What’s your favorite virtual race track?

By Colin Wood
Aug 2, 2021 | iRacing, Forza Motorsport, Virtual Racing, Gran Turismo

Photograph Courtesy Gran Turismo

Sure, you have a favorite race track in the real world, but what about the virtual world?

Like us, you probably spent a fair amount of your formative years playing racing games like Gran Turismo and Forza Motorsport. And, also like us, you likely still find time to enjoy virtual racing in modern sims like iRacing.

[Virtual racing: Get off the couch and onto the track (which is also your couch)]

Do you prefer faithful reproductions of iconic race tracks like the Nürburgring or Spa-Francorchamps? Or are you more into fictional locations, like Gran Turismo’s Trial Mountain Circuit or even Mario Kart’s Rainbow Road?

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solfly Dork
7/28/21 11:25 a.m.

Maple Valley

Keith Tanner
Keith Tanner GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
7/28/21 11:31 a.m.

Trial Mountain. 

Mndsm MegaDork
7/28/21 11:33 a.m.

Rainbow road. 

Countingcrowbars UltraDork
7/28/21 11:41 a.m.

Same as real life, laguna seca. Followed by circ de la sarthe. 

johndej Dork
7/28/21 11:55 a.m.

In reply to Mndsm :

I'm more of a Koopa Troopa Beach fan, hitting that shortcut just perfect....


captdownshift (Forum Supporter)
captdownshift (Forum Supporter) GRM+ Memberand UltimaDork
7/28/21 12:12 p.m.

The stunt course in Hard Drivin' 

ProDarwin MegaDork
7/28/21 12:20 p.m.
captdownshift (Forum Supporter) said:

The stunt course in Hard Drivin' 

Damn, beat me to it.

Duke MegaDork
7/28/21 12:49 p.m.
Keith Tanner said:

Trial Mountain. 

That's a close second.  First would be either Deep Forest or Apricot Hill.  Or maybe they're the close second; I can't decide.

Favorite virtual real track:  Sears Point.  So hard to get a perfect lap.  So much fun to try.


captdownshift (Forum Supporter)
captdownshift (Forum Supporter) GRM+ Memberand UltimaDork
7/28/21 1:03 p.m.

In reply to ProDarwin :

The pain of trying to jump things and to go through a loop all while battling terminal understeer. 

trigun7469 SuperDork
7/28/21 1:06 p.m.

Honestly GT5 on the old PS3 and making up my own tracks or downloading others. I would trace different turns from different tracks, I don't think that features exists on the modern counsoles. 

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