Try the advanced set with a soft front ARB and no rear ARB. That should help you learn the car and keep it on the track. If that doesn't work for ya let us know :]
The SR is definitely not too easy. It is darwinism at its finest. I've seen people at daytona losing .99 SR in one race at A level. There are people getting 5-10 incidents at sebring with B and A licenses and taking their licks too...they won't last long with races like those.
Btw the mazda shouldn't have been changed this build.
To those who have payment issues, get yourself a pre-paid credit card. I use the Virgin one, it functions as a Mastercard and works fine with iRacing. No credit check, no debts, just load it up at the post office and away you go.
Yes, it does sound too good to be true.
On the other hand are there any stats out that show the active players (sorry, pro sim racers ) numbers evolution on the iracing site?
That may explain the attempt to get new blood.
Monthly figures would do
One iRacing member has posted weekly stats of subscribers who have done at least one race during the ongoing week. Based on those stats the weekly active numbers have grown only very little in recent months, and they are surely trying to get new drivers in.
The number of active weekly drivers is probably around 2,400 on average, monthly perhaps somewhere around 3,500-4,000 (monthly stats were posted only once as an example). And of course, not everyone using the service does races, and those will not show up on the unofficial stats. I think the staff mentioned that there were about 6,000 active subscriptions in the beginning of January.
The latest update with the open practice servers, NASCAR Sprint Cup car etc. will show a large increase in active members, but how many of those will actively participate as the season progresses remains to be seen.
"If you are interested in the virtual test drive provided by iRacing.com, the Official Simulation Service of the Star Mazda Championship, you will be asked to submit a form with your contact details, racing resume and other relevant information."
The adjustment bumped me to 4.01 oval lol. I have done a few test sessions at daytona with the rolling brick of tomorrow and it really just isn't that fun. You drive around alone wide out...or you hook up with a draft wide open and then wreck two laps later. Its really just not interesting to me. Lowes was way more of a challenge and was actually exciting. I could see how you could get into ovals where you actually had to drive...not this.
i haven't really gotten a chance to race or practice w/ the mazda or COT, but both were fun for the few laps that i've gotten done this season. What do you guys think of the COT? I'll try and upload a video this week if I can squeeze in the time. itll be a chance for me to learn how to splice 2 videos together.
I've heard some people note that the sense of speed is not there w/ the car: (200mph feels like 120 or something). I can't even speak for myself because I haven't driven the car in days due to being busy.
IMO, that's not the case at all. As with all cars, it depends on your FOV and the track mostly. During the current week at Daytona the Impala will feel a lot slower due to the long straights and full-throttle corners coupled with the restricted engine, but at Lowe's it felt almost out-of-control fast at least to me. However, tintops tend to feel slower than open-cockpit cars, and the comparatively high seat position could have an effect, too.
haven't risked a race as im so out of pratice, to be honest i've hardly done any races since i've joined, the solstice was ok but the drievrs were un predictable and i'd got used to single seaters with wings in lfs, similar issues re wings with the skippy but the mazda feels more familiar, i got licence advanced through tt.
as i said havent tried any races and probably won't for another week but we've had a few dices amongst ourselves in practice and it's a fun track and car combo though you have to watch you don't out brake yourself into the two lefthanders after the downhill straights when you're trying to pass / defend especially the second with little run off before the gravel . bit anoying at the moment that i can just break into the 2.05 sec laps as i know that my theoretical error free time is about a second faster