Confusion about track limits

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Arcson, Oct 18, 2018.

  1. Arcson

    Arcson Active Member

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    Hello racers,

    There's a thing that confuses me lately. To keep it simple a really quick questions: How, generally, is the track limited? Crossing which parts is allowed and which forbidden?

    As far as I know, at least 2 tyres of different axes of a car need to be on track ("inside" white lines) not to count it as a cut. But what happens when it comes to kerb, astroturf etc?

    Just look at these scenarios:




    Isn't it obviously cutting the track? And most of them were driving like this like the entire race!

    @Edit
    I'm not sure if the videos are properly set for you guys (the parts I wanted to show you). For me it's not really. Just in case: look at 23:00 and 34:00.
     
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  2. Sosruko

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    If you keep at least 2 tyres within kerbs you are good in RaceRoom. Astroturf is not considered part of the track. There are of course some exceptions to this rule in some tracks where you can go further out and not receive a penalty.
     
  3. Nico Kunze

    Nico Kunze Well-Known Member

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    Generally you are right. Keep 2 wheels inside the white lines and youre good.
    I cant watch the videos atm but if theyre showing hockenheims turn 1 then thats a weird corner regarding track limits. Theres the white line normally marking the end of the track. After that theres like 2-3 metres of kerb and after that theres another white line which seems to be whats considered the end of the track by drivers and race control.
    As for r3e its what sosruko said. You can often cross the white lines with all wheels as long as you keep two on the kerb.
     
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  4. Arcson

    Arcson Active Member

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    So, according to what you say, the kerb zone is considered as an extension of the white lines?
     
  5. Sosruko

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    Precisely. Very strange lines through some corner because of this too so take advantage of it.
     
  6. Nico Kunze

    Nico Kunze Well-Known Member

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    For hockenheim t1 the kerb seems to be part of the track for some reason. Maybe race direction got tired of giving out penalties because of track limits and decided to just widen the track :D
    Regarding r3e one of the loading screens says that kerbs are considered part of the track but astroturf is not. So as long as you dont go beyond the kerbs youll normally be fine. Dont know why r3e handles it like this cuz in f1 for example kerbs are not considered part of the track but hey more road for us to use :D