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Generic Weekly Hotlap Challenge #116 – Black and Gold

Discussion in 'Console Lounge' started by Totall Wrytoff, Feb 17, 2019.

  1. Totall Wrytoff

    Totall Wrytoff Hardcore Simmer

    Welcome to the thread for the Weekly Hotlap Challenge #116 – Black and Gold, Round Three of the Weekly Hotlap Championship League and Round Three of the mini-series, Formula 1 in February.

    The Challenge:
    Car: Lotus 72D
    Track: Laguna Seca
    This week we are in the Lotus 72D, an innovative design by Colin Chapman and powered by the 3 litre, V8 Ford-Coswoth DFV, producing around 440hp at 9000rpm. Chapman's efforts produced one of the most remarkable and successful designs in F1 history. Taking the stressed engine from the Lotus 49 and adding advanced aerodynamics produced a car that was years ahead of its rivals.
    The DFV was a widely used engine amongst F1 teams and to give you some idea of its dominance, in 1969 and 1973 every World Championship race was won by DFV-powered cars, with the engine taking a total of 155 wins from 262 races between 1967 and 1985.
    The Lotus 72 was introduced for the 197o season and Jochen Rindt won the championship that year, despite his fatal crash in quali at Monza. He was driving a version without wings.
    The 72D with the JPS livery and the car we race is from the 1972 season. Driven by Emmerson Fittipaldi and David Walker, the 72D trounced the competition that year and Fittipaldi became the youngest World Champion. The wonder kid from Brazil had won the most prestigious title in motorsport before he’d reached his 26th birthday.
    Colin Chapman’s deft engineering touch meant the 72D could get through a race, but not much further than that – he’d been quoted as saying “Any car which holds together for a whole race is too heavy.”
    The combination of a delicate, fast, clever driver and a car that was designed and built to only just last a race distance was perfect in 1972. Lotus showed the way to make sure the best car/driver combo won over the season was not necessarily to be the quickest over a single lap, but it was to be the one which raced most intelligently.
    Here’s a lovely thought from Damian Cross at Influx: In some ways it’s a surprise that lightweight-leaning Chapman allowed such indulgent facial hair on his lead driver… one can’t help but imagine a brief calculation of potential mass of sideburns ran through Chapman’s head at some point.
    According to Colin Chapman’s son Clive, “the 72 in JPS livery is one of the most aesthetically pleasing vehicles ever to be created.”

    Here are the recommended tyre pressures:
    Soft gp70 fronts = 27psi rears = 28psi
    Hard gp70 fronts = 27psi rears = 28psi

    How to take part - Hot lap:
    To enter, select Drive > Hotlap, choose the Lotus 72D and the Laguna Seca Circuit. Please setup the session using the settings below:
    Mode: Hotlap Laguna Seca
    Time of day: Free
    Ambient Temp: 26 Degrees
    Setup: Free
    Controller: Free
    Assists: Factory
    Stability: Free

    To qualify for WHC you must have the ambient temp set to 26 DegC.

    Deadline: Sunday 24th February 2019 - 21:00 GMT.

    You can run as many laps as you like and update your times as often as you like. It is all about taking part, testing yourself and enjoying Assetto Corsa. All Platforms are welcome.
    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!
    Please 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).

    Please use the following format to post your times:
    Your time, to be shown as x.xx.xxx.
    Your platform (PC Xb1 PS4)
    The image or screen shot showing your time.
    Your thoughts and comment

    Please mark updated times with Improvement.

    A leader board is collated regularly. Unfortunately editing of posts gets locked on this forum so this post cannot be updated.

