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how much training time

Discussion in 'RACE 07 - Official WTCC Game' started by Eckhart von Glan, Apr 9, 2007.

  1. Eckhart von Glan

    Eckhart von Glan

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    one or two comments by our big boss, THE STIG, made me wonder about the amount of time you take to prepare for a tournament race. Please vote and comment in this thread how much you personally invest - on average.
     
  2. Bram

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    big boss lol :)

    for monza i practiced 2 weeks i guess :) and the other ones the practicing time is less then one hour i guess (only online)
     
  3. Attila Domján

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    with the exception of the Puebla race where i could not practise too much (was waiting for the pedal fixation) i think i am easily above 250 laps with all the setuping and racing on the next tournament track....

    I think it is not just useful to find the best setup, but also to know the track from inside-out, to be comfortable in the race in every situation, if you forced to leave the ideal line.
     
  4. Eckhart von Glan

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    lazy eckhart

    OK, I'll kick it off myself:

    my preparation usually looks something like this:

    I scrounge the net or pester fellow Chevy drivers for a setup, load it and do a few turns at "time attack" until i feel i know the track / car combo (8-15 laps),
    i check tire temps and my driving impressions to change one or two little items in setup, though my knowledge here is very limited, that's about the point i get tired of seeing only one car on track,
    another night i try to join an online race with the right combo to get a feel for the setup on a longer turn (8 laps or more if poss.),
    I do not count these as a real preparation, though, because the focus is on racing, not on setup or line details,

    that's about it.

    yeez, by the time i had finished this text, neo and stiggy had already answered, guys you're supposed to be faster on track, not on forum! [-X
     
  5. Bram

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    ooh sorry eckhart, wont happen again :)

    @Neo: 250 laps per race track :)
     
  6. James Johnson

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    i do 0.5 of a lap before i get bored :)
     
  7. Marcel Hulsbergen

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    I am way to busy now to practise. So i practise only a few minutes berfore the race, thats all. But when the baby is born and our hous is finished then i can practise more i hope.
     
  8. Yoeri Gijsen

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    I don't really think of hwo many laps I practise on a track, but I guess, with all the online races, qualifying and practise sessions I go through in the two weeks before the actual tournament day I suppose that I hang somewhere between 100 and 250 laps. I don't think I cross the 250 like Neo does, I spent far less time on my setup and prabably more time in improving my lines and steadyness.
     
  9. Groover

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    I usually train until I got the hang of the track. It usually takes a couple of hours. My main goal is to try to drive atleast two hours a day until tournament, but in reality I can only practice on the weekends. So I'm a bit impressed that wakuwaku[RPM] only need a couple of minutes on a new track and still be so fast. :)
    After I learned the track and got the time down to my limit, I start to try different way to brake and accelerate thru a corner to se if I could skim off those darn two seconds that I'm always slower that the top. It's a curse damn it! ;)
     
  10. Eckhart von Glan

    Eckhart von Glan

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    put yourself into my shoes, and make it five seconds, you'll run out of swearwords pretty soon, but - hey - it's a game!
     
  11. Christopher Aponte

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    usually i don't practice that much..... :)
    my practices are more racing @ the track a couple of times with some or a lot of people online so i know what scenario's i can expect....and how i can adapt (my car or race)
    the only track i know till now that i practiced a lot is puebla......must have surely driven @250 laps.....
     
  12. Mehmet Arikan

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    think between 30 - 100 laps
     
  13. Henrik Stoldt

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    Hmmm. 30-50 in Timeattack :). About 5-10 laps at Brno so far, but i don't think that I'll reach 30 this time, because: a) Brno bores me and b) Timeattack bores me even more.
     
  14. James Johnson

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    lol
     
  15. Attila Domján

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    c mon henY, join the RPM training session with TS etc., we are in a discussion on another topic for the date, most probably Friday, or somewhere at the weekend.
     
  16. Jacco Cornelissen

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    I think 30-50 laps
     
  17. Kubica

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    I guess 30-50 laps, mostly i just drive online races and try to choose a server with the next tournament track. I prefer to do races because if somone is faster i can push, and search other (faster) drivinglines. In a race situation jou can also simulate every possibible senario for the race in the tournament.
     
  18. Maik Peters

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    28votes... common... peeps :)