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The rear softs last 12-13 laps for me (with a lot of wheelspinning in turn 2), the grip starts to give up around lap 10. The mediums are pretty good so I’d probably go 1H-10S-9M.
Yeah! I 100% agree.I honestly think these length races are a MUST in the dailies (Daily D) going forward considering how much PD are pushing the e-sports angle. This race length combined with heavy damage produced some of the cleanest, most sensible racing I have seen online in this game. It's good because it gets you out of the mentality of "I need to overtake at every opportunity" that you get in daily B with the 4-5 lap sprints.
My strategy for the Nations race is not to run it. I can't stand those cars
I'm also very hyped for The Green Hell, so much that i've been practicing today already. I'm pumped. GT2 and 3 are doing 3 laps i think. Last time's Ex Manu Cup i was still in GT2 and we raced on the ring aswell. That was 3 laps.I’m in the same boat. Nothing in nations really excites me this season.
Is it too early to start talking about the ring? 10 laps, no mandatory tires - with all compounds available!!!
How many laps is GT2&3 doing?
Did some quick preliminary testing. The great news is I was able to dial in a tune I was comfortable with. The good news is I can get the Softs to the end of 4 laps, with my rear left completely dead as I cross the finish line, and that 4th lap being about 10 seconds slower. I also had a half lap of fuel left while pushing hard the entire time. This test me that I can most likely get 5 laps out of mediums and a tank of fuel with a bit of tire/fuel saving.
The kicker is going to be the weather and how they implement its speed. My fast lap on Softs was an 8:13….which is just about right for me. I’m sure I can knock a few seconds off with some practice. I gotta figure out how much slower I’ll be per lap on the mediums while fuel saving. It would be a shame to plan on the 1-stop, only to have rain come and you lost out on pace.
Between qualifying and race times for a completely dry race, it’ll run us about an hour and 45 minutes give or take. So there’s that to consider when the GT1 time slots are 2 hours apart.
It’s an absolute no-brainer to just copy-paste these events even with generic custom race AI, and implement all of these GT1/2/3 races straight into SP content!
Unlock the 1 hour lago maggiore mission race, add a variation of the Spa 1 hour where it’s a Gr.3 BOP’d race. Add the final Interlagos round from last season, all of the GT1 rounds from this season, and BAM!! There’s your “Gr.3 Endurance League”! It really is that simple. Then filter in the next season’s races into SP mode afterwards as additional SP content. You’ve already done the coding, so it shouldn’t be that hard.
Hell, even combine it with some of the GTWS season’s Gr.4 races, and make it a re-playable “season” where you have to pick a manufacturer and everything.
Geezus PD 🙄
Agreed. However, taking into account how long the total race time will be as well as 20 minutes for qualifying…you’re pushing very close to the next GT1 time slot. I hope it rains, but I think it’ll just be enough to where you have to make a judgement call wether to switch to inters or not. Or they might start us on a wet-drying track. I remember last season when we had NBG in Gr.3, some slots were bone dry, some got a bit of rain, and some got a mid-race hurricane.All that testing is great but I'd be shocked if there's no rain.
I used the Praiano's tuning setting for the suspensions at Suzuka a couple of weeks ago and I think it helped to make the car less tricky, last saturday I just drove the stock car cause the gr4 is good as it is imo.Tuning-wise, have you Ferrari guys been able to mellow the 458 out a bit?
Confirmed, tried it out last night, about ~50% left on the rear, 60-70% on the fronts, 1/4 tank of fuel left at the end (AMG '20, brake bias full rear). This is with my severe lack of track knowledge, I'm sure it will be a bit better as I learn it and I'm not constantly scrubbing through every corner.I guess this means GT2 and GT3 races are a no stopper on softs, if weather is not a factor.
Maybe I owe you some humility here, because it was me. I apologized to you in-game but I guess you never saw it given this post.I would give my Manufacturers race report from Dragon Trail Seaside, but that would mean I would have to call out a fellow GTP member who punted me off the track on lap 1, and pushed me off the track later in the race. Which I'm not gonna do.
5 minute delay between warm up and qualy. 9 people started. GT2, America slot 1.
I went from Q6 to P7.
Thanks unnamed GTP member.
Thanks Mercia, even if my region and friends have points tallied?Points will be tallied when all the slots are finished - check back later on.
Hey Mercia,Did it end up updating for you? Curious now.
Assume it did? Likely just problems all over the place at PD.
Are you sure you didn't try a third race and quit or get disconnected?Sorry for the dumb question.
I completed two races yesterday, finished 11th and 2nd . I logged in this morning and noticed that for round 2 it’s telling me I got no points. Has this happened to anyone? I’m in Australia for reference.
Who knows, maybe you finish top 3 in your first tryIt's going to be an intense race in GT1 doing 30 laps in those cars. I'm going to be turning down the force feedback and dressing for a gym workout, then setup a fan blowing straight at me. Still not sure this will stop my brain overheating before the end of the race.
Really looking forward to the Ring as well, practising in the beast that is the Scooby BRX is the best fun I've had in this game for a while. I'm back to GT2 for that, so with only 3 laps I'm kind of hoping my first race or three aren't that good so I can go again.
Hey Jimihemmy,Are you sure you didn't try a third race and quit or get disconnected?
It only keeps your last race score and if you quit or disconnected, you would have gotten zero and that would be your score....
How did you deal with fuel saving? What FM were you in?Just did a full run in custom races. I screwed up with leaving fuel-refill at 3L/S….so I had to do some rough math. My above times I posted were pretty damn accurate. Using some common custom race hacks to get not completely horrible AI (boost weak, namely) I put myself mid-pack in the grid to simulate having to pick my way through traffic. I went for a 4M/4S/2S strategy - mainly to see what I liked better between being able to push all 4 laps on medium, compared to having to tire-save trying to make 4 laps on Softs work. The only “off” I had predictably, was towards the end of my 4th lap on Softs, but to be fair….it was an avoidable mistake. But nonetheless, the second half of that 4th lap is pretty sketchy.
With the fuel barely dripping out of the can at 3L/S, my finish time was 1:24:21.346. That’s a long time in the saddle, and a long time to hold concentration. And although I had to pick my way back past the AI after every pit stop, it was nothing like having to defend/attack real people. This race, to no surprise, is going to be one of consistently and attrition. Can’t wait!
…oh yeah. Set the time progression to x2, and the weather to random. The first race I started, started wet with rain in in the forecast 60 minutes previously, and at least 2 laps into the foreseeable future. I had to exit that race when I got a phone call.
The race I actually completed, was bone-dry throughout
How did you deal with fuel saving? What FM were you in?