Sharoma Gran Turismo: Sport

Gran Turismo: Sport

Welcome

A little history. I owned a PlayStation. It was my second console after the venerable Sega MegaDrive (Genesis). The original Gran Turismo was a significant event. In 1997 I recall seeing in Play magazine an article all about the Japanese version and impending PAL release. The only fault they could find was slowdown when there was lots of smoke on screen. Thankfully, this was fixed by the time I acquired a copy in 1998. I remember my first car. I chose a black Nissan Primera, secondhand obviously. The game became that summer's obsession. We'd talk about it at school: our plans for future upgrades and car purchases. I bought Gran Turismo: Sport in early 2019 and instantly rediscovered the appeal of this franchise. For now, Rise of Nations has been retired and Grand Prix 2 consigned to history.

I am a DualShock 4 joypad user. I use triggers left and right for brake and accelerate respectively. Left stick is steering, X is upshift and Square is downshift.

Videos

The following recordings represent a selection of my races in the game's online Sport and Lobby modes. The sound mix was altered from #016 to #112 so that the racing transmission isn't as loud, although this only applies to onboard footage.

# Make & Model Laps Start End Date & Time Camera

Suzuka International Racing Course

001 Mazda Atenza Gr.3 4 11th 5th 26/10/2019 1842 Onboard
002 Porsche 911 RSR 4 7th 4th 27/10/2019 1502 Onboard
074 Mazda Atenza Gr.3 4 10th 5th 24/03/2020 2323 Onboard
076 Mazda Atenza Gr.3 4 7th 3rd 26/03/2020 1902 Onboard
077 Mazda Atenza Gr.3 4 11th 4th 28/03/2020 1902 Onboard
078 Mazda Atenza Gr.3 4 8th 3rd 28/03/2020 1923 Onboard
079 Mazda Atenza Gr.3 4 11th 5th 28/03/2020 2002 Onboard
080 Mazda Atenza Gr.3 4 12th 5th 28/03/2020 2022 Onboard
081 Mazda Atenza Gr.3 4 9th 1st 28/03/2020 2042 Onboard
100 Jaguar F-Type Gr.4 14 17th 8th 25/04/2020 1849 Bumper
102 Jaguar F-Type Gr.4 14 20th 17th 25/04/2020 2129 Bumper

Willow Springs International Raceway: Big Willow

003 Renault Megane Trophy 5 8th 4th 02/11/2019 1721 Onboard
048 Jaguar F-Type Gr.3 5 14th 7th 27/02/2020 1100 OB / TV
082 Toyota 86 Gr.4 18 11th 4th 29/03/2020 2040 Onboard
083 Toyota 86 Gr.4 18 16th 7th 29/03/2020 2159 Onboard

Autodrome Lago Maggiore - GP II

004 Mercedes AMG GT3 4 4th 1st 17/11/2019 1742 Onboard

Red Bull Ring

005 Jaguar F-Type Gr.3 5 13th 2nd 01/12/2019 2022 Onboard
075 Toyota GR Supra RC 13 16th 13th 25/03/2020 1638 Onboard
143 Peugeot RCZ Gr.4 5 11th 9th 15/05/2020 1303 Bumper
213 Peugeot RCZ Gr.4 4 8th 4th 01/07/2020 1232 Onboard
214 Peugeot RCZ Gr.4 4 9th 8th 03/07/2020 2102 Onboard
215 Peugeot RCZ Gr.4 4 15th 9th 03/07/2020 2122 Onboard
218 Peugeot RCZ Gr.4 4 15th 6th 05/07/2020 1102 Onboard

Autodromo Jose Carlos Pace - Interlagos

006 Mazda Atenza Gr.3 5 12th 5th 05/12/2019 2343 Onboard
007 Mazda Atenza Gr.3 5 10th 4th 08/12/2019 2002 Onboard
008 Mazda Atenza Gr.3 5 12th 4th 08/12/2019 2142 Onboard
141 Mazda Atenza Gr.3 12 11th 11th 11/05/2020 1803 Bumper
142 Mazda Atenza Gr.3 12 15th 10th 12/05/2020 1803 Bumper
145 Mazda Atenza Gr.3 12 2nd 3rd 16/05/2020 1633 Bumper
146 Mazda Atenza Gr.3 12 9th 10th 16/05/2020 1702 Bumper

Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps

009 Toyota 86 Gr.4 3 14th 8th 11/12/2019 2023 Onboard
010 Toyota 86 Gr.4 3 15th 6th 11/12/2019 2042 Onboard
011 Jaguar F-Type Gr.4 3 1st 1st 12/12/2019 0022 Onboard
012 Jaguar F-Type Gr.4 3 12th 6th 12/12/2019 1942 Onboard
013 Jaguar F-Type Gr.4 3 5th 2nd 13/12/2019 2002 Onboard
014 Jaguar F-Type Gr.4 3 10th 6th 13/12/2019 2042 OB / TV
015 Jaguar F-Type Gr.4 3 6th 4th 13/12/2019 2102 Onboard
016 Jaguar F-Type Gr.4 3 12th 6th 13/12/2019 2142 Onboard
017 Jaguar F-Type Gr.4 3 12th 9th 13/12/2019 2242 Onboard
018 Jaguar F-Type Gr.4 3 11th 8th 14/12/2019 0002 Onboard
019 Jaguar F-Type Gr.4 3 14th 7th 14/12/2019 2042 Onboard
020 Jaguar F-Type Gr.4 3 8th 3rd 15/12/2019 2123 Onboard
026 Mazda Atenza Gr.3 7 18th 8th 22/01/2019 1324 Onboard

Autopolis International Racing Course

021 Mazda Atenza Gr.3 10 11th 3rd 16/12/2019 2053 Onboard
023 Mazda Atenza Gr.3 10 15th 8th 23/12/2019 0023 Onboard
154 Honda NSX Concept GT 12 14th 7th 30/05/2020 1332 Bumper
164 Nissan Nismo GT-R 12 5th 2nd 31/05/2020 1733 Bumper

Tsukuba Circuit

022 RE Amemiya FD3S RX-7 7 10th 4th 20/12/2019 1721 Onboard

WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca

024 Mazda Atenza Gr.3 14 11th 5th 27/12/2019 1924 Onboard
179 Audi TT Cup 2016 5 9th 2nd 08/06/2020 1953 Bumper
180 Peugeot RCZ Gr.4 5 11th 5th 09/06/2020 1832 Bumper
181 Subaru WRX Gr.4 5 16th 10th 12/06/2020 1132 Bumper
182 Subaru WRX Gr.4 5 15th 10th 12/06/2020 1152 Bumper
183 Peugeot RCZ Gr.4 5 10th 6th 13/06/2020 1332 Bumper
184 Peugeot RCZ Gr.4 5 13th 8th 13/06/2020 1532 Bumper
327 VW Scirocco Gr.4 4 6th 2nd 27/07/2020 1112 Bumper
328 VW Scirocco Gr.4 4 4th 2nd 27/07/2020 1152 Bumper
329 VW Scirocco Gr.4 4 1st 1st 27/07/2020 1333 Bumper
330 VW Scirocco Gr.4 4 1st 1st 27/07/2020 1353 Bumper
331 VW Scirocco Gr.4 4 1st 1st 27/07/2020 1412 Bumper
332 VW Scirocco Gr.4 4 1st 1st 27/07/2020 1432 Bumper
333 VW Scirocco Gr.4 4 1st 1st 27/07/2020 1452 Bumper
334 VW Scirocco Gr.4 4 3rd 2nd 27/07/2020 1532 Bumper
335 VW Scirocco Gr.4 4 3rd 1st 27/07/2020 1652 Bumper
336 VW Scirocco Gr.4 4 2nd 2nd 27/07/2020 1712 Bumper
337 VW Scirocco Gr.4 4 1st 1st 27/07/2020 1733 Bumper
338 VW Scirocco Gr.4 4 1st 1st 27/07/2020 1853 Bumper
339 VW Scirocco Gr.4 4 1st 1st 27/07/2020 1932 Bumper
340 VW Scirocco Gr.4 4 6th 6th 27/07/2020 2012 Bumper
341 VW Scirocco Gr.4 4 2nd 1st 27/07/2020 2052 Bumper
342 VW Scirocco Gr.4 4 7th 7th 27/07/2020 2112 Bumper
343 VW Scirocco Gr.4 4 9th 7th 27/07/2020 2133 Bumper
344 VW Scirocco Gr.4 4 6th 5th 27/07/2020 2213 Bumper
345 VW Scirocco Gr.4 4 8th 4th 27/07/2020 2233 Bumper
346 VW Scirocco Gr.4 4 3rd 2nd 28/07/2020 1352 Bumper
347 VW Scirocco Gr.4 4 7th 4th 28/07/2020 1412 Bumper
349 VW Scirocco Gr.4 4 4th 2nd 28/07/2020 1552 Bumper
350 VW Scirocco Gr.4 4 1st 1st 28/07/2020 1612 Bumper
353 VW Scirocco Gr.4 4 2nd 1st 29/07/2020 0852 Bumper
354 VW Scirocco Gr.4 4 1st 1st 29/07/2020 0952 Bumper
355 VW Scirocco Gr.4 4 3rd 3rd 29/07/2020 1032 Bumper
356 VW Scirocco Gr.4 4 1st 1st 29/07/2020 1052 Bumper
357 VW Scirocco Gr.4 4 2nd 1st 29/07/2020 1112 Bumper
358 VW Scirocco Gr.4 4 4th 1st 29/07/2020 1132 Bumper
359 VW Scirocco Gr.4 4 1st 1st 29/07/2020 1212 Bumper
360 VW Scirocco Gr.4 4 5th 3rd 29/07/2020 1312 Bumper
361 VW Scirocco Gr.4 4 5th 3rd 29/07/2020 1332 Bumper
362 VW Scirocco Gr.4 4 2nd 1st 29/07/2020 1352 Bumper
363 VW Scirocco Gr.4 4 2nd 1st 29/07/2020 1432 Bumper
364 VW Scirocco Gr.4 4 1st 1st 29/07/2020 1452 Bumper
365 VW Scirocco Gr.4 4 1st 1st 29/07/2020 1512 Bumper
366 VW Scirocco Gr.4 4 1st 1st 01/08/2020 1952 Bumper
367 VW Scirocco Gr.4 4 3rd 2nd 01/08/2020 2012 Bumper

