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Generic Weekly Hotlap #80 - The champion without the crown

Discussion in 'Console Lounge' started by Hugo Catarino, May 13, 2018.

  1. Hugo Catarino

    Hugo Catarino Hardcore Simmer

    Welcome to the thread for the Weekly Hotlap #80 : The champion without the crown
    The Challenge.
    Car: Toyota TS040 Hybrid 2014
    Track: Spa

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    Thinking about Toyota racing in highest level of the endurance world,there's something that cames into my mind. A collection of 13 child books by american author Daniel Handler called "A series of unfortunate events",that tells us the tales of the turbulent lifes of three children.
    But these books could very well tell us the story of Toyota at Le Mans.
    Don't you tell me there is no such thing as magic or curses,because Toyota is the living proof that someone once did some voodoo mambo jambo that actually worked.No one can have as much bad luck as the brave japanese team that despite so many hard blows in the face when everything seemed to play well for them,still shows up every year to fight for that race.Just to freshen up your memory,the most scandalous cases:
    1994- Toyota leads the race until the car breaks down 1h30m from the end after leading most of the race.
    1998- Two different GT-One's lead the race,both had mechanical problems that put them bellow the grid.Still no giving up for them,they fought to recover the 1st place.They did it...until two hours from the chequered flag.Gearbox problems if i remember correctly.
    1999- "Hey,things can't get any worse than last year,right team?Banzai charge!" Well,leading the race
    only to have a puncture roughly 2 laps from the end of the race is even more frustating.
    2014- Crashes and the usual mechanical failures.
    2016 - The leading Toyota stops right in front of the pits without power on the hybrid engine,on what would be it's last lap.
    2017- Crashes the usual mechanical failures,part 2.
    I've always had a huge sympathy for Toyota. It's my family car brand,we always drove Toyotas due to their realibity that strangely doesnt go from roads to the tracks.Every year i'm rooting for Toyota and every year i feel disapointment. I truly hope yhey win this year!
    The TS040 debuted in 2014 and reached immediate glory by winning the WEC that same year,although the big objective was lost. A champion without the crown then. This one is fast and reaches very high speeds,so hold our breath and try to replicate what Toyota did last week-go fast as well until victory!

    Spa was choosen because of the last week 6h race,so not much to tell about it - no combo trial,no "feel report" or reasons because it can be fun.But it is fun - Spa and Toyota together make very a nice couple indeed,and going flat out on Eau Rouge and smashing the KERS for top speeds after it it's always nice! :)

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

    If it isn't mentioned here then assume the setting is 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 May 20h 2018 - 22:00 GMT.

    How to take part!
    To enter simply head into the game select Drive > Hotlap and choose the Toyota TS040 2014 Hybrid and head to Spa. 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

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  3. Chaos_Chris

    Chaos_Chris Simracer

    Loving these challenges. Can I ask the fastest 20% is there a breakthrough moment when you change your style and pick up a load of time or just practice ? The videos ppl post really help by the way.. thanks

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  4. BrainsBush

    BrainsBush Hardcore Simmer


    Great combo choice Hugo! Although I've always stuggled to race decent with a hybrid and push the right buttons.
  5. StyleF1re

    StyleF1re Hardcore Simmer

    2.04.611 / PS4

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    Wow. I wasn't sure what to expect, since I rarely use LMP1 cars and especially the Toyota (of the three). I'm at a loss of words, but I will say the adrenaline was flowing rapidly through just the first few turns. Furthermore, I felt like I was in a GT3 car through tighter bends and an F1 car in the high-speed kinks and sweepers.

    As for the thread title, I suppose that sums up my overall (proper) first impressions of the TS040. Definitely not getting any crowns on this challenge because of the experience and talent barriers, but I'm not too concerned about that. However, I'd still like to beat out @Laughing Gravy if possible! haha

    And two thumbs up to all your recent posts regarding Spa and such @BrainsBush !
  6. the3ws

    the3ws Hardcore Simmer

    Chris, for me it's mostly been a case of practice, lots and lots of practice.

    I've mentioned in previous posts resources that I found helpful. Driver61 has a great series on improving driving style, covering things like understanding grip and weight transfer, dealing with oversteer and understeer, cornering and improving track vision. Watching lap analyses on the virtual racing school YouTube channel also helped. I found reviewing my own replays useful too. Not the AC replays, but replays captured on the PS4 so I can see brake and throttle control.
    olevet, S.Gråvarg, uelas_77 and 4 others like this.
  7. Totall Wrytoff

    Totall Wrytoff Hardcore Simmer

    I'm running out of juice at Blanchimont, the run into the chicane is laborious. Optimising the hybrid settings are obviously critical to laptime excellence here, I'm fumbling in the dark, anyone know how to use our 6MJ best?
    To Chaos Chris, I'm not the top 20% but it is practice. Braking into corners is where we lesser mortals loose time. The more efficient you are at slowing the car and getting onto the right line into the corner the better, so that's a thing to focus on. Be a kerb hunter. (I was told that by an instructor sitting next to me on the Hanger Straight at Silverstone as we approached Stowe waay too fast!)
  8. Graveltrap

    Graveltrap Alien

    1:59.407 - Graveltrap - PS4

    Screenshot at the end of the clip.

