First of all, this is Mk6. And of course he was using LC. ESP off, DSG in S, left foot on brakes, right foot on the throttle and as you see in the video, from 3200 rpm it just takes off.
But: you don't have to take my word. Use a Racelogic or similar device like I did, and test it.
Which is the situation, when:
1., you don't have the time to switch to LC mode
2., your LC is defeated after 200 launches
The first one does not bother me, street racing is not my thing. The second does. If it's true, but I've seen no confirmation.
Maybe you're missing the point, that I'm saying WITH LC, everytime Stronic wins, WITHOUT it, so launching the Stronic from about 1500 rpm and the manual from let's say 4500, everytime the manual wins. The thing is, the guy in the manual car can do it as long as his clucth holds up fine, and then...