Dragon Trail International Raceway - Seaside

025 Ford Mustang Gr.4 4 8th 3rd 20/01/2020 0001 OB / TV
087 Mazda Atenza Gr.3 5 16th 4th 06/04/2020 1523 Onboard
088 Mazda Atenza Gr.3 5 5th 1st 06/04/2020 1603 Onboard
089 Toyota GR Supra RC 5 2nd 1st 06/04/2020 2003 OB / TV
090 Toyota GR Supra RC 5 4th 1st 07/04/2020 1303 OB / TV
091 Toyota GR Supra RC 5 2nd 1st 07/04/2020 1923 Onboard
092 Toyota GR Supra RC 5 12th 6th 07/04/2020 1943 Onboard
093 Toyota GR Supra RC 5 3rd 1st 10/04/2020 2342 Onboard
368 Audi TT Cup 2016 4 3rd 3rd 03/08/2020 1242 Bumper
369 Audi TT Cup 2016 4 1st 1st 03/08/2020 1522 Bumper
370 Audi TT Cup 2016 4 7th 5th 08/08/2020 1522 Bumper
371 Audi TT Cup 2016 4 5th 5th 08/08/2020 1602 BU / TV

Nürburgring - Grand Prix Course

027 Mazda Atenza Gr.3 4 3rd 1st 28/01/2020 0103 OB / TV
028 Mazda Atenza Gr.3 4 4th 5th 28/01/2020 0122 OB / TV
029 Mazda Atenza Gr.3 4 2nd 1st 28/01/2020 0142 OB / TV
030 Mazda Atenza Gr.3 4 2nd 1st 29/01/2020 1203 OB / TV
031 Mazda Atenza Gr.3 4 11th 10th 30/01/2020 1142 OB / TV
032 Mazda Atenza Gr.3 4 3rd 4th 02/02/2020 2022 OB / TV
033 Mazda Atenza Gr.3 4 2nd 1st 02/02/2020 2043 OB / TV
037 Ford Mustang Gr.4 9 12th 9th 14/02/2020 1824 Onboard
084 Jaguar F-Type Gr.4 10 8th 7th 31/03/2020 2040 Onboard

Sardegna - Road Track - B

034 Ford Mustang Gr.4 4 13th 7th 08/02/2020 2120 Onboard
035 Ford Mustang Gr.4 4 12th 5th 08/02/2020 2140 OB / TV
036 Ford Mustang Gr.4 4 9th 6th 08/02/2020 2320 Onboard
094 Red Bull X2014 Junior 25 8th 5th 18/04/2020 1810 Onboard
095 Red Bull X2014 Junior 25 3rd 1st 18/04/2020 2050 OB / TV
096 Red Bull X2014 Junior 25 7th 4th 18/04/2020 2210 Onboard
144 Jaguar F-Type Gr.3 22 20th 13th 16/05/2020 1604 Bumper
147 Jaguar F-Type Gr.3 22 9th 5th 16/05/2020 2127 Bumper

Kyoto Driving Park - Yamagiwa

038 Jaguar F-Type Gr.3 4 6th 4th 14/02/2020 1941 Onboard
039 Jaguar F-Type Gr.3 4 6th 7th 14/02/2020 2001 Onboard
040 Mazda Atenza Gr.3 4 6th 2nd 14/02/2020 2041 Onboard
041 Mazda Atenza Gr.3 4 4th 2nd 14/02/2020 2101 Onboard
042 Mazda Atenza Gr.3 4 9th 3rd 14/02/2020 2220 Onboard
043 Ford GT LM SII TC 4 6th 1st 16/02/2020 2201 OB / TV
044 Ford GT LM SII TC 4 14th 5th 16/02/2020 2300 OB / TV

Brands Hatch Grand Prix Circuit

045 Ford Mustang Gr.4 4 14th 8th 21/02/2020 1240 Onboard
046 Ford Mustang Gr.4 4 12th 4th 22/02/2020 1420 OB / TV
047 Ford Mustang Gr.4 4 11th 7th 23/02/2020 2100 OB / TV

