Hope to see you again! When things get a bit better on the track...Was great racing with you again. Hope to get in a few more at Spa before the week is over. Such a great challenge. I made one very small mistake in all but my last race (or got dumped by others), which costs you dearly in those conditions, and at that point it was just down to speed in the top split. 6th was the best I could do. Not quite as disciplined as you! But I was trying.
Added 2500 DR to my rating over the last two days, even qualifying only 10th or so, in the top split... I don't think I ever lost DR in any race actually, but getting more than a few hundred at a time was really a challenge. So... close.... to A+ rating on the main account finally, just as we near the finish line for GTS, I suppose.
The best drivers will probably be around 1:30-1:31.What sort of time should I be going for on interlagos gr3 DR B? Going to get some practice in this weekend. Guessing everyone will go for the supra but I quite liked the rcz last week.
Just realised its a Garage Car event, so yeah the unicorns won't be the Gr.X cars for this one. They could throw a curve ball and make it a choice of VGT cars... 🤷♂️That would be nice, but those cars are too expensive.
The priciest car I can remember for a daily race was the 2019 Red Bull, at $3M.
I had some fun in race C last night, bad qualifying as usual but lap 1 made up for it. For all the disadvantages of a controller it does feel like you can switch the tyres on quicker than the wheels.
What sort of time should I be going for on interlagos gr3 DR B? Going to get some practice in this weekend. Guessing everyone will go for the supra but I quite liked the rcz last week.
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This was probably the best I can get this week from the back. Didn't do anything special apart from staying on track and lapping steady in 2.48. Lots of things seems to happened but not to me.Getting a bit dirty at Spa. Two races in so far, first rammed and bumped off the track, second bunch of blocking going on so left with a red S, not avoiding them all. The one I did avoid by throwing my car in the grass cost me time, a place, and a 1 sec penalty for ignoring track limits which cost me another 2 places It is clear what PD considers the 'right way' to race, bump the car head :/
Track penalties are a mess as usual, the 0.5 sec for cutting Eau Rouge is less than you stand to gain by skipping the limits and at the turn to the final chicane it's kinda random what people can get away with. In the rest of the track they don't trigger (except this time lol) and have to be watchful for track re-entries.
Fun combo, but penalties are backwards as usual, PD can't even get the track limits right.
@Mc_Yavel Great finish last race! I was looking forward to racing with you but the Brazilian shadow blocked and I ended up in the grass doh.
Next race was horrible. Lot of bumping and swerving at the start, then the car in front of me panic brakes far too early for eau rouge. I avoid but end up sideways in the wall, stopped, to last. Then at the end of lap 1 I get a car reset on top of me, clunk, and another red S. Down to 92 SR, still in the top split, but don't really want to be there anymore lol. It's getting messy.
The rest of the race was slow but no more incidents, just a lot of waiting until being able to make a pass. Then in lap 6 my car starts fish tailing out of eau rouge into the wall sigh. One more try! Hopefully starting on the right side this time. Starting on the left is bad in this race :/
Hate to say but this race is kinda won or lost in sector 1. This time I had a good sector 1 and finished 7th, while able to hit a 2:47.8 lap. Bad sector 1, very hard to keep while passing wobbly cars. I could have had 5th but the slower car in front of me slowed down so much I lost all my momentum having to brake extra, opening the door for 7th to beat me to the final chicane. Lost 2 SR again, no clue from what. I guess from a little draft bump and I touched @Mc_Yavel at the start, unintended, nothing happened, but who knows what the penalty system picks up on nowadays. 90 SR, still in top split by a hair.
Any chance you could comment on the lap linked below? Am I too heavy on inputs, too late for turn-ins? I know I'm not good in the rain, but I'm so far off the pace it's almost a joke! That said, I knocked nearly 5 secs off my Q time in the 911 by using the Evo...
The late night lobbies in EU are some of the best in the game, it's after the eSports bunch have gone to bed so nobody is too desperate, just good fun and respectful racing.Cracking lap, it has to be said the room was super well behaved, everyone not only gave space but had the car control not to bin you off in tight quarters.
It's a real shame. I actually really enjoy 90% of the contest but T1 just splits the pack (the same way one does with a bowling ball) and it's down to pot luck how you emerge. From Lap 2 onwards it's a test of consistency because lord knows there's no chance of a clean overtake unless someone makes a mistake.Did 1 Race A yesterday and 1 today. Started pole/finished 2nd yesterday. Started 2nd/finished 5th today. Both races all the action happed on T1.
I hate pole at Tsukuba. Yesterday I was convinced if I started in 2nd, I'd win. Today I started 2nd and lost 5 spots on T1.
Thanks, I'll try bear those tips in mind and work on some laps over the weekend. I won't be racing this one until I can comfortably lap under 2:50, otherwise I'll just get eaten alive...I don't really know the Evo and can only watch on a small phone screen with no sound (because work) so I'm probably not a lot of help but I'll try.
At La Source you get a lot of wheelspin on the exit (until 4th gear), it costs you some time because you can't get the power down but also overheats the rear tyres so you'll have no grip at the next corner, if you bring in the power even slower (even after the car is straight you'll be a bit quicker).
Through the middle sector you're a gear higher than I am through most of the corners but that might just be the difference between the Evo and R8. The TCS is cutting power quite a lot but if that is saving spins it's worth it. You can get away with more than you think with some of the flatter curbs (the bottom of eau rouge, the final left of Raidillon, the first part of the bus stop, even at Blanchimont you can do a small cut).
In general I'm just trying to keep the tyres cool then react whenever it loses traction.
The late night lobbies in EU are some of the best in the game, it's after the eSports bunch have gone to bed so nobody is too desperate, just good fun and respectful racing.
They will specify which car you have to use, and you have to provide it yourself from your garage.So what does "Car(s): GRX / ONE MAKE | Car from Garage" mean? Are they going to supply a car or are they going to specify which car to use and we have to provide it, or what?
They'll tell you which car(s) you can use, you have to find the keys.So what does "Car(s): GRX / ONE MAKE | Car from Garage" mean? Are they going to supply a car or are they going to specify which car to use and we have to provide it, or what?
You're first mistake was thinking they are professional drivers. They're just random people from across the world.The same at Spa for me last Race.
I start from Pole.. first Corner, i'll dropped to 8. 20 Sec later next Professional Driver hit me i'll drop to 14.
After some other ******** on this Track i Finish at 7. But i realy dont need Races like this.
It's going to be a car that does between 3 and 4 minute laps, 15 to 20 minute race. Maybe that rules out a few...They will specify which car you have to use, and you have to provide it yourself from your garage.
Best bet is a Red Bull X car. Could be the F1500. Could also be a completely random VGT.
I am not a fast guy, so my advice may not be relevant.I know Race A isn't getting much love this week, but I'm really trying my best to crack on and improve my quali time.
Any tips on brake balance, and confirmation of the unorthodox driving style required for this absolute **** show of a race?
From memory last time this race happened the RCZ was really good. There was a few FR cars that was good too, prob Supra/Corvette. Top guys get 1.29's, so a 1.32/1.33 is a good time for a DR BWhat sort of time should I be going for on interlagos gr3 DR B? Going to get some practice in this weekend. Guessing everyone will go for the supra but I quite liked the rcz last week.