There are a lot of side activities players can do in GTA Online. With the core gameplay of the game revolving around collecting vehicles, racing is pretty much the natural conclusion. The game offers a huge catalog of vehicles and races that players can choose from.

In this article, Gurugamer is going to showcase the 4 best tips and tricks to win races in GTA Online 2022.

1. Use slipstreaming

Rockstar has paid a lot of attention to detail in GTA 5. Players can do "Slipstreaming" while racing, just like in real life. When racing, if you are behind, try to keep your car behind your competitors until you see two white lines appear. Keeping the vehicle between the lines will allow you to move about 10% faster, allowing you to eventually overtake the lead car.

Racing Gtao

Slipstreaming is a real-life phenomenon that occurs when a car is behind another down a straight. The lead car produces circulation behind the car as it produces downforce, this generates an area of lower pressure behind the car.

2. Get the starting boost

There is a mechanic called Turbo Start in GTA Online that gives players a starting boost at the start of a race. The trick here is that you should hold the accelerator button during the race countdown, let it off when the "1" starts to fade, and only press it again as soon as the "Go" signal appears.

By doing this, your vehicle would jump into action as soon as the race start, with an additional boost. Inexperienced players often fail to realize this and always get a disadvantaged start.

3. Avoid ramming other cars

While ramming might seem like a good idea at first and everyone thinks that they can push the enemies into an accident easily, this method usually backfired.

Gta Online Custom Race

If players try to fishtail other opponents by hitting their vehicle’s bumpers right or left, their car can spin out too, wrecking their momentum at once. This creates an opening for other opponents to overtake. Try to avoid getting rammed if you are on the receiving end.

4. Avoid obstacles

Aside from opponents, you also need to keep an eye on the road ahead and the various twists and turns of the race track. The first 30 seconds is the most important, during which players should avoid any spin-outs or collisions at any cost.

Hitting obstacles is more or less one of the main factors that affect the result of a race. By avoiding unnecessary collision, players should be able to maintain their speed and win the race, ultimately.

5. Pick a good car with high acceleration

Top speed is actually not the most important thing when racing, acceleration is. The former only matter in straight races, and races in GTA usually have twists and turns, which limits their potential quite a bit. Furthermore, low acceleration cars suffer a lot if you hit obstacles, which leave a much smaller margin for mistakes.


When picking cars, try to get one with high acceleration and average top speed.

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