Sponsored No More Setup Work: Coach Dave Delta Gets You On Track with a Single Click

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Even for experienced sim racers, setup work can sometimes be overwhelming and time-consuming. Fiddling with countless adjustments for hours is a thing of the past with Coach Dave Delta: The tool ensures you are out on track in seconds without having to worry about damper rates or tire pressures in Assetto Corsa Competizione – and now in iRacing, too.

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Being competitive in sim racing does not exclusively boil down to setups, but a quick baseline can help a racer’s confidence immensely. Coach Dave Academy offers setups to combat this already, but downloading and installing the fitting ones with each update to the simulation of your choice can be a hassle.

To get racers out on track faster, Coach Dave Delta takes care of this automatically: The tool recognizes when a session is running and immediately installs a selection of fitting setups so they can load them once they are in the in-game garage. This way, the need to search for new setups every time a sim has been updated or adjusting them for different track temperatures, for example, is completely eliminated.

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Focus on Driving, Not Engineering​

Delta acts like a sim racer’s personal engineering team – all they need to do is get in the car and drive. This also levels the playing field for those who do not know how to setup their cars, as well as those who simply do not want to invest a lot of time into setup work. Simply launch a session and the setups are automatically ready for use.

Coach David Perel himself appreciates this capability immensely: “Using Delta in my league races had made my time racing so much more enjoyable as I don’t have to spend a second thinking about setups. In the case of ACC, the setups are loaded with the tire pressures automatically adjusted”, states the professional GT3 racer. “I don’t know about you, but I never want to deal with managing tire pressures, and Delta solves this.” For iRacing, tire pressure adjustments are not part of Delta, but all the other advantages are included as well.​

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More Than Setups​

The tool’s setup database is continuously updated so drivers always have setups for the most recent versions of ACC and iRacing at their disposal. “Our setups are quick, but still drivable”, says Perel. Racers can configure exactly what is installed to fit their needs, and Delta also comes with telemetry, replay files and hot lap videos to compare their own laps to and improve their driving.

Along with the newly-added iRacing support, a brand-new UI design has launched for Delta. Subscribers of Coach Dave Academy have free access to the tool, so the days of downloading setup packs and manually unpacking them into the correct folder for ACC or iRacing are over – a single click in Delta is enough to go racing without having to worry about setups.

For more details, head to the Coach Dave Delta website where you can also find out what else is planned for the tool in the future, as well as pricing info.

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Yannik Haustein
Lifelong motorsport enthusiast and sim racing aficionado, walking racing history encyclopedia.

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I miss the days where people shared and discussed their setups for FREE on several forums. Unfortunately its 2023: Subscription 100€/Year for 1 sim, today it is 1 april?
Sorry not for me.
Why would you return to a dark age where people had not paid 8€ per month for pretty much everything?

But for real, there are several setup/data pack options available (other than CDA) and I think they are worthwhile. The thing which keeps me away is that I play several sims without really commiting to one and most services focus on ACC/iR.
 
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A nice option for some, but I'd rather skip the middle man and just reward myself with €99 after taking the time to learn how to set up my own race car.

Actually, I like my awesome idea even better if I reward myself €99 a year in perpetuity for embracing the benefits of "lifetime learning".
 
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Coach Dave is a business that is no different than any of the other sport coaching clinics... You pay to try and get better at football, volleyball, golf... why not sim racing? Everything in the sim community is expected to be provide free of charge... lol

You can still share setups amongst yourselves, like you could also try and learn to play better golf on your own... :)
 
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It's a computer GAME, not a sport, no matter how hard we all pretend.
Sure, pretend or don't pretend... Fact is that there are leagues, tournaments, competitions... even in computer games. Therefore in ESPORTS ... a market will exist for businesses like Coach Dave's that will sell a service to people that want to do better in their game.

How is this any different than wanting to learn how to swing a tennis racket from a pro player?
 
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Learning setups is half the fun - adjusting a diff power to my driving style for exits and managing tyre pressures to get them into a window is why I'm playing this and not Forza/Need for Speed.

I can't imagine ever paying for a subscription service, but there are some that are so time-constrained with esports that they need it. So be it, horses for courses. But if I am ever stumped at a track, there's no way I'd pay to get over that hump.
 
I'm in favor of people getting paid for their expertise. It saves me time, and if a sponsored article here or there keeps RD running smoothly and allowing the creators to make a little coin, I have zero issues with that.

If someone doesn't want to pay it, they don't have to. They can learn how to do the setups and do them on their own.

Two different options, choose which you prefer.
 
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I'm in favor of people getting paid for their expertise. It saves me time, and if a sponsored article here or there keeps RD running smoothly and allowing the creators to make a little coin, I have zero issues with that.

Id get that if it wasn't shown to people who pay for no ads.
 
I'm in favor of people getting paid for their expertise. It saves me time, and if a sponsored article here or there keeps RD running smoothly and allowing the creators to make a little coin, I have zero issues with that.

If someone doesn't want to pay it, they don't have to. They can learn how to do the setups and do them on their own.

Two different options, choose which you prefer.
Yeah well obviously you see it that way as you're not paying for a subscription which in part some do so as not to see any ads. :coffee:
 
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One thing I've noticed as an iRacing user over the past yr, at least in the popular series.

They have made track specific baseline setups, which from my little testing are pretty decent and are usually only a click or 2 away from working with my driving style....ARB or tire pressure.

Much better than the typical 1 baseline fits all tracks that most titles do.

Do to the setup exploits available in pretty much every title and lack of indepth tuning knowledge, is why I prefer fixed setup races.
 
I would spend more for this in a single year just for ACC than I have ever spent for my entire simracing collection and I have almost every major sim except iracing. Hard pass
 
Someone should use ChatGPT/Google Bard as race engineer, creating an app for racing sims where you can ask the AI race engineer what to do... free of charge / buy me a coffee model :cool:
 

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