2020 FIA Series Race Discussion

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  1. GTPNewsWire

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    I’m still sour that they nerfed my car again, forcing me to either change manu’s and give up my points from stage one in order to continue on, or finish last in every race from here on out. Thanks again PD!
     
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  3. MIE1992

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    I'd imagine that since they're both FR cars, you'd want to have the BB towards the rear to better-distribute the tire wear, right? Especially since the tire wear multiplier seems a bit high for this round. Should I be concerned about fuel, and thus tinker with the FM and/or short-shift?
     
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    Round 16 – June 20 – Nurburgring GP/Pagani Zonda R ’09*


    Lol, everyone at DR-B and below should have to do an intensive week long course for this one, it's going to be carnage
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    Can't wait :lol:
     
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  5. GR33N

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    https://www.gran-turismo.com/gb/gtsport/news/00_8113825.html

    I can't check in-game right now but the invitations should be out!
     
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  6. watto79

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    Yep, the tyre wear is quite hard in this one. Not worth pitting for new tyres or anything but you'll definitely feel the wear in the later stages of the race. I've been using BB +3 to try and even out the wear, but could possibly go even more extreme than that.

    Fuel isn't an issue. You have enough to go flat out to the end.
     
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    Entering the free practice for the provided cars event gives a rather interesting behavior when it comes to number boxes:
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    I wonder how much DR I will lose this stage if I do one single Manu race in the Alfa for each round? I’m guessing 10k plus.
     
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    Thank you! I was able to register this morning before work.

    This has by far been my best result ever, and I knocked out two of my three goals (reach A+ rank, win an FIA race, make S registration) for my first year into the game. Next up is breaking into the A+ DR bracket!

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    I have decided that I will try one more Gr4 race - depending on that will decide if I continue to even bother with Gr4 or ignore it altogether. The GR.3 car is not bad at all, and there are some combos where you can have a chance for good points - for example at Brands Hatch. In any case, I will not bother too much with Manufacturer this season...
     
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    I was just tempted to run them just to see how much DR I lose, the Gr.3 car isn’t very competitive in the upper lobbies, not as bad the the Gr.4, but still not great by any stretch. I might try it, I’m not sure yet.
     
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  12. OMARHERAKI89

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    Hey guys I just got an invite to register as a star player for the first time :) Had the game for 2 months and pretty excited! While filling the registration form, it's prompting me to match the requested format of the second line "Ex: J.Smith". I tried matching the exact format and tried a million other variations, it just didn't work. Anyone faced the same issue? What's the exact format?

    Thanks!
     
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  13. GR33N

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    Congrats!

    I'm in EU so I can't tell how big are the differences (or if there is any at all) but I had set more or less the same goals as you before this season, A+ level, a 2** pts win and S rank (I had several wins in lower FIA lobbies but the feeling was the same at the time it happened!).

    A+ is not too far away anymore, maybe at the end of Stage 2 ? But my biggest problem is the lack of consistency, basically it's either top 5 or last depending on my quali. I just can't deal with the mid-pack carnage yet!

    The 200+ point win will hopefully come in the next stage(s) as well, if there's a combo that suits me well..

    As for S rank, I could never have claimed it if I was in a country with a bigger playerbase. Still proud of that as Switzerland is not Malta nor Iceland though :D

    I started GTS in October and FIA in February with the pre-season (scored 170 -> 290 -> 560 points in nations) so I still have tons of things to learn about (virtual) racing!
     
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    Nice! I'm still waiting on a Manufacturer's win at a road course against other DR A drivers.
     
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    Nations was fine, I love Spa but find it hard to fully max out the Gr1 cars there, so easy to overcook it on basically every corner with dire consequences for riding kerbs or going wide. There was also a speed differential between different tyres that tended to allow me to get alongside but not pass other cars in a lot of circumstances, I binned myself a few times after making over ambitious attempts to overtake.

    I was in the Toyota TS050 Fuelsaver, I had around 1/4 of a tank left at the end and never filled it. When the tyres were good I was making progress through the pack, and when they were bad I fell back but by the end a handful of people got the minute penalty for not using all compounds and I came 5th. The scrapes on the front right were from a prang at Pouhon after perilously proceeding with the power pedal.

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    For Manufacturers I don't yet know if Mazda was the right choice (going to check out @Tidgney 's video that just went up for the lowdown there), but if I get to hear that rotary in half the manufacturer races, then whatever penalty I might suffer in slideyness or fuel consumption will still be worth it. I was both unlucky and lucky at Interlagos.



    In qualifying I hit the main straight thinking I would just make it for a last ditch attempt at setting a time, a bit tense and slid round the last corner onto the straight, and took the outside line just missing the timer and so started from the back. Right, a recovery race, fine, I'll focus on SR and consistency. I had a great race with some close battles.

    The best thing that happened though was on lap 7. Instant karma ....



    The act of spinning my car out turned it into a missile that took them out. The ironing is delicious.
     
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  16. The359

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    If the game replicates the real cars accurately, the BRZ and 86 have slightly different rear spring rates. The 86 should be more loose in the rear compared to the BRZ.
     
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  17. CurbHog

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    Manu Race 10 - Interlagos

    The 3 stop strategy sunk me I think as I did not manage to balance pace with the fuel saving. To fiddle with the fuel settings every lap was distracting. I felt I lost more time than I would if I would have 2 stopped. Great lessons learned tho.
     