    From now on: Weekly Hotlap Challenge Championship League
    How it works:
    1. Enter the Weekly Hotlap Challenge as posted every Sunday evening and you will be automatically entered into the league table.
    2. Your ranking in the final standings, posted on Sunday evening, will earn you points, as follows:
    Place Points: 1st 14 2nd 13 3rd 12 4th 11 5th 10 6th 9 7th 8 8th 7 9th 6 10th 5
    3. Every player taking part in a WHC, but finishing outside the top 10 will get 4 points.
    4. Every player who is in the table, (ie has entered a previous WHC) but does not play that week will get three points each week.
    5. Players that join WHC after next week's WHC#114 will be awarded 3 points retrospectively for every WHC missed. For example, if you enter WHC for the first time at WHC#124, your name will be added to the table, with 27 points, plus whatever you score in WHC#124.
    6. Each week 5 bonus points may be awarded at "the judges' discretion". Criteria for earning the Bonus Points are not fixed but will include:
    *An amusing pic or amusing post
    * Any "very excellent" contribution to the forum/ group
    *Significant effort and improvement (so either lots of times submitted, or a big improvement between the first time submitted and final time)
    *Posting a brilliant set-up
    *Continuous participation - loyalty to WHC
    * Correcting mistakes by the administrator
    * Having a disastrous Valentines OR anything else the judges decide worthy.

    The updated Championship league table will be displayed in a new post in the Console Lounge each week.

    7. Specialist Challenges will also feature throughout the season. These will be as monthly mini-series, for example Formula 1 February or Muscle Car Month, or nominated car types, for example the best driver in road cars. These events will be announced in the WHC Thread. The winner of each Specialist Challenge will receive 5 bonus points.

    At the end of the year, the WHC before Xmas week, the winners will be declared -
    * Championship podium
    * Specialist Challenge Winners
    * 1st place Contributor (the most Bonus points)
    * 1st place Loyal Lapper (who has entered most regularly, most often, if there is a draw, Bonus points count, then Champ points)

    Weekly Hotlap Challenge History

    1. Mugello - Praga R1 Posted by John Gordon 3rd Oct, 2016 (Console Lounge P55)
    2. Imola - Mercedes SLS GT3
    3. Brands Hatch GP - RUF RT12 Posted by GravelTrap 19th Oct 2016 (Console Lounge P54)
    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 Posted by HavanaB0B, 1st May 2017 (Console Lounge p28)
    30. Zandvoort - Lotus Evora GX
    31. Barcelona GP - Lotus Exos 125 Stage 1
    32. Brands Hatch Indy - Toyota Supra MKIV Time Attack Posted by by Graveltrap 21st May 2017 (Console Lounge p25)
    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 Posted by Hugo Catarino,9th July 2017 (Console Lounge p21)
    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 Posted by Graveltrap 13th Aug 2017 (Console Lounge p19)
    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 Posted by Moodyryder 23rd Oct 2017 (Console Lounge p14)
    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 Posted by Hugo Catarino 25th Feb 25 (Console Lounge p7)
    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
    102. Silverstone National - Mazda MX5 Cup or Abarth 500 Assetto Corse
    103. Highlands Short – Ford Escort RS1600 Posted by Totall Wrytoff 11th Nov 2018 (Console Lounge p2)
    104. Black Cat Short – Porsche 917/30
    105. Monza 66 Junior Course – Ferrari F40 S3
    106. Magione – Toyota Supra MkIV
    107. Brands Hatch Indy 5 lap - Porsche 911 GT3 RS
    107. Nurburgring Sprint - Porsche 911 GT3 RS
    108. Nordschleife - Abarth 595SS
    108 Laguna Seca 5 lap - McLaren F1 GTR
    109. Brands Hatch - Ferrari FXX K
    110. Highlands – Lamborghini Muira P400 SV
    111. Imola - Scuderia Glickenhaus SCG 003C
    112. Vallelunga Club – Lotus Exos T125
    113. Highlands Drift - Porsche Cayman GT4 Clubsport
    114. Barcelona Moto - Maserati 250F 6 cylinder
    115. Silverstone GP – Ferrari F138
    116. Laguna Seca – Lotus 72D

  2. mike reynolds

    mike reynolds Hardcore Simmer

    Ha ha....getting this round the corkscrew should be fun!
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  3. flyingnugget

    flyingnugget Racer

    Had some major wipeouts on my first few laps


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  4. sissydriver

    sissydriver Alien

    1.27.449 pc

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    we live in a special time. we are allowed to enjoy such simulations. madness :cool::cool::cool:

    WHC 116 1.jpg

    7 is my lucky number - its a shame that i dont use the original livery, i know :oops:

