Finished 5th in my first Mazda Cup race, very nervous race from me but on the whole it was fun. Next time I might actually get a podium.
EDIT: Definately win or podium in my next race, since I only just realised the Mazda Cup car is setup for Laguna Seca, and the Roadster in setup for Lime Rock. I used the wrong car, which is a second slower and still mixed it up with everyone in the roadster.
Anybody followed the survey about the numbers on the cars for official races (user preference or by iRating)? I think iRacing shot themselves in the foot with this one - whatever they do, half the people will be disappointed...
In the rookie series with fixed setups the Roadster is faster. With unlocked setups, the cup has a lot more adjustments and is almost identical with a decent setup. All they have to do is give the cup a better setup in the rookie series and the cars will be closer.
I lost in exactly the same place the other day, bit of oversteer corrected and stuck me straight onto that. I didn't know it was their either but with a little bounce soon cleared the barrier.
Glad I took up the offer for the cheap 3 months, enjoying getting back into racing again. Still my favorite is the mx5 at laguna seca, seems to work so well.
As for the roadster / cup I took the roadster as right hand drive and feel more natural but I tried the cup at laguna seca and I find the opposite that the roadster has the better gearing for me. The only exception being up the hill to the corkscrew as third will top out but a quick shift into 4th and it is usually alright.