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GT0 (Alex)

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iRacing - things you might want to know
« on: Thu Sep, 6 @ 09:37 PM (pacific) »
Racing Interface
F3 = relative standing screen. Always have it up. Blue means, lapped traffic. Red mean traffic that is lapping you. Grayed out means in the pits.

Tab = Gives you 6 different ways to check your lap timing. Super helpful for improving. Session Opt Sector (press tab 6 times) is most helpful imho when practicing. Opt is optimal, which is all of your fastest sector times added for a fastest theoretical lap.

Motion Cockpit View
http://members.iracing.com/jforum/posts/list/22806.page
Just watch the video and decide for yourself. I love it.

Shift Tone
http://goo.gl/vGDV1
F1 drivers use a tone to indicate shift points rather than the typical shift light.

Clutch Settings
None - It is all up to you. Means you need to use the clutch (usually) and match engine speed to gearing. When you downshift, "blip" the gas to raise engine speed and engage the gear. Some cars allow clutchless shifting in some cases, but each car is different - read the iRacing forums for guides.
Auto-clutch - Engages and disengaged the clutch for you but you need to rev match still.
Auto-blip - Auto-clutch + it auto blips the gas for you. This is what I use since I am incompetent. :)
Auto-shift - Automatic.

iRacing penalizes you for the auto settings. Some people say you can gain a few tenths per lap using "none" - if you are good.

iSpeed - Telemetry Made Easy
http://goo.gl/WUEB9
Telemetry analysis and etc. Use the lap analyzer to see how bad you really are!

Weight Transfer
One huge difference to GT5, most cars in iRacing are very noticeably effected by weight transfer. So braking and/or lifting off the throttle can easily induce oversteer. Hit the gas to shift the balance to understeer. This means, slowing down in a corner is much more challenging than GT5.
« Last Edit: Thu May, 30 @ 11:10 AM (pacific) by GT0 (Alex) »
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Re: iRacing - things you might want to know
« Reply #1 on: Tue Sep, 11 @ 10:10 AM (pacific) »
Thanks for the info GT0.

I am slowly figuring it out. Once the winter hits I will have much more time to invest and will get it all down.
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Re: iRacing - things you might want to know
« Reply #2 on: Sun Sep, 16 @ 01:30 PM (pacific) »
I added the "What's New and Upcoming for iRacing" link to the first post. Looks like the McLaren MP4-12C GT3 car could be here next season! I personally have no idea what to expect from it but I am sure no one will complain about it.
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Re: iRacing - things you might want to know
« Reply #3 on: Wed May, 15 @ 02:36 PM (pacific) »
Bumping for those whom may not have seen this.
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Re: iRacing - things you might want to know
« Reply #4 on: Wed May, 15 @ 05:31 PM (pacific) »
Thanks Alex, that's some good info!
I will just have try my best and drive as fast as I can. - Kimi Raikkonen.