Never was it corner cutting but ok, its your opinion.
Yes its multiplayer
I have seen so many accidents where the driver behind says "you broke early" that is never a valid excuse.
In #2 the driver is about 5 car lengths behind the car in front when entering the braking zone. Not only does he beat the car ahead to the apex but also manages to cut not one, but two curbs in order to make this incredibly reckless move stick.Never was it corner cutting but ok, its your opinion.
Yes its multiplayer
Ah yes, I've been accused of this a few times. Actually, the other night someone told me and another driver that we braked "waaaay too early" even though we both finished 1st and 2nd, ahead of the accuser. An intelligent and skilled driver should be able to easily pass an early braker.I have seen so many accidents where the driver behind says "you broke early" that is never a valid excuse.
Slow down penalty is not fully balanced atm and if I'm not wrong it doesn't give you an immediate penalty but first you need to do a couple or so of infractions (?).When there is such a big gap as it is in the video, then i have to go for it.
And it was no corner cutting, or did you see any slow down penalty?
Seriously no offense and I repeat: NO OFFENSE... but from what I saw around in previous race events (and also with friends of mine as well) those who spend most of their time attacking don't do good on the track as much as experienced long-stint racers.
Sure, they're fast and all, but in the actual races they often cause accidents, due to the fact they're too much used to THEIR trajectories and having no cars around.
Plus in R3E time attack mode you don't have mechanical damages, no tyres consumption and steady temperature (WTCC Civic tyres are stable on 95 - checked with DashMeterPro); you've the entire track for yourself and you can restart and repeat everytime you want.
I'm not saying this Etienne is a bad driver or that he can't but Time Attacking (just to clarify), but I was kind of questioning his way of overtaking and putting at risk other player's race because of a "Time Attack approach" to a MP Race, simple as that.
For me it's about good sportsmanship and those last two overtakes could have resulted in accidents. I'm all for hard racing and taking chances but there is a fine line between that and being impatient and barging through corners.
I agree with Emilio that the hotlapper mentality is quite prevalent online which is perhaps understandable as that's all we could do in R3E for so long. Once the game gets some more sim features for online play then maybe we will see a shift to more considered racing i.e. looking after tyres, gearbox, damage etc.