Gran Turismo World Series 2024 Begins 17 April

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Race day is coming up. Just want to wish everybody the best of luck in your race(s). May all your laps be fast and incident-free.
And you, my friend.

Looking forward to this one. It's one of those tracks, similar to Fuji, where most people seem to dislike it but I've managed to find a real appreciation for that gives me a slight advantage in the race as I'm able to find fun in simply being consistent lap to lap, resulting in some surprisingly strong finishes and even wins.

And I'll always be hyped up by that possibility :cheers:

Enjoy yourselves!
 
Euro GT3 for Honda. I think I was the only one in my lobby who no-stopped. Qualified P9. Dropped to DFL by lap 3 as everyone forget how to drive clean. Back through the field as everyone pitted, didn’t make a single on-track pass. Finished P6, 53 points which is my 2nd best score of the season - should keep me all gold for the rewards.

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My PS Plus expires next month and I don’t plan to renew, so this was probably my last GTWS race. Never did get a win sadly.

Good luck out there.
 
Euro GT3 for Honda. I think I was the only one in my lobby who no-stopped. Qualified P9. Dropped to DFL by lap 3 as everyone forget how to drive clean. Back through the field as everyone pitted, didn’t make a single on-track pass. Finished P6, 53 points which is my 2nd best score of the season - should keep me all gold for the rewards.

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My PS Plus expires next month and I don’t plan to renew, so this was probably my last GTWS race. Never did get a win sadly.

Good luck out there.
Man, should do the race now when apparently few ppl know the non-stop strategy but i'm still sleepy lol.
 
Man, should do the race now when apparently few ppl know the non-stop strategy but i'm still sleepy lol.
It's an interesting question that I'm surprised hasn't been discussed much here. Which races do give you the best chance for a good result?

I've generally gone with the theory of being well prepared, race early before everyone else is up to speed, then bang in a good result and you're done for the day.

But today, and the previous Manufacturers, round I was just off the pace in the early races, despite plenty of practice. For Grand Valley a couple of weeks when I came back in the afternoon I found my pace was far more competitive. Maybe a little from me improving through the day, but more so I feel because the oppostion was slower.

My theory on that is by the end of the day it's only us dregs, who couldn't get a good result earlier, that are left. All the fast players are done by then. So here's hoping the late afternoon slots today will allow me better results than I've managed so far.
 
It's an interesting question that I'm surprised hasn't been discussed much here. Which races do give you the best chance for a good result?

I've generally gone with the theory of being well prepared, race early before everyone else is up to speed, then bang in a good result and you're done for the day.

But today, and the previous Manufacturers, round I was just off the pace in the early races, despite plenty of practice. For Grand Valley a couple of weeks when I came back in the afternoon I found my pace was far more competitive. Maybe a little from me improving through the day, but more so I feel because the oppostion was slower.

My theory on that is by the end of the day it's only us dregs, who couldn't get a good result earlier, that are left. All the fast players are done by then. So here's hoping the late afternoon slots today will allow me better results than I've managed so far.
Never thought of that! And it makes a lot of sense actually. I always thought that towards the end of the day people would be more experienced and trained, calmer about the race, but probably you are right, many will be happy with their result already and won't risk it.
 
It’s not really strategic for me. 9am is the only time on a Saturday I can race.
Similar for me but I can usually make the 10am slot, too. Sometimes the 11am slot. But I agree that there could be something to @MetalApe 's hypothesis. Could also mean that the later lobbies are worth fewer points if the higher rated drivers are finishing earlier in the day. A P5 in the 9am race might be worth as much as P1 at the last race if everyone is gone.
 
I am sure there is an argument for practicing and getting some decent points earlier. However, I would place my bets on the idea that most will race during "regular" hours. This means more (highly rated) drivers, thus more points on the table and a better result for you if you do well.
 
I think my confident post from earlier invited some karma because it's really made me work for the eventual win.

