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Generic Weekly Hotlap #102 - Grass Routes

Discussion in 'Console Lounge' started by Hugo Catarino, Nov 4, 2018.

  1. Hugo Catarino

    Hugo Catarino Hardcore Simmer

    Welcome to the thread for the Weekly Hotlap #102 - Grass Routes

    The Challenge.


    Car: Mazda MX5 Cup or Abarth 500 Assetto Corse
    Track: Silverstone National


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    @Andy-R has been sugesting this combo for some time, and even though i find it very interesting and entretaining, i always overlooked it in favour of other combinations. Winning the 2nd challenge and the Councours d'Elegance of the #100 gave him the previlege to finnally see a green go for his ideia.
    The MX5 Cup comes from the fourth generation of this very famous japanese leightweight sportscar. It's used for a championship series, in which the lucky (and skilled) winner receives a nice monetary prize and the opportunity to test drive a Lola 08/80. Unluckly for us, there is no Lola waiting if we win something with it in AC.
    As for the Abarth 500 Assetto Corse, i don't know much about it - i'm guessing it's a cup car just like the Mazda but the "Assetto Corse" name and the fact that i didn't find much on internet about it makes me think this one is a "fictional" car - if not,then please do tell something about it!
    Andy-R can tell you much more about the cars then me,so any questions,please do ask him :p:rolleyes:


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    It took 102 challenges for this track to be finally used - here i am, complaining about the lack of tracks that,shame on me!A small but rather interesting track, and it seems perfect for low powered and light cars like the one we will be driving this week!

    Andy-R made a youtube video in which we compares both cars - take a look at it,it might get in handy ;)




    The Rules.
    Mode: Hotlap
    Time of day: Free
    Ambient Temp: 26 Degrees
    Setup: Free
    Controller: Free
    Assists: Factory
    Stability: Free


    Please make sure you have the ambient temperature set correctly, and that you are in hotlap mode, I really don't like disallowing times!

    The Deadline.
    Sunday November 11th 2018 - 21:00 GMT.

    How to take part!
    To enter simply head into the game select Drive > Hotlap and choose the Mazda MX5 Cup or the Abarth 500 Assetto Corse and head to Silverstone National. Make sure you setup the session using the settings detailed in this thread and hit the track!

    You can run as many laps as you like and update your times as often as you like, its simple :) All Platforms are welcome, it is all about having fun and enjoying Assetto Corsa.

    To submit a time, pause the game and select 'session' from the menu and screenshot this page or take a photo of your screen and post it in this thread - Note all the information from the screen is required including temperature, mode heading and of course the car being used!

    Feel free to post video clips and share information in here as well, but without the session screen your time will not be included (placing the session screen in a video clip is acceptable).

    You also need to state the time and your platform in the body of your post, this should be the first thing you do, the image should then be placed below the text. It would also be helpful to mark updated times with Improvement. This makes collating the results much easier.Also,to avoid mistakes on laptimes,please enter them with the format x.xx.xxx. This format makes it easier to work with Excell.
    A leader board will be collated from time to time, this will keep everyone up to date on where they currently stand...Unfortunately editing of posts gets locked on this forum so this post will not be updated.

    Feel free to use the unofficial leaderboard but remember you still need to include the session screen in this thread to be included in the results.

    Good luck and have fun ;)

