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IndyCar Generic Remake Racing Manager GameIndyCar Generic Remake runs in the BATracer game engine. This is an proposed player-made independant carset to be added to the game.
For carsets which are currently active and can be played now (currently 33 different sets to choose from), scroll to the bottom.
|This Italian manufacturer is now used by all the teams in the series, and is set to carry on dominating at least until new rules come into force in a few years time.Despite critisim of their chassis design, they still form an itegral part of the sereis.|
|This Japanese car manufacturer has been in the series a few years, and in that time has concentrated on making incredibly reliable engines. As such, engine failure is now a rarity in the series.|
Fireswift Alternate 'Reds'
|A soft compound tyre for use on street and road courses|
Fireswift Primary 'Blacks'
|The harder option on the road and street courses, used primarily for racing|
|The tyre used on the ovals in the series, where it offers speed and durability|
|Tyre for racing on a wet track, as may be found on road and street courses.|
Streets of São Paulo
|São Paulo, Brazil||A brand new street circuit in Brazil kicks off the season. The event appears to be popular, helped by the presence of many Brazilian drivers on the grid and the exciting track layout, with more than one good overtaking oppertunity a lap.|| ||14th March|
Streets of St. Petersburg
|St. Petersburg, Florida||A street circuit that has been part of the series for some time now, and that has seen some memorable races. It has many oppertunities to overtake, and often produces an interesting race. The course utalises both city streets and part of the airport.|| ||4th April|
Barber Motorsports Park
|Birmingham, Alabama||A road course that has been used previously for testing, but is new to the series as a race venue. The circuit is considered one of the most beautiful in the country, being descirbed as 'The Augusta of Motorsports', but the first race failed to excite.|| ||11th April|
Long Beach Street Circuit
|Long Beach, California||A historic race on a street circuit, formerly part of the world championship, but now firmly part of the north american series. Like all street circuits, there is much difficulty for the drivers, with no room for error, and also few oppertunities to pass.|| ||18th April|
|Kansas City, Kansas||Back to the 1.5 mile ovals for a 300 mile race, before the month of May and the big race. Kansas may not be as popular now as it was a few years back, with the race in high summer, but still is an important race, with Indianapolis just round the corner.|| ||25th April|
|Speedway, Indiana||The big race, and the one they all want to win. The winner after 200 laps of the 2.5 mile speedway will go down in the record books, and many legends have made their names here in years gone by. Who will win and drink the milk in victory lane?|| ||30th May|
The Milwaukee Mile
|Milwaukee, Wisconsin||The oldest purpose built speedway in the world continues to host a race, despite issues with the management. Still in the traditional race time of the week after the 500, it often throws up an exciting race.|| ||6th June|
Texas Motor Speedway
|Fort Worth, Texas||The second longest race on the calendar, on this fast, highbanked oval. Sure to be a drmatic night, with some of the best racing on show in the series. Now the second most prestigious oval race in the series, it's going to be a long night.|| ||13th June|
|Newton, Iowa||A most rare venue, a modern short track. Built as recently as 2005, this race has since got a firm home in the series. A very fast track, and not always the best racing, but usually has some excitement for the fans.|| ||20th June|
Richmond International Raceway
|Richmond, Virginia||A true short track, used by both stock cars and open wheelers. Although some editions of this race have been uninteresting, with leader often struggling to pass even backmarkers a lap down, it still has a great atmosphere.|| ||27th June|
Watkins Glen International
|Watkins Glen, New York||One of the first road courses in the series, and seen as a classic race track, after years of hosting the US grand prix. One of the faster road courses on the calendar, this race seems to be popular with drivers and fans alike.|| ||11th July|
Streets of Toronto
|Toronto, Ontario, Canada||A circuit on the city centre streets over the border in Toronto, this makes up the first half of the Canadian excusion for the series. The circuit has all the normal challenges associated with street circuits, giving the drivers no room for error.|| ||18th July|
Edmonton City Centre Airport
|Edmonton, Alberta, Canada||The series stays in Canada for another week, on this airport circuit. The circuit makes use of the runways and taxiways, and consequently is very high speed, but a bumpy surface makes like difficult for the drivers.|| ||24th July|
|Sparta, Kentucky||Back to US soil for a race on a 1.5 mile oval, a stable for the series. The race has been on the calendar since 2000, and is now well established.|| ||22nd August|
Mid Ohio Sports Car Course
|Lexington, Ohio||One of the classic north american road courses, with much use around the year. The race has long been an important part of the open wheeler series, and this continues today, with the August race.|| ||1st August|
|Sonoma, California||A circuit in California, that plays host to a variety of events, including stock cars and drag races as well as openwheelers. The circuit isn't always well suited to exciting racing, but is a challenge for the drivers, and the teams.|| ||15th August|
|Joliet, Illinois||A classic circuit which rarly delivers a dull race, and always plays an important part in deciding the championship. The speedway is rather standard, one and a half miles and moderatly banked, but has no straight at all, instead always turing left.|| ||18th September|
Twin Ring Motegi
|Motegi, Japan||Over the water to Japan, and this egg shaped oval circuit. The shape makes the track a challenge, it isn't quite the norm, and cars are unoften good in both the open end of the speedway at turns 1 and 2, and the tighter 3 and 4.|| ||5th September|
|Homestead, Florida||The first oval race of the season, with a night race on this high variably banked oval in south Florida. This track is often the scene of some interesting races, and reminds us of memoral moments.|| ||28th March|
IndyCar Generic Remake Racing Strategy GameThis is a generic carset representing the period of Indycar racing from 2008-11. It is much like the original carset, which was based only off the 2008 season, but with a few changes. The calendar has been changed, as has some of the data. Qualifying is now run in a way more similar to the actual format on road courses, and the tyres have been changed.
