I have seen some posts on the iRacing forum from some of our members about what to do when being lapped. Mark Robertson gave some excellent advice in the forum and I will add to it here. It reinforces what Mark said makes the point in a slightly different way. I found this on the web, this is not an original thought...
"... And to get it out of the way, this is not a "because I'm faster, you need to respect me more and get the hell out of my way!" kind of post. I race in a slower class car in VSGT and also raced in a GT4 among mostly GT3 cars here in the Bathurst 12 hour race. So I have experience in being lapped. And it's always better to have been on both sides of the situation as that gives you the best understanding of it!
There a saying that is often used in design - less is more. It also applies well to this topic. Because when being lapped you really don't have to do a lot. But lets step back for a moment. As I see it, the key things to incident-free racing are predictability and being seen. But being seen is not a problem when you're getting lapped so we can forget that now.
So lets talk about predictability. The best way to be predictable is to drive as you would usually. And that is to stay on the racing line and brake at your braking points. Not earlier and not too late. And you also want to take corners at the speed that you normally do. And also accelerate out of the corners as fast as you can, as you would usually do. You do all these things when the faster guy is behind you.
You let the faster car initiate the overtake and then, if you have to, you can help out a little bit. If he's faster out of a corner and moves over to start the overtake, you can lift off the throttle a little bit. But you don't have to if he can pass you in time for the next brake marker. But if it looks like he won't fully pass you by the next brake marker then you can also brake a bit earlier to give him more room but also give yourself more room when braking and turning into the corner.
Doing things this way also costs you the least amount of time. And you're also still racing your own race and that's as important as anyone else's!"
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