    Weekly Hotlap History

    1. Mugello - Praga R1
    2. Imola - Mercedes SLS GT3
    3. Brands Hatch GP - RUF RT12
    4. Magione - Lotus 2 Eleven
    5. Silverstone International - Abarth 500 Assetto Corse
    6. Zandvoort - Pagani Huayra
    7. Nurburgring GP (GT) - Alfa Romeo 155 V6 TI
    8. Spa - BMW M3 GT2
    9. Vallelunga Club - KTM X-Bow R
    10. Barcelona - Moto - Shelby Cobra 427 S/C
    11. Silverstone 1967 - Lotus 72D
    12. Nordschleife - Porsche 911 Carrera S
    13. Black Cat County - Ferrari LaFerrari
    14. Monza Junior 1966 - Alfa Romeo GTA
    15. Redbull Ring GP - Lamborghini Gallardo Sl
    16. Zandvoort - Ford Escort RS1600
    17. Imola - Mazda Rx-7 Spirit R
    18. Brands Hatch GP - Lotus Exige V6 Cup
    19. Monza - Ferrari FXX K
    20. Barcelona - Moto - Ferrari 488 GT3
    21. Mugello - Alfa Romeo Giulietta QV
    22. Silverstone GP - Porsche 911 GT3 Cup 2017
    23. Nurburgring Sprint GT - Toyota AE86 Tuned
    24. Magione - Maserati Levante S
    25. Spa - Lotus 98T
    26. Vallelunga - Classic - Porsche 935/78 "Moby Dick"
    27. Nordschleife Endurance Cup - M235i Racing
    28. Silverstone 1967 - Maserati 250F T2 12C
    29. Red Bull Ring National - BMW 1M
    30. Zandvoort - Lotus Evora GX
    31. Barcelona GP - Lotus Exos 125 Stage 1
    32. Brands Hatch Indy - Toyota Supra MKIV Time Attack
    33. Black Cat County Long - Lamborghini Countach
    34. Imola - Mercedes Benz 190E Evo II
    35. Monza - Chevrolet Corvette C7R
    36. Nurburgring Sprint GT - BMW M3 E30
    37. Magione - Mercedes SLS AMG
    38. Spa - Porsche 917/30 Spyder
    39. Silverstone GP - Nissan GT-R Nismo
    40. RedBull Ring GP - Alfa Romeo 4c
    41. Brands Hatch GP - Audi R8 LMS Ultra
    42. Highlands Long - Ford GT40
    43. Vallelunga - Lotus GTE Carbon
    44. Zandvoort - Porsche 911 Turbo S
    45. Nordschleife - Ferrari 312T
    46. Mugello - BMW M3 E92
    47. Black Cat County - Short - Ford Mustang 2015
    48. Imola - Maserati MC12 GT1
    49. Silverstone 1967 - Porsche 911 Carrera RSR 3.0
    50. Barcelona Moto - McLaren 570S
    51. Magione - Mazda Miata NA
    52. Spa - Ferrari F40
    53. Vallelunga - Corvette C7 Stingray
    54. Brands Hatch GP - Tatuus FA01
    55. Highlands - Lotus 3 eleven
    56. Nurburgring GP (GT) - Toyota Celica ST185 4WD Turbo
    57. Monza 1966 Full Course - Ferrari 312/67
    58. Nordschleife - Porsche 962 C Short Tail
    59. Zandvoort- Nissan 370Z Nismo
    60. Silverstone GP - McLaren F1
    61. Vallelunga Classic - Ferrari 250GTO
    62. Imola - Lotus 98T
    63. Highlands Drift - P4/5 Competizione
    64. Mugello - Lamborghini Aventador SV
    65. Spa - Porsche 911R
    66. Black Cat County - Lotus 2-Eleven GT4
    67. Barcelona GP - Ferrari SF70H
    68. Nordschleife Endurance & Highlands - Porsche 917k
    69. Zandvoort - Lotus Exige Scura
    70. RedBull Ring National - Maserati Alfieri
    71. Laguna Seca - Audi Sport quattro S1 E2
    72. Brands Hatch - Mclaren P1
    73. Imola - Porsche 911 RSR
    74. Nurburgring GP - Ferrari F2004
    75. Barcelona Moto - Lamborghini Huracan Performante
    76. Silverstone 1967 - Alfa Romeo 33 Stradale
    77. Magione - BMW 1M Stage 3
    78. Highlands Long - Mazda 787b
    79. Black Cat County - Toyota GT86
    80. Spa - Toyota TS040 Hybrid
    81. Vallelunga Classic - Nissan Skyline R34 V-Spec
    82. Mugello - Ferrari 458 GT2
    83. Silverstone International - RUF R12 R AWD
    84. Highlands Long - Audi R18 e-tron quattro 2014
    85. Monza - Pagani Zonda R
    86. Nordschleife - Lotus 3-eleven
    87. Zandvoort - Maserati GranTurismo MC GT4
    88. Redbull Ring GP - Mercedes Sauber C9
    89. Brands Hatch - Lotus 25
    90. Highlands Short - Abarth 595 SS
    91. Nurburgring GP (GT) - Audi TT Cup
    92. Monza 1966 - Road Course - Porsche 908 LH
    93. Vallelunga - BMW M3 E30 Gr.A 92
    94. Laguna Seca - Alfa Romeo Mito QV
    95. Nordschleife - RUF Yellowbird & Ferrari F40
    96. Barcelona GP - BMW Z4 GT3
    97. Highlands Drift - Ferrari 458 Italia
    98. Spa - Lotus Type 49
    99. Zandvoort - Porsche 911 GT1-98
    100. Silverstone - Nissan GT-R GT3; Brands Hatch - Lotus Exige V6; Vallelunga - free car
    101. Mugello - Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio
     

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  3. Andy-R

    Andy-R Alien

    There is some info about the Abarth here:
    http://www.silverstoneauctions.com/abarth-500-assetto-corse

