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Overview


Introduced in Live for Speed S2, Kyoto Ring answers a long-standing demand from Live for Speed players, adding an oval to the mix of courses. This addition was very well received, and the Kyoto Ring Oval has been almost as popular as the Blackwood GP course ever since. More experienced drivers tend to stray away from the oval, instead trying the National infield road course, or the daunting GP Long configuration, with over four miles of challenging turns.

Configurations


Kyoto Ring has three configurations, one oval and two road courses. The most popular layout online is the Oval, which has recorded the second highest amount of completed laps.

Oval
Oval


  • Distance: 1.9 miles / 3.0 km
  • Grid Size: 32 cars
  • Laptime Range: 0:31 - 1:07

Kyoto Ring's Oval consists of three banked turns, and one small and flat turn on the front straightaway. Most cars can make it through every turn by letting off the throttle slightly, at most, though a few formula cars may need to brake slightly upon entering turns. Due to the speed, smooth steering is a must, and passing is best done through drafting. Falling out of the draft during races, however, does not seem to significantly slow down a player compared to a pack of drafting cars.

National
National


  • Distance: 3.2 miles / 5.1 km
  • Grid Size: 32 cars
  • Laptime Range: 1:16 - 2:28

National is Kyoto Ring's infield road course, using 75% of the oval before turning into a section located inside the oval. The track starts off on the oval, in the opposite direction of the Oval layout, and goes through one banked turn before turning off onto the infield section. The infield consists of several s-turns and hairpins, with a few faster turns for measure. National finishes off with a few right-handers returning to the oval, a banked turn, and the flat turn around the start/finish line.

Due to the space on the oval, as compared to the infield section, passing is best done coming onto the oval itself. The infield course has a few too many narrow turns for passing to be completed easily.

GP Long
GP Long


  • Distance: 4.6 miles / 7.4 km
  • Grid Size: 32 cars
  • Laptime Range: 1:42 - 3:26

The Kyoto Ring GP Long layout is both long and difficult, as the only section of track used in any other configurations is the Oval's front straightaway. The rest of the track resembles the real-life Suzuka Circuit, although it is far from exact in appearance. Many of the styles of turns resemble turns from Suzuka, however, including a series of winding turns, and several high speed turns that require only slight braking. There isn't necessarily a best place to pass on GP Long, although some hairpins leave enough room to initiate passes, and the difficulty of the turns will undoubtedly cause a degree of driver error that can be capitalized on for additional passing.

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