    High downforce, setup on soft tyres, sorry I forgot the tyre widget! I really have no clue about downforce cars, just getting my head around the hybrid system will take a week!

    [Edit]I have it MGU deployment set to low preserve, some manual boost being used, Recovery is set to 70 on this run (Console users only for that one). No idea what difference that makes though![/edit]

    I’ve seen this thing race at Silverstone in 2015, it was first experience of LMP1 and it was simply jaw dropping, the way they decimate everything else out of slow corners, not to mention the speed carried in the really fast stuff! There was some truly epic racing in the LMP1H era :cool: a shame that it is now in decline :( saying that I will still be back at Silverstone for the WEC this year :)
    Last edited: May 14, 2018
  9. Plastic_Manc

    Plastic_Manc Hardcore Simmer

    2.02.512 - pc

  10. Plastic_Manc

    Plastic_Manc Hardcore Simmer

    2.01.834 - Improvement - PC

  11. Justray2000

    Justray2000 Hardcore Simmer

    2.03.144 - PC

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  12. Laughing Gravy

    Laughing Gravy Hardcore Simmer

    2:04.237 PS4 [​IMG]

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  13. Chaos_Chris

    Chaos_Chris Simracer

    ChaosChris on x1 just got a 2.10.772. on my only clean lap. Bit disappointed as at least 2 sec in the bag heading up to the chicane but for another night:) [​IMG]

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  14. Lewisxbone

    Lewisxbone Hardcore Simmer

    2.01.718 - X1X


    Hell of a lot of practice needed here, But it’s ace.
    Wasn’t sure how far behind I was so I didn’t post this yesterday. But hopefully improve it over the week once I get used to this amazing beast of a car.

    Question...... does the recovery setting effect the braking in any way?

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  15. StyleF1re

    StyleF1re Hardcore Simmer

    2.02.453 (Improvement)/ PS4

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    Forgot DRS was even a thing. Next time I'll swap for the soft tires. But wow, this thing is seriously quick!
  16. uelas_77

    uelas_77 Simracer

    2:04.578 / uelas_77 / PS4 / T150

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    olevet, DonZmeuheu, StyleF1re and 7 others like this.
  17. Lewisxbone

    Lewisxbone Hardcore Simmer


    2.01.241 - X1X


    Still not 100% confident and seem to be loosing all my time on the 2nd half after the long downhill left hander bend
    Practice practice practice!!!!

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  18. Lewisxbone

    Lewisxbone Hardcore Simmer


    1.59.998 - X1X


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    Last edited: May 15, 2018
    uelas_77, olevet, DonZmeuheu and 6 others like this.
  19. the3ws

    the3ws Hardcore Simmer


    I didn't own the ready to race DLC and had no plans on buying it. But then I watched Graveltrap's lap and thought that looks fun.
    uelas_77, olevet, DonZmeuheu and 8 others like this.
  20. Hugo Catarino

    Hugo Catarino Hardcore Simmer

    First shots at this,the3ws and Graveltrap are going fast as hell but Lewis is the king of improvments and he's very capable of going even faster.Sub 1.59 seems to be the big goal in this challenge...

    Current Standings

    1- 1.59.396 the3ws- PS4
    2- 1.59.407 Graveltrap- PS4
    3- 1.59.998 Lewisxbone- X1
    4- 2.01.834 Plastic_Manc- PC
    5- 2.02.453 StyleF1re- PS4
    6- 2.03.144 Justray2000- PC
    7- 2.04.237 Laughing Gravy- PS4
    8- 2.04.578 uelas_77- PS4
    9- 2.07.025 Totall Wrytoff- PS4
    10- 2.10.772 Chaos_Cris- X1
    uelas_77, paul_wev, olevet and 5 others like this.
  21. Graveltrap

    Graveltrap Alien

    Improvement - 1:58.333 - Graveltrap - PS4

    Full manual deployment of boost now, mode charging, back to 50 percent on recovery, oh and I remembered the tyre widget...

    Tip: Available energy resets when you get to the timing line, boost to it ;)
    Last edited: May 15, 2018
    uelas_77, paul_wev, olevet and 9 others like this.

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