Circuit Experience golded!

Discussion in 'Gran Turismo Sport' started by SleepyDragon, Aug 21, 2019.

  1. seadog777

    seadog777 Premium

    Messages:
    1,612
    Location:
    Malaysia
    I bet that was.... disappointing! :lol:

    The real prize is the accomplishment..... great job.
     
    Thorin Cain and Blood Eagle like this.
  2. Haitauer

    Haitauer

    Messages:
    1,647
    Location:
    Finland
    That track is all about being smooth and carrying speed through corners. :)
     
    GTR365 likes this.
  3. Kevstah2004

    Kevstah2004

    Messages:
    328
    Edit:
    Done it 3:34.560
    Now just the Ring to go.
     
    Last edited: Aug 28, 2019
    seadog777 and sirjim73 like this.
  4. fordlaser

    fordlaser Premium

    Messages:
    6,424
    Location:
    Australia
    You get faster laps with traction control off, but having TC at 1 is good.
     
    seadog777 likes this.
  5. Kevstah2004

    Kevstah2004

    Messages:
    328
    Edging closer at the Ring 7:03 down from 7:12, still not completely clean as I came off and had to drive on over the grass, which probably cost me 3-4 seconds and it stepped out over a few the kurbs,
    I can gain 1-2 seconds in the first section depending on how I get around the first corner, sometimes I’m above 50mph over times it drops to below 45mph.
     
    seadog777 likes this.
  6. Cerebral303

    Cerebral303

    Messages:
    736
    I have all gold except the Ring full lap. It's so long and I either play it safe and miss the time by a few seconds, or I have a storming committed lap with an eventual mistake. Not tried it for a while though, this thread is encouraging, I'll give it another go.
     
    GTR365 likes this.
  7. fordlaser

    fordlaser Premium

    Messages:
    6,424
    Location:
    Australia
    Good luck, and I really hope you get Gold soon.
     
    seadog777 and Cerebral303 like this.
  8. Cerebral303

    Cerebral303

    Messages:
    736
    Done!
    I decided to go for it, and despite going off 3 times I finished with a 6:59, and thought - I lost so much time, if I go again I could easily beat that if I was a bit more careful.

    Hit retry immediatly and left my ghost for dust near the start and finished with a 6:55 after driving cautiously near the end.

    Done it, finally! Got the trophy, and got rid of that silver sliver of shame.
    If it wasn't for this thread I wouldn't have bothered.
     
  9. fordlaser

    fordlaser Premium

    Messages:
    6,424
    Location:
    Australia
    Well done mate :cheers::cheers:.
     
    Cerebral303 and seadog777 like this.
  10. seadog777

    seadog777 Premium

    Messages:
    1,612
    Location:
    Malaysia
    If silver is shameful, what's bronze?? Asking for a friend..... :cool:
     
    GTR365, sirjim73 and Cerebral303 like this.
  11. Cerebral303

    Cerebral303

    Messages:
    736
    I was just listening to a podcast - apparently research was done on people who were athletes etc and who came 2nd in the biggest event in their life and retired never having won, and apparently they always felt unhappy and unfulfilled BUT people who came 3rd didn't have that feeling, they got to enjoy being on the podium without the bittersweet feeling of almost having won. Sort of like at the end of the last nations cup with Fraga, Hizal and then Lopez with a big smile :)

    Still, I got Bronze before I got Silver and thought I was never going to get Gold but there will be places where you can pick up seconds that you hadn't realised before, watch other fast laps to find those places, knowing where you can get on the power early before a few straight sections is an easy way to pick up seconds. Also try out different lines, I was needlessly braking for corners like Flugplatz that killed the speed I could carry on average with a better line. Keep trying and good luck!
     
    seadog777 likes this.
  12. watto79

    watto79

    Messages:
    1,119
    Location:
    United Kingdom
    A brown stain of embarrassment.
     
    seadog777 likes this.
  13. opelgt1969

    opelgt1969 Premium

    Messages:
    1,934
    Location:
    United States
    Bronze is way better in GTS than in GT4; my opinion only. Why? at least in in GTS you can tell the difference between bronze and gold remember in GT4 bronze looked almost just like gold.
     
    AlexDB9 and seadog777 like this.
  14. seadog777

    seadog777 Premium

    Messages:
    1,612
    Location:
    Malaysia
    Thanks for the encouragement.... I'll pass it on to my friend *cough*.
     
