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GT3 driver David Perel on real life and simulators

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GT3 driver David Perel on real life and simulators
« on: September 18, 2019, 08:06:30 AM »
An interesting interview (in English) with GT3 driver David Perel, on his journey into GT3 racing, the dollars, and driving real life and sims. Regarding sims, he says real life driving style is much more aggressive than in sims. You are always doing moves which would be considered "dirty" moves in sim racing. He also says that in general sims don't get the braking right. The real life feel of how a car rotates and the feedback you get via the brake pedal is not simulated very well.


Interestingly, he says that in GT3 racing, you take a "V" line while braking. Brake very hard, nearly stop to let the car rotate, then get hard on the power. It's no wonder so many sim racers complain about understeer. They're just coming in too fast and trying to maintain too much corner speed.

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Re: GT3 driver David Perel on real life and simulators
« Reply #1 on: September 18, 2019, 09:06:37 AM »
 I reckon the missing feel with the brake is mostly the missing 'arse' feel.  I don't think you get too much feedback on a brake pedal, I certainly haven't noticed that, altho I've never driven a GT3 racecar, hehe.

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Re: GT3 driver David Perel on real life and simulators
« Reply #2 on: September 18, 2019, 10:06:41 AM »
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you take a "V" line while braking. Brake very hard, nearly stop to let the car rotate, then get hard on the power.
That's pretty much my driving style for all cars, thanks to Rob Wilson. :-[

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Re: GT3 driver David Perel on real life and simulators
« Reply #3 on: September 18, 2019, 07:14:27 PM »
very interesting
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