Results 1 to 8 of 8

Thread: Driving the 190E DTM

Hybrid View

  1. #1
    Kart Driver nuNce's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2019
    Posts
    10
    Platform
    PC

    Driving the 190E DTM

    Hello,
    I've recently purchased PC2 and I'm having a go through the carrer. I drive with a Logitech G29 and currently racing in Group A category with the Mercedes-Benz 190E. I am at the third round which is the short version of Barcelona and I'm having a really hard time keeping up with the AI. Hockenheim and the Nurburgring were hard but fair, but here I really can't get nowhere near the AI times in qualifying. I barely do a 1:21:2 and the pole sittes is under 1:20 (1:19:7 IIRC). I've tried anything, from setups taken from TT, to those found on the web and even enabling Authentic assists but I feel like the car is all over the place. It is oversteering out of the first corner and through the last one and understeering through the uphill section. The general feeling is that it is very washy which I presume is due to me taking the corners too fast. The issue is that if I push less my laptimes don't improve at all. I'm quite sure my lack of skill is the main reason but boy it's hard, the Clio Cup was nowhere near that difficulty. I had previously started the championship in the BMW, but it clearly lacked the power on straights so I switched to the Benz. Do you have any suggestions?

    Thank you!

  2. #2
    GT3 Pilot
    Join Date
    Jul 2017
    Posts
    3,803
    Platform
    PC
    What is the race pace of the AI, maybe you can match them in the race? It's a known issue that very often the AI cars are extremely fast in quali, but then are slower than the player in the race. If that's the case, then it should be fine to start less, and have fun during the race making positions up.

  3. #3
    GT5 Pilot Zaskarspants's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2017
    Location
    Bristol
    Posts
    1,850
    Platform
    XBOX1 X
    Try a lower fuel load for qualifying to achieve a faster q time. A full fuel load in q will loose you a second or two per lap v a few laps fuel.
    Xboxx, 58 inch TV, real fov 80, Sim Labs GT1 evo rig, Fanatec csw2.5, Shifter, v3 pedals, Mclaren Gt3 rim, Sparco Grid q seat.
    Join stoopid time trial challenges for satisfaction https://www.stoopidchallenges.com

  4. #4
    Kart Driver nuNce's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2019
    Posts
    10
    Platform
    PC
    Could you tell me what kind of times can you get on TT with one of the two default setups? I'm really struggling with this and I'd like to know if this slippery\oversteering behaviour is right.

  5. #5
    LMP2 Pilot hkraft300's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2015
    Location
    Melbourne, AU
    Posts
    8,791
    Platform
    PS4
    Quote Originally Posted by nuNce View Post
    ... I'm really struggling with this and I'd like to know if this slippery\oversteering behaviour is right.
    I've tried tuning out the oversteer and made the car slower. And less fun.
    I think the best move may be to give it a touch more rear spring and slide out of the corners.
    G29 FFB RAW 100-40-5-10

  6. #6
    GT3 Pilot
    Join Date
    Jul 2017
    Posts
    3,803
    Platform
    PC
    You can check time trial best laps in this website:

    http://cars2-stats-steam.wmdportal.c...icle=262982797
    The following user likes this Post: Zaskarspants


  7. #7
    GTE Pilot blinkngone's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2015
    Posts
    5,275
    Platform
    PC
    Hi, It looks as though your times are pretty good compared to the Default runs on PC TT. Here are the top 2 setups from PC TT so you can try them. Simulant is using a shorter final drive than Default so this might help you get off the corners better so you have more speed down the straights.
    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	pCARS2 2019-09-09 13-29-26-12.jpg 
Views:	0 
Size:	187.2 KB 
ID:	273463
    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	pCARS2 2019-09-09 13-29-58-37.jpg 
Views:	0 
Size:	179.2 KB 
ID:	273464
    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	pCARS2 2019-09-09 13-30-00-40.jpg 
Views:	0 
Size:	167.9 KB 
ID:	273465
    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	pCARS2 2019-09-09 13-30-01-49.jpg 
Views:	0 
Size:	198.0 KB 
ID:	273466
    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	pCARS2 2019-09-09 13-30-06-90.jpg 
Views:	0 
Size:	167.1 KB 
ID:	273467
    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	pCARS2 2019-09-09 13-30-13-64.jpg 
Views:	0 
Size:	203.1 KB 
ID:	273468
    Mountainma's setup.
    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	pCARS2 2019-09-09 13-36-28-30.jpg 
Views:	0 
Size:	203.1 KB 
ID:	273469
    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	pCARS2 2019-09-09 13-36-29-30.jpg 
Views:	0 
Size:	195.3 KB 
ID:	273470
    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	pCARS2 2019-09-09 13-36-30-56.jpg 
Views:	0 
Size:	226.9 KB 
ID:	273471
    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	pCARS2 2019-09-09 13-36-39-94.jpg 
Views:	0 
Size:	192.8 KB 
ID:	273472
    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	pCARS2 2019-09-09 13-36-47-81.jpg 
Views:	0 
Size:	188.6 KB 
ID:	273473
    Bikes wrecked-77 Suzuki RM125, 78 Honda Elsinore 250, 81 Honda CB900F, 2000 Kawsaki ZX12R(2), 2001 Honda F4I, 2005 Yamaha R1. A bike hasn't been made I couldn't wreck, spectacularly, but I'm retired now.

  8. #8
    Kart Driver nuNce's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2019
    Posts
    10
    Platform
    PC
    Thanks a lot!
    Right now I moved on to the GT4 championship and thanks to Nighttiger's excellent tuning guide I'm managing to compete on AI 100 on the Cayman GT4. It is a much more stable platform and, due to my short experience with driving simulators, a better fit for my current skill level. I'll try again the Group A championship when I'll have a bit more of experience with the SIM and will let you know.
    The following user likes this Post: blinkngone


Similar Threads

  1. Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.5 15 Evolution DTM
    By 4wheelgamer in forum The Driver Network - Screenshots & Videos
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 13-11-2015, 21:15
  2. Taming Mercedes-Benz 190E DTM
    By Itothans in forum The Garage - Car Setup Talk
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 27-10-2015, 15:12
  3. 190E DTM-New Liveries?
    By ScooterEightyTwo in forum General Discussion
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 14-06-2015, 10:51
  4. Mercedes 190E
    By psydeviant1 in forum The Garage - Car Setup Talk
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 09-06-2015, 23:44
  5. tx wheel settings for Mercedes 190e dtm
    By turbohondaej1 in forum PC - Technical Help & Support
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 09-05-2015, 17:24

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •