Challenger Pack - GT3 Aston Martin - a couple of questions

Steve D

500RPM
Original poster
Premium
May 12, 2014
545
394
53
Hi,

Does the GT3 Aston have launch control? Reason I ask is that I am so slow off the line it's embarrassing! :D Or is there a technique to get it rolling quicker? (Am using auto clutch / paddle shift)

Also I notice that there is some texture pop in on the rear of car in front of me. Not always but it's noticeable when it happens. Is this a known issue with the GT3 class as I'm not seeing it elsewhere?

Many thanks!
 
  • Like
Reactions: JoelGL

gluon

25RPM
Dec 29, 2018
44
12
39
I know what you're talking about. Whenever I launch off the grid I get what seems like a bog down, however I'm not slow compared to the cars around me. I believe launch control isn't allowed in GT3, therefore it must simply be the TC. You could for instance assign a button to override the TC at race start.
 

thepharcyde

1000RPM
Nov 1, 2015
1,226
672
I find holding the clutch down and releasing like a manual works.

I have not tried with autoclutch on

BMW M6 suffers from this too
 

RasmusP

6000RPM
Premium
Oct 7, 2016
6,495
3,329
Autoclutch in rF2 simply stops the engine/ignition from shutting off. I once ran without it and my engine shut down during a pitstop. That was the end of the race for me...
It won't engage a gear slowly or anything. In AC that's the case btw!

So to go off the line quicker you need either a clutch (I'm using the mini joystick on my fanatec rim) and/or put the traction control either to 0 or overwrite it.
Best start is with a clutch pedal and no traction control!
 
  • Like
Reactions: gluon

davehenrie

500RPM
Jun 4, 2017
641
409
63
auto clutch is a-bit more than just an anti stall. Provided you have enough rpm, you can exit your garage just by selecting 1st gear. I'm so used to Endurance racing that my first thought when you said your race ended in the pits...was... why not just restart?? Of course there are many series without starters. Shallow thinking on my part.
 
  • Like
Reactions: RasmusP

JoelGL

1000RPM
Oct 16, 2013
1,401
132
While at it, though OT, are the GT3 Challenger pack cars similar to the GT3 pack (ie. BoP), to run in same race? As I've been enjoying the McLaren and the GT3 pack, just checking if it would make a difference to still add the Challenger cars.
 
Last edited:

RasmusP

6000RPM
Premium
Oct 7, 2016
6,495
3,329
We use both packs together in the Friday night events here at RD. Works fine!
I'd say the pace difference between the drivers is bigger than the performance difference of the cars.
And the pace difference for each driver with the different cars due to not being able to really get everything out of the cars is also bigger than the BoP difference.

About the auto clutch it's correct that it's more than just anti-stall. I wanted to make it clear than using a manual clutch is clearly faster. Revving into the limiter, overwriting TC and then engaging first gear is an okayish procedure too, quite a bit slower though.
With active TC the manual clutch is way better. Without it the engine will just bog down.

In assetto corsa you can see the clutch bar kicking in even when you're on the grass to not let the wheels spin without progress of getting back to the tarmac. Sometimes resulting in crawling out from the gravel instead of drifting.
 
  • Like
Reactions: JoelGL

Steve D

500RPM
Original poster
Premium
May 12, 2014
545
394
53
Thanks fellas.

I've now got the hang of using the manual clutch. (HE Pro) Had to recalibrate in DiView and feels good now.
 
  • Like
Reactions: Ace King