Where can I learn more about sim racing technique?

Discussion in 'Project CARS 1' started by boxster233, Oct 16, 2016.

  1. boxster233

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    I'm a very conservative driver. But I'd like to take more risks. Unfortunately when gliding over kerbs, hitting the apex and drifting a bit, I really struggle to recover from slipping and am not sure how to get better at recovering. I think it's a technique thing. Feel like I'm missing techniques or maybe wheel settings that are needed to help corner better and a more responsive turn. Pcars and assetto.
     
  2. Friday_GTRP

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    Try this thread :
     
  3. westladog

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    Practice...practice.....practice.....seat time....seat time....seat time
    You have to know every section of the track. The only way to do that is to drive around it over and over and over and over......until you know every corner......then you can go faster......to go faster you have to go slow....
     
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  4. Sick Cylinder

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    There will be books in your local library covering the theory side of race driving and many of the tricks in those are also applicable to sim racing - particularly those relating to the racing line and how to alter your racing line in order to create over taking opportunites.

    But I think the biggest time gains come from practising or racing online with faster drivers. Sometimes I can improve by 1 or 2 seconds by following a better driver.

    Ideally look for a series which races with default setups and one driver view so that it is a level plying field and just down to driver skill - there will always be someone faster that you can learn from.

    The time is probably not convenient as I am in the UK, but I host default setup races, with cockpit view which would be ideal:

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  5. Silvio

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  6. Mr Tree

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    Very syupid question do you left foot brake for this?

    Edit

    I saw the video's and he tells us to brake asap after releasing throttle.
    That's why I asked the question.

    Sorry for not thinking it through first.
     
  7. Animera

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    I think you'll find that most fast virtual racers left foot brake.
    It allows you you to play with the brakes and accelerator at the same time to keep the car balanced on the edge.