GT Sport FIA Preseason

Discussion in 'Gran Turismo Sport' started by MoparSRT, May 3, 2018.

  1. MoparSRT

    MoparSRT TPRA Staff

    It was off to a great start last night, plenty of good racing to be had. even with some mishaps and such. how did everyone else fair? Is anyone else going to be participating along the way?? thought's... and go!!!
  2. SSRacing69

    SSRacing69 Administrator

    I'm going to get back into the Sport mode with the pre season manufacturers cup. Hopefully I can build up my points to where I have a comfortable cushion above 50,000 points. I wouldn't want one disconnect or a bad race to drop me out of A+ rank. I gained four positions in last nights race and gained 7 hundred some odd points in the standings but I don't know if the same amount of points gets added to my DR or not? The reason I ask is because I signed up on a couple of stats sites and got a confusing result. One site showed me at 67 races and 51,4xx something points before I had created my account. After creating an account it showed me at 68 races and 51,320 points. Surely I couldn't have lost points in a room that was filled completely with A+ drivers and I had moved up four positions????
  3. SSRacing69

    SSRacing69 Administrator

    Sure enough I had indeed lost 173 points even with moving up in a very strong room! Decided to research just how this wonky points system works. You might think that moving up places in a race will net you positive points but that really doesn't have anything to do with the equation. Turns out it's a fairly complex mathematical formula. There is a thread over at the Planet that has some good information on the subject, it's titled "Driver rating formula hell". In that thread there is a very simplified explanation without any of the math given by Famine. The simplified version is lacking some critical parameters however and this is where the math comes in. Every driver's DR points are calculated in an equation compared to your DR points to determine a loss or gain. In a nutshell, you lose points to drivers that finish ahead of you and gain points for drivers behind you BUT the true amount of points are based on the equation which is different depending on whether they have more points than you or less. If you lose to someone that has more points than you then you won't lose a very high number for that position. However if a driver ahead of you has much less DR points than you then you lose a much higher amount. Likewise, for each driver that you beat DR is formulated with a different factor in the equation that calculates the gain. Beating lower ranked drivers nets you very little gain but high ranked drivers gives a little more. This can really complicate things if your goal is gaining points and honestly doesn't sound very fair sometimes but it does actually work quite well IF you get lucky enough to get matched with people that have close to the same number of points as you. If you match with a lot of lower ranking people you will get hurt badly if you don't beat them. If you match with a bunch of people that are higher than you, you will probably still lose unless you can get ahead of them. So the challenge is to pick your races, qualify well, race clean, try to move up and hope you don't get punted by a dirty driver.
  4. Jaedon

    Jaedon Licensed Racer

    My rule of thumb that seems to work....before my wheel died...was to look at the number you were given on your car, and finish ahead of that position. I rarely lost points when I finished in that spot or ahead.

    Just an observation...thanks for the info SS
  5. MoparSRT

    MoparSRT TPRA Staff

    I'm not gonna lie, I was really worried about dirty driving last night at Bathurst but it was a fast super clean race for me. What a blast it was, I moved up from 13th to 8th by the end of it and the Ancient V10 powered Viper is still going strong!!! I'm glad these races have cleaned up and the random blueberries out there are taking it much. More seriously !!

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