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Old 4th June 2006, 20:43   #1
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You don't have to be a racing driver, to have faced this problem. With games and simulators reaching such heights of realism, you could be doing it.....sitting on your couch at home!

Whether you do it for real or on a game, the concept is the same (Excluding the risk factor ofcourse).

Here are some of the rules i stick to :

1. Start slow - don't give it the stick for the first few laps. Do this until you can visualise the whole track.

2. Always underestimate your braking - if you feel you could make that corner by braking at a certin point, start off by braking a little before it. U can perform late braking once you get used to the track and your car.

3. Take one corner at a time. The more corners you try to master at one go, the more you'l goof up.

4. Choose your gears before you turn for the corner. And remember, slow in fast out (except for some corners which allow you to drift through them - not every track has them).

5. Never slam the gas pedal when exiting a corner. Gradually increase throttle as the car straightens out.

6. The faster you exit the corner, the faster your car will be on the straight.

7. Don't use jerky steering inputs, keep it smooth.

8. Be open to all sorts of racing lines and choose the ones that get you around the quickest.

9. All this will get you close to the quickest guys but, what finally matters is "How big your B***s are". Hehe

PS : If you've got a choice of tracks (usually found in games), start with the easiest and the smallest one. Don't go around, banging your way through the Nurburgring.

Those were my rules, what r your's?

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Well u pretty well put down all the rules , but i guess id anyday prefer ASLI track racing to simulator games .. Yes , the high risk factor is certainly involved but thats the closest one can get to real life racing that happens at various national/international levels ..

Also another important factor would be keeping a calm head while at it , bide ur time until u figure out that now is the moment to step on the manouvre ..

Now that u have surfaced this topic , farhan , sawan when in heavens name is the next track day ???
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Go out. Belt around. Smoke some clutch and tyre. Drift. Yell. Grin.

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agree with waht u have to say shan2nu.........but still nothing like burning some rubber on track and where will u get with all the racing simulations....... hey v1p3r - our drift king pls spare us some rubber.....and mclaren and v1p3r what do u guys say........dom't we need the G's to get our blood boiling
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Well, one obvious thing is to choose the right car.......no use starting off with something like a Z06, and crashing out.......

In my gaming simulator, I would pick a relatively benign-handling car like an mx-5 or an Elise to learn a track.
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Maybe we should dedicate a part of this Forum to a Simulator,
You can compare it to the real thing. Sometimes even better:

1. You can flip the car upside down.
2. You can drive straight into a wall at 240 KMPh
3. The Entire experience feels so real,
well people who've driven both can say it better.

Because you can talk more authentically after you've tasted it.
The steering control, the braking, the accelerator
is all so close to the real thing.
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You don't have to be a racing driver, to have faced this problem. With games and simulators reaching such heights of realism, you could be doing it.....sitting on your couch at home!

Whether you do it for real or on a game, the concept is the same (Excluding the risk factor ofcourse).

Here are some of the rules i stick to :

1. Start slow - don't give it the stick for the first few laps. Do this until you can visualise the whole track.

2. Always underestimate your braking - if you feel you could make that corner by braking at a certin point, start off by braking a little before it. U can perform late braking once you get used to the track and your car.

3. Take one corner at a time. The more corners you try to master at one go, the more you'l goof up.

4. Choose your gears before you turn for the corner. And remember, slow in fast out (except for some corners which allow you to drift through them - not every track has them).

5. Never slam the gas pedal when exiting a corner. Gradually increase throttle as the car straightens out.

6. The faster you exit the corner, the faster your car will be on the straight.

7. Don't use jerky steering inputs, keep it smooth.

8. Be open to all sorts of racing lines and choose the ones that get you around the quickest.

9. All this will get you close to the quickest guys but, what finally matters is "How big your B***s are". Hehe

PS : If you've got a choice of tracks (usually found in games), start with the easiest and the smallest one. Don't go around, banging your way through the Nurburgring.

Those were my rules, what r your's?

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Very Well Written.
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