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Featured Have Your Say: How Often Do You Race?

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Paul Jeffrey, Feb 9, 2018.

  1. Paul Jeffrey

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    'Have Your Say' is back!


    Seeing as things have been a little quiet over the last couple of months we've taken a little break from our 'Have Your Say' Saturday feature - but it's back!

    So what is the burning topic of conversation today? Simple one really - how often do you get behind the (virtual) wheel, and what do you do when you get the chance to drive?

    Do you manage to get some seat time on a nightly basis? How long is a usual stint for you? Are you most happy setting fast laps on a leader board, or are you an online only racer? Practicing a track for the perfect line, or racing the career ladder? What floats your boat, how often do you get to drive and how long do you usually spend in a single sitting? These are the questions we want answering !

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    Last edited: Feb 9, 2018
  2. TrumpetReich

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    Less than I'd like, more than I should.
     
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  3. DucMan888

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    I get to work from home so I spend my lunch break turning some hot laps and then typically a three hour stint on the weekend again on the leaderboards and an offline race in R3E.
     
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  4. AJ McDaddy

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    I'd like to race more and if there was an Assetto Corsa championship / series I would :whistling::whistling:;);):thumbsup:
     
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  5. Ryder7538

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    Not enough to become eventually good
     
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  6. slingshot64

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    When i first found Sim racing in the community sense i was 100% sucked in with it , i thought and still do that it's a fantastic hobby and lots of decent people involved in it , i admit i personally race very little now , it comes in phases for me these days.
    My fav bits
    League racing with same mod /Car/ varied tracks over a season , i have never been any good at jumping from one mod to another without a massive learning curve and in most cases if i do i find i end up hot lapping for a week and most on my own most times which is rubbish and only to burnout on race day ( overdoing it during the week).

    The last few weeks i have been installing my sim's back on my pc and eyeing up my cockpit
    Hope to have another blast soon.

    One of my biggest issue these days is i have too much choice ( i know choice is a good thing )
    But like i said jumping from sim to sim i find it hard work to keep up.

    When not racing i draw and try making art lol.
     
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  7. Bert Austen

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    no the time that i want....every day a couple of minutes .....most of the time assetto corsa :cautious:
     
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  8. Eckhart von Glan

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    two iRacing events each week, so about 50 mins on those nights, bit of practice for those and maybe some offline fun (wrc7 or RRE) on other nights, but usually only about 20-30 mins. Been doing this hobby for well on 15 years, but with the little time I can/want to invest, I am stuck forever in the lowest third, so the iRacing system of rating players and providing many grids in the popular series is ideal for me. Used to do a lot of league racing here at RD (RDTTC 01-07, for instance) but not focussed enough for that in the recent past and the foreseeable future, so don't even have a premium membership.
     
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  9. Jake Fangio

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    I had a break for a while,and then I got a Rift.Needless to say,I spend as much time as the misses allows;).VR is a game changer for me,incredible immersion.
     
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  10. bastoner97

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    Almost everyday, i have to study for exams.. but after 6/7 straight hours of study i need some rest, so i often turn on my pc and race :D
     
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  12. Serge.M

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    39.4 hours in the last two weeks according to steam (AC)
     
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  13. Frietpan

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    Daily, Sometimes a few laps, Sometimes the whole day. Mostly online and whatever car that is available (wich often are the shitty ones that are left on 22/24 servers lol ) Always for fun on just trackday servers doing hotlaps or whatever, I cant handle online races :poop: i get way to much pressure and mess up the race.
    So time attack it is.
     
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  14. racingenthusiast

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    Not that much I have a busy life at the moment, so probably about 6 hours a week?
     
  15. nico80131

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    Everyday, because I train for Lega Corsa championship.
     
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  16. cpt_gandy

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    I try to train every day but race at least once a week, spending most of my time in r3e but also do the odd srs race and pcars 2 race now they have patch 4 out :)
     
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  17. Queequeg

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    If practice for races counts, about two to three times per week on average. I do sometimes take breaks for a few weeks, but then I have weeks where I practice or race every day.
     
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  18. FeltHat

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    almost only rd events so 2-3 races a week, i hope it will go up with reiza18 :x3:
     
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  19. mantasisg

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    I feel like in a nice rhythm if my steam hours count is sitting in around 25-35hours per two weeks, most of that usually are simulators (though it is always nice to spend playing time differently from time to time). Less than 25 means starting to get quite busy. And more means no lifing - which is bad in every way.

    Really feels well to RACE 1-2 hours in a day. And double of that in the weekends - 3 hours usually is the limit when it feels complete.
     
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  20. speedyx56

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    Far from how often I'd like to.
    Every sim has these flaws that keep pushing me away. For AC it's the AI which can't keep up after half of the first lap and the RD races which start way too late for me. PC2's AI is a mess even after yesterday's update and its multiplayer and esport scene is already dead and buried (can one say it was even alive at some point ?). R3E graphics and ffb just don't seem to go right for me as my driving is an absolute mess. I'm starting to regret purchasing a cockpit considering how little use it's gonna get. Maybe this isn't for me anymore... :(
     
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