Silverstone was fun. Looking forward to returning when it comes back up in my rotation or the surface is completed, whichever comes first. Got 10th place after a number of offs and incidents. Had fastest lap time which was 1+ seconds faster than other cars. Likely would have been able to be in top 5 without incidents so that gives me something to concentrate on for the next race here. Limiting self to one race per day definitely increasing intensity of the race because you only have one shot at winning (I also don’t allow re-starts under any circumstances).
Having clearly-defined purpose of using rf2 for meditative purposes makes race outcome irrelevant, although more consistent lap times and fewer incidents will reflect better focus, etc. so that is good and is only reason for reviewing race stats (other than just nerding out).
Next track is Modern Spa which I am looking forward to as it is, as much as any other track, about focus, concentration and self-control.
Needed some focus so went ahead and created my next tracks. Also, one thing I have noticed is that when I am in the right frame of mind, I enjoy any of these tracks. So why not just go ahead and create an order of tracks and just follow it instead of making decisions about what to do which presents a risk of analysis paralysis.
So my experiment is to limit myself to one 10 lap race per day but include a qualify session which should help sort out AI also. And I am going to force myself to exercise and get all errands/chores done BEFORE racing unless family is out and is more convenient for that reason.
Here is the list of next tracks:
I can stay on any one of these as long as I want but when ready for new track have to follow order above.
Found excellent racing at Portugal with 93% AI strength. Came close to a win (2nd place) with 92% AI so will stick with 93% because good battling and if I win then all the better, but taking a break from Portugal for now.
At Malaysia, racing 95% AI strength and provides good competition. So much temptation to overdrive here but when settle in and concentrate can go much faster. Having problems with TrackMap plugin flashing on and off here so don’t know what that means but refuse to re-install / troubleshoot so will wait for next build instead.
Have been enjoying testing other tracks and other mods but need to be careful to focus and not get carried away with rf2 addiction.
Toward that end, I am going to limit myself to 2 10-lap races per day and also try to avoid checking forums, etc. too often. That way, I don’t have to commit in advance to a combo but will be an important decistion given only two attempts per day. I may also enstate a rule where I have to spend as much time exercising as playing rf2. We’ll see how that goes 🙂
Second place finish. Weird, though, because AI were slower at 92% than at 91%. Posted question to ISI forums so will report back with explanation.
Food helps :p Able to beat 91% after dinner last night. Tonight…92% then on to 93% tomorrow if prevail…
To add to pressure, I am going to limit myself to one attempt per day.
Results –> Link
Above results are against 91% AI strength. First attempt at 93% was a joke. Second race against 91% was terrible also with 4 seconds separating fastest lap from average lap. AI had somewhere in the neighborhood of 2 seconds separating best and average. May try again after dinner. Probably a mistake to attempt on empty stomach. Final race position was 12th. Very sloppy and bumps really getting to me visually.
Edit – Data points from this race as template for future race analysis:
Race winner = Alex Berger
Race winner best lap = 01:43.4608
Race winner average lap = 01:45.4086
Race winner best possible = 01:43.4155
My position = 12
My best lap = 01:44.6650
My average lap = 01:48.6787
My best possible = 01:43.7631
My best sector = Sector 2 (2nd)
My pre-race personal best = N/A or need to lookup if not beaten
My starting fuel = N/A
Overall best lap = 01:43.1798 (Luigi Bretodeau)