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Problem with race starts

Daryllwin

10RPM
Jan 9, 2014
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Hi All

Is anyone else experiencing problems with their race starts?

Specifically before the car comes on screen, it is already in gear one and rolling past the starting box. Naturally it comes with a penalty notice.

Any fixes for this that I have missed?

Thanks.
 

Greg Latty

1000RPM
Premium
Mar 1, 2014
1,086
503
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yah but the problem is, as the op said, this happens before the car even comes on screen. Happens to me as well. Obviously the suggestion above works but its pretty silly to have to do this before you are "in" the car technically.
 

Justin

#1 overuser of the :P emoticon
Oct 26, 2010
433
439
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Yeah this is a problem and by the time you can even engage the clutch you're already given a jump start penalty. Happens completely at random, even on flat circuits.

Which is also weird as you can also A: Jump the lights going green by around half a second without penalty, which makes you get a ridiculous advantage in starts and B. getting better launches off the line by engaging first gear, pressing the brake instead of the clutch, revving the car and releasing the brake just before the lights go green. It's as if every car has the Nissan GTR launch control system installed :p

So yeah, race starts in general need a lot of work.
 

Kyle Pearson

500RPM
Oct 26, 2008
875
271

The penalty is really about leaving your start "box" area (sort of like the older race starts like the video above). The car is set back a bit so as long as you don't leave the "box" before the lights drop, you are fine.