My hobby in my spare time is Go Karting and I compete in Arrive and Drive sessions at my local tracks.
In the next few paragraph, I will tell you my history and experience in karting so you know what level I am at. I have had no training and none of the circuits are in racing games so I have not had the chance to simulate them. If you wish, you can skip to the last paragraph with my question. I cannot go to this new track as often because it is more expensive and further away.
I have raced on three tracks so far, lets call them A, B and C so as not to give my location away. track A and B are local tracks and C is further away.
I first raced on track A, I was about 3 seconds away from the record when I first started, 1 month later (go 3-4 times a week doing about 7 sessions a day 3-4 times week. Exactly a month later, I set the new track record. I am now over 1.5 seconds faster and only about 5 people can keep up with me. I also raced at track C once and was able to finish within the top three to five in 3 session but probably further away from the record (forgotten how far I was from the record). Now, I recently started on track B and on my first 3 sessions, I was only 2.4 seconds away from setting the track record. I can almost beet all people there in the sessions, however there are more people who can keep up/beet me then in track A.
Where I think I am messing up on track B is on the braking zones, I think I break too early. Are there any tips to find the braking zone quickly without making too many mistakes, or do I need to just drive and find the lines that I have been and like I did on track A?