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    How are equal qualifying times handled?

    Do we know the rules for equal qualifying times in-game? I only know F1 rules where the first driver to get the time places higher. I'm not sure how other motorsports are handled or how the game handles it.

    I was doing a 10 minute qualifying session last night with 25 GTE AI at Leipzig.

    • On my 3rd to last lap, I got a time that put me in 2nd place.
    • On the next lap, I went off in S3, so that one and the next(final) one wouldn't count.
    • That next lap was the last one of the session and I was still in 2nd when I crossed the line (time was up).


    When the qualifying results came up, I was in 3rd, and the AI in 2nd place had the exact same time as me.

    So is there a different set of rules for equal qualifying times, or are there additional decimal points used to compare the times that just aren't visible to us?

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    My guess is that the AI had a slightly faster qualification time in the digits that aren't shown (times are rounded).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sankyo View Post
    My guess is that the AI had a slightly faster qualification time in the digits that aren't shown (times are rounded).
    That's what I was thinking. In F1, I know they track a few more decimal places, but don't use them to compare. There was a 3 way tie a few years ago where they could have decided it with the timing data but the rules give the places in the order they got the times.

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