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F2’s Bacheta ‘test drives’ new rFactor2 ahead of official launch

Brit tasked with fine-tuning final version at Base Performance Simulators

Championship leader Luciano Bacheta was tasked with fine-tuning the FIA Formula Two car that will feature in the latest version of racing simulation rFactor2, using the state-of-the-art test facilities at Base Performance.

rFactor2 is the forthcoming sequel to the award-winning computer simulation which has since become the standard for a simulated racing experience. Developed by Image Space Incorporated, the company has more than 20 years' experience in the market, developing racing software used by both amateurs and professional racing teams.

Earlier this year, Formula Two confirmed a new partnership with makers ISI to have its entire fleet of latest-spec F2 cars featured on the brand new simulation - due for release when testing is complete.

Since then F2 Chief Engineer James Goodfield has spent countless hours working with ISI, who also produced the Formula 1™ titles for EA Games, to recreate the Williams designed JPH1B F2 car with the utmost accuracy, from the physics right down to the engine note.

To help with the final stages of testing, Formula Two called upon current championship leader and five-time race winner Bacheta to spend the day at Base Performance to put the simulation through its paces. Operated by double Le Mans winner Darren Turner, BPS is based in Banbury and houses the most true-to-life F2 simulator of anywhere, helping current and prospective drivers to hone their skills.

Speaking to Formulatwo.com Bacheta said: "It's been great to be able to help out with the development of the new rFactor2 and I was pleasantly surprised how similar it is to driving the actual F2 car. There are a few tweaks we'd like to make to ensure it's as close to perfect as possible but I can see myself spending a lot time on rF2 when it's released!" 

rFactor2 is scheduled to be released later in the year with further details available at http://rfactor.net/web/rf2/. For more information on Base Performance Simulators visit www.baseperformance.net/ 

Click here to watch Luciano Bacheta testing the new rFactor2

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