"Daily" Race Discussion

Discussion in 'Gran Turismo Sport' started by GTPNewsWire, Oct 7, 2019.

  1. Bivittavus88

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    Don't ever try to improve things for other people. Well, not until you've improved the things you need/want to, first (mental health, etc) Trust me, I've been there far more often than I like to admit. Once you're feeling better about you, other people's crap falls into place.

    Not the worst idea in the world. With a few exceptions. Socialise at work. Or with us. Just keep the daily race stuff daily race themed. Start a "MIE's random thoughts" thread. Your long posts lead themselves to a decent discussion. You just need to aim them at the right place. Back to the recluse bit . . As long as you see family, etc, don't worry about it. I very rarely go out. There are people out there. I hate people. Much better conversation from the cats.

    Neither do I. I'm one of those "I like big, practical diesel estate" wierdos. I can't stand watching car races. They bore me to death. Bike racing is where it's at. Unless it's gaming. Then it's the other way around.
     
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  2. Mistah_MCA

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    I think it was Church of Hizal. :lol: I don't think Mr. Lightning would approve of that, though.
     
  3. 250Cal

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    Race C is tough! It's a proper challenge to work your way through and the lack of pace means that anything less than a 1.5-2 sec pen for the car in front isn't enough to get through, even if you're on their bumper. So very close racing. I've had two cleans in a row but I doubt I'll record better than a 5th all week, just too much work to do to get through the pack cleanly from 19th/20th.

    I'm less than 2,000 DR points off DR A in my little "Start from the back" challenge. Even when complete I think I'll keep doing it as it's much more eventful racing.
     
  4. Petroperu

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    Great race I had on the Tokyo Loop with the Peugeot RCZ.
    I maintained my position mostly and by the end of the last turn, I was trailing a Venezuelan in the slower car. I put myself behind him gaining speed and proceed to overtake him on the outside.
    He saw me crawling on the right side and proceeded me to hit me to the walls.
    He got a 2 second penalty! HA!
    I still beat him.

    Ended up 4th place btw.
     
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  5. Tea_Leaves

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    You know a race is unpopular when you see 4 sets of DRs racing one another. Race C is a borefest by every stretch. It's not suited at all for longer racing. It's a Race A by definition, not C.

    My only race highlights were being pit maneuvered (lost around 6 seconds to the rest of the field. SR S at its finest) purposely after turn 1. He already had a 5 second penalty so it looked like he was on a rampage. The joke is he still finished with neutral SR. The other was a nice and clean 3-wide battle at the last turn, I was able to pass them both to reach 8th.

    Despite lost time at the start, I finished 7th after starting last. Recovering SR is its only redeeming feature.
     
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  6. Invisigoth

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    It's hilarious when you use his name in chat. Because PC in TPC precedes the P in @Pigems , it bleeps out his name :lol:. Drugs are bad, m'kay?

    Aaaaand *this* is why I stopped racing Tokyo in any form. The other cars pinballing me off the walls usually result in 1 minute or more in penalties :crazy:.
     
  7. Pigems

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    You race Tokyo with us! ;)
     
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  8. GT5Power

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    Bite-sized story time from my alt account:

    Lap 4 in race B, running 5th (having started last). 6th sends it up the inside of T4 from 4 tenths back, clips my car, plows into the wall and I get a 5 second penalty. Oh the joys of C/C. I'm C/D now. :lol:
     
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  9. Petroperu

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    Woah people are crazy good at Dragon Trails.
    I am doing high 1:38s with the Raybrig NSX Concept-GT.
    But I am doing it with TCS off and I am losing time because I going delicate on the throttle exiting those corners.
    I was slipping on full throttle while qualifying.
    That's why I decided to take it more careful in the actual race, but people are OP on this track.
     
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  10. Granadier

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    This is the secret to happiness. I should get a cat again.

    With the Gr. 2 cars you can shift up into 3rd when exiting corners to preventing wheelspin while still going full throttle.
     
  11. JoeyLeonine

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    Gr.4 is where I generally feel most comfortable. So decided I'd do some Tokyo laps.

    Well, I started a lap and got bored waiting for T1 to appear. Decided I couldn't be bothered to do it again once I'd messed up T2, and so that was that really.

    To my least favourite class it is then. Gr.2. I'm not sure which I'm worst at tbh. Gr.1 or Gr.2. But safe to say I wasn't overjoyed by the prospect. I went for the old Lexus for 3 reasons.

    1 - I hate the '16 GT-R.
    2 - Other than the '16 GT-R it's the only other Gr.2 I have.
    3 - That's what @RacingGrandpa was driving. ;)

    Did about 100 miles. Completed what, 15 laps!? I mean, I understand the concept of trusting the downforce and all that... But I'm really not consistent enough to trust that the car itself will be consistent - I promise that makes sense! If you get the right line, then you can run it full throttle and it'll be like it's on rails. Yep. Totally. Well... I think I managed the COD full bore ONCE. And that was on my first go when I wasn't really focussing too much and I'd already ruined the lap before we got there.

    Anyway. The best I could muster was a 31.880 and that's probably as good as it's gonna get.

    The Seaside is a proper track. You have to be close to bang on, just to get an 'average' lap. I was either down, going through the Bus Stop or if I was up, I sure as hell wasnt gonna be by the time we'd got out the otherside - all the hardwork is wasted. Ah well.