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  18. GR33N

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    I'm pretty curious about how the "new" qualifying format will shuffle cards (or not).

    I say "new" because I read in Famine's article that it "returns" ? Was it already 10 min in the first championships ? How were things back then, did it tighten the gap between the 20 pilots like I suppose it will ?
     
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  19. watto79

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    It's difficult to do a direct comparison as when we had 10 minute qualifying we also had fuel to deal with. So every qualifying session was 9 minutes of everyone revving the bejezus out of their cars to burn fuel followed by a period of "no, after you" at the last corner before a single flying lap.

    Not sure how it will pan out now. Looking at Nations you could do an outlap, flying lap, immediately exit back to the pits, outlap and then maybe 2 further flying laps.

    10 minutes of qualifying with no fuel burning in theory allows everyone to spread out a bit, but I'm sure there will be the usual fight to not be the lead car in a slipstream train.
     
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  20. GR33N

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    Oh those 9 minutes of fuel burning sound like a nightmare for my ears and brain haha!

    Why do you say that "in theory" the field would spread out ? If everyone is able to do at least 1 good lap, it should bring all times a bit closer to each other in a leveled split ?
     
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    During qualify
     
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    Oh I thought watto was speaking about the timesheet, but he meant actually spread out on the track, right ? :p
     
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    Haha, yes that's exactly what I meant. Everyone spread out on the track during qualifying. But.... this is GTSport and people do like to have a slipstream.
     
  24. GR33N

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    Well that's not my case because I have more trust in my own driving than in other's for now and I almost always do better when I qualify solo. Given also the fact that I don't train enough in lobbies, I usually miss my breaking points when in a slipstream, either too early or too late (ouch!). But I know that once I reach higher lobbies (A+) I will HAVE to do like everyone else if I want to have a chance to start up front... :/
     
  25. rhcpeppers

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    I had my most successful FIA night ever on Saturday. In Nations, I started 7th and won the race for my first FIA win since I started playing! I was in a DR D lobby and only two of us used the TS050 (my Dortmund livery is below). I watched a few of the drivers in the top 3 take revenge on each other and knock each other out, while I cruised through avoiding them :). I used a 7S/7M/2H strategy.

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    I was bumped up to DR C for the Manufacturer's race and I was in my University of Maryland Beetle. I figured this would be more difficult, but I surprised myself and qualified on the pole. A little shaky in turn 1, but I pulled away from the beginning, increasing the lead to as much as 11 seconds at one point. I went with a similar tire strategy as Nations, going with 10S/8M/2H, and managed to hang on for the win!

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    I put in a LOT of practice for both of these races, showing that it really pays off. I did custom races vs. AI, and found GT League events where I could get used to the tracks.

    I had one observation and was wondering if anyone else has experienced this too. After the Nations race, my brain was really used to the speed of the Gr 1 car. When I went to the Manufacturer's race right after, it felt like the Beetle was moving in slow-motion and I had so much time for my brain to process my braking points and turns coming up. It made it feel very easy to drive.
     
  26. 05XR8

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    No Manu, for me, this Stage. Just Nations.
     
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    Lap Guide - Brands Hatch

     
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    Managed to secure S rank again. Feel a tiny little bit like a fraud only being a DR B driver but it’s my highest points total after a season so far and the races were challenging! I’m on 29.7k DR points so one decent result away from finally becoming an A.

    Not sure wether to risk Brands Hatch as that track is a nightmare keeping the car on the track. Too easy to clip the grass and spin off into the sunset :lol:
     
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    I think I'm going to skip Manu as well. That new Mazda is nice, but it was pretty hard to tame at Brands when I ran a few laps the other night. Plus, not much time to practice before then, so it's probably not a good idea jumping in cold with a car I'm not quite fully accustomed to yet. I do like it though, feels just like an MR car, which I normally suck at but situations like this are forcing me to get better.
     
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    Realized something today, sharing for others: I was wondering why the game wasn't saving my fastest lap time, when I practiced for FIA events sometimes. Example: at Spa last week, I ran a low 1:58 a number of times, but the recorded time I found in the 3rd-party sites like https://gtsport.r1s3.net/vault/3/1 and the official site page showed my record at the track at 2:00.932... it was driving me crazy why it didn't show up. I know there have been other similar issues where I achieved a clean lap time that doesn't get reported in my permanent record.

    I think I figured it out: when you 'enter' a car, the tires it's fitted with are saved as the 'car record' for that car, and thus the only times that will be saved. In other words, if you enter the car with 'hards', then fit it with 'softs' in the options or setup menu (or even pit for them), I don't think the game saves those times as the record for that car. I think this also applies to the HUD screen time for 'Car Record'.

    If that's the case, I'd want to be sure to enter the car with the fastest tires, if I wanted to keep the fastest time recorded in my profile.

    Maybe I'm mistaken, but that's what occurred to me today. If someone knows better, I'd like to know.

    EDIT: been informed, and it makes sense, that the GT Sport 'lap records' are only kept for BoP/RH Tire laps... that had occurred to me as a potential explanation as well. And that it is because PD want to have the data for BoP management makes perfect sense.
     
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