Originally Posted by Gutshot
I use the tire squeal sound to help gauge my tire traction in tight turns, since iRacing cannot simulate lateral g forces.
Well, when one day we find ourselves owning lots and lots of money, we could buy a g-seat, like UltraForce. Nice quote here:
"You can really tell when the car is planted on the road or if the weight is still transferring. I was really surprised by how much it helped me with my braking. I don't think I have locked the brakes once since sitting down in the GS-4
In other news, while Zandvoort is one of my favourite tracks, I have had the flu the last few days and haven't really felt up to driving. Still not, actually. Some weeks ago I did try entering a race while being sick (a lot more, though), and even though the result was still good, I remember getting extremely exhausted. During the race, I believe the heart rate was higher than during normal races, and it took several hours to actually feel relaxed and feeling some energy in the body again after the race. So, lesson learned: Don't race while being sick...
Anyhow, this leaves only one track left for me this season: Jefferson reverse. This could be a challenge in traffic... Probably will be some backmarkers to avoid. Although, it will be the shortest race of the season, and lowest fuel is enough. Biggest challenge for me will be the turn 4/5 right hander, which is kind of like turn 1 at Suzuka, only tighter and with no run-off. Either I will lose some time there, or I need to go "against my religion" and left foot brake - probably will lose some time due to not having any practice with that, but maybe less. At least, I guess I need the left foot ready for saving screw ups from time to time. In the MX5 during a week 13, I had lots of success jumping super quickly between brake and gas in that turn, but somehow I doubt that's gonna work in the Skippy
EDIT: Will not be able to participate in any high SOF races anyhow, so I guess it's up to the other participants to decide where I end up in the championship - fingers crossed for a top 25 overall