Can I have your Tots
just got the sim
Boycott shampoo! Demand the REAL poo!
Hey, welcome to iRacing ! A few things for ya:
- "Surviving rookies" on youtube, also various videos from empty box are useful but i assume you already saw em
- You can access the Race Schedule of the current season under Find Official Series / iRacing Race Schedule (PDF). Use this to buy the content you need.
- Never go on an official race whithout training, know the car and the track as much as possible before. And don't be like "Hi guy, first time on this track but don't worry i'll be slow and careful." That's just plain stupid.
- Ignore verbal profanity. Doesnt happen often, but when it does, don't answer.
- If someone is obviously faster than you and is on your gearbox for a lap or more, let him go.
- In rookies, don't assume anything and don't trust any other driver. Just be safe, keep your distances and finish your races at all costs.
- Try not to ragequit a race, your IR will rake a serious hit most of the times. IR = iRating SR = Safety Rating
That's it for now, good luck! If you have any other question, feel free.
I have no idea what i am doing.....
Passing on some hints that I got when inward in your position
Practise waaaaaaay more than u race. If your race is 10 laps, 40 laps minimum. 15 min race, put in an hour minimum. I work off a rule of 4.
Mirrors, have em on, use them. Super handy when u see someone lock up and come up behind u at a million miles an hour.
Don't race with any info on screen at all. Your delta is your position on track. Gap behind, look in your mirror. Gap in front, check the car infront.
I also don't jump from one series to another. I stick with my Audi in BSS races. Get familiar with your car
Watch lots of videos. YouTube the hell out of the car track combo you're racing on. Learn where the fastest guys brake, what speeds they hit at certain points at the track. Watch it soo much u can perfectly recall every gear for every corner. Until you're dreaming about the bloody track
On the above, I actually print out track maps now. I make notes all over it, speeds, gears, what bumps to watch out for, where to be looking for turn in / apex / track out points
It's incredibly frustrating this sim, but my god it's excellent when u nail it.
Feel free if ya wanna buzz me for anything else mate, and good luck!!!
Hope that helps
If I'm not back in 5....wait longer!
practice is your best friend, next forget avoiding the rookies....get out of D as soon as you can, as most rookies are still in D, early on pick what you want between road and oval...i made this mistake, avoid streetstocks as most of them are idiots, road the mx5 is fantastic and even when you get to C license you can run them in advanced, like others have said tho read the races for the series you want to do and buy that content because as you will soon see content is expensive but very goood!
also if buying content try to buy in 3 or 6 as you get discount for it!
treat it like you own the car and if you damage it you're paying for it.