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    My first interview as a sim racer

    https://simracingrx.com/

    I run almost exclusively on PC2, so that's what most of the sim-side of the interview is about. He dug into a lot of other stuff too though.

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    Very nice! Just a note about time trial, unfortunately (or fortunately ), the extremely fast people in the game (the likes of Nade, Isaac, Wolf, Operator etc etc) rarely do time trial, or when they do, they only run a few laps and do not put much effort on it, one reason being is I guess they do not want others to see where they gain time etc. Only case when they do put their best effort, is in time trials that are qualifiers for eSports events, this is where you can measure yourself among they very best. To give you an idea, I remember for example the guys were doing 1:27 flat (or was it 1:26 high ?) in Red Bull Ring with the McLaren GT3 in default setup! Obviously myself I could not go anywhere close to that..

    Unfortunately such events are very unlikely to happen again in PCARS2 though. Those guys also used to race in leagues (AOR and ACR), but as time goes by, there are less and less of them in PCARS2 unfortunately. I have been very fortunate to have raced against many of them in such leagues, that's invaluable experience. I suggest you also try to race against them, before they completely leave PCARS2.
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    Great read, thanks for sharing!
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    Hey, I think this is the perfect opportunity to see how you fare among the absolute best! Qualifiers for the G challenge have opened up, see how well you can do! It's not even necessary to sign up, just do the community event.

    http://cars2-stats-steam.wmdportal.c...ent?event=1648

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    Quote Originally Posted by cpcdem View Post
    Hey, I think this is the perfect opportunity to see how you fare among the absolute best! Qualifiers for the G challenge have opened up, see how well you can do! It's not even necessary to sign up, just do the community event.

    http://cars2-stats-steam.wmdportal.c...ent?event=1648
    On the road for a few more days, but I'll check it out when I get back. Downforce cars are not my thing, but it looks like default setups.

    *Edit* I recognize some of the names from other combos. (THR operator is a familiar name..just looking at WR leaderboard for this combo)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Twinz View Post
    On the road for a few more days, but I'll check it out when I get back. Downforce cars are not my thing, but it looks like default setups.

    *Edit* I recognize some of the names from other combos. (THR operator is a familiar name..just looking at WR leaderboard for this combo)
    Yes, it's default setups. WR leaderboard is not comparable, because the fast guys do not push there. It's only in those community events where they are truly trying their best.

    Personally I am currently 0.8 sec off the pace, but will surely be more than 1.5 sec away by the end of it . I am wondering how close yourself can get to those aliens!

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    Quote Originally Posted by cpcdem View Post
    Yes, it's default setups. WR leaderboard is not comparable, because the fast guys do not push there. It's only in those community events where they are truly trying their best.

    Personally I am currently 0.8 sec off the pace, but will surely be more than 1.5 sec away by the end of it . I am wondering how close yourself can get to those aliens!
    I tried that track with a couple cars and didn't particularly like it, but everyone has the same stuff to deal with.

    It sounds like you are doing pretty well. Others may pick up more time, sure, but it's not like they aren't trying *now*. Lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by Twinz View Post
    I tried that track with a couple cars and didn't particularly like it, but everyone has the same stuff to deal with.

    It sounds like you are doing pretty well. Others may pick up more time, sure, but it's not like they aren't trying *now*. Lol
    Thanks, but I will probably be below 30th position by the end of it
    I know, because I've followed previous competitions and those guys are ridiculously fast, they are finding around an extra tenth every day...I suspect it will end up at around low or flat 22.0 by the end of the week.

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    Thanks! To be fair though, I spend more time than most in PC2, partially because I have a geat wife, but also because I don't play much else when I'm in the rig. (I am liking AMS2 EA though)

    I do think that people on the leaderboards are generally trying. (Myself included) I also think there's always "more time" if you have "more time" to work on it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Twinz View Post
    I would expect you to be in the top 10 if you have the time to commit. I don't like that track because I don't "see" some of the turns well. I like tracks where I have a good idea of what I want to do and then just focus on executing. I don't think there is anything inherently "wrong" with the track, it's just not one that works well for me.
    That's very interesting to hear, actually for me this is the reason that it is one of my favorites, because I can clearly see all the corners! Tracks I hate are those with many blind corners, like Brands, Laguna etc. Which of the corners in Indianapolis are you mainly referring to?

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