Originally Posted by Kalifen
However, it is possible, at least in the Skippy to be competitive with RFB. There is one alien that is close to the best times each week he decides to give it a go, and world records have been set with RFB.
Well, "Alien" gets banded around too much IMO. Towler, Hutto, Tanko are aliens. If it's the person I think you mean, he doesn't qualify. Aliens give the impression they can switch from series to series and go faster than the fastest specialists can go no matter how much they practice. The one fast-ish RFB'er I'm aware of in the skip at the moment has issues with certain tracks - actually certain turns - precisely because he is a RFB'er.
Allan mentioned Steve: if he's RFB-ing the skip, it's news to me. (has he changed or is this occasional?)
I RFB the MX-5 and Mustang, and don't think I lose time relative to anyone by doing it. But for Skip, there are turns which no question are harder RFB-ing. Even T3 Brands (after Druids hairpin), which looks innocuous, is hard to enter on the limit without snap oversteer with no throttle on. The aliens I've seen doing this kind of thing with RFB (and there are very few!) will likely preemptively counter-steer to allow for it. But people don't drive like that in RL with varying conditions of grip do they? Maybe a Vettel or Hamilton on their last ditch, death or glory Quali lap might, but even they don't drive races like that. General tip though, if you're doing RFB in the Skip, don't use the sort of brake biases favoured by most of the fastest throttle brakers (or Allan
). You will be snapping loose too often. I'm a fair bit faster than Allan, but to be honest, I couldn't drive his setup. It's something like Joao's. Actually, I'd be scared of that setup. You need to be a big throttle braker to drive that, fast. And as Allan readily admits, it's not necessary- Steve doesn't use mad oversteery setups. But then he doesn't throttle brake much. My guess, it's just harder to deal with than the real car.