I did try experimenting a bit with 4th gear, and I know that some of the really fast guys switch to 4th, and then back into 3rd when they're going uphill, but I personally haven't had good times with that strategy, although honestly I have not experimented with it a lot (meaning, enough to make a fair opinion ;p). As far as I can see myself, I probably lost about 2-3 tenths of a second in the last two corners, and as I don't know the losses or gains in the uphill corner I'm more keen on improving that sector
As for the first corner, I genuinely don't know if the turn-in just looks fast, or if I go into it that fast every time. It looks a bit scary on the video either way.
Probably due to that speed it's a hard turn to judge, especially the entry point, and nearly all of my bad race results on Lime Rock are due to going wide in T1, hitting the grass with my rear tire and sliding merrily across the grass, waving gently at the pack going past until the barrier stops me. I think a lot of the speed comes from the point where you release the brakes though, and how you trailbrake ever so lightly into the corner when you 'aim' the car into it.
Anyway, let me know if that helps, I'm very bad at explaining such things
I kinda agree with this part, but at the same time....
...if you have a problem with the posts here, you could always not check the thread I didn't read it once until I got my hands on iRacing and was able to contribute with something based on my experiences, so the 2000 speculative posts made before iRacing was released didn't bother me whatsoever.
And I think it's a useful thread for those interested in learning about iRacing from the perspective of long time LFS players. Although we are giving iRacing a go, we are interested in making the comparison to LFS with friends we've made over the years here. That is better done in the LFS forum than the iRacing forum.
It's a shame when there is such a high percentage of absolute BS on this forum that a perfectly constructive thread like this is a problem for someone.
Sure the thread has gone off it's original topic. But you have to give props to the LFS community for keeping all the related iRacing topics to this one thread. Be happy there isn't ten different threads about it.
Of all the places I can read about iRacing I find that I enjoy this one the most. iracing forums seem to be riddled with "WTF you hit me!" threads and RSC is about "Anyone got an invite?" Even if I haven't posted much here I find it refreshing to read the LFS communities thoughts on iRacing.
Oh, you know, cars spinning left and right. Luckily I was able to drive cleanly through all that and pass a couple of guys, which were actually not spinning, along the way. But as you can see, it didn't stop there. I was out of the thick of it by then, though, and claimed an easy victory. Zero incidents, too.
Strange thing is, the field was not rated that bad. Still rated below 1.600, but I've raced with packs below 1.500 and that was cleaner. Just one of those races, I suppose.