2019 FIA Race Discussion

Discussion in 'Gran Turismo Sport' started by bduddy, Jan 23, 2019.

  1. TRL LIGHTNING

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    Here's a quick hotlap with the McLaren Gr3 at Maggiore for the first round of the manufacturers cup this season ^^

     
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  2. Mistah_MCA

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    Looks like I'm sticking with Dodge for now. I'm still debating if I want to compete this season.
    In the meantime, my current best time is around 1:55.6 for the Manufacturer's Race. Pretty happy with that time.

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    On an unrelated note, I spot a Brigitte. :D
     
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  3. rex1825

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    Round 6 in new Nations is probbably in Tesla, or maybe Formula E if it comes in next free DLC but it uses SportHard tires so Tesla for sure...
     
  4. RZQSPEED

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    It is a Tesla that drivers will have to use
     
  5. 05XR8

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    I believe I can get the 350Z to work for the first race. The VQ35 is strong everywhere and the car has awesome road holding at the climb up the esses. I feel its stock LSD setting helps.
    Braking from high speed is superb and the gearing is pretty darn good. 2:04.035

    Such a shame all these N300 cars in game and these races narrow winner choices down to one or two cars.
    Chose the 996 initially. Laid down a 2:03.1xx. Saw an M4 and F50 in the top 10. Tried the F50. Time dropped to 2:02.5xx. Next, in the M4, time fell gain to a 2:01.6xx.

    I only do two laps. One to see how it feels, the next is my flying lap:

    TVR - 2:06

    NSX-R - 2:05

    Golf - 2:08.8xx

    R34 - 2:04.4xx

    Z8(still want to use it, just to be different) - 2:06

    Integra - 2:07.787(stayed away from 2nd gear, 3rd gear pulls dropped my time from 2:09.901)

    Lancer(no time) and WRX(2:08.520) are useless. Why PD BOP the weight over 1600kgs, I don't know.

    Supra - 2:05.905

    Tempted to try the 4C and Alpine, but I think they'll be close to the NSX time.

    Edit: Matched my M4 time
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    Edit2: Dropped my time again to a 2:01.2xx

    I can see the F50 has moved up to a top5 placing and a GT40 has crept into the 10.
     
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  6. BjoBosUndies

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    Hey Gents, anyone know if Counter Steer Assistance and Actuve Stability Management are prohibited from use in FIA point races?
     
  7. darth_tails

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    Both disabled in FIA races.
     
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  8. rex1825

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    TBH those two settings should be disabled in daily races too...
     
  9. Cabelmania

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    Look at these sweets Jaguars :O

    Bt the way, what will be the best strategy for Maggiore ? some advice ? :indiff:
     
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  10. 05XR8

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    Jumped back in then F50. Went 2:01.216. 0.04 faster than the 996. Tried the M4, 2:01.688.

    F50 is easy with braking, acceleration, cornering, stability.

    996 has a bit of slide in corners, but planted on acceleration.

    I feel like I have to be delicate with the M4. Not too confident as it feels slow. Doesn't communicate to me like the other two.

    Edit: now a 2:01.212 in the 996. :)
    Think I'm going with the 996. I'm sure it'll be a sea of S-FRs, but I did good versus them, at Miyagi last year.
     
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  11. itsakour

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    You tickled me and decided to try as many cars i can,to see differences,so we have..

    Toyota S-fr 1.59.066 (the obvious choice..but i dont want to..
    Ferrari f-50 1.59.856 (loved it..have to see how its going with the tires)
    Bmw M4 14' 2.00.306 (good car..i am curredly struggling with the downswift between 3rd and 2nd gear)
    Alfa 4C 2.01.724 (unstable, unpredictable,unwanted..)
    Aston vantage 2.01.727 (better choice than alfa)
    Bmw M3 07' 2.02.218 (nice car,nithing more)
    Alpine A110 17' 2.02.606 (thanks a lot..i wont..)
    Audi R8 4.2 2.02.973 (what a love..just why so much weight?)
    Integra typeR Dc2 2.06.166 (just as you said..dont touch 2nd gear)
    Fiat 500 2.10.235 (just a pain in the ass..)
     
