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The Driving Park facility is an area of testing tracks in the Gran Turismo Series. It exists, in part or as a whole, in all mainline versions of the game. Driving Park consists of Test Course, Motorland, Beginner Course, Gymkhana Circuit, Circle Courses, Complex String and The Karting Tracks.

Test CourseEdit

Main article: Test Course
Test Course
Test Course (GT1)
Test Course (GT3)
The Test Course in both its old (above) and new (below) layouts, notice the difference in pit stop length and tunnel in both layouts
Circuit Length 6.43 miles (10.35 km) (GT3 and GT4)
3.257 miles (5.242 km) (GT and GT2)
Turns (Left/Right) 4
Track Type Original Circuit
Road Type Tarmac
Appears in Gran Turismo
Gran Turismo 2
Gran Turismo 3 A-spec
Gran Turismo 4
Gran Turismo PSP

Test Course is a 10 km oval circuit with two 2.5 km straight sections seperated by two 180 degree banked corners. The circuit is designed to bring out the highest speeds of each car. A shorter version of Test Course appears in Gran Turismo and Gran Turismo 2.

The circuit is the setting for several license tests, missions, speed trials and races in all versions of Gran Turismo, except for Gran Turismo 5 Prologue,Gran Turismo 5 and Gran Turismo 6 where it has been excluded and replaced with the Top Gear Test Track and Special Stage Route X

Motorland Edit

Main article: Motorland
Motorland
Motorland
Circuit Length 1.34 kilometres (0.83 mi)
Turns (Left/Right) 9
Track Type Original
Road Type Tarmac
Appears in Gran Turismo 4
Gran Turismo PSP

Motorland is a short, highly technical circuit in the Driving Park facility of Gran Turismo. It appears in Gran Turismo 4.

Motorsports LandEdit

Motor Sports Land
Motor Sports Land
Circuit Length 888 metres (2,910 ft)
Turns (Left/Right) 9
Track Type Original
Road Type Tarmac
Appears in Gran Turismo 2

Motorsports Land, the predecessor to Motorland, appears in time trial mode of Gran Turismo 2.

Beginner CourseEdit

Main article: Beginner Course
Beginner Course
Beginner Course
Beginner Course (No Chicane)
The Beginner Course with (above) and without (below) the chicane
Circuit Length 0.48 miles (0.77 km)
Turns (Left/Right) 5 (regular)
4 (no chicane)
Track Type Original Circuit
Road Type Tarmac
Appears in Gran Turismo 4 Prologue (without chicane)
Gran Turismo 4
(with Chicane)

Beginner Course is a very short, simple oval track with a chicane in the back straight. It is one of the most basic courses in Gran Turismo 4. A version of this circuit without the chicane exists in the Driving School area of Gran Turismo 4 Prologue.

Circle CoursesEdit

60REdit

60R is a 60 metre radius (377m length) circular course used in license tests in Gran Turismo 2 and 3.

In GT3Edit

  • License Tests A-4 (dry) and iB-1 (wet)

100REdit

100R is a 100 metre radius (628m length) circular course used in license tests in Gran Turismo 3.

In GT3Edit

  • License Tests A-5 (dry) and iB-2 (wet)

GymkhanaEdit

Gymkhana is an open paved area of the Driving Park facility used for the Coffee Breaks on Gran Turismo 4's

Gymkhana
Turns (Left/Right) 0
Track Type Open Park
Road Type Tarmac
Appears in Gran Turismo 4

license tests. In these Coffee Breaks cones are arranged in different setups depending on the level of the license.

Gymkhana can also be accessed via the Driving Park area of the Gran Turismo map.

In GT4Edit

Complex StringEdit

Main article: Complex String
Complex String
Complex String
Circuit Length 6.981 miles (11.235 km)
Track Type Original
Road Type Tarmac
Appears in Gran Turismo 3: A-Spec

Complex String is a long, highly technical test circuit from Gran Turismo 3. It features several long straights as well as many 'themed' areas of compound corners. It is designed as the ultimate test of power, speed, acceleration, handling and stability of cars, as well as testing the ability of the driver to the limit.

Karting TracksEdit

The Karting tracks (apart from Kart Space), though only available in the Gran Turismo Karting Experience Special Event in Gran Turismo 5, are small tracks designed for karting events, based on two locations of the Course Maker, namely "Tokyo Bay (Kart)" and "Eifel (Kart)". While these tracks are not available in Arcade Mode or Practice Mode, tracks based on these locations created by the player at the Course Maker can be used in the aforementioned two game modes.

It should be noted that while these kart tracks aren't technically part of Gran Turismo 4's Driving Park facility, due to the tracks being located in different locations than the one used in Gran Turismo 4, the Driving Park logo is displayed during the loading screen of these tracks during the Gran Turismo Karting Experience Special Event.