GRID 2 new trailer + infos Singleplayer

Today came another gameplay trailer for GRID 2.

During the preliminary stages Codemasters annoucened infos regarding the singlerplayer mode in the game.

There will be the ”WSR” (World Series of Racing) as a champiosnship including all classes of racecars (not all cars confirmed yet).

Codemasters is saying that there is story, but really, it’s just a normal career mode racing, you can say it’s similar to the story mode of Need for Speed Shift 2 Unleashed.

There are also some new cars, but still no racecars:

Scion FR-S/Subaru BRZ

Ford Focus ST (that are all new cars that i’ve found in the previews, if you found other cars please write that in the comments)

Codemasters are really reserved reagarding racing cars, the only racing cars/tracks that have been confirmed yet are the Red Bull Ring, Brands Hatch, Indianapolis, Yas Marina  and the Dallara DW12 Indycar.

Like i said in the previous article about GRID 2, i’m still waiting for Touring cars, GT and LMP cars to come like in the first GRID.

The graphics are looking pretty good, similar to F1 2012.

But really there are many reasons for a no buy of GRID 2: To many production cars (will wait and see with the racingcars), bad story telling (if you can call it even a story), and why is Codemasters putting the cars and tracks for the pre-order not in the hole game?

But the most crusial reason why you would not pre-order is, because the game doesn’t have a COCKPIT VIEW!!!

That’s disappointing , but ok i think we can get over this.

GRID 2 is coming on the 31st May for PC, PS3, Xbox 360.

GRID 2 Gameplay Teaser Trailer + Infos

Again a new teaser for Codemasters GRID 2.  Codemasters is unveiling new infos  in the Singlepalyermode on 14th February.

GRID 2 comes on 28th May in the US and on 31st May in Europe for PC, Xbox 360, PS3.

This game will be awesome, i’m still disappointed that there is no cockpit view, but i’m confident. I’m still waiting for Touring cars, GT and LMP cars to come.

Carlist (cars that have been confirmed yet):

Ariel Atom

Alfa Romeo Guiletta

Bac Mono
BMW 1M coupe
BMW M3 E30
BMW M3 E36
Chevrolet Camaro Z28
Chevrolet Camaro SS
Chevrolet Corvette Z06
Dodge Challenger (2011)
Dallara DW12 Indycar
Ford Mustang (1970)
Ford Mustang Boss 302 (2012)
IndyCar Pace car (Corvette ZR1)
KTM X-Bow R
Koenigsegg Agera R
McLaren MP4-12C
McLaren MP4-12C GT3
Mercedes SL65 AMG Black Series
Mercedes SLR McLaren 722
Mercedes SLR McLaren 722 GT
Nissan Silvia S15
Nissan Skyline R34 GT-R
Nissan R35 GT-R Spec V
Pagani Huayra
Zenvo ST-1

 Confirmed Tracklist (not all confirmed yet):
  •  UK Brands Hatch (real circuit)
  •  US California (openroad/point to point)
  •  US Chicago (city track)
  •  France Côte d’Azur (openroad/point to point)
  •  US Indianapolis Motorspeedway (real circuit)
  •  France Paris (city track)
  •  Austria Red Bull Ring (real circuit, was the A1-Ring before)
  •  Abu Dhabi Yas Marina (real circuit)

When you’re pre-ordering the game you will get a pre order bonus (depends in which land you’re pre ordering it, US or Europe) you can chosse between two pre-order bonuses :

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(Europe) McLaren Racing Pack:

McLaren MP4-12C GT3 Special Edition

2 new routes around the Brands Hatch GP Circuit

Special Online Event

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(USA) Indycar Pack:

Dallara DW12 and Indycar Pace Car (Chevrolet Corvette ZR1)

2 new routes around the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Circuit

Exclusive Online Event

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(Europe) Head Start Pack:

Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren 722 GT

Discounts in the Car upgrades store

A unique RaceNet bonus

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(US) GTR Racing Pack:

Nissan GTR Spec Road car

Yas Marina daytime circuit

Exclusive Online Event

These DLC’s will be also seperatly available when you don’t pre order it.

ELMS 2013 Startlist+ Delta Wing/Nissan seperation

29 cars will come into the ELMS for 2013.