  12. 05XR8

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    Yeah, PD's BOP is silly for most of the cars.

    I did get to try the 4C, Vantage and E92. Tried the E30 for giggles. The Vantage is really nice. The 4C is fine until I started to push it. Reminds me of the Elise /Elise RM.
    The E92 is such a waste. It shouldn't be that far off the M4, but feels heavy.

    As everyone knows, the S-FR should really be a Gr.4 car or put it in Gr.X.

    Edit: I'm done. Crashed at the bus stop on the fourth lap. Was 0.2 seconds up at that point. Put the controller down...
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  13. Bivittavus88

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    Decided to actually take part in the FIA stuff this season. I won't be the fastest. I'm hoping I won't be the slowest.

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  14. Dogwolf77

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    With mirror settings in a custom race, you shouldn’t need to pit in DTG. Maggiore I’ll hold out as long as possible. The last couple laps you’ll need lots of grip. Especially the last 2 turns where people lose their minds on the final lap. Pit late.
     
  15. Cabelmania

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    Thank you :D I still have some doubts for Maggiore, though :indiff: Specially 2:
    1. One of two stops ?
    2. Soft tires all the way, medium all the way or start with one and then change to another ?
    :irked:
     
  16. Winnie847

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    Hey everyone, after some time away I've decided to participate in the upcoming 2019 FIA Exhibition Season. Although I won't have as much time to practice and race as I'd like, I'm going to give it my best shot and I'll be changing a few things about my approach.

    For one, I've decided to switch MFG from Lexus to Mazda. This will be my 3rd MFG since starting the game, first was Mitsubishi, then it was Lexus. As you can see, I enjoy Japanese cars. They have served me well so far, with a 6th place finish for Mitsu in the final official season of 2018, and a 2nd place finish for Lexus in Exhibition Season 3. I wanted to pick a less popular MFG and see how well I fare. We'll see if I can keep any kind of pace at all with that sub-par Gr.4 car. :D

    I've also decided to try and make the switch from using traction control in races to not using it at all in Gr.3 and below. I have spent some time practicing and qualifying without TCS for awhile, but so far I've only raced without it in N-class cars, FF & AWD. It seems that the latest physics update is a bit more forgiving for folks like me who are throttle heavy, so I think this might be the best time for me to switch and get the hang of it. I still have some other handicaps to remedy, but TCS is probably the biggest thing holding me back (I also still use auto-transmission and only one foot).

    I tend to be a conservative racer in general. I'd rather not go for the move and just focus on my lines and applying pressure on those in front of me until they make mistakes. Part of that philosophy actually comes from using TCS and being a tenth or two slower than most guys out of corners as a result. Now that I have a little bit more potential with TCS off, I can already tell that a slightly more aggressive style will be manageable, as long as I can handle the oversteer, which will take some getting used to in the higher powered cars, but so far I like it.

    Having said all that, I want to say that nobody should ever be discouraged about using TCS, because some folks will shame you and talk down to you for it, as if it's not "real racing" or some kind of cheating. All I have to say to them is WHO CARES? I had plenty of people tell me I was never going to be on pace while using TCS. None of those people expected to see me reach A+, none of them expected to see my name in the Top 10 qualifiers, none of them expected to see me in the top split lobbies racing against some of the best in my region. And now that I'm here and weaning off TCS, I'm only going to get faster.

    On Wednesday I'll be trying my best to host practice lobbies during the day leading up to the races. Feel free to add me on PSN and find me then for some fast, clean fun. I'll post here again when the time comes. Looking forward to another exciting season with you all. Cheers, :cheers:

    Winnie :gtpflag:
     
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  17. PerformLAB1

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    So, I have went with Aston Martin for this season, and instantly regretted it when I started testing for this 1st race. what a tire eater!
     