These still exist unchanged for the drivers, but no longer are in play for the teams, due to the carset being generic. Note that the new calendar contains 10 ovals and 9 road courses, which is more balanced than previously.
In the real IndyCar series, road courses are held over three days, and ovals over two. The exception is Indianapolis, which has an entire month of practice. Therefore, a warmup session between qualifying and the race is scheduled on the road courses, and at Indy (where it is known as Carb Day), but not on the other ovals. This is reflected in the carset by how many runs you get for warmup. On road courses and at Indy, you get many, generally four or five. At all other ovals, you only get one. However, you also get slightly more runs at the ovals in the initial practice, as teams in the real series can often make better use of the time available to them at the start of the weekend.
Qualifying on ovals is decided in the same way as in the previous set, with four lap averages used. On road courses, it is knockout qualifying, similar to that used in recent F1 sets and DTM, and also similar to the actual IndyCar qualifying format. This sees 12 cars advancing to the second session, and 6 competing in the final session, the Firebug Fast Six.
There are four types of tyres. On the road courses, you have reds, which are a soft tyre, blacks, which are harder, and rains for use when it is wet. These tyres will still appear in the list of available tyres on ovals, but using them is not a wise idea, and they are unavailable to real teams on the ovals. You will get 4 of each on the road and street courses, and can use them as you wish.
For the ovals, you are restricted to the speedway tyres, of which you will get between 7 and 11 at each oval race. Do not use the speedway tyres on road courses, for they are unsuitable, and in the real series unavailable, so are designed to not work very well at all.
Whilst you are allowed four car teams, there can only be one per game so to prevent them taking out the little guys in the single car teams. Also, there are limits on teams with at least three cars (4), and teams with at least two (10), to make sure that the series stays competitive.
##### CREDITS FOR THIS CARSET #####
Now, as before, a product of Rob's Workshop.
In the original carset, work on the graphics done by James Broomhead, though these have been replaced by new ones made by Rob Baker and Mariusz Pilarek.
Track maps from the original carset were done by Rob Baker and Philip Chandler. Some of these rounds have been dropped, but many are the same maps. Track maps for all rounds new to this version have been done by Timo Mabbutt and Steven Dalgesh.
Data and other gubbins done by Philip Chandler, with much other input from others too great in number to name.
Active CarsetsThe above carset is in the works. By contrast, the following carsets can be played NOW...!
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F1 2012 inspired GP Manager Game( More Info on GP 2012 )
The updated GP 2012 Season, now tighter and more competitive than ever! A mammoth 20 races and the introduction of a new US circuit.
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F1 2011 inspired GP Manager Game( More Info on GP 2011 B-Spec )
The updated GP 2011 Season, now with a new tyre model, more compounds, and easier overtaking.
F1 2011 inspired GP Manager Game( More Info on GP 2011 )
The GP 2011 Season, featuring different tyre behaviour, DRS and the return of KERS.
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MS GT Challenge( More Info on MS GT Challenge )
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V8 Supercars 2010( More Info on V8S 2010 )
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F1 2010 inspired GP Manager Game( More Info on GP 2010 )
The GP 2010 Season, featuring the most anticipated season for a decade or more. New teams, new rules, more cars on track, no refuelling.
Classic Trans-Am( More Info on Classic All-American Series )
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Formula 3( More Info on Formula 3 )
Custom Formula 3 themed including a climax at the Macau GP. Unique features: Build a custom team from 64 unique combinations of chassis, engines and tyres. No single combination is the best! Up to 4 cars per team.
