Good day all!
I have made comment to these in other sections, but feel this is a better way to share with you all! The Gymkhana 9 is a more specialty car and am sure others would like to make more use of it. So I would like to share my custom routes for the gymkhana #9 focus!
Both tracks have start points near by eachother, so can be done relatively quickly with track times in under five minutes. Both tracks were made to make use of the Gymkhana 9 and the testing was done with the stock unmodified and default tuning so they are more than able to be used in an as is fashion. Feel free and please post any feedback you have or questions. I always have an ear open. If anybody is looking to get into route creation and would like advice or is wondering ways to improve their routes/having drivertar issues, be sure to ask. My ear and inbox is always open. I may not respond right away, but if I see it, I will certainly try to help!
Event number 1:
The first track I recommend is “Block around the Rock” which starts in the Quarry Cross Country Circuit, found in the quarry.
The concept of this track is to bring the showmanship of Gymkhana and hooniganism with a race. The Quarry layout gives a good mix of quick acceleration and deceleleration without lots of wobbling in the layout. This allows for more flicking and sliding for the turns. The night time staging of the event offers racers a unique view of the quarry with all the sodium lights light up and good shots of the cliff face, finishing with the longer straight down the mid level path past the lit up cut.
Event number 2:
“Just a Block in the Woods” starting in Derwent Reservoir Trail. North of the dam, west side of the river
This one is about bringing out the S1 rally side of the Focus. It opens with a midly wet course and winds its way through the forest. As it works its way out, it eventually opens up through the fields and ending when it reaches flat farmland. Notable visual of this track is the gradual transition out of the woodlands. It isn’t immediate, but just progresses as you go along the course. This keeps it visually fresh as well as providing a slow transition from sliding and tail flicking muddy corners into higher speed dry gravel without upsetting your rhythm.
“Fighting the Urban Sprawl” starting Greendale Super Sprint. Road course north of the main road in Edinburgh
Bonus track. This one was made to capture Hooniganism, but was not quite right for the #9 Gymkhana due to it’s default rally tune. However, it is make for those that like to slide and leave smoke. The custom car selection as such is open to all the drift and hoonigan cars. Just swap out them dirt tires for a bit of grip. One notable feature is making use of one of Edinburgh’s X intersections. At first glance on the map, it might seem as though their is route interference or it could be a crossover, however they are both turns through the turn with intuitive lines that will keep you heading the right direction. Careful when it is tight, enjoy when it is wide and let er slide!
If people are enjoying these, let me know. I can put together and share a library of my existing routes and continue sharing!