Is there a commonly understood code of etiquette in GT Sport races? And does it follow real-world motor racing?
For eg, I just watched Tidgney’s weekly track guide, where he complains about a driver bumping him while Tidgney was edging the other driver on the inside round a corner - the implication being the other driver should have given up the inside line. But, as I understand it, in motorsport the driver with wheels in front is entitled to hold the racing line, even if it means the undertaking driver is pushed off track. So, as I would understand it, Tidgney should have either driven off track or pulled behind the leading driver to allow him the racing line round the corner.
Tidgney presumably knows a lot about GT rules (written and unwritten), so it seems unlikely he would get this wrong.
Around 2 mins 27. It’s the Norwegian driver that goes on to try to ram him off the road and drive like a general idiot.
But that incident, Tidgney let’s him off for not noticing him, but as the car with the nose ahead, I’d have thought the Norwegian guy had every right to come into the apex and Tidgney should have pulled back or moved off track.
For reference, Scott Mansell talks about the very similar situation between Verstappen and Hamilton recently:
It's an interesting one with the first point at the hairpin, and I'd actually argue for the most part you're right in that they were always coming back that way but to me, the turn was extreme and I'd have expected a car there if I was them going that deep. But I didn't have a massive problem with the hairpin bit mainly because carnage had just happened already and in general its Race A ! But yes I'd agree with you for the most part with the hairpin.Ah right, that incident. I think the movement from the Norwegian half way around that corner was excessive. They had understeered wide through the corner. Either they were steering too much and when the tyres bit and the grip came back they were already steering too far right and came across Tidge. The other option is that they were purposely trying to nudge Tidge off. Either way the left kink is approaching and turning right in that manner is not the best way to take it in that situation. @Tidgney did nothing wrong. He was finding space whilst keeping as much momentum as possible. I'm sure expecting the Norwegian to come across like that was low in his expectations at the time.
The problem is that this game covers a lot of aspects of racing. Some classes like Gr4 might expect a bit of contact a la touring cars but Super Formula for example wouldn't. You touch in Super Formula and you'll end up in the barriers most of the time. But on this game stuffing it up the inside with loads of contact does nothing and the cars are fine. A divebomb isn't dirty and you see it lots of the time in racing, even F1. With control and no contact it is a valid move and when poorly executed then punishment usually follows. However a lot of divebombs on this game are different. They are aimed from too far back, too late and usually at the side of the preceding car.
My main problem is the turning right afterwards but you can see throughout the video they genuinely have a "don't care approach" about any drivers they race with, with a laps later them going off at the same point which I would assume quite confidently was another take out. You can quite quickly get a sense of somebody early on.