Dragon Trail International Raceway - Gardens

049 Toyota TS050 Hybrid 18 4th 4th 29/02/2020 1920 Onboard
050 Toyota TS050 Hybrid 18 3rd 4th 29/02/2020 2040 Onboard
051 Toyota TS050 Hybrid 18 4th 8th 29/02/2020 2200 Onboard
085 Jaguar F-Type Gr.4 5 8th 4th 31/03/2020 2102 Onboard
086 Nissan GT-R Gr.4 5 2nd 1st 03/04/2020 1343 Onboard
165 Mazda Atenza Gr.3 5 15th 5th 01/06/2020 1212 Bumper
166 Mazda Atenza Gr.3 5 12th 5th 02/06/2020 1252 Bumper
167 Mazda Atenza Gr.3 5 11th 7th 03/06/2020 0153 Bumper
171 Mazda Atenza Gr.3 5 15th 8th 05/06/2020 1332 Bumper
173 Mazda Atenza Gr.3 5 13th 7th 06/06/2020 2212 Bumper
178 VW Beetle Gr.3 5 14th 10th 08/06/2020 0032 Bumper

Tokyo Expressway - South Outer Loop

052 Ford GT LM SII TC 18 16th 13th 01/03/2020 1924 Onboard
053 Ford GT LM SII TC 18 14th 5th 01/03/2020 2045 Onboard
054 Ford GT LM SII TC 18 19th 9th 01/03/2020 2205 Onboard

Autodromo Nazionale di Monza

055 Peugeot RCZ Gr.4 4 11th 5th 06/03/2020 1243 Onboard
056 Peugeot RCZ Gr.4 4 3rd 2nd 06/03/2020 1342 Onboard
057 Peugeot RCZ Gr.4 4 4th 6th 06/03/2020 1442 Onboard
058 Peugeot RCZ Gr.4 4 6th 1st 06/03/2020 1642 Onboard
059 Peugeot RCZ Gr.4 4 6th 4th 06/03/2020 2022 Onboard
060 Peugeot RCZ Gr.4 4 7th 10th 06/03/2020 2142 Onboard
061 Peugeot RCZ Gr.4 4 5th 3rd 07/03/2020 2102 Onboard
062 Peugeot RCZ Gr.4 4 13th 6th 08/03/2020 1822 Onboard
063 Peugeot RCZ Gr.4 4 7th 3rd 08/03/2020 1942 Onboard
194 Red Bull X2014 Junior 11 2nd 3rd 16/06/2020 1254 Onboard
195 Red Bull X2014 Junior 11 6th 9th 16/06/2020 1354 Onboard
196 Red Bull X2014 Junior 11 4th 4th 17/06/2020 1154 Onboard
197 Red Bull X2014 Junior 11 7th 7th 18/06/2020 1124 Onboard
198 Red Bull X2014 Junior 11 7th 5th 18/06/2020 1154 Onboard
199 Red Bull X2014 Junior 11 6th 3rd 19/06/2020 0754 Onboard
200 Red Bull X2014 Junior 11 5th 6th 19/06/2020 0824 Onboard
201 Red Bull X2014 Junior 11 6th 11th 19/06/2020 1154 Onboard
202 Red Bull X2014 Junior 11 10th 9th 20/06/2020 2224 Onboard
203 Red Bull X2014 Junior 11 13th 9th 21/06/2020 2032 Onboard
204 Red Bull X2014 Junior 11 11th 6th 21/06/2020 2102 Onboard

Sardegna - Road Track - B II

064 Ford GT LM SII TC 16 20th 10th 08/03/2020 2038 Onboard
065 Ford GT LM SII TC 16 5th 3rd 08/03/2020 2159 Onboard

Blue Moon Bay Speedway

066 Ford GT LM SII TC 8 12th 5th 09/03/2020 2219 Onboard
067 Ford GT LM SII TC 8 10th 1st 11/03/2020 2100 OB / TV
068 Ford GT LM SII TC 8 8th 5th 13/03/2020 1900 Onboard
069 Ford GT LM SII TC 8 7th 5th 13/03/2020 2000 Onboard
070 Ford GT LM SII TC 8 10th 4th 13/03/2020 2119 Onboard
071 Ford GT LM SII TC 8 8th 2nd 14/03/2020 1440 Onboard
072 Ford GT LM SII TC 8 5th 1st 15/03/2020 2100 OB / TV
073 Ford GT LM SII TC 8 8th 1st 15/03/2020 2220 OB / TV
185 Ford GT LM SII TC 20 7th 4th 14/06/2020 1522 Bumper
186 Ford GT LM SII TC 30 5th 1st 14/06/2020 1652 Bumper
187 Ford GT LM SII TC 30 4th 2nd 14/06/2020 1732 Bumper
188 Ford GT LM SII TC 10 8th 4th 14/06/2020 2223 Bumper
189 Ford GT LM SII TC 10 6th 1st 14/06/2020 2235 Bumper
190 Ford GT LM SII TC 10 8th 3rd 14/06/2020 2249 Bumper
191 Ford GT LM SII TC 10 8th 5th 14/06/2020 2302 Bumper
192 Ford GT LM SII TC 10 8th 8th 14/06/2020 2315 Bumper
193 Ford GT LM SII TC 10 12th 2nd 15/06/2020 1725 Bumper
206 Ford GT LM SII TC 10 1st 1st 24/06/2020 1323 Bumper
208 Ford GT LM SII TC 10 5th 1st 24/06/2020 1345 Bumper
216 Ford GT LM SII TC 15 7th 2nd 04/07/2020 1152 Bumper
217 Ford GT LM SII TC 10 1st 2nd 04/07/2020 1624 Bumper

