Or women in sim racing continues with Eliza Indriani and her blogs. This week is a little different, but Eliza still makes time to blog. Perfect!
Our resident blogger Eliza Indriani continues with her women in sim racing blog, this week she has been off from sim racing, but still makes time to reach out to the community and what helps her with racing.
Hello and welcome to my 5th weekly blog here in simrace247. I hope y’all doing well. These past 2 weeks have been extremely busy for me, I was overwhelmed to keep everything on track (I had to reschedule my races to March) but everything is still under control.
Again, no races for this week. Let’s talk about something else, shall we? In this blog, I’m gonna share with you how I learn new tracks and how I improve my racing skills.
1. Make a track notes
Some people prefer to just get in the car and drive around the new track. But for me, it is much easier and more efficient to make track notes and practice later on. Taking detailed notes helps you record everything you need to do on the race track.
It’s not hard to write down track notes. Write down everything you need to know in every sector or every corner, as simple as “brake at 100”. Whatever makes you comfortable with your notes. For track guide, I like to see Coach Dave Academy videos on YouTube. Plenty of track guides with almost every car available on ACC.
You can download the track maps on https://driver61.com/resources/track-maps/ and print it.
Of course, you can get in the car and drive around with a racing line assist in game. But for me, it is much better to not use any assist and train to look at your surroundings for braking marks.
2. Write down your best and average lap time each session
I always write down how many laps I did in each session, my best & average lap time as well. It helps me to see the progress and how much time I spent on the track.
For example, during the More Female Racers I drive around 350 laps in every track on hot lap, and I race on public lobbies 1 or 2 days before the race so I get the general feelings of racing in certain tracks and what to expect based on my best lap time. Preparing yourself for the championship gives you more advantages.
3. Practice racing in daily races or community races (or even in public lobbies)
Some people avoid public lobbies because there are lots of reckless drivers. I somewhat disagree with this, in public lobbies you meet A lot of new drivers. I find it very useful to understand others’ behavior on track, to help me predict better and faster.
For me racing is not just about getting faster, you must learn how to deal with every situation and how to handle other drivers’ behavior on track.
That’s all my practice method by far, let me know if you have other methods that I mentioned above. I would like to learn from you guys too!
Thank you for reading my blog. I can’t wait to get on track soon. I will stream my race on Twitch yay!
Here’s my upcoming race schedule :
- 2/3 The Long Run by Formula Racing League @ Silverstone
- 3/3 FRL British GT Championship @ Snetterton
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