Motorsports Manager Mobile 2 Tips: Beginner’s Guide To Planning A Great First Season

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Just started playing Motorsports Manager Mobile 2 and need some tips for setting up a successful season? Check out our beginner's strategy guide for building a winning team, here. Player.One

Motorsports Manager Mobile 2 arrived on iOS last week and for those who enjoyed the first Motorsports Manager, they are in for a real treat with this latest version. The game brings with it much of the complexity PC players have enjoyed while make smart coices that make it perfect for casual mobile gameplay. If this is your first time playing a Motorsports Manager game, chances are you’re feeling pretty overwhelmed by the number of decision you must make throughout the game. We’ve spent the last few days binging on the game and have a pretty good handle on what makes a successful team, so we’ve put together a beginner’s guide with tips for developing a winning team starting in season 1. With each season you play, you’ll naturally get better but hopefully this guide will help you get off to a good start.

Motorsports Manager Mobile 2 Beginner’s Tips & Strategy Guide

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Assessing driver potential and current performance is vital to choosing good assets for your team. Photo: Player.One

Tip #1: Choosing New Drivers

In every season, you have the option to choose new drivers. In your first season, you’ll be assigned one solid driver and then a second that is way under par. The second one you’ll probably want to replace. When you go to choose your replacement, I’ve found the best thing to do is find a driver that has a lot of potential (3-4 possible stars) but maybe is a little low on current skills. This will make their negotiating price much lower, which is a good thing in your first season when your budget is small. Before you choose one, you’ll want to take a look at the driver’s areas of potential. From what I’ve seen, the three most important skills are breaking, cornering and overtaking. If the driver you are looking at has low potential in any of these areas, you may want to consider someone else.

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Choosing the best sponsor can have a big effect on your race budget. Photo: Player.One

Tip #2: Assessing Sponsor Offers

There are several different sponsor types you’ll get for your vehicle. Some slots offer per race sponsorship, some provide upfront payments and others provide bonuses for reaching a certain rank. Each race costs a certain amount of money to compete in it, so try your best to secure sponsors who will cover your per race costs that way bonuses provide you with profit. You also want to take a look at how long the contract is for as well. In general I prefer to go with a contract that is shorter if it provides a higher per race amount. This way you have the opportunity to accept better offers more frequently if they come along. In terms of sponsors that offer bonuses per race, in your first season, it’s probably best to go with the sponsors that have the lowest expectations of you. For example, if you have a choice between one that offers a bonus for finishing 16th or 6th, I would probably go with 16th in your first season. You’ll have a greater chance of hitting that mark. As you gain more experience and confidence, you can aim for more ambitious bonuses, but to begin with, keep your expectations low.

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Upgrading parts on your car can drastically change its performance and reliability. Photo: Player.One

Tip #3 - Choosing The Best Parts

When you take a look at your cars, you may notice your parts fall in shades of green, yellow or red. The closer to red they are the worse the part is and you should prioritize replacing those. However, when choosing replacements, try not to choose parts that lower your car’s reliability. With young and inexperienced drivers this can make for poor race results. The less reliable your car is, the more often you’ll have to stop for repairs during a race which adds unwanted seconds to your race time. If a part adds little benefit to your vehicle, hold out for a better one. New parts arrive on the market after each race so make a habit of checking before each race for possible parts.

Tip #3: Save For The Future

This tip kind of goes with the first two. When purchasing parts and signing new sponsors, you need to be in the mindset of saving for the future. As a general rule, I’d say it’s ideal to keep 1-3 million to the side in your for season for improvements in the year. About halfway through the season, you’ll be asked how much money you want to invest in next year’s car. The more you invest, the more likely you are to improve as a team in the next season. The lowest amount you can invest is one million so make sure you are stashing some cash for that.

Tip #4: Use Qualifying To Test Setups

So the qualifying time in the race is all about tuning your vehicle to perform its best during the race. As a general rule, you should choose the softest tires possible. In terms of setup, pay attention to how many corners there are and the amount of time at full throttle. If you are spending 40-60 percent of the time at full throttle, neutral is probably best on your gear ratio. Or if the track has 12 corners, for instance, you’ll probably want your setup prepared for cornering. After you run your first qualifying lap, if the results are disappointing, make a few tweaks and try again. You can usually get in two to three test laps before qualifying ends, so don’t be afraid to try different stuff.

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Keeping an eye on the weather plays an important role in pit stop strategy in Motorsports Manager Mobile 2. Photo: Player.One

Tip #5 - Plan Pit Strategy

Before you make any decision about tires you need to take a look at two things: weather and laps. I can’t tell you how many times I screwed up by neglecting to notice there was rain on the horizon. Make sure you know if bad weather is coming and be prepared with the proper tires to handle it. After you’ve checked the weather, the next thing you need to decide is how many pit stops you want to take. Tires have a certain amount of life on them and the lower you grind them down the more wear you’ll put on your vehicle which may mean it’ll need repaired before the race ends. Assess your strategy carefully before running it to avoid surprises.

Tip #6 - Assigning Growth Points

As I mentioned before, braking, cornering and overtaking are essential skills for your drivers and if any of your drivers have below 8 in any of these areas, I would focus on building those up. However, if your drivers’ skills are fairly decent there but his or her focus or consistency are low, then focus attention on these areas. You want to achieve as much balance as possible to create a winning racer.

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