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Guys,

I've seen alot of comments around bridges like this.....

so I went for a bridge instead which seems to give roughly equal times in each lane

Can someone explain please or point me to some pictures. I can't get my head around it!! Especially when I've seen comments that they are used instead of x-overs?

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With most circuits with equally spaced lanes the distance travelled on the outside lane of the track is the same as that travelled on the inside lane of the track, this will extend to multi lane tracks.

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Although each lane will be the same length it does not necessarily follow that the lanes will be the same difficulty to drive.

Exceptions exist eg. folded figure of eight
 

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Only meaningfull for analogue racing : You have to stick to a real figure of 8 and don't slide into the paperclip form if you want equal lane length.
As said already, equal lane lenght doesn't mean both lanes wil be equal in difficulty or, for that matter in lap-times.
Imagine an 8 with a 180 degrees corner in one side and large R3 or R4 bends in the other side : inner lane on the R1 side will lose more time negotiation that tight corner whereas both lanes wille be almost equal in négotiating the large turns. But these differences can be compensated : If you want a hairpin, put in two within the same half of your eight, and so on ...
Oh, yeah : a bridge really is less painful for the cars than a cross-over, unless you race alone and without a dummy pace car.
 

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Got it, Thanks

I was reading that people were using a bridge instead of a x-over. I was thinking how does a bridge replace a curved x-over??

Obviously I was being a div!!

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