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Gameplay footage of GRID Autosport’s Endurance racing discipline reveals spectacular sports cars racing into the night in extended events where “you can never win a race on the first corner.” The video also features real-world professional drivers explaining the enduring appeal of the discipline and how to succeed in the sport, including Matt Bell of United Autosports, Aleksander Schjerpen from Century Motorsport and Rory Butcher of the Oman Racing Team / Motorbase Performance who says, “You’ve got to be quick of course. You’ve got to treat the car well to get to the end of the race. You’ve got to be very consistent over the long distance.”
In GRID Autosport’s Endurance events you must manage tyre wear and race to a strategy in extended races which provide a true test of your racing skill, patience and car management. As you race you will have to manage your tyres which will lose grip as they break traction or go off track, affecting performance and handling as the race progresses. If you manage to look after your tyres properly then you will be faster towards the end of the race.
Endurance events are set at night for dramatic racing and an extra challenge, and gamers can also set up Custom Cup and online races to put the stunning Endurance cars to the test in day time events. In the drive to capture the feel of racing in real-world Endurance events, Codemasters have also consulted with professional drivers and the experts at Autosport magazine to distil the experience into scalable races, whether online or in career mode.
GRID Autosport’s huge career mode will have gamers being able to specialise in their favourite racing discipline or conquer them all; players will feel the aggression of the pack in Touring Cars, race into the night in Endurance events, race Open-Wheel cars with precision, show car control in Tuner events and react on the fly in Street races. Each unique category features series dedicated to different classes, including Touring Cars, Hypercars, Endurance GT Cars, Prototypes, Single-Seaters, Super Modified vehicles, Drift cars and many, many more. GRID Autosport features over 100 routes across 22 incredible locations.
GRID Autosport is set to release on the 27th of June in Europe for the Xbox 360 , Windows PC and for the Playstation 3. A limited edition of GRID Autosport featuring exclusive additional content including the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Coupé Black Series. GRID Autosport Black Edition, is available to pre-order from GAME in the UK, so snag it from there if you are after free digital tat.