Race 07

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Race 07 – Official WTCC Game
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Box art, showing an F3000 car, a BMW 320si WTCC and a Radical Sportscar
Developer(s) SimBin Studios
Publisher(s) SimBin Studios
Distributor(s) Valve (Steam)
Engine ISImotor
Platform(s) Microsoft Windows
Release
  • EU: 12 October 2007
Genre(s) Racing simulation
Mode(s) Single player, multiplayer

Race 07 is a racing simulator computer game from SimBin Studios (later Sector3 Studios). The game is the sequel to the 2006 title Race – The Official WTCC Game. Like the original Race, the title is officially licensed by the World Touring Car Championship (WTCC). It has since spawned nine expansion packs: GTR Evolution, STCC – The Game, Race On, Formula Raceroom (which was provided free of charge), STCC – The Game 2, GT Power, WTCC 2010, The retro expansion and the final expansion to the series, Race Injection .

Race 07 features more than 300 cars in nine different racing classes. Race 07 includes the full 2006 and 2007 seasons of the FIA World Touring Car Championships (FIA WTCC) as well as 8 more classes on 14 tracks from all over the world.

Multiplayer is only available with installation of the Steam client and registration for an account with Steam.

Cars[edit]

In addition to cars from the WTCC 2006 and 2007 seasons, Race 07 also includes the Formula 3000, Radical (SR3 and SR4), Formula BMW, Caterham (CSR200, 260 and 320 concept), Mini Cooper S and 2 cars from the 1987 WTCC season (Alfa Romeo 75 and BMW M3).

Tracks[edit]

Race 07 features all 14 tracks used in the official WTCC championships of 2006 and 2007. There is also one fictional track (Vara Raceway) and various alternative layouts of the existing tracks, for a total of 32 tracks.

Reception[edit]

Reception
Aggregate scores
Aggregator Score
GameRankings 82%[1]
Metacritic 83%[2]
Review scores
Publication Score
1UP.com 80%
Edge 70%
Eurogamer 80%
GameSpot 80%
PC Gamer (UK) 83%
PC Zone 79%

The game was moderately-well received by critics. IGN stated that the game was "not as likely to win over a casual racer, because little was done to cultivate new hardcore sim racing fans here." PC Format, Eurogamer, Boomtown and PTGamers all agreed that "visuals aren’t the main attraction of the game", while PC Zone criticised the AI and crash damage. GameShark and AceGamez praised the longevity.

Formula Raceroom[edit]

Formula Raceroom is a free add-on pack[3] to RACE 07 developed by SimBin and adds a Formula One style car and Hockenheimring circuit to the original game. It was released on March 18, 2011.

Tracks[edit]

Three layouts of the Hockenheimring circuit are playable.

  • Hockenheim GP
  • Hockenheim Short
  • Hockenheim National

Cars[edit]

  • RR1 Formula car MK2

Addons / Expansion Packs / DLC[edit]

  • Andy Priaulx Crowne Plaza Raceway (Free DLC)

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