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TOCA 3 goes into circuit overdrive

Latest in the series features over 80 circuits, Codemasters reveals. Plus: new screenshots for the petrolheads out there

Codemasters' TOCA series has always proved a solid performer so we can't see any reason why the third and latest instalment won't zip in to a ripple of applause from petrolheads around the globe. A plethora of cars and championships virtually oozing out the TOCA 3 bodywork, Codemasters has just announced that over eighty circuits are being packed in too for an extensive, tarmac ride over 150-plus miles of track.

Circuits take you to 43 locations spread over 13 countries, and each track featured in the game has been recreated using real-world GPS topographical data for authenticity's sake - we'd expect no less, really. According to Codemasters, TOCA 3 boasts the largest collection of race tracks ever featured in one game - and here's a nice list of what's being included:

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Australia
Mount Panorama V8 circuit (Bathurst)
Barbagallo - Long, V8 and Short circuits
Eastern Creek - Grand Prix, V8, Short and Southern Loops circuits
Queensland Grand Prix circuit
Oran Park - Grand Prix, South and North circuits
Sandown Park V8 circuit
Gold Coast Indy 300 Grand Prix circuit
Symmons Plains Raceway V8 circuit
Philip Island Grand Prix circuit
Hidden Valley Raceway
Adelaide Street circuit

Bahrain
Bahrain - Grand Prix, Internal, and External circuits

Belgium
Spa-Francorchamps Grand Prix circuit

China
Shanghai Grand Prix Circuit

Czech Republic
Brunn - Brno Grand Prix Circuit

Germany
Hockenheim - Grand Prix, National and Short circuits
Lausitzring EuroSpeedway - Grand Prix circuit
Norisring - Grand Prix circuit
Nurburgring - Short circuit
Motopark Oschersleben - Grand Prix, 'B' and 'C' circuits

Ireland
Mondello Park - International, National and Short circuits

Netherlands
Zandvoort - Grand Prix, National, Club and Oostelijk circuits

New Zealand
Pukekohe Park Raceway

Turkey
Istanbul Park Circuit

UK
Donnington Park - Grand Prix and National circuits
Oulton Park - International, Island and Foster circuits
Silverstone - Grand Prix, International, National, and South circuits
Brands Hatch - Grand Prix and Short Indy circuits, plus Rally Cross track
Bedford Autodrome - GT, North, East, South and West circuits
Snetterton
Castle Coombe

USA
Indianapolis Motor Speedway Oval
Nashville Super Speedway
Dover International Raceway
Gateway International Raceway
Gateway International Raceway Road course
Laguna Seca Grand Prix circuit

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Plus:
Original circuits designed exclusively for the game:
3 UK Rally courses
3 International Rallycross courses
2 Go Kart circuits
5 National Dirt Raceway circuits

TOCA 3 launches February 24, 2006, for PS2, Xbox and PC.

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