Fuji International Speedway

097 Ford GT LM SII TC 4 9th 4th 25/04/2020 1301 Bumper
103 Ford GT LM SII TC 4 11th 11th 26/04/2020 1621 Bumper
104 Ford GT LM SII TC 4 13th 5th 26/04/2020 1641 Bumper
105 Ford GT LM SII TC 4 14th 8th 26/04/2020 1821 Bumper
106 Ford GT LM SII TC 4 11th 7th 26/04/2020 1901 Bumper
107 Ford GT LM SII TC 4 8th 6th 26/04/2020 1921 Bumper
108 Ford GT LM SII TC 4 12th 8th 26/04/2020 1941 Bumper
109 Ford GT LM SII TC 4 14th 10th 26/04/2020 2001 Bumper

Autodrome Lago Maggiore - Center II

098 Racing Kart 125S 25 8th 3rd 25/04/2020 1436 Bumper
099 Racing Kart 125S 25 2nd 7th 25/04/2020 1717 Bumper
101 Racing Kart 125S 25 4th 4th 25/04/2020 1956 Bumper

Kyoto Driving Park - Yamagiwa + Miyabi

110 Ford GT LM SII TC 8 14th 10th 27/04/2020 1154 Bumper
111 Mazda Atenza Gr.3 8 12th 6th 28/04/2020 1153 Bumper
112 Toyota GR Supra RC 8 5th 5th 29/04/2020 1153 Bumper
113 Toyota GR Supra RC 8 13th 8th 30/04/2020 1154 Bumper
114 VW Beetle Gr.3 8 11th 8th 02/05/2020 0624 Bumper
115 VW Beetle Gr.3 8 9th 4th 03/05/2020 2123 Bumper

Autodrome Lago Maggiore - GP

116 Toyota GR Supra RC 4 3rd 5th 04/05/2020 1323 Bumper
117 Toyota GR Supra RC 4 7th 4th 04/05/2020 1403 Bumper
118 Ford GT LM SII TC 4 11th 5th 04/05/2020 2022 Bumper
119 Toyota GR Supra RC 4 10th 6th 04/05/2020 2102 Bumper
120 Jaguar F-Type Gr.3 4 11th 10th 05/05/2020 1942 Bumper
121 Mazda Atenza Gr.3 4 5th 4th 05/05/2020 2002 Bumper
122 Mazda Atenza Gr.3 4 11th 9th 05/05/2020 2022 Bumper
123 Mazda Atenza Gr.3 4 10th 6th 06/05/2020 1142 Bumper
124 Mazda Atenza Gr.3 4 6th 4th 06/05/2020 1203 Bumper
125 Mazda Atenza Gr.3 4 6th 3rd 09/05/2020 1222 Bumper
126 Mazda Atenza Gr.3 4 9th 9th 09/05/2020 1302 Bumper
127 Mazda Atenza Gr.3 4 8th 5th 09/05/2020 1322 Bumper
128 Mazda Atenza Gr.3 4 3rd 5th 09/05/2020 1502 Bumper
129 Mazda Atenza Gr.3 4 6th 2nd 09/05/2020 1533 Bumper
130 Mazda Atenza Gr.3 4 6th 2nd 09/05/2020 1603 Onboard
131 Mazda Atenza Gr.3 4 9th 4th 09/05/2020 1623 Bumper
132 Mazda Atenza Gr.3 4 9th 13th 09/05/2020 1702 Bumper
133 Mazda Atenza Gr.3 4 5th 1st 09/05/2020 1722 BR / TV
134 Mazda Atenza Gr.3 4 7th 6th 09/05/2020 1742 Bumper
135 Mazda Atenza Gr.3 4 8th 6th 09/05/2020 1942 Bumper
136 Mazda Atenza Gr.3 4 9th 5th 09/05/2020 2012 Bumper
137 Mazda Atenza Gr.3 4 11th 7th 10/05/2020 2012 Bumper
138 Mazda Atenza Gr.3 4 8th 8th 10/05/2020 2032 Bumper
139 Mazda Atenza Gr.3 4 10th 7th 10/05/2020 2052 Bumper
140 Mazda Atenza Gr.3 4 8th 6th 10/05/2020 2122 Bumper
148 Peugeot RCZ Gr.4 3 8th 4th 25/05/2020 1252 Bumper
149 VW Scirocco Gr.4 3 8th 7th 27/05/2020 1152 Bumper
150 Honda NSX Gr.4 3 12th 15th 28/05/2020 1153 Bumper
151 Dodge Viper Gr.4 3 9th 9th 28/05/2020 1232 Bumper
152 Audi TT Cup 2016 3 12th 11th 29/05/2020 1213 Bumper
153 Audi TT Cup 2016 3 15th 13th 30/05/2020 1252 Bumper
155 Nissan GT-R Gr.4 3 14th 14th 30/05/2020 1513 Bumper
156 Corvette C7 Gr.4 3 12th 13th 30/05/2020 1532 Bumper
157 Jaguar F-Type Gr.4 3 13th 12th 30/05/2020 1553 Bumper
158 Ford Mustang Gr.4 3 5th 5th 30/05/2020 1612 Bumper
159 Peugeot RCZ Gr.4 3 1st 1st 31/05/2020 1452 Bumper
160 Peugeot RCZ Gr.4 3 9th 7th 31/05/2020 1552 Bumper
161 Peugeot RCZ Gr.4 3 10th 7th 31/05/2020 1613 Bumper
162 Peugeot RCZ Gr.4 3 16th 12th 31/05/2020 1633 Bumper
163 Audi TT Cup 2016 3 8th 7th 31/05/2020 1713 Bumper

