilling rollercoaster sprint down the Conrod Straight. This is the Bathurst that racing fans have been asking for years and we’re proud to bring it to them in Forza Motorsport 5.”
“Yeah, look, we had the team out; they did an extensive digitisation of Bathurst,” says Bowman. “From a technical perspective, from a video game development perspective, [it’s a] highly technical track, and a lot of complexity in terms of the digitisation. The team spent significant time to really precisely reproduce the characteristics of every corner, and every straight.”
Mount Panorama, better known as Bathurst (after the town it’s located in), is regarded as the spiritual home of Australian motorsport. Mount Panorama’s unique layout features a 174 metre elevation change from its lowest to highest point and boasts the fastest corner for touring cars in the world.