Asked Bobby of me the other day… and the first thing that popped to mind was… It felt exactly the same as when I am playing KK.
I don’t know if its my mind having gotten used to all the information coming from my rig, coupled with our natural ability to make mental inferences, but I am feeling almost as much in SIM as I am IRL.
There are some distinctions. While I don’t feel G’s the same way, I am very aware of the lateral load on the kart. Braking has a blank spot at initial bite, but as soon as the tires get info, its fine. I can also feel the tires interlocking with the track. I can feel the interlock tear. I can feel the tires hop as I overload them.
But, I also can feel the chassis move. There was a moment where I was playing with braking a bit harder into the entry of 4 at NJMP, to rotate the back a bit. It occured to me that what I felt on track was approximately the same as in sim.
Long story short, there is absolutely nothing I am doing differently in Sim than IRL. Also, the sim racing “feels” basically the same. The level of energy spent in KZ KartKraft is also approximately the same as hoofing a rental kart IRL. There is Zero mental adjustment going from sim to real and vice-versa.
This is not a one off. I noticed the same thing when I went to DKC in Feb.