Turn 10 Studios, maker of the highly anticipated “Forza Motorsport 5” racing game, announced the addition of two new classic tracks on Tuesday – Yas Marina and Le Mans.
Here’s the skinny on Yas Marina, according to Turn 10 Studios: “Each of the twenty-one corners of Yas Marina Circuit are unique; adding challenge to this ultra-modern circuit. The facility is housed on a man-made Yas Island in Abu Dhabi, UAE. Within the bounds of the circuit, drivers travel underneath the Yas Viceroy Abu Dhabi Hotel as the track twists and turns among the dunes and the yacht-filled marina. Adding further intricacy and challenge, the pit lane exit travels through a swooping tunnel underneath the track.”
And here’s the lowdown on Le Mans: “Since 1923, once a year the public roads and racetrack sections of Le Mans come alive with the roar of race engines for the most revered motorsports event in the world, the 24 Hours of Le Mans. It is, bar none, the fastest racetrack on Earth. Driving Le Mans, a driver will be wide-open throttle 85 percent of a lap. The Mulsanne Straight is 3.7 miles long and prototypes hit speeds in excess of 250 miles per hour before two separate chicanes were added in 1990 to comply with FIA rules requiring straights no longer than 1.2 miles.”
Watch the video of Le Mans above and then head on over to the “Forza Motorsport 5” news page for more video on Yas Marina and more information on both tracks.