    Touring and Cerebral303 like this.
  15. Kevstah2004

    Kevstah2004

    Messages:
    328
    Down to 7min on the Ring, only 3s to go :)
    Turning off TCS gained me another 3 seconds but i’m sliding all over the place as soon as I hit the throttle, I’m loosing time having to lift off to get car stable again.
     
    seadog777, sirjim73 and fordlaser like this.
  16. fordlaser

    fordlaser Premium

    Messages:
    6,424
    Location:
    Australia
    If you are sliding all over the place when you hit the throttle, try a gentle acceleration rather than a lot of throttle.
     
    seadog777 likes this.
  17. Kevstah2004

    Kevstah2004

    Messages:
    328
    I do my best to feather it but like I said it still catches me out, I’m thinking of running TCS:2 for most corners and turning it off for the long bends and straights, the last little section with it off i’m loosing a good second with it being unpredictable, I kinda get myself stuck their momentarily not knowing what to do even though I come flying in with good speed.
     
  18. fordlaser

    fordlaser Premium

    Messages:
    6,424
    Location:
    Australia
    Try TCS on 1 all the time, because anymore TSC it just slow you down, also use trail braking because you will have more control in the corners and more speed. Just keep up with the practice my friend :cheers:.
     
    seadog777 likes this.
  19. Kevstah2004

    Kevstah2004

    Messages:
    328
    Damn thought i’d done it
    6:58.099 gutted.
     
  20. sirjim73

    sirjim73

    Messages:
    1,683
    Location:
    England
    Well done. Nearly there. As I recall, the car is a bit sensitive in its handling, so it took me a while to get gold.

    Those last couple of seconds will just come down to running one corner a little smoother or a cleaner exit. You might find that you'll make a run that gets you gold without knowing what that last little bit of time was from, I know I did, but when you get the gold you wont care what it was :D
     
    seadog777, fordlaser and GTR365 like this.
  21. GTR365

    GTR365 Premium

    Messages:
    89
    Location:
    United States
    Try to monitor the proportion of steering input to throttle input. As you progressively release the wheel, gently apply throttle.
    Balance here is your friend.

    Layer onto this your absolute exit speed, the rpm of your chosen gear related to the power/torque curve of the car & the camber of the corner (negative, neutral or positive).

    Go get 'em!
     
    seadog777, klondike and fordlaser like this.
  22. Kevstah2004

    Kevstah2004

    Messages:
    328
    Yep just need to bring it altogether and try to make less mistakes, depending how on quick I get around the first corner 50-60mph the last orange/red tyre stack mark on the barrier that I use as the brake marker, I can be 2 seconds quicker alone at end of the 2nd sector 1:14-16 and if I got the braking spot on without screwing up and scrubbing off too much speed to the down hill right maybe even a 1:11-13 it’s fun seeing your ghost more than three car lengths away.
     
    seadog777, sirjim73 and fordlaser like this.
  23. Kevstah2004

    Kevstah2004

    Messages:
    328
    2 Months later, All Gold
     
    Racer294, Mr616, seadog777 and 8 others like this.
  24. sirjim73

    sirjim73

    Messages:
    1,683
    Location:
    England
    Congrats! :cheers:

    (Laguna Seca up next :sly:)
     
  25. Cerebral303

    Cerebral303

    Messages:
    736
    Nice one, well done!
     
    seadog777, AlexDB9 and Kevstah2004 like this.
  26. Kevstah2004

    Kevstah2004

    Messages:
    328
    I only just got it, I spun around at the final corner and went straight into the barrier and lost like 2-3s :lol: I can upload replay proof for the near Shizenhousen moment.
     
    seadog777 and sirjim73 like this.
  27. seadog777

    seadog777 Premium

    Messages:
    1,612
    Location:
    Malaysia
    Well done! A few months after my posts where I was bronze..... took advice and got gold on all sectors of the Nord.... silver on final lap, just. Still sat at 7m12s so gold still a way off! It's my last silver..... everything else is gold now :cheers:
    I think the trouble is I can concentrate enough for the short sections, but don't have it in me to concentrate so hard for a full 7 minutes! :)
     
  28. Kevstah2004

    Kevstah2004

    Messages:
    328
    Oh you have the Nord LHC in store yet, I haven’t even Bronzed that yet but I silver everywhere else :-)
    haven’t really put that much effort into it, but I think I can diamond Brazil & Italy.
     
    GTR365 and seadog777 like this.
  29. seadog777

    seadog777 Premium

    Messages:
    1,612
    Location:
    Malaysia
    It took a long time but I got bronze there eventually! Now have 6 silver, 4 bronze and I'm pleased with that! I don't see me getting diamond anywhere, but I'll keep plugging away!
     
    GTR365 and sirjim73 like this.
  30. Steer

    Steer

    Messages:
    90
    Location:
    United Kingdom
    I was in your position quite a while ago. Then one of the daily races around the Nord was a Suzuki Swift one car race. I played it for a week. The car is so slow, but I found it invaluable in learning the track layout and racing line (you have so much time to take it in, as you are going comparatively slowly). When I returned to a faster car, I found it a lot easier and absolutely smashed my personal best and got gold quite easily.
     
    seadog777, GTR365 and Mr616 like this.