GTP Editor, GTPEDIA Author
- Rule 12
So you know what's going on around you. It's called "situational awareness" - being aware of your surroundings.In Daily or lobby races why should I look behind
People who race cars and never look in their mirrors tend to occupy coffins, or send a lot of other people into them.
Yes and no. You have as much "right" as GTPlanet - a private entity, not government - allows you.I have the right to say my own opinion on things right.
Other people also have the same right to express their opinions on your opinions.
Lol, what?You are the selfish one here big time because the way you treat me and some members on here, that tells me you need a good talking too.
You drive as if there's nobody else around (and frequently lobby for ghosting, so that nobody else is around), then decide that other people are selfish (somehow... despite that not being the meaning of the word) because the fact that this behaviour is selfish is pointed out to you?
You're... playing a disability card now?You come a long and make fun of me just because I have a disability and that is not on Famine.
I'm not making fun of you just because you have a disability; I'm not even aware you have one (I don't know, or care to know, who you are either). I'm discussing your opinions because you're posting really, really stupid opinions. You don't get to post nonsense without challenge, regardless of who you are or who you think you are.
My wife has a disability - a long-term, degenerative one. How does that factor into your pathetic attempt to play the victim?
Except when it's making you post things you didn't want to, right?@Jordan I really love this website
Dismal post, dismal attitude, dismal behaviour.I blame gtplanet for that mistake and not my keypad.
To steer vaguely onto topic, do watch out @NikNakTobasco, for drivers like the above one who will simply drive around a track without any concern that there might be other people on it, no matter what. They will take you out simply through not being even slightly aware that you are even there.
You can avoid being one of them by driving in a view that has a mirror and looking in it, or by frequent use of the "look back" button (where appropriate; not in corners!) if you prefer the roofcam - or both - in combination with the timing data to know when someone is close behind, or closing in from behind.
There's also a "radar" screen in the multi-function display which you should default to during a race - flick through other functions like brake balance and fuel map as you need, and timing to help you understand where you're gaining and losing time, but always skip back to the radar once you're done - as it allows you to see where other cars are in very close quarters. In addition there's red circles either side of the HUD which get larger as cars get closer, and if a car is extremely close then the edge of that side of the screen darkens.
Being aware of where other drivers are is pretty fundamental to racecraft, but you will always meet people who don't have any.