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SKS
05-07-2018, 16:01
hi everyone first post,,just wanted to ask what does " your lap has been invalidated " mean, when it comes up on my screen?:D

FxUK
05-07-2018, 16:28
hi everyone first post,,just wanted to ask what does " your lap has been invalidated " mean, when it comes up on my screen?:D

It means you cut the corner somewhere and could therefore gain additional speed over the start / finish, giving you a better time for your next lap... and therefore, it prevents that from happening.
Sometimes, IMO, it triggers an invalid lap too early... but it is what it is, just don't cut and it won't occur.

SKS
05-07-2018, 17:46
:kiwi-fruit: Thanks for clearin that up FxUK ,

CassielLight
05-07-2018, 18:36
But here's the wrinkle: not every cut is equal, and sometimes you can get penalized for going too high. IN GENERAL, if you make an effort to slow down, or you end up in gravel on the outside, you MAY end up with no penalty. Some tracks allow you to use overrun areas as long as you don't gain position; other times (e.g., last corner at Snetterton), an overrun will get you a severe penalty.

Some of that is just a matter of experience; if you're just starting out, be cautious when learning, and gradually speed up as you get more confident with the car and the track.