The series was last year  cancelled after 2 races in Paul Ricard and Donigton Park. The ACO tries a restart with the ELMS, competing 5 races around europe including a “Super Endurance Weekend” with the WEC in Silverstone, three other races with the World Series by Renault and the final in Paul Ricard with the french FFSA GT-Tour .

Good to see that the ACO is behind the ELMS, i guessed a low starterfield for this year but it seems like many teams have interes in this series, especially french private teams.

There are no LMP1 Prototypes anymore, becuase of the lack of cars that were enterd. Only LMP2, LMPC, GTE-Am and the new GTC class are in the series .  I’m looking forward to it.

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Quick news: Nissan and the Delta Wing project from Don Panoz and Highcroft Racing are going different ways. Nissan wants to concetrate on their LMP2 programm, but are happy to have raced with the Delta Wing.

ELMS calender 2013:

Silverstone 12-13 April (WEC)

Imola 17-18 May            (WSBR)

Red Bull Ring 19-20 July (WSBR)

Hungaroring 13-14 September (WSBR)

Paul Ricard 27-28 September   (FFSA GT-Tour)

ELMS startlist 2013:

LMP2
TDS (Oreca-Nissan) – Pierre Thiriet
Greaves (Zytek-Nissan) – TBA
Boutsen (Oreca-Nissan) – TBA
Murphy (Oreca-Nissan) – Brendon Hartley
Sebastien Loeb (Oreca-Nissan) – Frank Montagny/Nicolas Marroc
Race Performance (Oreca-Judd) – Michel Frey/Patrick Niederhauser
Signatech (Oreca-Nissan) – Pierre Ragues
Jota (Zytek-Nissan) – Simon Dolan/Oliver Turvey
DKR (Lola-Judd) – Olivier Porta
Morand (Morgan-Judd) – Natacha Gachnang
Orex (HPD) – Dean Stirling

LMPC
Endurance Challenge (FLM09) – TBA
Endurance Challenge (FLM09) – TBA
Endurance Challenge (FLM09) – TBA

GTE
RAM (Ferrari F458 Italia) – Johnny Mowlem/Matt Griffin
RAM (Ferrari F458 Italia) – Gunnar Jeanette
AF Corse (Ferrari F458 Italia) – Yannick Mallegol/Jean-Marc Bachelier/Howard Blank
AF Corse (Ferrari F458 Italia) – TBA
JMW (Ferrari F458 Italia) – TBA
IMSA (Porsche 911 GT3 RSR) – Patrice Milesi
Larbre (Corvette C6-ZR1) – TBA
Prospeed (Porsche 911 GT3 RSR) – TBA
Autorlando (Porsche 911 GT3 RSR) – TBA
Kessel (Ferrari F458 Italia) – Michael Broniszewski/Philipp Peter

GTC
Kox (Lamborghini Gallardo LP600) – Peter Kox/Nico Pronk
AF Corse (Ferrari F458 Italia) – Mads Rasmussen/Cedric Sbirazzuoli
AF Corse (Ferrari F458 Italia) – TBA
Autorlando (Porsche 911 GT3 R) – TBA
Momo (Audi R8 LMS) – TBA

Lewis Hamilton’s Mercedes F1 test crash caused by brake issue

Lewis Hamilton’s accident on his first day of Formula 1 testing for Mercedes was caused by rear brake problems, his team has confirmed.

The Briton ran off the track and straight on into the crash barriers at the Dry Sack hairpin after just 15 laps of testing on Wednesday.

Television footage showed tyre marks running off the track and across the gravel trap, before Hamilton had nudged the barriers, knocking the front wing off.

Mercedes confirmed shortly after the accident that Hamilton’s issues had been related to the rear brakes, and that the driver was completely unhurt.

“Lewis suffered a loss of rear brake pressure, the front brakes enabled him to slow the car but he couldn’t avoid the barrier,” wrote Mercedes on its official Twitter account.

The team concluded that the problem started in the hydraulic brake line to the right rear caliper. It is now working on aero and suspension repairs in the hope of getting Hamilton back out in the afternoon.

Hamilton’s accident delivered more frustration for Mercedes, which had to cut short its running on Tuesday because an electrical problem on the car forced it to rework its wiring loom.

Grosjean had also some problem’s in one corner…