    Not sure I can bring myself to actually race any of these though this week. None of them shout out as actually being fun.
     
  12. NoStopN

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    You sent that car to the Shadow Realm in the 3rd video.

    I smell another joining the ranks of R4M.


    I'm going to need to get some credits on my alt account in order to get a Gr. 2 car.

    I assume the GT-R is meta this week as well?

    I'm an off road truck nut. Been one for some time.

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  13. Petroperu

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    Didn't do so bad at Race C.
    Ended up 6th from very last place.
    Didn't have time to qualify.
    Lots of people sliding off track for some reason that doesn't make sense (the Miata is extremely slow and very friendly to full throttle maneuvering).

    Rate is obscenely long for this track and car though.
    Wouldn't do it again.
    Race was tedious.
     

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  14. S A Debre

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    It's been less than a day and it feels like everyone in these goddamn lobbies is already a Dragon Trail expert :banghead:

    Also, interestingly enough I've only seen like two guys get killed at Death Chicane. T5 and the squiggles after it seem to be the main Shadow Realm entry point because people just aren't very cautious about that part of the track.
     
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  15. Invisigoth

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    That's because the clubbing baby seal gang that you guys are, are usually about 20s in front of me. No cars to hit me and no penalties to serve, no DR or SR to loose. When I start on pole in the next race you guys mug me and its all over in a few seconds. :p
     
  16. Winnie847

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    in that case....whoops! I changed my 2nd NA account to TPC_PoohBear. Felt like mixing up the name, but in a way that my friends should recognize. But yeah I agree, drugs are bad!
     
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  17. O604

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    I tried 1 Race C. It went OK. On the aggressive side. But nothing dirty.

    Agree with it being too long. Didn't really notice the x20 tires at all. In my opinion it needs a mandatory fuel or tire stop to make it interesting.
     
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  18. Pigems

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    Did a couple more race B’s, got banged around in the first one a bit but did well in the second, including a 4x pass exiting the bus stop. :)
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    TPC_Pokey’s gonna have the same issue. :lol:

    Trying a Race C now, hoping to gain some SR. :)
     
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  19. Sven Jurgens

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    I figured I would give race C a real attempt since race B is getting dirtier by the race. Here is my full race report :banghead:

    It's a sign, not worth going there. It was the most 'exciting' part of the race anyway. DR down the drain, bye bye SR, 2/3 of a lap is not enough to negate the disconnect penalty.

    Tokyo then, since that was next up. Probably gonna regret it. Monday dirty hour at Tokyo in crap cars, whatever can go wrong.
     
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  20. Bivittavus88

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    29.837 at DTS in the RCF.

    Mehh.

    Mehh.

    Aaaaand, meeeehhh.

    Far too much on my mind to string a good lap together. Two seconds off the pace.
     
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  21. Pigems

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    Race C was actually kinda fun, had a few good battles and pulled off a few nice passes along the way. It feels like it takes a decade to finish the race, but it’s nice to have time to recover from mistakes and have multi lap battles with people. :)

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    At one point I had looked up thinking geez, this things gotta be half over by now. Yup, we were on lap 3. :lol:
     
  22. Mistah_MCA

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    I'm with you on that. :(

    Also, where the heck are the aliens pulling in a 27..? Time to investigate.
     
  23. Sven Jurgens

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    Tokyo went much better
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    This blazing start helped quite a bit :lol:
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    Still no SR gain as I didn't get the memo we're all supposed to drive bumper cars in TT cups now. Neutral SR.
     
  24. S A Debre

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    A 20 minute race in an N100 seems like the most boring combination possible.
     
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  25. Bivittavus88

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    It'll get better, man. It always does. Until it comes back :lol:

    :banghead:

    Yeah, I have no idea. I get really good drive out of the final corner, and the tenth placed EMEA ghost still pulls away from the line, in an '08 GTR. Then slowly pulls away for the rest of the lap.

    Gonna need to wait for one of Mr Perel's track guides, I think.

    To be honest, I'll be happy with a mid to high 28. That said, I am enjoying the novelty of being able to take Death Chicane flat out.
     
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  26. Pigems

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    It’s like, hypnotically addicting somehow? :lol:

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    Blue A after the race, even with all the small bumps in traffic I’m still gaining a bunch of SR on Tsukuba. :)
     
  27. Tea_Leaves

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    Yeah, I think it would be better at 10 - 12 laps instead. I might have sounded harsh in my last post (a little salty over being taken out almost immediately) but it did make for some close and clean racing with a few fun battles along the way.

    Additional tyre options other than Hards every time would also be more interesting.
     
  28. Redneckchef

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    Holy hell you guys are pasting some laps together at Seaside. I started racing last night with a 31.4 thinking it was decent enough to do, have only started ahead of 10th once. Feel like I have been doing well but can't put the whole lap together. Have been over 1 sec up on that between races but never bring it home.

    That said, maybe starting in the back isn't totally bad with the crashes I have seen
     
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  29. Kevstah2004

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    Idk the race C car feels a lot heavier to me but smoother cos of the loss in speed, I’m only at 1:13.800 the turn is much wider, I’m normally quite quick here not as much as you guys but I feel 1:12 is more my ballpark, strange one :confused:
     
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  30. Pigems

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    Nuts, game froze with 2:04 left on the clock before the next Tsukuba race, didn’t realize until it was too late lol. Gonna try a race A now instead because it’s the only one available ATM. :)
     
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