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Help improving lap times...

Discussion in 'ACC General Discussions' started by pizzaboy150, Feb 10, 2019.

  1. pizzaboy150

    pizzaboy150 Rookie

    Hi All,

    Been playing Assetto Corsa for a little while now and decided to have a go at the career and immediately saw that I am far worse than I though I was.

    I cannot for the life of me get my car round the first track as quick as the ai…. :(

    I keep staring at the replays trying to see where I am going wrong with luck.

    I have attached the video below of my fastest lap from 2 angles. Can anyone take a look and let me know where I am going wrong? all criticism welcome.


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  3. Pete Gaimari

    Pete Gaimari Racer

    It's harder to tell from outside. It's better to show from the cockpit. Are you trail braking or just coasting to the apex?
  4. Pete Gaimari

    Pete Gaimari Racer

    I forgot to mention this is the ACC forum. You might get a better response from the AC forum.
  5. pizzaboy150

    pizzaboy150 Rookie

    im pretty much coaster through the corners and constantly fighting with understeer. But there seems to be limited setup for this car. I hit my braking point come off as I turn in keep gentle throttle through the corner then try to accelerate out. I do notice though that it feels like im wheel spinning out the corner...
  6. Pete Gaimari

    Pete Gaimari Racer

    Ok, that's what it looks like you were doing. Do you know what trail braking is? Instead of getting all your braking done before turn in like you're doing now. You brake later. Pretty hard while you're still going straight but at turn in you ease off the brakes. You still keep them on lightly to get slow enough to make the apex. At the apex you should have slowed enough to start to roll on the throttle off the turn.

    The trail braking will help you turn the car into the apex too. Coasting should be avoided. You brake to the apex and accelerate off the apex. It takes some touch and practice and you may be slower until you get a feel for it. Keep at it and you'll be faster. Keep it smooth. No jerking off the brake or throttle.

    Good luck.
  7. pizzaboy150

    pizzaboy150 Rookie

    That makes a lot more sense I notice the AI always seem to brake much later than me. Ill give it a go, though one question is the same technique for both front and rear wheel drive cars?
  8. Pete Gaimari

    Pete Gaimari Racer

    I'm trying to come up with a FWD car that I drove. They tend to understeer a lot. So, you may have to adjust the setup and brake bias to get the natural understeer out of it. Try the brake bias first. You want to be able to slowly turn the car with the brakes without losing it in oversteer.

    Make sense?
  9. pizzaboy150

    pizzaboy150 Rookie

    Perfect, ill give it some practice. Thanks for the advice!!!
  10. Pete Gaimari

    Pete Gaimari Racer

    You're welcome. I hope it helps you.
  11. gandy

    gandy Rookie

    Im going to recommend Driver 61's driving uni as its a great read and watch as he has vids on youtube as well website base guides. While this is aimed at real world track racing and track days a lot of it does directly translate in to sim racing as well :)



    Forgot to add this is all free :)

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