Slot 1 - Messed up qualy taking too much gravel in the last turns and nabbing a penalty too, no way to put in a proper lap had to quit or start last

Slot 2 - Q5 and perhaps too eager to get in the race I misjudged my speed into turn 1, hit a car to pick up a 3 second penalty and when I'd served that I was 13th. Was sideswiped off still on the first lap on one of the final turns, on purpose or not I don't know but it left me last. Did finish the race and was set for a 5th as I didn't pit when I approached a ghosted car returning to the track on the final turn. I went to pass him, not go through him, and he just turned into me and shoved me off. 6th place and annoyed I wanted another go.

Slot 3 - Q8 but confident most cars would pit and I was right, thankfully event free race I took everyone in the pits and while had to watch the clock near the end as a medium runner knocked the seconds off it was never fast enough to get close to me - home for a comfortable win in the end and glad I didn't call it a day after the second slot.

Took way more time than I had planned to give it but a win is a lovely reward.


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It's an interesting question that I'm surprised hasn't been discussed much here. Which races do give you the best chance for a good result?
I base my choice on the time of day that I feel I'm at my best, which is as early in the day as I can find. I tend to get dozy in the afternoon so I try avoid doing any races then. I've only ever tried the first or second slot, so I don't really have any experience to tell whether this is the best approach, but it seems to be working out well for me.
Dropped to DFL by lap 3 as everyone forget how to drive clean.
This is my biggest concern with the no-pit strategy -- getting punted off the track by some inpatient driver on RMs. I figure if I can get through the couple laps without incident, it should be smooth sailing from there.
 
And the season closes with Honda in the A.O region, using a manufacturer I was really hesitant on ended up being a pretty solid choice for the races I did with it. This Barcelona race isn't really my fancy as I don't love the track and it's just a sprint race on RH tires to the end.

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I might do another one of these in the Viper; again, not the most exciting of combos. We will see...
 
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I haven't had a commanding lead like this for some time! 😍 122 Points in the bag! 🏆

The 911 RSR is a beauty to drive on Barcelona on Hard Tyres. Not needing to pit this week has caught out a lot of people today! 🏁 😅
 

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GT2 B , did the race twice kinda boring race but it could have been much more

1st try - qualified P10 , Race started fine i went with no stop RH , many people choosed to have 1 stop which kinda surprised me , it went really good before one "good" guy punted me over ... and then i ended in P8

2nd try- qualified P9 , Race started better same strat , half of the grid chose again to pit from there i been in P4 but then i realized my tyres started to wear alot since i drive with dualsense that made me drop from P4 to P6 where i ended , this been a much better race but some still don't care about clean racing which is a shame

all in all could have done better , it been good with Lexus but next time i will take MR car again that suits me better :)
 
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Was limited to first two Americas slots today due to double disc herniation plus life responsibilities.

Second race I added a seat heater to my playseat challenge (heating pad lmao) and that helped my pedal response time a lot. Qualified a little better in P8, finished P5 in what felt like a very fast lobby and received my most points for a race for this race in GT3 so I'm good with that I guess. Couple very clean pass series. No 1 min tire penalties on the grid.

HOWEVER, I did get absolutely shadow realmed into the red paint on the slow small V-hairpin. I had radar up, I check my mirrors, I know if there may be beef with anyone around me. Came out of nowhere lmao, scared the absolute hell out of me. Have to watch the replay to see what happened because I still don't even know what the -color- of the car was.

I had a problem though, I lost so much time for two reasons:

1) i have to hit the cones
2) oh no where's the second to last corner the cones are gone

Will post video maybe later tonight or tomorrow when I have time if anything is interesting.
 
Just did one in GT1 and will give out a report later but it seems that one stop on hards is the way to go in GT1 if possible. Had guys in lobby that started way back but climbed all the way to top 3 positions due to their one stop strat. Claimed it was the "top split meta strat".
 
