We catch up with Elz Indriani and her women in sim racing blogs. She is a great person to check out in the sim racing community. Be sure to support and follow!
We have been enjoying the support and the reading of Elz Indriani and her women in sim racing blogs. As many will know, we support many in the sim racing genre. We are ALL here for the same thing, the love for sim racing.
Let’s catch up with Elz, as this week has been a little bit different, but she still has time for her fans and the community here at simrace247.
Hey! It’s me again. Welcome to my 4th blog.
This blog is a bit different from my other blogs, I’m currently on a break from sim racing so today let’s talk about a few things I learned as a rookie sim racer.
1. It’s okay to be a “noob”
Some people are afraid to get into a competitive field of sim racing because they are a newbie here. I felt that too at first. But you need to get into a race as much as possible to train your racecraft and collect experience as much as you can. That’s how you get better in sim racing. Don’t worry about winning or losing the game, just race!
Here’s a lesson that I got after 1 year full of competitive racing : you don’t have to be super fast in the beginning of your simracing career, consistency is the key. Seeing faster drivers on the grid might intimidate you, but don’t worry about that. Mind your own race; focus on being consistent, avoid any incident if you can, finish the race, repeat. You’ll get better, enjoy the process.
2. Be a coach for yourself
Having a coach to teach you and tell you what to do and what NOT to do in a race is nice, but if you are on a budget or don’t feel like spending a few hundred bucks for a coaching session, you can be a coach for yourself. Watch a tutorial on YouTube, you can find track guides, setup tips, everything. I recommend you to watch the tutorial first before driving on track, it saves so much time and it helps you to understand more about the track. Making a track notes also helps.
Watch the replay after your race. You might find your mistakes and where to improve. You’ll see if you’re going too slow or too fast in some corners, and where you made most mistakes. You can learn how to overtake or defend from other drivers as well. In replay you can see all drivers that race with you. You could learn how to go faster from the one in pole position. You can see their braking points, throttle-brake input and try to compare it with yours. You’ll see the difference.
3. Ask for a tips from a pro drivers
Don’t be afraid to ask a question! Even though you think its a stupid question. I always ask for advice or tips and tricks in certain tracks to people I consider as a pro. Sometimes I send my clips to them and ask where to improve and where I go wrong. I’m glad I have a lot of people around me who always support me and share a lot of useful advice. I wouldn’t be here without them.
4. Don’t worry too much about the car setup
I used to overthink about car setup. Like, if I use the Pro Player setup it would make me faster, if I use the standard setup I wouldn’t be fast. Nope, it doesn’t work like that. Their setup makes them go faster but you might struggle driving with their setup. If you are new to ACC or sim racing in general, you can use the safe or aggressive setup / or fixed setup if you’re on other sim.
Setup should not be your main concern at this point because first you need to practice your braking point, turn in, and carry your speed to the exit. Practice your consistency first; as you go faster you’ll reach to the point where you need to setup your car to improve your lap time.
That’s all for today. Thank you for reading my blog. I hope you enjoy it and also find this blog useful. See you next week on my 5th blog!
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