Sage SIM advice from fellow PCA Sim iRacers!

by Dean Chapman, Northern New Jersey Region PCA


What do you ensure you always do before a race?

Rafael Amorim, “I always like to check my general setup and more specifically fuel load and brake bias.”

Karl Bocchieri, “One race last season my computer crashed just as I was signing on, got everything back but didn’t even qualify and had a terrible race.  Now I sign on and make sure the equipment is working well before the race.”

Chris Ciborowski, “Practice, hydrate, and be sure that the rig systems/software are ready to go. Right before, relax.”

Tamer Elbaga, “Use the restroom. No one wants to have to pee mid-race.”

What do you ensure you always do in a race?

Rafael Amorim, “Maintain focus – I still make too many mistakes by losing focus for a split second.”

Karl Bocchieri, “I try and not talk too much and concentrate.”

Chris Ciborowski, “Avoid trouble, give racing room, try my best to be clean.”

Tamer Elbaga, “Stay zoned in. Opportunities will come.”

What do you recommend racers never do before a race?

Rafael Amorim, “Never go to a race you are not prepared for. Practice a few laps with the car/track/setup you are going to use and find a pace you feel comfortable with for the race.”

Chris Ciborowski, “Make hardware or software changes!”

Tamer Elbaga, “Drink a gallon of water. See a theme here?”

What do you recommend racers never do while in a race?

Rafael Amorim, “I think situational awareness is essential in racing so I would say to never stop paying attention to the cars around you.”

Karl Bocchieri, “Hate it when someone comes back on track right in the racing line after going off.”

Chris Ciborowski, “Take frustrations out on the radio. Everyone is human and makes errors. Best to talk out issues after races on Discord or other means.”

Tamer Elbaga, “Leave your voice comms on throughout the race. No one wants to hear every random thing going on and background noise.”


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