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This really is a poor combo. At least in GT2/3. It's sorta between strategies and suffers for it.
Managed 10th on the grid and put on my hards for the no stop. A couple of spins gave me a couple of places before the tyre disparity saw others either pull away from me or get past me. I constantly had to fight oversteer which a couple of times gave me a penalty at Campsa. Then at the hairpin afterwards at T10 the car constantly wanted to spin (Make up your mind!). Which it did one lap causing me to loose places as I went across the grass. Coming into the last lap I was towards the back end of the top 10 in 8th and would hopefully keep it despite my dead front left. Nope I outbroke myself into T10. All the frustration boiled over and I slammed my fist on the desk nearby. This set off my laptop charger which due to its chunky size has issues with the plug sitting in it. It started to make a sparking noise so I had to deal with it or risk a fire. As soon as I stood up it stopped only to start up again when I sat down. I really felt like a sitcom at that point. Once I had dealt with it I was in the barrier and had to get myself out. For some reason I wasn't last but the dirty dead tyre at the front meant the car right behind me got me out of the last corner as I fought the car for the billionth time. I crossed the line P14 and not last. Some poor soul in a Ferrari was lapped by everyone as they went on a spinning adventure themselves.
Not feeling it both mentally or with the combo I decided my paltry effort was 1 and done. I needed a top 5 to better my score anyway.
 
I was rather slow in my C/S GT3 lobby as Catalunya is one of my worst tracks. Qualified 15th (on hard tires), and decided to go with a 1-stop strategy, grabbing mediums on lap 5. Because one person pitted twice (forgetting to switch to hards the first time) and a few others were slow, I managed to get up to 9th as I did all my passing (except for the designated unintentional wrecker, who quit early) while people were in the pits.

The winner (by 13 seconds) and 3rd place were the only ones to do a no-stop strategy. 2nd went to mediums on lap 6. Most of the other front-runners started on mediums.
 
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GT2 - Peugeot - First and second slot in the Americas. Strategy: no-stop on RH.

First race - Qualified Q3 - Picked up a position in the first few corners of the race, then was pushed off the track on the first lap at the first hairpin. Down to last place. Worked my way back up to P11 and was tracking the eventual winner until I forgot to downshift for the last corner before the finish, spinning around and loosing some positions again. Eventually finished P9. Thought I might be able to better, so I tried the next slot.

Second race - I took a somewhat unconventional approach to qualifying in this race, doing it on RH tires instead of RM. My hope was to avoid the same fate from the previous race by starting further back, but still ahead of any really slow drivers. It worked out okay. I ended up at Q8, which was better than I expected. In the race, I survived the first lap without any major incidents. Still lost a few positions early on to drivers on RMs. Then I spent most of the race stuck behind a slower driver. Eventually I did get by, but by then the leaders were more than 25s ahead. I picked up a few positions from some 1-stoppers and somebody who didn't read the tire requirements. Finished P8.

I'm kinda disappointed in how the races went. I feel I could have done better. I'm not going to try again, though. Got other things to do.
 
Pretty disappointing result for me. Almost not worth posting and certainly not worth watching my replay to make sure everything is correct.

Qualified mid field P8 or P10. Tire strat was a non-stop on Hard, but it seems some folks here in the Americas caught wind of this. I only passed a couple people in the pits.

I got caught up in some T1 messiness on the opening lap. But seems it all started behind me and caused me and the car ahead to be punted in a disadvantageous way. Down to P15. P16 was a streamer that got it real bad.

Made one mistake and spun off mid race exiting the S2 slow left turn.

Managed P10 and I'm not going to run again. I just have no pace on this circuit and I'm not certain I would get a better result. Oh well.
 
Missed the first slot in GT1 by 5 seconds today which meant i had to go for the second slot. AMG again.
Qualified in 7th which i was happy with. Planned for a 13H-10M-10M.

Race start went quite flawless, made up 2 places into 5th. There was some going back and forth from 8th and below due to slower drivers struggling with wheel to wheel racing which gave me and 6th a lot of room. Guys in front of me were on mediums so they slowly drifted away in the first stint. Dude behind me in a NSX was clearly also on hards as we went consistenly from 1 to 2 seconds of intervals. At lap 12 he passed me as i was struggling with worn hards. I stayed close to him though and i was in 3rd due to those on mediums pitting but i pitted on lap 13 to switch to mediums.

I also refueled and left the pits in 12th. I didn't think much about it but this was already a sign that quite a few that started on hards were going for a 1 stop. On lap 16 i was promoted into 10th due to the Honda from earlier and someone else pitting. That lap i also passed a Supra struggling on worn tires so that meant 9th place. On lap 18, three guys on hards pitted. Again, i was oblivious to the fact that these guys were going for a one stop. I was in 6th now. 2 laps later i'm in 4th due to others pitting again. I was right behind an Italian in a Porsche that started in the top 5 on mediums and cleanly overtook him. He then pitted and another top 5 medium starter also pitted which means i'm in 2nd on lap 23.

