GTP_WRS Pit Box : Want to chat? - Need help? Post here.

Discussion in 'GTP Weekly Race Series Time Trials' started by Sjaak, Nov 3, 2008.

  1. dranddad

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    Cockpit view is only any good with VR, with that, you get the full 20/20 vision. It's akin to driving with blinkers on without VR. Bumper cam I would say is used by most. roof cam is good if you are behind the Samba bus any other view and your driving blind.

    Mickymouse cam I don't know how people can use that view.
     
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  2. suprajef

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    Kiddie cam for the win!
     
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  3. Philtaylor17

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    Sorry if this is a dumb question guys but how does the initial handicap work?
    Mine is 3 tenths or there about but I've finished first in my three rookie events, just wondered how it was calculated :cheers:
     
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  4. dranddad

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    Search wrs handicap by "pasm" its in FAQ

    Sorry don't know how to post link with this tablet, not by computer at moment
     
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    Thanks Bart, can't say it was easy but for about 12 weeks I just tried to chip away at my handicap. I was very lucky that a number of the combo's did suit me and there was not many in your class taking part.

    Now with TFN I don't do much more than a token 5 laps, move so to show support for wrs. The 1000 miles + I did for 12 weeks almost killed me so it's nice to just get back to a bit of fun racing which is what the game is all about for me.

    It would be nice to see you join us at TFN from time to time, would give MrCooper a run for his money he keeps winning.

    Old style ROC starts this week at TFN, now I know that's hard for you to pass up.

    Nice to hear from you Bart hope all is well.

    Phillip.
     
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    Thought I would make a little post with only being weeks away from being a member here for 10 years. I see GTP and especially the WRS as my "online home" and as I've just changed my PSN I thought it would be apt to post now. :)

    I found GTP back in the GT4 days trying to find a benchmark to compare my times against. I have a vague memory it was a WRS combo of a CLK touring car at Suzuka, but that could be totally wrong. Some time passed and I joined as a member here in May 2009 having played GT5 Prologue for over a year and decided I wanted to join some competitions. At the end of 09 I created a GTP PSN to officially compete, still on the pad at this time. I ranked D1 Bronze at the time. A bunch of guys here suggested to get a wheel, so a G25 came a few months later. I got my first WRS win in 2010 I think, pipping Dan Holland, who I would meet in person some 8 years later in Salzburg for the FIA World tour.

    When GT5 came out I qualified as D1 Gold and also started to try out racing leagues in the online section here and trained my race craft having only raced against the AI before. I would even create my own FIA GT4 replica series with a bunch of quick guys competing. A shadow of what GT Sport would create years down the line.

    I qualified for GT Academy in 2013 winning the national final and finishing 2nd overall to Miguel Faisca. The support from GTP at the time was great!

    In 2014 I won the Aston Martin time trial competition on the Goodwood Hill Climb in GT6 and was treated to a ride up the hill climb in a V12 Vantage S. @Wardez provided me with the opportunity to do a write up of my time at Goodwood in an article on the GTP front page.

    I took some years out from properly competing online in GT, trying out a few other games mainly, and returned in May 2018 to compete in the FIA series. I finished 2nd in the EMEA final in Madrid and got to the final 16 of the World Final.

    After joining Williams Esports at the end of last year, duty called and earlier this week I changed my PSN from GTP_Aderrrm to Williams_Adam41. An end of an era but a start of a new one with the GT Sport FIA Championships still in its early days.

    Cheers to everyone who I've met, chatted to and raced against over these years. :cheers:

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  9. GTP_Dutchy

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    Awesome story mate! Nice achievements and good luck with Williams e sports. hope to see you on track in the future!
     
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  10. GTP_Guido

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    Hello everyone, I just changed my name and PSN to GTP_Guido

    :cheers:

    Hirnsauger69
     
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    I will let Vaxen know to get it changed in the database.
     
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    Thank you Lucas :cheers:
     
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  13. Philtaylor17

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    Hey guys, started driving for RossoVerde eSports team in ILR GT season 5. Never been part of a league before ( only started racing online last year ) - any advice?

    The whole thing is new to me so literally anything is welcome! :lol:
     
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    Thats nice mate, for me your nick was always a bit sketchy to say because if you mistakenly switchout i for an e the thing becomes gnarly quite fast.
     
