200 pt A-spec race, Motegi Super Speedway 150 miles. *Now with videos!*

Discussion in 'GT4 Race Reports' started by ilovethescudo, Nov 22, 2009.

  1. ilovethescudo

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    For this race, I used a black Mazda 787b. Everything stock, with a minor suspension tweak, superhard tires and lowered downforce. No ballast of any kind.
    The lineup:
    Playstation Courage
    Bentley Speed 8
    Nissan R89 and R92
    Minolta Toyota

    Laps 1-10: I quickly draft, and pass every single car, riding the walls lightly in the first turn, and heavily in the second turn. Each lap turned is a little under 30 seconds each. The car is a little loose at the very beginning, but that wears off as the rear tires heat up. At lap 10, I am 4.28 seconds ahead of the Nissan R92, and my best lap is 29.394 seconds.

    Laps 11-20: All of my tires are good, and I'm slowly gaining a lead against the Nissan, until about lap 15, where my lead time peaks at 5 seconds, and my tires have just passed their peak gripping levels. At lap 20, I am 4.3 seconds ahead of the Minolta, who has taken second place, with my best lap now 29.304 seconds.



    Laps 21-30: My tires are starting to fade more noticeably now, the right-front turning yellow on lap 23 and the Minolta even with me on lap 25, a steady 4.3 seconds behind me. Then he starts gaining on me as my tires deteriorate. I get a bit of a lucky break on lap 29 and 30, and am able to draft the Bentley and the Pescarolo...

    Laps 31-40: The draft gets me a best lap time of 29.219, but now that I've passed the Bentley and the Pescarolo, the Minolta is free to slowly gain on me as my right-front tire turns orange. He quickly gets up to half a second behind me on lap 35, and passes me. But I am able to keep up until lap 37 by drafting him. He pits on lap 38. I decide to stay out until lap 41.



    Laps 41-75: Pitting for superhard tires and fuel on lap 40, when I exit and pass everybody else who pits, I find myself consistently behind the Minolta by around 6 seconds, and slowly losing time against it. 7 seconds by lap 54, 8 seconds by lap 62, 9 seconds by lap 68... and so on... I get a best lap of 28.659 during this section...



    Laps 76-90: I pit on lap 76, opting for hard tires to regain time on the Minolta, which by then was close to half a lap ahead of me. Immediately when I exit, and turn my next lap, I can already tell that I'm going to easily regain my time... by the time I pass everybody else who has pitted, I'm only 4.4 seconds behind the Minolta. Lap 85 brings me 1 second behind him, and I pass him on the same lap. In this section, I get a best lap of 28.625.

    Laps 91-100: 5 seconds ahead of the Minolta, I notice something that disturbs me... even if I just got a best lap os 28.217, my right-front tire is already orange. Lap 96 sees the Minolta begin to regain its time on my, but it's still 7.7 seconds behind me. Lap 98 has the Minolta 7.4 seconds behind me, so I know I'm in the clear... In fact, on lap 100, I make the decision to do what is practically my only clean lap of the race, even on a red right-front tire... I turn that lap in 32 seconds, and win the race, with 200 points.
     
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  2. DK

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    Dude...first of all, learn how to spell the word "Motegi"! And second, don't wall-ride, because it's just cheating. On this evidence, I doubt you'll get into Club 200.
     
  3. Austin343

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    He should have stated his reasons for wallriding more clearly, but please educate yourself about this race before making such remarks. To earn 200 points in it, as he did, it is absolutely necessary to wallride. So it's with good reason that he won't gain entry into "Club 200" (and he never even suggested it!).
     
  4. DK

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    I have done the Motegi 150 Miles, in an Audi R8 Race Car. Can't remember how many A-Spec points I got, though. It definitely wasn't in the triple figures.
     
  5. Austin343

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    Well, obviously, you don't have to do a 200-point race here. If you want to complete it cleanly, then you won't get anywhere near 200 points. But if you're aiming for an extremely high A-Spec point total in your game overall, then you have to accept the use of some dirty tactics. If that isn't his goal, though, then I'm not sure what the point of this race was.
     
  6. ilovethescudo

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    My goal was, indeed, to get 200 points... I have seen in previous posts about this track, that it was impossible to get the 200 points without wall riding.
     
  7. SHAUN09

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    True it is quite difficult without wall riding unless you are a good driver.
     
  8. GTsail

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    The general consensus is that winning this race for 200 points without wallriding is, like Ilovethescudo says, impossible.

    The best A-spec score (without wallriding) that I am aware of is Smallhorses' 165 points, and he is a very good driver.

    Respectfully,
    GTsail290
     
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  9. SHAUN09

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    dont be such a dick. the race itself is quite hard without wallriding unless you are a good driver
     
  10. Parnelli Bone

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    You are aware of the fact that driftking made his comment over a month ago, and the issues of this thread have been well-addressed? :boggled:
     
  11. SHAUN09

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    Not until now