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Quick start off the grid

Discussion in 'RaceRoom Racing Experience' started by PresidentSmug, Jun 10, 2016.

  1. PresidentSmug

    Premium Member

    Hey everyone,

    I'm fairly new to R3E and Sims in general and really enjoying it so far but I'm still trying to figure out how to get a quick start at the beginning of a race as I'm always losing a couple of positions because I'm terrible at them. Is it just timing or is there a technique I should be aware of. I mainly race DTM 2015 but I'm curious to know if the same rules apply to all cars such as the WTCC 2015, GT3 etc...

    Any input would be much appreciated.
  2. Keith Joyce

    Keith Joyce
    Stercus accidit Premium Member

    My 100% foolproof works-every-time strategy is to hold the throttle wide open for a while and then engage 1st gear as the lights go out... :whistling:
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  3. 4 8 15 16 23 42 108

    4 8 15 16 23 42 108
    Only the 5th-most famous race driver from Kerpen

    You need to disable auto clutch. If you prefer it to be on, do an arcade start (rev to limiter, engage gear "digitally" and modulate throttle input from there.
  4. Kurupt CDN

    Kurupt CDN
    Sector3 Beta Tester

    Depends on the car and drive train....rwd, fwd awd etc. You need to practice launching the car you plan to race and find the proper rpm where the tires grab. For instance if you just hold the throttle at the limiter with the wtcc or audi tt you'll just sit there spinning your tires watching others drive by you :)
    I've found 40-50% in 1st gear or 50-60% in 2nd of the Rev limiter in fwd cars using auto clutch will get you off the line quickly with min wheel spin.
    If the certain car you plan on racing allows for individual gear tuning set 1st gear long enough that when you drop the clutch with full throttle it just slightly chirps the the tires.
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  5. Azure Flare

    Azure Flare
    World's fastest mobile chicane Premium Member

    The WTCC cars are tricky to get off the line quickly since they are FWD. (except for the BMW of course) The best practice is to control the wheelspin in 1st gear, when you get to a certain point in the rev range and speed, (this will vary in all the cars) you should be able to go to put your foot down without bogging the car down and go into 2nd gear.

    For DTM and GT3 cars, since you don't have to use the clutch pedal at the starts anymore, you can just have the car in 1st gear and put your foot almost all the way down at the start. For some cars, you'll have to control the wheelspin if you don't adjust the TCS at the start. You don't have this luxury in DTM cars though, but you shouldn't have an issue with just putting your foot down at the start.
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  6. PresidentSmug

    Premium Member

    Thanks a lot guys. This information sounds promising. Can't wait to get back home and try this stuff out.

    Racing against the ai i seem to have a good start but online I always lose a couple positions. Hopefully with some practice I'll actually hold pole position.
  7. 4 8 15 16 23 42 108

    4 8 15 16 23 42 108
    Only the 5th-most famous race driver from Kerpen

    You really need to practice using the clutch. With auto clutch your starts will always be mediocre.
    I tend to gain places on most starts (I start from the back for fun sometimes).
  8. Caramidaru Andrei Bogdan

    Caramidaru Andrei Bogdan
    Mr. C Premium Member

    OK, ok i am going to let the cat out of the bag:))
    AWESOME START EACH TIME! - read here >>>>>
    1. in this game you can't jump the start, so this is the most important thing!
    2.put the car(anycar) in 1st and depending on car half,quarter or full throtle , some examples : NSU- 100%, WTCC13/14/15 Half to 3 quarters, DTM92 all most full,just below redline, DTM13/14/15 half.
    3. REMEMBER since you can't jump start you don't need clutch, just keep the acc pressed at the presets above and the car will launch of the line as soon as it's green, you will not have a better reaction time than this.
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  9. Vangelis pargiNOS

    Vangelis pargiNOS
    Do your best, today!!! Premium Member

    Thx for the explanation Mr.C,
    I never tried it because in SP its not the same and you get a penalty for jump start and i thought its the same. :thumbsup:
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  10. xnorb

    Premium Member

    Although i do quite okay at starts, in the NSU i completely messed up all starts i've tried so far.
    But Mr. C is an alien, trust his words :)

    I actually didn't know you can't jump starts in R3E.
    Since jumpstarting my very first race ever in GSCE i engage the clutch on the grid automatically :)
    (Although i use auto clutch)
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  11. PresidentSmug

    Premium Member

    Thanks a lot Mr C. The Knowledge being shared here is great. I might even keep up with the aliens for a whole lap if i can get this right :p
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  12. PresidentSmug

    Premium Member

    I can confirm that Mr C. has spoken the truth. I'm constantly passing quite a few cars at the start of races now and haven't been over taken in pole either after applying his method. Many thanks :thumbsup:
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