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Touring cars, start

Discussion in 'Stock Car Extreme' started by Dave Wild, May 12, 2015.

  1. Dave Wild

    Dave Wild
    Premium Member

    How do I get a good start in the touring cars?
    In the last few races I tend to get passed by a few cars on the start line.
    I use auto clutch normally but at the start I use manual clutch for the inital getaway then auto clutch up to second.
    The initial launch seems OK, but the car bogs down with the shift to 2nd despite flooring the throttle.
     
  2. Andy Jackson

    Andy Jackson
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    I use launch control. It seems to work with these cars. But I'm still crap though and get passed easily.
     
  3. Nox

    Nox
    Staff Premium Member

    Keep it in first for longer, balance the throttle on the rev limiter until the car settles, then work up the gears. If you shift to 2nd too quickly, you'll bog down with low revs.
     
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  4. xnorb

    xnorb
    Premium Member

    You need to control the initial wheelspin.
    Just because your engine is at max revs doesn't mean you're also putting that on the street :)

    So if you switch to 2nd before the wheelspin is under control the only thing that will happen is that you basically start from 0 in 2nd gear, which will give the oponents the chance to pass you as they get more power on the street being in 1st gear.

    Sorry for the bad explanation - will take some time to get hold of racing vocabulary :)
     
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  5. Dave Wild

    Dave Wild
    Premium Member

    Thanks @Nox & @xnorb
    Off to practice with AI :)
    @Mid-pack Jack , tried the launch control off-line and I think I could have walked faster :roflmao:
     
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  6. Andy Jackson

    Andy Jackson
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    That's why everybody beats me. :roflmao::notworthy::notworthy::roflmao:
     
  7. Ride the clutch like a champion...
     
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