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Old 02-15-2011, 08:52 AM   #16
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Like over taking the opposition, there is a right time and place for it, or it ends in tears...
So are actually saying that if I were to pass a higher skilled driver my first time out, there actually may be an issue with it? Sorry, but I can't really tell which part of that sentence is the "lol" part... hahaha.

I honestly doubt I'll be passing anyone, but I just don't want to be "that guy".

"Hey Mike, did you see that new guy?"

"Who, the meat-head muscle-guy?"

"Yeah, him, he passed me coming off the straight away on the first lap, what a dick!"

"Yeah, he should learn some racing etiquette!"

Or something like that...
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No, what he's saying is that if you see a gap inside another car and you go for the pass not realizing that he's on the racing line, and you're way too narrow to have a prayer of making the corner without contact, you'll both end up wrecked.

Passing someone on a straight is a show of speed and power, usually a result of hitting the preceding corner in a way to carry maximum speed, so you'll get props for passing that way, because it doesn't happen very often.
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Communication on the stand always helps. If a faster driver is coming behind you, let them know you see them. Simply saying "go inside on the next corner" will go a long way to building good will with your fellow racers.

If you do get passed by the leaders, do not try and race them into the next corner. Keep running a pace that you are comfortable with.
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If you do get passed by the leaders, do not try and race them into the next corner. Keep running a pace that you are comfortable with.
When I get passed by the leader. I try to follow them until they get away from me again. Basically just trying to mimick them until I cant see their line anymore. Which is not the same as what you are talking about. I let them by and THEN try to hang with them as long as I can.
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When I get passed by the leader. I try to follow them until they get away from me again. Basically just trying to mimick them until I cant see their line anymore. Which is not the same as what you are talking about. I let them by and THEN try to hang with them as long as I can.
Trying to mimick the lines that the faster guys are running is a great strategy for getting faster. I'm talking about the slow guy that tries to latch onto the leaders bumber and causes a crash when he tries a banzai pass into the next corner.
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Excellent question and a great thread. The sticky is a good idea as well. Be nice, let others know you are new, and most of all have fun.
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No, what he's saying is that if you see a gap inside another car and you go for the pass not realizing that he's on the racing line, and you're way too narrow to have a prayer of making the corner without contact, you'll both end up wrecked.

Passing someone on a straight is a show of speed and power, usually a result of hitting the preceding corner in a way to carry maximum speed, so you'll get props for passing that way, because it doesn't happen very often.
Sorry Dadic, yes Harry explained what I was trying to explain better

If you are a newcomer and you get beef from other drivers, just hang out with other guys and keep your head down.

I tend to distance myself from guys I know will only cause trouble, although it has not happened for a long time now

Typically the fast guys will be just that, fast.

So you would typically not see them crash - and if they did, it would be minor, then they would (in time) in the race be lapping you.

That's when the other post about being lapped is also good advice - try to let the faster guy know what your intention is.

(If I am lapped, I usually run wide through a corner, let the leader through and let them get on with their own race )
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So how did the race go? Don't worry, and just have fun.
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