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Georgia’s Road Atlanta course, owned by NASCAR through their purchase of Panoz Motorsports, is most famous as home to the Petit Le Mans. The 1,000 mile endurance race was one of the original events in the American Le Mans Series, and the winner of the race in each class automatically qualifies for the 24 Hour of Le Mans race the following year. Some may remember Road Atlanta as the scene of two of the most spectacular crashes in history, when a Porsche 911 GT1 did a complete backflip in 1998, followed in 2000 by a BMW V12 LMR—less a fault of the track and more an issue with insufficient aerodynamic development on the cars. Constructed in 1969 out of a farmer’s field in an area better known for oval-track racing, Road Atlanta has attracted some of the best North American race series to roar around a road course, including Can-Am, Trans Am, Formula 5000, and AMA motorcycle racing. Revived from a period of disuse in the mid-1990s by Don Panoz, changes included the addition of a chicane (Turns 10a and 10b) to bring the track up to international race standards—but on the long straight leading up to that chicane, the best LMP1 cars, properly tuned, can exceed 200 mph. The track’s elevation changes and a wide variety of corner types make it the perfect venue to test the extreme performance of the any true racecar, or to simply give your favorite A-Class car a workout.
— Official description [1]

Road Atlanta is a real environment set in Eastern United States, Braselton. It is featured in all Motorsport titles since Forza Motorsport, with the exception of Forza Motorsport 6: Apex.

Layouts

Road Atlanta features 2 layout configurations.

Full Circuit Club Circuit
Layout Icon Track Road Atlanta Full Circuit Icon Track Road Atlanta Club Circuit
Distance 2.54 mi (4.09 km) 1.77 mi (2.85 km)
Turns 12 9

Trivia

  • Road Atlanta is the site of the ten-hour Petit Le Mans endurance race.
  • Road Atlanta Club Circuit is named Road Atlanta II/Short in Forza Motorsport and Forza Motorsport 2.
  • In 2018, Michelin acquired naming rights for the venue, and subsequently, the track was rebranded to Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta, beginning in 2019.[2]

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References

  1. "Road Atlanta". forzamotorsport.net. Retrieved 04-23-2019.
  2. "'Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta,' new track developments for 2019". racer.com. Retrieved 09-30-2019.
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