Sardegna - Road Track - A

168 Toyota TS050 Hybrid 13 5th 3rd 03/06/2020 0233 Bumper
169 Toyota TS050 Hybrid 13 4th 2nd 03/06/2020 0303 Bumper
170 Toyota TS050 Hybrid 13 6th 1st 03/06/2020 0333 BU / TV
172 Toyota TS050 Hybrid 13 11th 5th 06/06/2020 1503 Bumper
174 Toyota TS050 Hybrid 13 13th 7th 06/06/2020 2303 Bumper
175 Peugeot 908 HDI 13 15th 14th 07/06/2020 1802 Bumper
176 Toyota TS050 Hybrid 13 15th 7th 07/06/2020 2333 Bumper
177 Toyota TS050 Hybrid 13 10th 9th 08/06/2020 0002 Bumper

Sardegna - Road Track - A II

205 VW Scirocco Gr.4 10 13th 6th 23/06/2020 1003 Bumper
209 Jaguar F-Type Gr.4 10 8th 4th 25/06/2020 1132 Bumper
210 Jaguar F-Type Gr.4 10 13th 9th 26/06/2020 1132 Bumper
211 Jaguar F-Type Gr.4 10 17th 9th 27/06/2020 2132 Bumper
212 Jaguar F-Type Gr.4 10 18th 15th 27/06/2020 2202 Bumper

Northern Isle Speedway

207 Ford GT LM SII TC 20 8th 6th 24/06/2020 1333 Bumper

Autopolis International Racing Course - Shortcut Course

219 Honda Fit Hybrid '14 4 6th 3rd 08/07/2020 1052 Bumper
220 Honda Fit Hybrid '14 4 8th 3rd 08/07/2020 1132 Bumper
221 Honda Fit Hybrid '14 4 7th 4th 08/07/2020 1152 Bumper
222 Honda Fit Hybrid '14 4 6th 4th 09/07/2020 0152 Bumper
223 Honda Fit Hybrid '14 4 7th 5th 09/07/2020 0212 Bumper
224 Honda Fit Hybrid '14 4 8th 4th 09/07/2020 1132 Bumper
225 Honda Fit Hybrid '14 4 6th 3rd 09/07/2020 1152 Bumper
226 Honda Fit Hybrid '14 4 6th 3rd 10/07/2020 1112 Bumper
227 Honda Fit Hybrid '14 4 9th 5th 10/07/2020 1152 Bumper
228 Honda Fit Hybrid '14 4 6th 5th 10/07/2020 1212 Bumper
229 Honda Fit Hybrid '14 4 5th 2nd 10/07/2020 1312 Bumper
230 Honda Fit Hybrid '14 4 9th 5th 10/07/2020 1332 Bumper
231 Honda Fit Hybrid '14 4 7th 4th 11/07/2020 1052 Bumper
232 Honda Fit Hybrid '14 4 8th 3rd 11/07/2020 1112 Bumper
233 Honda Fit Hybrid '14 4 1st 1st 11/07/2020 1152 Bumper
234 Honda Fit Hybrid '14 4 2nd 1st 11/07/2020 1212 BU / TV
235 Honda Fit Hybrid '14 4 9th 6th 11/07/2020 1232 Bumper
236 Honda Fit Hybrid '14 4 7th 5th 11/07/2020 1312 Bumper
237 Honda Fit Hybrid '14 4 2nd 2nd 11/07/2020 1332 Bumper
238 Honda Fit Hybrid '14 4 2nd 1st 11/07/2020 1512 BU / TV
239 Honda Fit Hybrid '14 4 8th 4th 11/07/2020 1532 Bumper
240 Honda Fit Hybrid '14 4 9th 3rd 11/07/2020 1912 Bumper
241 Honda Fit Hybrid '14 4 10th 6th 11/07/2020 1932 Bumper
242 Honda Fit Hybrid '14 4 3rd 1st 12/07/2020 1032 BU / TV
243 Honda Fit Hybrid '14 4 5th 1st 12/07/2020 1152 BU / TV
244 Honda Fit Hybrid '14 4 1st 1st 12/07/2020 1252 Bumper
245 Honda Fit Hybrid '14 4 3rd 2nd 12/07/2020 1512 Bumper
246 Honda Fit Hybrid '14 4 2nd 1st 12/07/2020 1532 BU / TV
247 Honda Fit Hybrid '14 4 6th 4th 12/07/2020 1552 Bumper
248 Honda Fit Hybrid '14 4 7th 5th 12/07/2020 1632 Bumper
249 Honda Fit Hybrid '14 4 7th 4th 12/07/2020 1952 Bumper
250 Honda Fit Hybrid '14 4 6th 3rd 12/07/2020 2133 Bumper
251 Honda Fit Hybrid '14 4 1st 1st 12/07/2020 2313 BU / TV
252 Honda Fit Hybrid '14 4 1st 1st 12/07/2020 2333 BU / TV
253 Honda Fit Hybrid '14 4 1st 1st 12/07/2020 2353 BU / TV

