The IZOD IndyCar series has released a computer-generated simulation of a quick lap around the Baltimore Grand Prix circuit. With a long back straight, drivers should be able to ratchet their machines up to a blistering 180 miles per hour before shedding all that speed for an abrupt right. With zero banking and all of the unpleasantries that come along with racing across uneven, bumpy public streets, the course should offer plenty of challenges for teams and their drivers. Turn three offers a 180-degree hairpin and what could be the best place to pass on the track. Drivers who brake late and carry speed through the turn will stand a chance at picking up position.

Turns five, six and seven occur in quick succession as the course darts back and forth through Baltimore, upping the likelihood that at least one racer will collect some concrete on the way into the more technical section from a 120 mph straight. The whole course promises to offer plenty of action once the checkered flag drops this weekend on Sunday, September 4. Hit the jump to check out the video.



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      MechE
      • 3 Years Ago
      Heading there Saturday!
      Chase
      • 3 Years Ago
      Going for the Saturday ALMS race :D
      joe_monaco
      • 3 Years Ago
      Will be there at Turn 9 for all three days, it's going to be a long but awesome weekend! Nice to see the virtual lap, looks exactly like the real thing I walked through this morning.
        diddiyo
        • 3 Years Ago
        @joe_monaco
        i'll be there on saturday for the ALMS race. any idea if there are good areas to watch the race with ground admission tickets? i don't have a grandstand ticket. thanks in advance
      Wes Mantooth
      • 3 Years Ago
      having the cars race past the warehouse at camden yards is very cool. would love to be sitting in the camden club watching the race
      Junkyard Willie
      • 3 Years Ago
      This is a stupid track American's suck at designing street circuits.
        johnb
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Junkyard Willie
        Looks like a pretty well laid out track to me. Can I see some of the tracks you've designed?
        50 AKA Ferrari
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Junkyard Willie
        It's cool for its location in Baltimore, Maryland.... Should be fun... I just always hoped and wishes indycar or f1 could somehow do a road race in NYC like in Manhattan/Central Park. It's an utter shame nobody could make this happen to date.
          Yann
          • 3 Years Ago
          @50 AKA Ferrari
          Gran Turismo 4 did it
      protovici
      • 3 Years Ago
      Go F1!!!!!!!!
      Dustin Joseph Windel
      • 3 Years Ago
      I'm goin sat for the ALMS too. Should be sweet. Still get to see the Indy cars qualify on sat too!!!
      snap_understeer_ftw
      • 3 Years Ago
      it is imperative to use the word imperative an imperative number of times aslo, imperative
      burkevillebum
      • 3 Years Ago
      Not a passing zone but turns 5-7 should be very interesting none the less. Can't wait to see how each race shakes out.
      Bruno Marques
      • 3 Years Ago
      Here's a nice european street circuit used in WTCC: http://www.circuitodaboavista.com/fotos/editor2/PLANTA/o1_rs_circuito%20da%20boavista%202011_painel%20geral__10_a4.JPG
      maxauthority
      • 3 Years Ago
      Is it possible to watch this race online somewhere in Europe?
      Element61
      • 3 Years Ago
      Target car already stuffed its nose into a wall during practice Friday, though I didn't catch where on the track it happened.
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