Expert Level: Ferrari Challenge @ Fuji Speedway F :00 :15 :30 :45

Discussion in 'GT5:P Online Racing' started by Patrik, Oct 3, 2008.

  1. Duke of Pendle

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    I've been in a couple between 11'03 & 11'15

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    I've found that second. Trouble is the car's looser now, and I'm losing more seconds digging myself out of the sand at least once a race.
     
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  2. PrudentBear

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    Just joined my first race and the update has reset the gears to auto. Random downshifts mid-corner in a 512bb is not much fun - sorry if I messed anyone up. I'll try again.
     
  3. Jack

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    Prudent - You got a tune for the 512? Ive just pulled it out the garage to have a run. Any help and Ill be grateful :tup:
     
  4. homeforsummer

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    Just been racing in this race for the last couple of hours.

    A few pointers - first, on setup. I'm running the old 888 Tuning setup, but for current 750PP rules. I'm running on R1 tyres front and rear, with power knocked down by 6 and weight at whatever setting brings the total to 750. I've also elongated the gear ratios a bit as I found them a bit short, but I'm going to put them somewhere in between because the 6hp less is hampering acceleration.

    The characteristics of the car are pretty good - loads of grip everywhere which means late braking and being able to floor it out of virtually all corners with very little sliding.

    You might find you're a bit slower on the straights, but it didn't affect me too much, and I've won a fair few races this afternoon. The California certainly looks the car to beat though, there are some people going pretty quickly in it with many of the 430s (apart from my own :sly:) languishing at the back.

    But if you can live with a slight lack of straight-line speed, the R1 tyres route is the way to go.

    The second pointer from me - beware! There is some truly awful driving out there tonight and the first corner is so difficult to get cleanly through without some utter plank not braking and knocking you across the gravel. I have found some clean racing, but not a lot at all. My advice would be to max out your PP so you're more likely to start further back on the grid, and then just hang back at the first corner, and immediately pick up 75% of the places because everyone's gone off...
     
  5. Bollox

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    doctorben your an absolute disgrace!:banghead:
     
  6. GTP_rpm

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    Love it he's on 648pp...
     
  7. edebert

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    Hi benannt, i guess in the last race (was the xx:00 one) you were using S2s or S1s?

    I have been on R1s, and the difference was hugh in the esses, but not that big on the straights, because you were not accelerating very good out of the corners.
    (I think R1s are the fastest option for the California)

    Sorry if i caused trouble to you, I had to try to overtake you at the end of the esses, because that australian guy without patience was coming from behind....i guess he got you (=punted you) in the final chicane, right?
     
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  8. Benannt

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    I was on S2s in that race (trying that setup out). It was good racing. With clean drivers a R tires vs. S tires race can be fun. You raced me clean, even in the esses when I knew you wanted to get around me. The back straights were different.

    I agree the R1 setup is the fastest, by a good 2 second consisently. Though racing a clean driver on a S tire setup can be fun. Especially if you are the driver on the S tires using every bit of skill to stay ahead.

    You caused me no issues, you GTRP racers are the fairest of the bunch out there now-a-days. That SAC_SYRUP [AU] guy was the issue. i saw him banging on you the entire race and he punted me in the final chicane, which is why I finish 3rd, not 2nd 4.5 secs behind you. he gave me alot of trouble on that last lap.

    EDIT: I sent the SAK_SYRUP guy a note on PSN and at first he claimed it was all "racing incidents" on the both of us, they he at least admitted he was driving rough but used the excuses everyone else was, which doesn't cut it in my book. He has decent speed but needs to calm down.
     
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  9. PrudentBear

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    Not yet, I'm working on it. I'm really not very good though, it takes me ages. By the time I'm happy there's usually a new event!
     