Autodrome Lago Maggiore - East

254 Ferrari 458 Italia '09 4 1st 1st 13/07/2020 1133 BU / TV
255 Ferrari 458 Italia '09 4 1st 1st 13/07/2020 1213 BU / TV
256 Ferrari 458 Italia '09 4 2nd 1st 14/07/2020 1153 BU / TV
257 Ferrari 458 Italia '09 4 1st 1st 14/07/2020 1252 BU / TV
258 Ferrari 458 Italia '09 4 1st 1st 15/07/2020 1132 BU / TV
259 Ferrari 458 Italia '09 4 2nd 1st 15/07/2020 1152 BU / TV
260 Ferrari 458 Italia '09 4 2nd 1st 15/07/2020 1252 BU / TV
261 Ferrari 458 Italia '09 4 1st 1st 15/07/2020 1333 BU / TV
262 Ferrari 458 Italia '09 4 3rd 2nd 16/07/2020 1133 Bumper
263 Ferrari 458 Italia '09 4 1st 1st 16/07/2020 1152 BU / TV
264 Ferrari 458 Italia '09 4 4th 3rd 16/07/2020 1233 Bumper
265 Ferrari 458 Italia '09 4 4th 3rd 16/07/2020 1252 Bumper
266 Ferrari 458 Italia '09 4 4th 3rd 16/07/2020 1312 Bumper
267 Ferrari 458 Italia '09 4 4th 3rd 17/07/2020 1132 Bumper
268 Ferrari 458 Italia '09 4 1st 1st 18/07/2020 0832 BU / TV
269 Ferrari 458 Italia '09 4 1st 1st 18/07/2020 0852 Bumper
270 Ferrari 458 Italia '09 4 2nd 1st 18/07/2020 0913 Bumper
271 Ferrari 458 Italia '09 4 2nd 2nd 18/07/2020 0933 Bumper
272 Ferrari 458 Italia '09 4 3rd 2nd 18/07/2020 0952 BU / TV
273 Ferrari 458 Italia '09 4 2nd 1st 18/07/2020 1012 BU / TV
274 Ferrari 458 Italia '09 4 1st 1st 18/07/2020 1032 Bumper
275 Ferrari 458 Italia '09 4 1st 1st 18/07/2020 1053 Bumper
276 Ferrari 458 Italia '09 4 4th 3rd 18/07/2020 1132 Bumper
277 Ferrari 458 Italia '09 4 5th 3rd 18/07/2020 1352 Bumper
278 Ferrari 458 Italia '09 4 2nd 2nd 18/07/2020 1433 Bumper
279 Ferrari 458 Italia '09 4 2nd 2nd 18/07/2020 1452 Bumper
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286 Ferrari 458 Italia '09 4 5th 3rd 19/07/2020 1832 BU / TV
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293 Ferrari 458 Italia '09 4 1st 1st 19/07/2020 2212 BU / TV
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Brands Hatch Indy Circuit

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299 Mini Cooper S 2005 6 2nd 1st 21/07/2020 2012 BU / TV
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Special Stage Route X

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Observations

Regulars to the forums will know that playing online in the Sport mode can be a lesson in extreme frustration. You'll quickly have to adapt your behaviour to take into account the hazard of the other drivers. Approximately one in three of my races are seriously affected by someone punting me off the track, either deliberate destruction or simply to use my car as their brake. Many players will likely lack the knowledge of the finer points of racecraft. If they see a gap, they will go for it, even if they're too far back and clearly cannot make it. They don't take into account their own required stopping distance. It's often said that if you can survive the first corner, you'll do alright. Many players do not brake earlier in traffic and will insist on trying to drive qualifying laps during a race. Part of the skill is not being fast, but detecting and avoiding these players before they can damage your race.

