Dealing with dem nerves!

Discussion in 'New Members' started by Pixeliz3d_DoD, Feb 6, 2018.

  1. stucar17

    stucar17 Moderator Team Raceonoz Gold Member Super ROOZ

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    Good thread pixel, and some good replies....

    All i can add is to try to give room and be prepared to use it as a learning curve, especially in the first few races. Different drivers run different lines and some are more aggressive than others...you will learn who they are as the season goes on...
    The starts are always the bit i hold my breath...with everyone so close, it only takes 1 driver to miss their brake marker or run out of talent looking to make up 4 or 5 spots. Be aware of the safest side of the track, and only leave room on one side of your car.... is a bit easier to manage the first lap ;), then you can get on with the racing !
  2. Hoppy

    Hoppy Member Gold Member

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    Also i found having the car indicator and track spotter on alittle more nerve settlin, even if the track spotter in tight race will tend to talk your ear off its a good indication where everybody is.
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  3. Pixeliz3d_DoD

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    I was watching some game on youtube last night and there was a radar in the lower central part of the screen along with the info and it had a square for you, and squares for other cars and when they came in range a colour orange would appear on that side, then turn red when it got real close.

    I thought that was a good way to represent traffic in your blind spot without constantly nagging you there is a car in your blind spot.

    i dont know the name of this game though
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  4. AroGantz

    AroGantz Member Gold Member

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    There are concentric circles in the gts hud, the more red circles the closer the car is.
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  5. t_b_williams

    t_b_williams Tim Gold Member Super ROOZ

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    sounds like the app for assetto corsa, on PC.
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  6. stucar17

    stucar17 Moderator Team Raceonoz Gold Member Super ROOZ

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    so how did you go @Pixeliz3d_DoD ???
    did they end up getting the better of you ?
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  7. autech91

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    Build pace slowly. Rather than trying to set the world on fire to begin with concentrate on knowing your limits and trying to keep within them. What eventually happens is you end up lapping consistently faster and faster while not feeling like you are putting in quite as much effort.
    All the skills required for real life racing are there in sim racing, awareness of your surroundings, patience, race craft, reaction time. I even find I call upon adrenaline when I am qualifying sometimes, for a game lol but it works for me :D

    Most of all have fun, few guys take this poos too seriously and it causes lost sleep and grey hairs. Don't want that now do we?
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  8. Pixeliz3d_DoD

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    Maaaaate, well first of all, missed the qualifying due to crap storms here in Brisbane, had the power go out and had essentially renegged on the race but I was checking BOM.gov and saw the main yellow and red had cleared so I logged on, everything crossed.
    So got on and just made it into the room, pulled out of the pits and saw the 'race starts in 9 seconds' so no qual lap put down.

    Started in last and finished in last, the only time I had to deal with traffic was when I was getting lapped, and for that, I think because I had put in an easy 15-18 laps driving by myself, I just sort of moved over from the race line when they came near.

    So yeah either I did really well and fully stayed out of everyones way, or I did so bad I can only go up from here :)
    I expect to be dropped a division by next season though, which is fine cos I clearly dont have the pace that these guys have. And during practice days before I was knocking around alot better times but I think I was an easy 1.5 secs of my lap times so that didnt help either. Just wasn't meant to be unfortunately.
  9. Pixeliz3d_DoD

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    Thanks Autech, thats what I was saying in my prev post. I started going around in 3rd and just hitting the markers and then would get a bit quicker and quicker and was actually feeling really good about last night.

    But come race time, I was an easy 1.5s off those laps I had done days before and just srsly didnt have the pace. So instead of getting upset and not 'playing' I just drov ethe best I could, cos I hate those people who take their ball and go home if they dont win, and just tried to better myself each lap. Some I pushed too hard, hit the grass and spindarella, other times I linked them up and went well.

    But your right, go slow and consistant, then build it up slowly and you go faster with less effort! And hell no, im 35 and found my first grey hair like a month or 2 ago, then I didnt shave for a fortnight and saw white chin hairs, so nope! I dun need any more stress to have myself Santa Clausing right now or anytime soon!
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  10. Anthonyb

    Anthonyb Professional Driver Gold Member

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    And after a little bit more time along comes a new type of nerves like mine last night 5 laps to go and in the lead hope I can hold it together nerves they suck too. Hope you get those nerves soon
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