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When do you shift up?

Discussion in 'RACE 07 - Official WTCC Game' started by Bram, Mar 11, 2007.

  1. Bram

    Administrator Staff Member Premium Member

    Tell us about it
  2. In quali full revs, in race just before the meter turns red :)
  3. just before the gear number turns red.
  4. The outside line of the rev meter and the gear number in red.....

    But it just turns red! and sometimes when he isn't red yet.. (the gear number)
  5. The outside line of the rev meter and the gear number in red :)
  6. When the revs are almost in red... :)
  7. all in red
  8. the higher the revs the better the acceleration. it's always the best to change the gear as late as possible! i change the gears an instant before the rev limiter is reached (gear number has to be red more than 1,5 seconds in the 5th gear for example)
  9. The outside line of the rev meter and the gear number in red
  10. The outside line of the rev meter and the gear number in red - by listening to the tone of the engine. I don't take my concentration away from the road, or from trying to crash in to Maximus 8-[
  11. Maurice Hurkmans

    Maurice Hurkmans
    RD Travel Expert

    Most of the time i shift at 8000 RPM (the outside line is then Red)
  13. when i hear rev limiter :-s

    =P~ =P~
  14. all red just before the rev limiter, in the rain i shift verry early in the corners
  15. Red Number...
    as maximus said... Maximum attack!
  16. Acceleration is not always better at higher revs. Acceleration is about engine torque, which is best at a rev range that can be found in engine specs. At high revs there might be more hp but most of the time not the best torque. You can feel your engine max out if your revs go up too much. The best shifting point often depends on the next gear ratio. If your revs in next gear drop below your useful engine torque rev band, it is best to wait until your rev limiter does not allow more. If your gear ratios are close to each other however it can very well be better to shift early. If you wait for too long you will spend much time waiting for your engine revs to reach peak, while shifting up would put your engine in lower revs but with enough torque to get your speed rising at a higher rate.
    The sole purpose of shifting is to be in your optimal rev band as much of the time as possible. It is possible to calculate best shifting points for a given engine and gear ratios, but a good driver feels it often just as well.