    WHC 116 2.jpg

    missed this apex totally :(

    @Totall Wrytoff - thank you for this challenge. its a blast! :)
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  5. Lewisxbone

    Lewisxbone Alien

    Ooooh It’s gonna be a tough one this.
    I’ve never actually took part when it’s been Laguna sec because I’m so bad at it and usually give up after 10 mins instead of trying to learn it.
    On the plus side I never got to try this car the first time round so I’m looking forward to finally having a drive in it.
  6. Emmanuel Tubbiolo

    Emmanuel Tubbiolo Hardcore Simmer

    1.29.225 xbox

    Fittipaldi... my childhood all over again. Thanks lads for an other amazing challenge.
    Have no reference so I am just throwing this out there

    Attached Files:

  7. mike reynolds

    mike reynolds Hardcore Simmer

    couple of shakedown laps this morning...

    1:25:867 PC

    72D LS.PNG
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  8. Emmanuel Tubbiolo

    Emmanuel Tubbiolo Hardcore Simmer

    1.27.387 xbox

    Sorry should've wait a bit

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  9. Emmanuel Tubbiolo

    Emmanuel Tubbiolo Hardcore Simmer

    Thanks Mike. Now I have some to chase
  10. Andy-R

    Andy-R Alien

    They label the apex with those little coloured curbs which might be helpful when learning.

    For PC guys there is a really cool track skin you can download for Laguna Seca which changes all the banners to more retro ones, it might change curb colours also. I imagine it would feel a lot nicer with that skin in this car. You might need CM to use it though IIRC.
  11. StyleF1re

    StyleF1re Hardcore Simmer

    1.26.068 / PS4

    Assetto Corsa_78.jpg

    I forgot just how enjoyable this car is to drive. Great chemistry with Laguna Seca to boot, a track that on its own I'm not too fond of. As for setup, changes include limiter at max, minimum fuel, a notch more aero both front and rear, 30/20/10 differential, tire pressures decreased to 16 front 15 rear, a little bit of toe dialed out (60 front 48 rear), and front raised and rear decreased by a notch each for anti-roll bar. Just trying to tune out the understeer through turns and get the car rotating quicker on entry. Who's got the magic/money setup though? Let's see it! haha
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  12. Lewisxbone

    Lewisxbone Alien

    1.25.899 - X1X


    That’s it.....I’ve committed to it now and there’s no going back

    Brought back some good memories this has.
    I remember when I was 4 or 5 ish I had a black F1 car toy with John players special on it that I absolutely loved and I use to have my Evel Knievel wind up bike toy jump over it.
    God I’m frickin old
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  13. 365gt

    365gt Hardcore Simmer

    Aaahhh,the jps lotus.That livery is stunning.Actually this is my first memory of an F1 car.Then as i got older it was the jps scalextric then jps cigarettes and in 2019 it's the Hass F1 livery:)This should be fun.:D.
    My problem is not being able to practice much so my tuning is very limited.I think I need to take a closer look at this.Instead of just adjusting this and that as quickly as possible I need to really think about it and start making notes;)
  14. 365gt

    365gt Hardcore Simmer

    I had the Evel Knievel too,i loved that thing.His little van was cool too.
  15. StyleF1re

    StyleF1re Hardcore Simmer

    haha wooooow! I think I need to post a picture of the flower arrangement I gave the lady then. Hang tight on that!
  16. Lewisxbone

    Lewisxbone Alien


    1.25.284 - X1X

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  17. Lewisxbone

    Lewisxbone Alien

    Yeah the van was ace with the ramp ha

  18. sissydriver

    sissydriver Alien


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    drift machine :cool:
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  19. StyleF1re

    StyleF1re Hardcore Simmer

    The one on the left was my friend's. His girlfriend is indifferent to roses.

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  20. Totall Wrytoff

    Totall Wrytoff Hardcore Simmer

    I love the idea of early morning shakedown laps Mike! Too exciting. I've had to stop work and do some myself. Stock set-up, 5 lap shakedown:D
    @ Sissydriver, that's a brilliant pic of the car coming through the corkscrew!
    @ Lewis...what, no rocket bike?:D
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