    BTW I ran some laps in both cars and was 0.04 faster in the Mazda so I think it is fair to say the cars are pretty even here. I know @the3ws was much faster over a lap in the Mazda but I guess the opposite will be the case for some people. Try both and post your fastest overall time :)
     
    Last edited: Nov 4, 2018
  4. Andy-R

    Andy-R Alien

    1.05.092 - Andy-R - PC - Abarth
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    I'd like to see just one fastest time list but it would be cool to see the brand next to each entry to see the spread of cars/ lap times
     
  5. Hugo Catarino

    Hugo Catarino Hardcore Simmer

    I guess we can do both,post laptimes of the two cars in separate standings and do an overall standing
     
  6. the3ws

    the3ws Hardcore Simmer

    I've been enjoying the challenge over the past few days. The Mazda is my kind of car, easy to drive! But it looks like the fun is over because my accelerator isn't working (probably my fault). I noticed that a lot of crap had collected around the springs so I decided to clean them. I took the pedal set apart and discovered that the accelerator spring had snapped in two. For months I've been hearing the occasional clicking sound when I lifted of the gas, now I know why. I don't use the clutch so I put its spring in the accelerator. Now the accelerator isn't working. I think in my attempt to take the pedal set apart I may have damaged the cables from the pedal to the circuit board. Looks like I might need new pedals.
     
  7. 365gt

    365gt Hardcore Simmer

    @the3ws what pedals do you have?
     
  8. the3ws

    the3ws Hardcore Simmer

    The T3PA.

    It turns out that the two gears/cogs in the pedal were no longer in contact with each other, so when I pressed the pedal the cog on the potentiometer wasn't moving. I've fixed it sort of. The accelerator works now, but when I press it in game it reaches 100% throttle before the pedal arm has traveled the full difference. I estimate the pedal is at 80-85% travel.

    The clutch spring is a lot stiffer than the accelerator. It's going to take a bit of getting used to. But in the five minutes I've tested it, it seemed easier to regulate the power at lower percentages of throttle application. The downside, other than the travel issue, is my right leg is going to be massive after the work outs its going to get!
     
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  9. 365gt

    365gt Hardcore Simmer

    When I changed the springs on my t3pa pro's the gearing and the cogs teeth etc must go back in exactly the same place.I've included the Ricometch installation pdf which covers the non pro pedals too.Hope this helps;)
     

    Attached Files:

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  10. 365gt

    365gt Hardcore Simmer

    @the3ws .I just remembered that i took some pics of the gearing/cogs/teeth as the pdf 's picture isn't that clear. IMG_0828.JPG IMG_0827.JPG
     
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  11. the3ws

    the3ws Hardcore Simmer

    Excellent, thanks 365gt. I thought the problem was to do with where the teeth interlink. I should've taken pics too.
     
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  12. the3ws

    the3ws Hardcore Simmer

    All fixed now. Thanks again 365gt.

    Apologies for the off topic posts. Back to the Mazda for me.
     
  13. Lewisxbone

    Lewisxbone Hardcore Simmer

    Mazda

    1.06.311 -X1X

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    I feel Rusty as hell but the combos ace, lots of fun


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  14. the3ws

    the3ws Hardcore Simmer

    1.05.580 - Mazda
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  15. the3ws

    the3ws Hardcore Simmer

    Welcome back mate.
     
  16. Lewisxbone

    Lewisxbone Hardcore Simmer

    Cheers mate It felt great to be back on my wheel earlier, really missed it.


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  17. 365gt

    365gt Hardcore Simmer

    No worries,i'm pleased i could help:D
     
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  18. the3ws

    the3ws Hardcore Simmer

    Improvement - 1.05.466 - Mazda
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  19. Totall Wrytoff

    Totall Wrytoff Hardcore Simmer

    1.07.549 Abarth
    PS4
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    1.06.967 Mazda
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    Faster in the Mazda at the moment.. But, what a surprise! (I certainly didn't expect, when I first saw...) this is an excellent and very absorbing challenge! It's now obvious that this is a connoisseur's choice Andy. Skill and delicacy required. I'll slot in as last then.
     
  20. Andy-R

    Andy-R Alien

    Not sure if it is the connoisseur's choice but I like it! These are my kind of modern race cars, proper stick shift, none of that aero nonsense and a smileometer that goes up to 11. They suit the track I think. BTCC runs here along with the support races that include little Clio cup cars. RBR National is another great track for these.
     
  21. Totall Wrytoff

    Totall Wrytoff Hardcore Simmer

    Improvement - Abarth
    1.07.294
    PS4
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    Still faster in the Mazda.
    For the Fiat, is everyone carrying speed in 4th, or screaming round through Maggots and Luffield in third? Obviously l'm aware this question probably reveals some Clarksonian ham-fistedness.
     

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