Suggestions

The online mentality

Run your own race. The majority of my races begin at the back or near the back of the grid, which is the most dangerous place to start. On the other hand, it is the least amount of pressure. I often move up around five places if I run my own race. I try not to worry about my driver rating (DR). I do not block quicker drivers by changing direction on straights or in braking zones. I do not attempt a pass unless I am clearly in a position to make it and also to defend it securely. Naturally, I make mistakes and am sometimes too eager, resulting in contact that is my fault. If you concentrate simply on two things - racing clean and not making mistakes - I guarantee you will rise up. Every single race will feature quicker drivers who make mistakes, negating their speed. The frustration is when people ahead of you make mistakes, end up behind you, and then involve you in their unpredictable behaviour. Again, it's all a lesson in patience. Accept that you will be shunted off regularly. Accept that people will not race clean. Accept that you'll often lose out on good results by no fault of your own. That's online motor racing.

Do not react

This thread is all about the penalty system and its problems. It reveals thousands of pages of complaints from players who have been victimized by poor behaviour. The inherent failure of the matching system is that it puts clean drivers with dirty ones. Although it is difficult, do not 'revenge ram' these dirty drivers. I've punted people off because of a genuine mistake. We all misjudge our braking on occasion. Once I knocked someone off on the final lap at Tsukuba. He recovered and revenge smashed me into a wall. I then finished 11th to his 12th. Before I could explain and apologize for my genuine mistake, he aggressively quit after hurling insults. Even if the offender is clearly attacking you, try not to respond likewise. It turns the track into a demolition derby and it essentially 'feeds the trolls'. They're looking for a reaction. Run your own race, see the bigger picture. Do not take the bait. Use your radar. If there's an aggressive or wreckless driver behind you, let him by. More often than not, he'll fall off the track and you'll get the place back. Once they've quit in rage long before the end of the race, you'll realise fighting them had been a mistake and a waste of effort.

Politeness

When you do find yourself racing at length with a clean and respectful driver, it is very rewarding. Make sure to thank them afterwards and try to improve the overall mood of the lobby you're in. If you take revenge on dirty drivers, you're in practice as guilty as they are. The rules are still the rules: no contact. Even if you're a victim, you have no right to throw out that sacred rule. Also, you may have wrongly identified a cuplrit and before you know it you've made an enemy who had nothing against you. If you're angry at being punted, check the replay. They may have been punted by someone else (this happens a lot) or simply locked up their brakes because they were racing hard and got carried away. If you are still having trouble with dirty drivers, try racing at length in the GT League. The AI in this part of the game gets a lot of criticism for being slow and stupid but I think Polyphony made it that way to teach you how to drive against unpredictable and dirty drivers. The AI will be horrendously slow at times and very dirty. They'll brake check and swerve into you. You quickly learn how to read their behaviour and become adept at avoiding action. Overtaking them and staying clean can be a real challenge when it seems they've been programmed to make contact. This is the GT League's purpose: to train you for the Sport mode, where dirty drivers and unpredictable racing are the norm.

Money-making

There's no excuse for being poor, in credit terms. GT League's Professional series is your friend, specifically the Premium Sports Lounge. I personally like to race the N1000-class race at Dragon Trail in a Ford GT de-tuned to N400. Race it clean and in 19 minutes you'll earn 345,000 credits. Pick the latest Supra and tune it down to N300 and this increases to 375,000 - well over a million per hour. The quickest way is any Group 1 Cup event, with Monza and Kyoto being ten minuters that pay out 330,000 credits for a clean race.

Personal challenges

The single player campaign may be a bit staid but you can create your own challenges within it. Besides winning all the PSN trophies, I personally made it my goal to:

  1. Level 50 XP, plus 2 million beyond.
  2. Own every car and sell none.
  3. Drive every car owned.
  4. Win 1500 GT League events.
  5. Disable driving aids (except ABS).
  6. Achieve 80 fastest laps (Sport mode).
  7. Drive 100,000 miles (160,000km).
  8. Complete 2000 online races.

Also, when racing:

  1. Set personal fastest time on the final lap (on and offline).
  2. Never quit, even if last by a wide margin. [1]
  3. Achieve a clean race free of all contacts. [2]

[1] As of August 2020 I have not finished six Sport mode races. Three were due to unwanted connection termination, one was me going outside and forgetting about the race I'd entered, one was due to the pause menu freezing and one was frustration with the penalty system.
[2] Curent Clean Races in a row record is 22.

Track wishlist

  1. Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course
  2. Road America
  3. Michigan International Speedway
  4. Dijon-Prenois
  5. Burke Lakefront Airport

Favourite tracks

  1. Dragon Trail - Seaside
  2. Blue Moon Bay Speedway
  3. Sardegna - Road Track - B
  4. WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca
  5. Willow Springs International Raceway

External links

Last updated: September 2nd, 2020.