How to Brake Efficiently in Assetto Corsa Competizione

How to Brake Efficiently in ACC

Assetto Corsa Competizione

If you’ve been struggling with the brakes in Assetto Corsa Competizione, then our latest guide is the perfect video for you!

In any serious racing sim, braking is one of the key ingredients to driving fast lap times. Your performance on the brakes is as important as, if not more important than, anything else you do on the sim. This is, of course, true in Assetto Corsa Competizione, where inefficient braking can lead to enormous losses in lap time. To help you to improve your overall braking performance in ACC, we teamed up with Jaroslav ‘Jardier’ Honzik to bring you a tutorial on the subject.

ACC is a World of its Own

While it is common, and often valid, to compare Assetto Corsa Competizione with iRacing, there are some significant differences. For example, when driving the GT3 cars on each game, the way you need to brake to maximise your pace is completely different. This is due to the fact that the two games have different tyre models. That of ACC allows you to jump on the brakes with more force than the model for iRacing does.

One way to improve your braking in Assetto Corsa Competizione specifically is through the car’s setup. In particular, softening up your front suspension should help you to avoid lockups on corner entry. Similarly, adjusting your brake bias setting to a lower percentage (and therefore putting more of the braking onus onto your rear tyres) might help you with your trail braking.

But what is trail braking? This is the term used to describe the process by which the driver initially applies a lot of brake force, before slowly reducing the amount of braking pressure applied as the car approaches the apex of the upcoming corner. This way, your braking performance will be maximised without risking lockups once you start to turn the wheel. To learn more about setups, trail braking and other braking tips in ACC, take a look at our video now!

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My name is Jacob and I have been writing for OverTake since November of 2020. I come from the UK, but I'm now living in Berlin. I love to watch, write about and sometimes shout about all forms of racing.