Race C Qualifying Observation

Discussion in 'Gran Turismo Sport' started by Bobby Vegas, Apr 17, 2019.

  1. Bobby Vegas

    Bobby Vegas

    Is it possible to set the car for qualifying and then adjust for the race?
    I ask this, as I’ve noticed in the race I see a lot of the players get very fast qualifying times. This is then not replicated during the actual race itself for example:
    Of the 20 racers - over 15 get sub 1:50 laps in qualifying but then are up to 3 seconds slower in the race.
    I start 18th on a 1:51, then may get a 1:50 quick lap. This is often in the top 5 of laps for the race.
    So my times are close and the latter quick for the race whereas someone on a 1:46 in qualifying ends as a 1:50 in the race. I have seen this many times today over a large player base.
    Thank you for your time.
  2. Trux


    United Kingdom
    Is it not just a case of the race having variables such tyre wear, fuel usage and other drivers but qualifying being a single car with no variables?
    To answer your question, Bop is in play so you can’t set up differently between qualifying and the race.
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  3. Stencedaddy


    Race pace is a different beast than qualifying. alot more factors. some people are just sketchy around other cars or not good at driving with tire wear.
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  4. Dodge Lamb

    Dodge Lamb

    United States
    Well, to get the best starting position possible, you want a really good qualifying time, so people likely spend a decent amount of time putting in a good practice time. Races A & B always have tire wear and fuel consumption turned off, whereas Race C has tire wear and fuel consumption on in the race.

    Having a full tank of fuel in a car is much slower than practice conditions, can be anywhere between 1-2 seconds on average depending on the car and track, obviously longer for longer tracks. Also, assuming you're on the topic of this Race C at Suzuka, tire wear greatly affects how Gr.2 cars handle, so it's natural that lap pace in race condition is vastly slower to practice conditions.

    So TL;DR: In Race C's, tire wear and fuel consumption is on, which means your car is a lot slower during the race compared to practicing.
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