I am pretty torn up about those "increase grip" suggestions and here is why.
I think current grip level is what makes HGT&TC so much better than previous version (Or many other mods out there)
While its pretty demanding it allows for more predictable control and power-sliding trough the corners with all cars without losing control which is rare in rFactor.
Its also something that makes HGT&TC feel very unique comparing to other mods.
I would hate to see HGT&TC go back to strong grip level it once had, yet I dont know how realistic current level of grip is so if more realistic would be to increase grip for some cars I am all for it just don't raise grip for every car just for the sake of fun.
I am able to go in and out of corners with good speed without sliding, its all matter of proper speed and attitude.
And whats more I am able to do it with speed that is appropriate for this corner, what makes me to believe that grip level is pretty realistic as much as game engine allow for anyway (I know what speed is appropriate for the corner by either looking for movies from races particular car/particular track or I just know by comparing with other games like Gran Turismo which have very accurate tracks)
As a suggestion I'd like to see the steering lock on all the cars go to a minimum of 6.
Yeah adjustable steering lock would be cool even if its just for sake of drifting with chargers and plymouths
I've been driving the 71 Javelin at Mont-Tremblant and am at 2:04+ lap times. The fastest I've seen is a 2:02. If this version of the track is anything close to the real thing I'm only 18 seconds off Donohue's best race lap from the '71 race there.
I dont know how accurate the track in the question is but from my experience I get realistic times at some tracks and I am even 10 seconds behind WR's at others.
There is really a lot of factors, even if track have corners modelled right it still need to have right proportions and everything.
I remember trying Cobra at Laguna Seca, I went trough the corners with speed/line almost identical to what driver in video I used for comparison had, yet I was 5 sec behind him.
While at some other courses I was faster than I should have been, there is really no consistency with the same car you can be slower at one track and faster at the other simply because there is more than just mere grip level of the car that is matters.
So as I said, if more realistic would be to increase grip for some cars I am all for it just don't raise grip for every car just for the sake of fun (I am having lots of fun with current low grip anyway).