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7 Techniques EVERY Sim Racer Should Know

Many of you are dreaming about winning a race on a sim in their first few weeks. But there are so many things you need to learn and it can be easy to get stuck and don’t know where to improve. Emily Jones is here to help with seven essential sim racing techniques.

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Every hopeful sim racer has to start somewhere, right? Whether it’s a rookie Mazda race on iRacing, a Low Fuel Motorsport lobby on ACC or a daily race on Gran Turismo 7, there are always fundamental things you should know.

So, who better on our team than professional esports racer Emily Jones to help you all out? In this video, the 2021 Porsche TAG Heuer Esports Supercup All-Stars champion will talk you through everything you will need to know about what techniques are required to go quicker on racing games.

Different Games Require Different Techniques

It’s no secret that driving an F1 car requires a different approach than driving a GT3 car. But the differences in techniques can also apply to the platform as well. In fact, Emily also did a video on just that when it came to iRacing and Assetto Corsa Competizione.

We also interviewed Jamie Fluke who competed in the VCO Esports Racing World Cup, which was held on three platforms. He provided a fascinating insight on how he and his teammates had to adapt to rFactor 2 and ACC after only ever competing on iRacing.

Of course, it’s always a good idea to develop the best techniques for fundamentals such as braking and acceleration. However, there are more specific tips and tricks which the best racers deploy to make sure they get ahead. Getting a good start, remaining consistent, and even simply knowing the rules are all very important things to practice as well. To learn about all these, and more, watch our video now.

What other techniques should all sim racers know? Tell us on Twitter at @OverTake_gg or in the comments down below!

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