I've raced him a few times in the MX5s, he's obscenely quick at Okayama.
Yeah, I've been in a lot of practice sessions with him. And he is almighty quick. Although he does seem to cut corners a bit so that is some of his time there, but he is still insanely quick. He was 2 seconds over me at Okyama. And about 1.5 at Phillip island last time I ran against him. He is very quick. But you'd have to imagine he has got amazing hardware and also knowledge on the V8 supercar too. Good bloke too.
I race ovals more than I do road (love road racing though). I can say that the NTM is more suited for oval racing. Before it was like a formula D competition on every oval track. Now you really have to wheel the car. You need to use the brakes, really need to slow down and turn ALOT to get around the corner, which if you watch real life on-boards thats how they have to be driven. When you do slide a little you can save it relatively easy now but it will punish you for the next few laps. You will be sliding all over the place. However there is just something that seems awkward about it. I can't put my finger on it but something just seems strange. It kind of wabbles on the straights and sometimes will suddenly snap on you for no reason mid corner. It's a very good improvement though. I think it just needs some tweaking and it will be just right.Has anyone done a decent number of miles on both ovals and road courses with the new tire model? I'd like to hear opinions about it. There seems to be some hubub on the forums about the road cars' tires being "worse" than the oval ones.
You were right. You gotta treat it with kid gloves. Driving the Ford GT is like hanging out with your mother-in-law. Big, heavy, you have to be gentle and deliberate with your inputs, cautious going around, and if you make the slightest errors it will snap back at you at light speed and make your life miserable.It corners a hell of a lot slower than you think it will, so start braking considerably earlier and be more gentle with your inputs. If you just ease it up a little then, apart from the issues madcat has detailed, you'll find it quite a nice car to drive.
The sound from the interior of the cars is quite good all around, but the exterior sound (with the exception of the williams) is crap in my opinion. That is what they need to work on in terms of audio.iRacing is looking more pretty these days. Now I hope they improve the audio
edit: On second thought, and after watching this,
One good thing about Qual for me, is that I get thrown on an aussie server no matter what, and as I race outside of aussie prime time, I get a clean run nearly every timeI was just in a qualify session with 35 cars, all classes in the LMS series. What a fucking joke.
I also lost synchronization with the server and an HPD drove through me. Then I BSOD'd.