  10. The Outlaw

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    I'll be in at :45...take it easy on me guys :dopey: First Ferrari challenge race for me. :tup:
     
  11. H20HYBRID_GT

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    ... but hey why don´t you tune your cars a little?
    You know, make it a little bit lower, shorten the gears and strenghten the brakes a little .
    Afterall it´s a game that offers some basic tuning.
    If this was a real life event they would force you to use R tires anyway, know what I mean?
    I bet you drive superfast with some tweakings here and there...
    It´s a shame, the California is so fun, cant stop smiling driving it!:D
     
  12. Bollox

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    awesome race with MotoriousBIG [DE]:tup:
     
  13. GTP_rpm

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    Guys, I got a question.

    What do you do when someone gets a bit out of shape, for example, at the first Degner...Then when you go for the inside at Degner 2 (because they're rejoining the circuit) then turn in and you ''hit them'' and they fly off.

    I think I shouldn't wait, but then I know how bent some people can be on here about it.

    Tough one and I know every collision is different.
     
  14. Cultlife

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    This race is AWFUL.

    Turn one, brake, get punted into sand, let everyone past so you dont get in the way, start overtaking, brake for a corner, get punted into sand, repeat.


    I'll try again when I'm less angry at it.
     
  15. GTP_rpm

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    Definately suits the agressive starters.

    I've seen Bollocks just plow through the ghosties now...I always tend to wait for them, which then means I get hit by people behind me.

    I am loving the new ''catch up'' physics though. When you're very very behind you go faster...before it used to be if you were ahead, you went slower.

    Now I'm catching up the front guys by about 4tenths a lap, instead of 4seconds a lap haha!
     
  16. GT5net_LiLFaF

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    2'08.180 in a race with some GTpers.(Rudiraser,muffin ...)Very nice race.
     
  17. GTP_rpm

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    Did a 2'07.488 whilst in 3rd chasing the GTRP boys.

    Another good race.
     
  18. Rudi Raser

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    yes LifLaf, nice one. but i got a telephone call.... :ouch:

    fastest online 2.07,2xx, full time in the last one 10:51,xxx
     
  19. [GTRP]muffin

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    :crazy:


    Wait a second try to show you a picture

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  20. GTP_rpm

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    It's official.

    Doctorben DOES have a conscience.

    Had a good, heated dice with him for 4 laps. Lots of accidental paint trading...

    But at the end whilst leading towards the line I backed off as a sign of ''doesn't matter who wins''

    ...and to my surprise...he did too!

    And he was on 650pp.

    What next...?

    GTP_doctorben?

    :D
     
  21. Div is back

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    He doesn't. You saw me fly by off the chicane, guess who helped me.

    That following race, the GTRP powerblue California pushes me off turn 1, the pack catches up and I'm way out of rythm.
     
  22. GTP_rpm

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    KLlopfer and CudeDude need reminding it's 650PP

    Other than that, great event this is turning out to be.

    Well done PD!

    Cig. break for me...Back at xx.30

    xx
     
  23. HAD2

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    just been having a great race untill Lancerlover hit me twice on purpose on the 4th and 5th lap, :banghead:
     
  24. GTP_rpm

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    Anyone else time out that game?

    Was right behind my best mate Bennant...then it folded.
     
  25. Klopfer

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    Done! Sorry! Wondered, that I've been on pole 3 times in a row. So I checked my setup, and saw that my weight was set back on stock value. I've fixed it right now.
     
  26. GTP_rpm

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    Don't worry, it's happened to me tonight too!

    Must be a glitch...

    Is anyone else suffering with mega lag in the scenary when in 'free-run' mode? Mine is terrible...never did it before the update.
     
  27. Bollox

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    awesome race rudi, cheers for waiting aswell!:tup:

    10'47.xxx each!!

    woo!
     
  28. The Grim Reaper

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    I'm in @ 00:

    Spent most the evening setting down a marker for you guys to try and beat on the GTP Event1. :sly:
     
  29. GTP_rpm

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    You'll love it!

    Props to Volcano using the 512...Only a bit slower than me in my F430 if I get a perfect lap in! My set-up's quite good in this I think, be interested to share with another F430 user to see how they differ?

    Anyone?
     
  30. Fastas

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    I'll take that challenge. Can not find a balance on the California or the 430, can you pm them to me please crx.
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