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falm
26-01-2018, 08:40
with Cadwell Park GP. At first I simply "hated" this track with all it's go up / go down turns and I usually stopped trying after 3 laps...

But never give up.

So I pulled out the XBOW yesterday and gave it another 30 laps. And then it happened. Some 12 or 15 laps in when I finally found some racing line that worked for me the fun started. What a track, especially the last sector where one turn follows the next and you really need to find your rhythm.

This little gems make PC2 and outstanding game. :)

V3nom
26-01-2018, 08:44
I still hate the track. Maybe I'll give it a go for some extended number of laps as you did. :rolleyes:

Invincible
26-01-2018, 08:51
I still hate the track. Maybe I'll give it a go for some extended number of laps as you did. :rolleyes:

I don't hate it, but I didn't come to grips with it yet. It would click at some point if I'd put the effort in, but at the moment I cba.

falm
26-01-2018, 08:53
I don't hate it, but I didn't come to grips with it yet. It would click at some point if I'd put the effort in, but at the moment I cba.

Agree, "hate" was maybe a strong word. This track really need's some time to show it's beauty.

Sankyo
26-01-2018, 08:54
I find the track a bit narrow for competitive racing in cars, and it's most suited IMO for slower cars to get a feeling of flowing lines. It's fun, though.

falm
26-01-2018, 08:56
I still hate the track. Maybe I'll give it a go for some extended number of laps as you did. :rolleyes:

The weekend is close, so just do it. I found that's a good track for GT4's and Track Day Cars, not really suited for e.g. a LMP1.

falm
26-01-2018, 09:00
I find the track a bit narrow for competitive racing in cars, and it's most suited IMO for slower cars to get a feeling of flowing lines. It's fun, though.

Can't agree more, so I did only a free practice session. Turning the Hud completely off and just enjoy driving is another thing that I discovered lately for me. With all distraction removed one can enjoy the physics and overall immersion much more. At least that's how I see it.

V3nom
26-01-2018, 09:03
Yeah I'll give it a go with a friend of mine. I'm pretty slow but at least we have the same pace most of the races.
Online I usually end up in the back of the pack

falm
26-01-2018, 09:11
Yeah I'll give it a go with a friend of mine. I'm pretty slow but at least we have the same pace most of the races.
Online I usually end up in the back of the pack

I'm not one of the fast driver by any means, and I did not want to imply that. Thus I mainly drive against the AI (single races), still work my way through the career and free practice to just enjoy driving and testing new track / car combos.

V3nom
26-01-2018, 09:20
I get you man. The physics and the car handling in this game are insanely addicting. I also got Gran Turismo. I love all the things in Gran Turismo but not the physics so I mostly play PC2.
One can only dream of a Project Gran Turismo. :hororr:

joedakiss
26-01-2018, 11:33
At the moment I hate that track for all the frustration it's given me in that bloody Ginetta GT4 invitational, and I've not encountered it elsewhere in career/online league play yet so have managed to avoid it otherwise.

Your post has me tempted to spend this weekend facing my nemesis – I'm a bit of a completionist (albeit only at the pace a six-month old baby and a needy other-half allow for) so I'll need to face it eventually anyway!

VelvetTorpedo
26-01-2018, 12:45
Cadwell Park is one of my favorites too :)

Alfisti
26-01-2018, 13:09
I love the track but you need the right car. Ideally light, nimble and low powered.

The Formula Rookie car is fun, as is the little Ginetta GT thing with like 120HP.

MrA2theK
26-01-2018, 13:35
Its tricky but enjoyable

IsaacAsimov2670
26-01-2018, 13:40
But of a wider track but watching the Blancpain GT Series around Brands Hatch the other day, that is some scary racing, clearly not concerned ref their safety ratings, difficult to avoid each other on some of those small British tracks, all the GT3 cars (which I find ultra boring in pc2), large field size... madness. Just gotta make it past the first lap!

Sankyo
26-01-2018, 14:19
I find Brands's track width very comfortable compared to Cadwell's :D

VelvetTorpedo
26-01-2018, 15:04
It's a good track for me to practice patience. Making a clean pass in a TCR or GT3 is very satisfying.

haydnbuzz
27-01-2018, 06:37
Cadwell Park is my spiritual home! It was my local circuit and I grew up at race meetings there. Also had lots of fun riding a monkey bike around the perimeter as a kid! When you get some clear laps it's bliss. They don't call it the Mini Nurburgring for nothing!


https://youtu.be/sdde7ft3G2k?t=12m9s

Anglesey isn't bad either - hint hint SMS!

IsaacAsimov2670
27-01-2018, 09:36
Anglesey isn't bad either - hint hint SMS!

