Gear Ratios in GT3

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  1. 2Lame2Aime

    2Lame2Aime Well-Known Member

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    Does anybody know if it is allowed or possible to change gear ratios in GT3 class in real life for example in ADAC GT Masters or VLN? I'm wondering because in R3E it is possible for every car and in real life for example a big disadvantage of the Z4 GT3 is its low topspeed. So if changing gear ratios was allowed they could just do it to get better topspeed.
     
  2. Rodger Davies

    Rodger Davies Well-Known Member

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    I don't believe it is usually, especially not in SRO competition (ADAC, Blancpain). VLN usually has a much loosed interpretation of the rules though, so I could be wrong on that one.
     
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  3. James Cook

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    I thought ratios were locked as a balance of performance requirement, but I'm more than likely wrong on that.
     
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  4. yusupov

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    ive never seen these locked in any sim but the only one that is based on an actual competition that i know of is R3Es ADAC, so if theyre locked there im sure its done b/c the real series does it.
     
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  5. MaXyM

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    pCars has gear ratios locked for all GT3 cars due to official GT3 regulations.
     
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  6. Arthur Spooner

    Arthur Spooner Well-Known Member

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    That's interesting and frightening. :D

    When gear ratios are locked, they will need to cover every possible track we will ever drive on. Otherwise: think about e.g. Oschersleben and Nordschleife.
     
  7. MaXyM

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    That's why GT3 cars has longer ratios this year .
    Yes, I understand it might be uncomfy. Using sims like rF or R3E we used to have ability of setting up gearboxes in all possible configurations. IRL, in most racing series (especially lower ones) it's not possible. At best they have a few gearboxes to replace. No option to setting every single gear separately.

    Also IRL cars racing on strictly limited number of circuits. So existence of limitations like the new GT3 rules is possible. In sims we can get any car on every track, even if car is not prepared to it. At the end about Oschers and Nord: in worst scenario you will have lower acceleration at Oschers or you hit limiter at Nordschleife. Until all cars in the race will be limited in the same way, I cannot see a problem.
     
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