GP2( More Info on GP Two )
GP Two is inspired by a real life F1 feeder series. Race in equally matched single seaters at many of the F1 venues - Sprint and Feature races. Build up a new team from the beginning.
DTM( More Info on German Tourers )
Inspired by a famous European championship - featuring weight ballast "success penalties" and single car teams. Build up a team from the beginning.
F1 2009 inspired GP Manager Game( More Info on GP 2009 )
The GP 2009 Season, featuring the most radical shakeup in years. New rules, a new team and the new Abu Dhabi circuit add to the action.
Indy 500( More Info on Indy 500 )
The Indy 500 race - 200 laps spread across 5 x 40-lap stages allowing you to modify strategy and hone your setup mid-race. 37 entrants but only 1 winner. 2008 car data with gameplay enhancements. Unique Features: Multi-Day Single-Race Oval
2008 Indycar Series( More Info on 2008 Indycar Series )
The 2008 IndyCar season - the first season after reunification of the two North American open wheel series. Features large grids, close racing, multiple liveries per team and more.
Champcar Championship v2.0( More Info on Champion Cars v2.0 )
This is an updated edition of the original carset, but with updated car and track graphics and a full complement of '95 liveries. Miami and Indianapolis are now also included! Based around the classic PC game Indycar Racing 2.
GP 2005 Strategy Simulation( More Info on GP 2005 )
The 2005 GP season. A unique year in modern racing, where only one tyre is provided over the course of a race, and drivers must pick their race strategy before qualifying.
GP 1999 Grand Prix Championship Season( More Info on Classic 99 )
The GP 1999 Season. A good competitive F1-style set of the old school. Single tyre supplier helps level the field all the more.
F1 1997 Championship Game( More Info on Classic 97 )
This 24-car GP '97 set has a good spread of competitive cars both at the front - and at the rear with 4 teams squabbling over the wooden spoon. There are lots of upgrades throughout the season directed toward certain teams.
F1 2008 F1 Manager Game( More Info on GP 2008 )
The GP 2008 Season, featuring 2008 car data, new teams and liveries, as well as the new Valencia and Singapore Street Circuits.
MR2 World Series( More Info on Mid-Engined World Series )
A world tour of racing, in a series of wildly differing events. Road / Race classes offer 2 very different challenges for race strategy.
Unique Features: 2 classes and Variable race format.
F1 2007 Racing Manager Game( More Info on GP 2007 )
The GP 2007 Season, featuring 2007 car data, One tyre manufacturer, new teams and liveries, Fuji Speedway and Spa on the calendar.
Le Mans Endurance Series( More Info on LMES v2.0 )
Build your own GT team. GT, GTS, LMP1 and LMP2 classes. Unique Features: Long endurance races, 4 different classes on track at once, unique rules, 22 cars to choose from!
Classic 1986 GP Manager Game( More Info on Classic 86 )
A classic 1986 Season, featuring long races without safety cars or refueling. High failure rates can be frustrating, hence:
Warning! - this is not a series for the beginner!
V8 Supercars( More Info on V8S )
The highly competitive V8S championship inspired by V8 Supercars, featuring sprint, endurance and reverse grid racing.
Warning! This is a very long season, only join this game if you have the commitment to complete a full season.
A1GP Grand Prix Manager Game( More Info on Formula Nations )
An A1GP-inspired championship, consisting of individual drivers driving for their nation. Unique features: A1GP-style race format, no teams, no excuses - identical cars! Warning - not for the inexperienced player, this can be a very frustrating series.
Champion Cars( More Info on Champion Cars )
Based around the modern Indycar/CART period 1995-onwards. Unique Features: Choose chassis, engine and tyres. Team sizes from 1-3 cars! Fragile cars. Circuit and oval racing. Custom car painting!
British Tourers( More Info on British Tourers )
Build your own touring car team. Touring and Production classes based on current and recent seasons.
Note: Old Batracer v2.x legacy series.
Unique Features: Split class championship.
BAT Seven Challenge( More Info on BAT Seven Challenge )
Race a variety of Seven type cars around Bookatrack.com race and airfield circuits.
Note: Old Batracer v2.x legacy series, some graphics and gameplay elements may be of reduced quality.
Unique Features: Lack of qualifying session maximises the racing. Many team creation options and ways to win; unique circuits.
GP 2002 Fantasy Grand Prix Racing Game( More Info on GP 2002 )
The GP 2002 Season. Classic points system.
Note: Old Batracer v2.x legacy series.
Unique Features: Fixed team setup as per real season. Challenging array of car setup options: for experienced players only.