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  15. mistersafeway

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    If it’s a multi car championship definitely don’t be afraid to test out the cars other teams are using if you have the time, if nothing else it’ll give you insight into how your competitors are likely to drive against you. Looking at your WRS results so far, I doubt you really have to worry too much about whether you’re fast enough to be competitive, but knowing if that driver up ahead is likely to take the next corner +/-10 MPH of you is always good knowledge to have. Good luck. :):tup:
     
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  16. Hasnain282

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    I'm assuming the races will be longer than what we have in the dailies so I guess work on your consistency with whatever car you're using.
    It's usually best to just to set up your own private lobby with the correct tyre and fuel settings and just run laps. This way you can also see what tyre drop off is like and work out a strategy also.
    But most of all, enjoy it :D
     
  17. Philtaylor17

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    Thanks @mistersafeway :) its an SF19 championship so should be fairly equal, but that sounds like good advice about being around other drivers who might have different lines and stuff. Ill be thinking of this post and kicking myself if i end up getting contact penalties :lol: its a very high level league from what I've seen so who knows in terms of results, just have to wait and see i guess :)

    Yeah its 50% F1 distance mate, so should be around 30-35 laps? Much more than dailys! Ill be doing that and working on long race runs :D I get nervous about ruining others races, so may take a few clean races under my belt before i enjoy it but hoping for a really cool experience and maybe a few decent results on the way :cheers: cheers for the advice :tup:
     
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    I'm sure you'll be at the front, given your pace. Looking at the signups, there are a few familiar names, the ones I know are clean racers. Who knows, maybe you'll see me sign up as well
     
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    Cheers dude :) keeping my expectations low but would be nice for sure!

    Be cool to see you there, i think go for it :cheers:
     
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    I made the deal of the century with my neighbor. I put new front brakes on her '04 Trailblazer, and she weeded my front flower beds. Took her at least 30 min more to do the weeding vs. my brake job. :)

    I hate weeding, like doing brakes. Win, win.
     
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  21. racer_xis

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    Guys, a noob question here:

    It does make any difference how you switch gears down during brake?
    If you switch fastly or if you do it gradually as you get slower, what difference it makes?
     
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  22. suprajef

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    It's negligible either way you do it, best to do what you are comfortable with.

    Just don't do it fast in real life.
     
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    Ok, this is coming from someone with 30+ years of real world racing but I have learned this doesn't always apply or translate very well to sim racing.

    That being said...the same theory still applies here.

    The speed at which you can down shift varies greatly from car to car. This is based on the rate of deceleration that the brake and tire package can provide.

    Example: SF19, Amazing tire and brake package! If you preform a threshold stop the car decelerates almost faster then you can downshift. Engine braking in this case adds slim to none. Your just trying to get down to the correct gear for exiting the corner.

    Other end of spectrum... something like a Miata. Marginal brake and low grip. Again the max rate of deceleration is the biggis factor. In this case it takes longer to slow the car so you use engine braking (down shifting) to help decelerate the car. Again the goal is to be in the correct gear for corner exit.
    Down shifting to quickly with a car like this will simply lock up the rear wheels and the outcome can be questionable.

    Mind you this is coming from someone who is much slower than you :dopey: :lol::lol:
     
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  24. racer_xis

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    Thanks man, this is what wrs is about ,learning from each other ,regardless divisions and stuff!
     
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  25. GTP_Dutchy

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    What I can add is if you're shifting down too fast you're gonna over rev the engine which means engine braking has no more effect.

    But in general you want to downshift as quick as possible so you're ready for the corner as soon as possible and you can focus on navigating the corner instead of having to multi-task it. Of course this makes more sense with a tricky car and even more with a stick shift.
     
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  26. QTip8329Wags

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    Hey everyone! I'm new to WRS/OWRS and I'm having trouble finding current events. I can only find the Mazda event from the end of January. Are there any new events?
     
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    Atm I'm on holiday in Spain. Al of the sudden these two French guys pull up in their Mitsubishi Pajero. Either not knowing or full comfortable with the meaning of Pajero in Spanish anyhow I'm giggling in my little fiesta. IMG-20190524-WA0002.jpeg