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Discussion in 'Gran Turismo Sport' started by GTPNewsWire, Feb 17, 2020.
That is seriously quick. What equipment do you use?
Thanks @HammyMansell and 1:48.0 is very decent! Would imagine that puts you at the front most races
Thanks dude @TJC_69 just a standard G29 and portable wheel stand, i do want to upgrade to a playseat and higher quality wheel at some point in the future but the G29 is good considering its price and all.
I already know how fast you are lol
Likewise @suprajef team WRS!
Surprises me that most people here don't participate
I found another replay i made of this dude.. worth posting just for being clean, something different :-)
Haha yep, it's an old account I made before he was born for guests to play together on ps3. He took it since it's an 'adult' account with no restrictions.
I'm not sure what the pace requirements are for D/B lobbies Ehh he wouldn't have been impatiently sitting behind us if he hadn't crashed into a fellow green flag. Besides that, pass on the straight, not in the most dangerous corner on the track!
Where am I blocking him btw, he has a ton of room to go on the inside yet hits me twice, second time runs me into my kid!
He did another one this morning, finished 8th by himself. Then together without issues (we finished last but 4 people quit. He did manage to overtake one car clean ) Then we tried another one and got disconnected on matchmaking lol.
Exactly the same equipment as me. G29 plus a £60 portable metal framed wheelstand from Ebay. I set a 1:48.7xx so it looks like i've got to 'git gud'
Big Willow has been pretty kind to me this week. I started at DR 17k and moved to nearly 25K last night.
I realized a couple things this week that I think have helped. On tracks that I race pretty well at, it's unusual for me not to get at least one win. This week, I had the opportunity in two races maybe. One of them is the video above where I had the room to make a clean pass for the lead and the guy closed down on me instead, and the other one a race where the guy in 1st biffed it, and then I did too on the last lap. I think my success this week though was about not making huge mistakes because I'm trying too hard to win.
In the past, when people dive bomb me, I have just held my racing line and then thrown my arms up into the air. However justified, you're completely screwed when you get off track at BW, so I realized quickly it wouldn't work for me if I did that. As a result, I sort of let people have the position if they were going to do that. The most common place that happened is going into the Omega turn. The fast line is relatively wide and my first couple races, people kept stuffing up the inside and pushing me off the track as I tried to take that line. I finally just started going wider and letting them take it. Sometimes, they run right through the corner, and sometimes they made contact anyways, but I wasn't being knocked off the track, and the loss of speed there wasn't as big of a deal as other places. Still annoying, of course, but it wasn't race ending.
I had a lot of P3-P6 finishes this week as a result. No wins, but I also gained a bunch of DR and enjoyed racing more overall. My stat line from the GT Profile kind of shows it, too.
At Seaside DT in Gr 4 recently, my average qualifying position in high C low B was 1.79. My average finishing position was 9th place (+7.25 positions). I was getting dive bombed from the pole or P2 in T2 (the first real one, haha), getting mad, and writing off the rest of the race rather than giving space for the morons and passing them later.
At Big Willow (with some of the gr 4 races thrown in, I guess), my average starting position is 4.47, and my average finish is 6th (+2.5). Obviously, I'd love to make that a negative number instead, but I'm pretty satisfied with the DR gains, and the racecraft to catch and pass those MFers will come with more practice
A lot of people taking advantage of the updated penalty system (or lack thereof) at Big Willow this week. I had a guy purposefully bump me until I was completely off the track going up the hill and then he forced someone else wide going down immediately after (which sent him flying off into the desert with a bucket of water for thirst god willing) and we both were penalised. I will say though, it's a very fun track to race around cleanly and pulling off successful overtakes is very rewarding.