  18. CallawaySS

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    I did around 2:03 with NSX at first try, but I believe it could be pushed to 2:01,maybe even under
     
  19. tps_b86_

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    Thinking of using BMW + the M6 for the FIA... am I nuts?
     
  20. 05XR8

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    I'm an average player. So, I believe the S-FR can be beaten in the right hands.

    These races also depends who's driving. We know many players choose the top 10 because the fastest drivers pull out those times. Sure, an average player can probably do a quicker time in the META than in the car they're most comfortable in. I just choose to add variety in my races.

    Last race, I did use the S-FR. I wanted to see how I'd go. Now that I know, I'm making use of the other good cars in the game. It is a shame the BOP destroys some cars' chances of, at the least, being competitive. Still, I'm sure most cars I tried have more in it.

    Say, I was making liveries for the Pantera and I took it to the track. Did a 2:04.848. Not bad! Smooth car, shifts are quick and it sounds awesome. I think it's between the 996 and the Pantera. We'll see come Wednesday.
     
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  21. Fosterions

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    I’m thinking about participating with hopes of being mid pack. Questions: I see people above testing with the 996 for the first race at Dragon Trail classes as N300. The 996 is an N400 car stock, so, the question is, can I race anything I want as long as it’s detunable to N300? If so how should I detune? More weight or less power? My inclination is less power...

    Edit: I didn’t see details about fuel usage for the race. Assume none? It says there’s no tire choice, what will be the choice?
     
  22. 05XR8

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    When you go to "Free Practice", all your cars that meet Race Rules(BoP), will be visable.
    From there, you will have to use Mileage Points to detune the N400 or tune up N100-200. N300 will BOP automatically.
    You may also need to select Comfort Soft tyres, if not equipped.
     
  23. KONTRAone

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    That is correct, you can use anything you can tune down to n300. If you do power upgrades then you actually gain access to a lower power range just in case stage 1 doesnt do the trick.
    Tires will be limited to comfort soft, which will hardly wear by the end of the race. Fuel shouldnt be a factor either.
    I tried the 993 and it feels solid but it cant quite hang with the pace of the xbow and the S-FR.
    Also, the f50 is very competitive in the right hands it seems. @MrStinkyBug was killing it against the xbows today in a practice sesh :bowdown:
     
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  24. Dogwolf77

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    I’m not familiar with Jag tire wear, assuming it’s similar to most FR cars , I’d test front medium /rear soft at start. One pit and change to all soft. As a rule, use a harder compound on the front than rear. This will give you more durability/distance. It’s 11 laps at x7 tire wear so you may even see some drivers go on with no pit stop.
    I’ll pit after lap 6 unless I sustain damage forcing me in early. If that happens, I’ll probably go all the way from that point.
     
  25. 05XR8

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    I tried the X-bow and it felt way easier to drive. Not the tail-snappy thing it used to be. However, I couldn't get it under 2:02 to match the 996, F50 and M4.
     
  26. itsakour

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    Try also the ford gt 40,equals times of f-50 and M4(gt weekend for me,until now i wrote down times for 39 cars!)
     
  27. 05XR8

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    Yeah, GT40 was one of the first I tried. Sold it to buy all the cars, bar the gift cars, I tested. ;)
     
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  28. rex1825

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    Miura and Ford GT40 (old one) are pretty fun, managing 2:01s with them (with fuel and tires on), and I am not alien like you guys :)
    Also Ford is dream with tires, uses fronts and rears approx same...
     
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  29. 05XR8

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    Is there a difference in physics when practicing in a Lobby versus the Free Practice?

    I just did a 2:02.382 on my 4th lap, without breaking a sweat. In Free practice, I was in the high 4s and low 5s. The car felt more alive with fuel & tyre wear on.
     
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  30. bnight

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    Is car tuning like right height etc allowed in the Nations N300 race ? Seams that BoP remove and lock this out for me. I'm trying with the S-FR as it's the top car. but my best time in Free Practice is 2:03.800 or so. So I wonder what I have to do to improve my time as 5 seconds from top players is a big difference ?