2019/20 FIA Exhibition Series Race Discussion

Discussion in 'Gran Turismo Sport' started by nissman, Sep 13, 2019.

  1. Lost Sheltie

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    Both races at the weekend look like fun tbh, will be interesting to see the strategies people use. I was thinking that the 08 Nissan might be good for the nations race, as it is faster in a straight line, although I don't know about tyre/fuel for that car.

    As for the VW, I think the Beetle is a good car. Has ok top speed, and it is pretty good around the corners. The Scirocco is the lightest FF car, so it is probably the best all round FF car as the tyre wear is lower than the others. It can be good at certain tracks, but not sure for this season as it really does depend on tyre wear. It does require a different driving approach because as soon as you mash the throttle you get front tyre wear and the car goes straight, but you can learn it.
     
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  2. Herimopp89

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    I was running some practice ran a 1:01.3 in a race pace 1:01.3-7 is about my average pace.
     
  3. RZQSPEED

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    You're looking at the GTI VGT if you want an FF/MR combo, as the Beetle is FR.
     
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  4. GTNihei

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    Really? Even better then! I thought it was just a 911 clone lol

    Edit: is the GTI VGT Gr.3 any good or should I juat go for the Beetle?
     
  5. RZQSPEED

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    I would say that you should go for the Beetle, as it's a solid all rounder compared to the GTI, which is more specialised on power tracks (i.e. ones with more straights and slow corners than fast flowing sections).
     
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  6. Hasnain282

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    Did both races on Wednesday. Went with the old reliable Honda for Nations. Pulled out a lap that surprised myself to qualify quite high up. The race was just about holding onto the position. Was very tense the whole way through with the driver behind basically within a second all the way. Luckily for me he wasn't the most aggressive in terms of diving under braking and we had a nice battle. Was slight contact here and there but nothing major. In the end a very good score.


    Manufacturers was the first time doing a race in the wet conditions so wasn't expecting much. Couldn't put a lap together in quali but an optimal lap wouldn't have gained me many positions anyway. Had a clean race as others had problems, dropped off quite a bit in the last few laps with the tyres going off but result was around what I was aiming for so decent I guess.

    Edit: looks like I muted the sound of the onboard rather than the replay in the race for this one. Apologies for those who end up watching
     
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  7. Rods

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    The GTI will be great at Interlagos and power oriented tracks, but the Beetle should be good at Maggiore Center and such.
     
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  8. breeminator

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    It's a bit galling seeing 3rd place get over 2100 points for a slower total race time than got me 1000 points! However, I wouldn't be competitive at 58k for any other track/weather/car combo.
     
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  9. Hasnain282

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    I was a bit of a cork in the bottle tbh, a few guys behind me were definitely quicker and would've had a better race time had they qualified ahead of me.