I was pretty confident that i was going to get a top 5 finish if i kept up this consistent pace. I pitted at the end of that lap and was suprised to see myself in 10th. I was sure a lot in front of me still had to pit but in reality, these guys were doing one stops on hards. So i leave in 10th with the Porsche from earlier behind me. He's also on mediums as he did a M-H-M. He overtakes me with a divebomb and not risking any damage, i dodge out of his way. I'm now in 11th. During the final stint, we both overtake two others and stay close to eachother. As we creep up on the one stoppers about 7 seconds ahead of us i slowly realise these guys aren't pitting anymore and i have to give it my all if i want to overtake them.

Unfortunately, from lap 27 untill the finish, i was stuck between two Italians in Porsches that were not happy with eachother, one of them being the guy from earlier. While they were fighting, i snuck in between them which gave me 8th position. Porsche behind me was pissed and rammed me at one point which meant rear aero damage, but also front aero damage as i was proppeled into the Porsche in front. That Porsche didn't want to give up his position and kept trying to force me off the track when i was close to overtaking. At this point the race was coming to an end and I realised i wasn't gonna catch up to the one stoppers anymore due to these guys. This made me pretty frustrated honestly, as this was the moment that 1: i realised the one stoppers had outplayed us and that 2: these Porsches ruined any chance for a top 5.
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I finish in 8th with less than 0.100 on the guy in front.
I mean, it's better than my GV round were i finished in 10th. And kudo's to the one stoppers. Talked to them in the chat afterwards about it and they revealed their strategy. All pitted on lap 18 to refuel and get new hards, then finish the race. But once again, can't help but feel some frustration that these Porsches slowed me down by driving like idiots. I couldn't participate in the 3rd slot so that was my only race today. This Manu Cup was one hell of a drive though. Onto the last round of the Nations Cup!

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I wasn't looking forward to this race as I'm not a fan of this track. No matter the result it will be one and done for this round. I went for the no stop strategy as that seems to be the norm. I joined the Americas GT2 Noon slot.

My qualifying is terrible as I start P14. Lots of contact with everyone hav6 different brake points and corner lines. Not intentional of course. I was guilty of a few bumps so I can't complain about that happening to me. I do get to P8 briefly, but the pack I was in were hard on the brakes entering turn 10. I send one of them off track and get a 2 second penalty. Which I think is bogus as I had nowhere to go. I get revenge punted by the person I hit so yeah, I was over the race at this point. I almost lose the rear of the car on lap 15 and fall to P14. I then lose the rear of the car in the same spot on the last lap and limp to the finish and I get out of that lobby quicker than a hiccup. No idea how many points I got but it won't count towards my total so whatever.

Not a fun time today, but this was a throw away race and I probably shouldn't have ran it.
 
Time slot for points... I normally race on a Saturday on the 11pm slot. This gives me chance to see a race or two and get a rough idea of how it will play out.
As for points 140ish is roughly what I'm playing for in most slots. The only thing I do find is the racing is better in the early slots. Towards the end of the day I find it gets a bit dirty.

Missed todays Manu round. I'm just not feeling GT7 online anymore. Daily races since RBR and Le Mans a few months back have not interested me but also picking Nissan has been a factor too. Just not really got along with the Nissan.
Suzuka - GTR 18 was ok
Dragon Trail - GTR I hate to drive. Used the Silvia and got a decent result
Nurburgring - GTR felt good here and I really enjoyed this race
Watkins - Silvia was ok, but couldnt race
Catalunya - I felt off pace and the GTR just felt horrible. Had the opportunity to race this morning but just decided against it.

Looking back I wish I picked Porsche for this season. The Cayman GT4 was what stopped. Should have taken the hit at Dragon Trail and use the Gr3 rounds to pick my points up.

Might be back for the next season of GTWS, but I'm having more enjoyment right now on other racing sims
 
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