Yeeeesssssss sssssmmmmmmsssssssss!

GTsimms
27-01-2018, 10:08
I find Brands's track width very comfortable compared to Cadwell's :D

That will probably be close to the same for Macau, if it comes into the Project CARS series per Ben Collins request!

cluck
27-01-2018, 11:36
I fell in love with Cadwell in real life - I kissed the banking with my car after spinning on the exit of Mansfield :D

It's a great circuit and a real challenge to drive fast, knowing that there's almost no margin for error around the whole circuit. The Mountain is also one of the most smile-inducing parts of a track in the game :). Altogether now "wheeeeeeeeeee, sweet jeebus I'm airborne, woooomph" :D.

It's definitely a track that suits the trackday cars though, so if you've been trying it in more powerful machinery, I'm not surprised you didn't get on with it until you tried the KTM. Try it with the BAC Mono and/or the Caterham 7 aswell, you'll have a smile a mile wide :)

falm
27-01-2018, 11:39
That will probably be close to the same for Macau, if it comes into the Project CARS series per Ben Collins request!

Macau, isn't that even narrower then Monaco? Cadwell at least has "no walls" on the plus side.
Let'S see if there are more track request incoming, after 3 we could move on to car requests ;)

falm
27-01-2018, 11:43
I fell in love with Cadwell in real life - I kissed the banking with my car after spinning on the exit of Mansfield :D

Real life experiance, now that's something!


It's definitely a track that suits the trackday cars though, so if you've been trying it in more powerful machinery, I'm not surprised you didn't get on with it until you tried the KTM. Try it with the BAC Mono and/or the Caterham 7 aswell, you'll have a smile a mile wide :)

Yup, the Caterham 7 will be my next car to run there.

cluck
27-01-2018, 11:55
Real life experiance, now that's something!Understatement of the year right there ;). I've done multiple trackdays at Brands Indy, a full day at Donington National, Oulton Park (the full Island layout) and Cadwell Park GP, 30 minutes at Silverstone GP (the previous layout) and an hour at Castle Combe. All in my own car (which I sold just over 5 years ago). Oulton remains my favourite UK circuit though. But this is going off-topic ;).

Glad you found a combo you like for Cadwell, it's a criminally over-looked circuit IMHO :)

rich1e I
27-01-2018, 12:18
Cadwell is so much fun, already loved it in PC1. Absolutely recommendable with the Clio, Ginetta GT5 and Junior, Formula C, the old Escort etc. and yes, it's a really over-looked circuit. Cadwell in the snow with RX lites, should be fun as well xD

Jetsun
27-01-2018, 20:29
As I'm learning the Clio I've decided to give it a try, and hell yea very nice combo, much fun!!
Still have to figure out how to go faster though, with the Formula Rookie I can go with AI 80-90, barely around over 30 with the Clio Cup...

Andre.V
29-01-2018, 12:34
Hi Falm

I loved this track back in 1998 when I got Grand Prix Legends. It's an interesting track but not easy at all. I played a couple of times in Pcars and after your post, I played again yesterday. I don't know what kind of car your are driving on this one, but for sure you need the slowest ones to have more fun. It's not a track for fast cars.

Try the Toyota GT86, the Ginetta, the Honda Civic, the Audi Quattro but I think the vey best car for this one is the Lotus 51. A great fun with this car on this track. Give it a try. Set the steering raio low on any car for a good response in the turns.

Andre

Andre.V
29-01-2018, 13:39
Oh boy, try the Formula R, what a nice car for this track, better than the Lotus 51. Use Automatic by weather tire, set the steering ratio to 7 and go. The gris is fantastic, the track is so fun.

Andre.

Vic Flange
29-01-2018, 15:22
I have fallen in love recently too. But not with Cadwell Park (always liked that track). I’ve discovered Brands Hatch GP. I have never been able to get it right and always found it frustrating. But since I have switched to VR I can now drive it properly and I love it. The Lotus 49 is sublime around there.

Olijke Poffer
29-01-2018, 20:20
Same over here, not Brand Hatch or any other track but with the LMP cars. Some time ago somebody told here on the forum that I should try race the LMP class because it is so much fun. On the PS4 I could not get used to it. Tried it several times but after a couple of laps I gave up.
Now in VR I have a great time racing with the LMP cars.. I love it. The speed the feeling of sitting in a very tight cockpit (the closed cockpit LMPs that is) the way they stick to the tarmac..
Wow great stuff.

Underneath a short race on Oulton park. Ok, on a 2D screen it is hard to see the speed but nevertheless a cool experience. To much fun :cool: AI on 80%.


http://youtu.be/gCqDKccpNto