A lot of people have also played games like Gran Tourismo, which makes you pass racing strategy tutorial tests, such as how to take turns and different passing techniques, which is very useful.
I had no idea before playing Gran Tourismo, but there is sense to it. It even helps me to dominate at the Disney go cart tracks against the kids. ;-)
I'll bet there are lots of good strategy tutorials on YouTube which might help you to improve your Wins.
Q: Why is it that when I race people with English accents, they are gracious and polite win or lose; but when I race people with Southern accents, if I win, I get kicked?
for tips theres a Racing Tricks and Tips Guide on the GTAF already.... fair play i wrote it (i was asked to by mods), but good tips like this deserve a spot on there too, if anyones got tips its an open forums.
A lot of us raced all day when the game released. Criminal Records / Down the Drain / The Commute all had great $ pay - outs and high RP and it was common to have 8 - 16 racers.
Noobs who started coming in November had no chance ( racing stock super cars against fully modded Entity's)
Still I'm only about 20% . When I see W/L % above 50% Its probably not legitimate open to all, no tag team racing. I lost a lot of races to guys who were taking turns winning and blocking.
racing wtih a partner is actually a good idea... taking it in turns slipstreaming each other and acting as a blocker is a sound technique used by many racing teams... provided i understand you correctly and both are traveling in the same direction, as opposed to those lowlifes that get crew members to drive the other way to ram people intentionally..
In over 500 races I have never seen anyone "hack" to go faster or alter the result. The obviously hacked world records probably aren't set by actually racing.
I have a legit 320-240 W/L record. Almost an even split of quick join (I leave the random result races like 1 lap criminal records), hosting races on good tracks or screwing around with my crew. I've never win traded.
If you race with 16 players, there are probably 1-3 who are the only contenders for first place if they are not rammed completely off the track multiple times.
this is true... its a matter of percentage,, very few peeps have a positive W/L ratio becasue the odds are stacked against you as soon as there's more than 2 in the race... (i.e 50:50 down to 33:66 etc)
Hm, thanks for the answers guys, but I'm still wondering where all the losers are. Also glad to see that there are others, like me, who hate the wholly negative bumper car drivers. And catchup is driving me crazy as well. Yesterday I found myself in Jumps jumps jumps (hate it, I usually quit out). Second on the grid, got into the lead cleanly, made good controlled jumps and just as I'm coming up to the big jump over the bridge the catchup kicks in, slows me down and removes enough speed so that I don't make it over the bridge and I ended up halfway down the field. I DID NOTHING WRONG and I lose.
I'm not a race junkie, I just want to get the wins to get the car upgrades.
the tend not to share their W/L ratio's lol
but if you have a look in some racing crews social club pages youll see that theres those at the top, feeding off the W/L ratio of those at the bottom... particularly in crews that only race together, or in the majority race together, its just a simple matter of maths..
As for Ketchup... on chips (english, fries over the pond) yes... on race... nooooooooo lol