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Decided to use iRacing to learn a few tracks we may visit in the next year or two. I figure whatever $ I spend is easily justified by at least getting the layout and flow down, better than just watching videos. The time required to get comfortable with the controls may be another matter, but worth a try.

Unfortunately there isn't a Spec Miata available and the MX5 cup car is too fast and quite different than a 1.6 to drive. Is it possible to build or upload a car, or can someone recommend a setup to make their MX5 closer?

In test mode I would like to pick a sector or two and just practice it, always starting at speed exiting the prior corner so I don't have to do a full lap before repeating the part I'm trying to perfect. That seems like an obvious and valuable training feature but I don't see any reference to it. Is there nothing like that?

I welcome any tips and suggestions for optimizing the benefits of Sims.
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Decided to use iRacing to learn a few tracks we may visit in the next year or two. I figure whatever $ I spend is easily justified by at least getting the layout and flow down, better than just watching videos. The time required to get comfortable with the controls may be another matter, but worth a try.

Unfortunately there isn't a Spec Miata available and the MX5 cup car is too fast and quite different than a 1.6 to drive. Is it possible to build or upload a car, or can someone recommend a setup to make their MX5 closer?

In test mode I would like to pick a sector or two and just practice it, always starting at speed exiting the prior corner so I don't have to do a full lap before repeating the part I'm trying to perfect. That seems like an obvious and valuable training feature but I don't see any reference to it. Is there nothing like that?

I welcome any tips and suggestions for optimizing the benefits of Sims.

 

No, the MX5 Cup Car is as close as you'll get. The MX5 Roadster is RHD with a 5 speed. The physics engine on iRacing is pretty realistic, but the main flaw with the game (for me) is that when you get sideways, anything past 15 degrees is completely unsavable. This means you can't dance around with the car as much as you are used to in a 1.6. In terms of speed, the cars aren't TOO far apart, so it will help.

 

As for a sector based training mode, I do not believe iRacing supports that. You will have to turn laps :] If this is the first sim you are trying, it will take a good month to get up to speed so be patient with it. Once you understand the limits of car control in the game, then you can start pushing.

 

Let me know if you have any other questions and I'll do my best to help!


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I stopped playing video games when i beat Mario(8-4?)back in the early 90's :)  But i did watch one of the local SM kids do some...he used the Pontiac solstice which I guess is very similar to the miata?


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I stopped playing video games when i beat Mario(8-4?)back in the early 90's :)  But i did watch one of the local SM kids do some...he used the Pontiac solstice which I guess is very similar to the miata?

 

I'll take you on at Beerio Kart sometime this year.

 

You have to finish a beer before the end of the race or else you are disqualified, and you can not drink while driving so you have to put down the controller while drinking  :king:


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