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  1. Erik

    NASCAR Heat 5

    How detailed are the physics in this game? Drafting, tyre wear, setups and damage are very important in oval racing. iRacing does ovals allright but I feel that compared to more recent driving sims its in many ways outdated and tyres are like 4 cheese blocks
  2. Yeah focus on staying on the line, not outbraking yourself and not eating the kerbs too much. Laptimes will drop with practice and consistency. That caster change may have been placebo. The more caster there is the heavier the wheel becomes(more centering force) but the more camber increases as wheels turn, and the more they need to be turned before the centering force is lost(when wheel becomes light).
  3. Today works for me. I went through the replay yesterday and I think I can show you exactly where you can still improve.
  4. Press the throttle pedal harder. Should we analyze the race? I'll be on tonight so we can take a look at that and drive Barcelona or Zolder or even more Monza if you wish.
  5. What I personally dont like in iRacing and LFM is the statistics. I've played played games that track player statistics very precisely and/or do rankings and because I'm quite competitive those stats soon start giving me pressure to perform. As nice as statistics and rankings are I may suddenly no longer want to not play or race unprepared or alone or just for fun on a Friday evening in fear of not performing. Sooner or later I'll just stop. Ive played grinding games and dont want to anymore. I'll rather lap alone in a practice session, do single events or just play single player or something that doesnt track stats. That said there I did enjoy iRacing enduros and they also have some fun unranked series such as NASCAR Trucks.
  6. I often find safe presets with small adjustments to be better than aggressive. I think the slower the track the less setups matter.
  7. For what its worth heres what I think was my best lap of the event, 1:48.177 and the final lap of the race. Still far from perfect as I miss apex in Lesmo 1 and I see I probably could have carried a bit more speed everywhere, especially in Ascari. Notice top speed on the pit straight: 281 km/h or 175 mph!! https://streamable.com/8ez5ra I reviewed best laps of some of you who turned low-mid 1:49s and they were not bad at all. Its difficult to find speed around Monza, one needs to be very precise and any mistake or km/h not carried through a corner or track left unused in exits will cost tons of time as most corners are followed by long straights.
  8. Shame about the many technical problems and Dave's SG30 penalty as field looked very even in pace. I think it could have been very close from P2 to P9. Nice job @Meers looks like the many practice hours and race experience are starting to pay off in pace and consistency.
  9. You probably need just more laps and some analytical approach to how you drive. That might need someone else to take a look at your driving because its often difficult to see one's own mistakes or where to improve line or braking or inputs. I'll try to catch you on the practice server.
  10. I have tried it on some tracks. I like how it drives but I dont know if I'm fast in it because for me it takes quite long to adapt to a new car. Try these regardless of track: raise rear bumpstop range(stops exit oversteer and makes it less bouncy over big kerbs), max toe out and camber, you can go overall 1 click softer wheelrates and arbs. In Monza you can use some wing, up to something like 4 or 5 it doesnt seem to effect top speed much. ABS4 TC4 work well enough, BB 56 or 57 %. Try these dampers, they might make a big difference to how it drives and feels to you: "dampers": { "bumpSlow": [ 13, 13, 17, 17 ], "bumpFast": [ 6, 6, 15, 15 ], "reboundSlow": [ 22, 22, 19, 19 ], "reboundFast": [ 29, 29, 25, 25 ] }, Heres some Lambo setups. Monza setup in it can definitely do 1:48s with high fuel load but I dont know about absolute pace. Some are mine and some are by someone elses but I may have tinkered with them a bit. They might suit multiple tracks, for example one season I used the same Aston setup everywhere, just reduced wing and lowered rear for Paul Ricard. No refunds. You probably need to adjust pressures and brake ducts and it might be a good idea to try max toe outs. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1usisNco-AOipZG91MZoYRTQwUIIzAH7P/view?usp=sharing
  11. Okay heres one for Aston. It didnt feel as safe as I'd like in Ascari but you can probably fix that by raising the car couple of mm and maybe a click of rear wing. In ten or so laps best I did was 1:48.9 with max fuel which is too much as its enough for something like 38 laps or 1 h 10 min https://drive.google.com/file/d/1frQUGILtNC4gskknaSWrhWBlKZy0Gvn9/view?usp=sharing
  12. Which car will you use? You havent signed up yet. I'll choose something nobody else drives that isnt Bentley or Aston but I might have setups for Monza and other tracks.
  13. I have turned a 1:48.3 in version 1.8 and 48.0 before with a full tank of fuel but now I cant get within a second of that.
  14. Does anyone else find this track somehow more difficult than before? I seem to have poor pace with fresh tyres. The longer I drive into a stint the better laptimes I turn which is opposite to what I have experienced in other cars. Nice to have 7 drivers within a second.
  15. Now that we have mandatory tyre swap dont forget to set pit stop tyre pressures. Theres a button to set them to the same as what you start with. In case you forget to do that before driving theres a way to do it mid race: go to pit MFD screen, go down to tyre type(should be DRY) and press mfd selection/d-pad LEFT(right would change tyre type to wet). That sets pressures to what your current tyres started with. And dont forget that tyre swap fixes pit stop length at 30 seconds so you can do some mid race refueling too.
  16. @SneakyNinja I have TrackIR 5 but I havent found it very useful in ACC. Takes a lot of time to fine tune settings and I find its not as easy to see small car movements if camera is moving or bobbing in relation to the car. What you could try is set it to only turn and in horizontal axis with very large deadzones. So that camera keeps looking ahed but you can peek left or right.
  17. We finished P13. I believe we had pace to be well within top 10 but it was not to be. I spun 2 cars in the opening laps and we received 2 drive-throughs and thus went almost 2 laps down. The first I thought was justified but the second was a pretty harsh penalty for a very light tap on final corner's apex kerb where a Macca that had TC set on 1 couldnt get power down slowly spun after the contact. Our pace was pretty good through the race. Some troubles getting pressures right, a slow stint on a used set of tyres and one driver tended to grain his tyres so his pace slowed down a lot towards end of stints. Unfortunately due to PC crashes and wheel issues we sat about 5 minutes in the pits. Right at the end P10 to P15 were still on the same lap within about 30 seconds and without any one of above troubles we would have been P11 at least.
  18. Nope that was lap 5 after the restart. It was worse than the lap 1 crash that caused a restart. Teams were warned there would be no more than one restart but only me and Nico, those blue and purple cars towards the end, slowed down.
  19. I did 1:48.3 full fuel 10 lap stint average in RCI prequali but now I could barely turn a high 49.
  20. May I propose 1 stop only, but tyre swap requirement? Without it it makes sense to fuel the car heavy(because fueling takes time) and when the pitstop is done doesnt matter much. But when you get a fresh set of tyres and stop is always 30 s you can try to undercut others but will have worse tyres later, or overcut and have fresh tyres.
  21. Looks good to me. Is it possible to have simracing.gp strike out the worst result or two of the season? That would allow those who cant participate in a race or two to stay in the points battle. It might need some more races to work better though
  22. I want to get back to racing but dont feel like participating in LFM with random people. I'll be trying out some new car this next season. So no Bentley or Aston for me.
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