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Generic Weekly Hotlap Challenge #135 – Maz, Madge and Jinba Ittay

Discussion in 'Console Lounge' started by Totall Wrytoff, Jun 30, 2019.

  1. Welcome to the thread for the Weekly Hotlap Challenge #135 – Maz, Madge and Jinba Ittai.
    It’s also the start of a new, four week Mini-series, “Convertibles.” It’s summer time, so it’s time to get the roof off. For the next month we’ll be getting our hair into the wind, two of us, at least, will be giving our pates a polish:D and we’re going to enjoy a bit of open top motoring.

    The Challenge: Hotlap
    Car: Mazda MX-5 ND
    Track: Magione
    This week we are giving the Mazda MX-5 ND its first WHC outing around the Autodromo di Umbria.
    After last week this might feel sedate, but trust me, it’s a bit of a breather. For no particular reason I have planned a very large scale, open-top test for the week after this.

    And in fact, this is an absorbing minute and a half’s worth of challenge. I am genuinely surprised at just how excellently the little Mazda corners and how benign the chassis is. I’m no drift fan, I don’t like it, but within a couple of laps I was leaving the back end to come round for me into the corner rather than trying to catch it.
    This is what Jeremy Clarkson says. “The fact is that if you want a sports car, the MX-5 is perfect. Nothing on the road will give you better value. Nothing will give you so much fun. The only reason I’m giving it five stars is because I can’t give it fourteen.”
    There doesn’t seem to be an RSR time for this combi either, so go and break the record.

    ND denotes the name of the front/mid-engine rear drive platform used in this fourth generation MX-5. The MX-5 has been around for ages. It first appeared in 1989 and was intended to be the spiritual successor to the British 2 seater sports cars of the 60s.
    More than 20 years before the MX-5 was launched, in 1976, an American and importantly, Japanese speaking journo met senior Mazda engineer Mr Yamamoto (btw, developer of their Rotary engine) and said:
    “…the simple, bugs-in-the-teeth, wind-in-the-hair, classically-British sports car doesn't exist anymore… somebody should build one, an inexpensive roadster.”
    And so the process started, but, the “chocs away chaps” style had to be swapped for the spirit of the Samurai. The MX-5 designers were instructed to focus on and closely follow the mantra of the Japanese mounted archers, the Yabusame. (At this point, you should bow and say “Ahh, so-des-ka.)
    The mantra of the Yabusame is “Jinba Ittay.” For us gayjin, that means “the oneness of horse and rider.”
    The mantra has been adopted by Mazda as their design credo. Honda must be gutted.
    It seems to have worked too. In 2000, the Guinness Book of World Records declared the MX-5 the best-selling two-seat sports car in history, with a total production of 531,890 units. By 2016, MX-5 sales exceeded one million cars.
    In 1984 Mr Yamamoto was made President of Mazda and in 1987 he was made Chairman of Mazda.

    Magione is a comune in the Province of Perugia, right in the middle of Italy and on the eastern shore of Lake Trasimeno. The town was home to a pilgrim house (called a magione) built in the Middle Ages by the Knights Templar. Autodromo di Umbria, dedicated to the memory of local Italian racing legend Mario Umberto Borzacchini, is flat, flat, flat, but it has a good mix of corners, a decent straight and a tight, testy technical section.
    The Mazda is good fun around here. The car responds beautifully to the helm and is a delight to steer. The 2 litre, in-line 4 with double overhead cam sounds like it’s going to be weedy but when you’ve just over 1,000kg to punt along, it’s not at all. It’s rorty, torquey and with the nose turning into the corners so well, it has plenty to overwhelm the rear, if you’re not inclined to measure your thrust. Turn one, Curva del Traliccio will have you tempted to hang the tail out and Curvone, at the end of the straight, after a couple of laps, is four-wheel-drift-at-speed country. So revel in the scalpel-sharp poise and precision of this brilliant little machine and enjoy bringing your laps times down.

    The tyres are either Street tyres, recommended pressure is 35psi all round, or Semislicks at a surprisingly low 29psi all round.

    How to take part - Hot lap:
    To enter, select Hotlap, choose the Mazda MX-5 ND and the Magione circuit. Please setup the session as shown below:
    Mode: Hotlap
    Time of day: Free
    Ambient Temp: 26 Degrees
    Setup: Free
    Controller: Free
    Assists: Free
    Stability: Free

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

    Deadline: Sunday 7th July 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.
    Specialist Challenges will feature from time to time. These run as monthly mini-series, for example Formula One February or the Anglo-American Challenge These events will be announced in the WHC Thread. Final standings will be posted at the end of each.

    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 2o18 (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
    117. Red Bull Ring GP - Ferrari SF15-T
    118. Spa Francochamps – Maserati Quattroporte GTS
    119. Zandvoort – Toyota AE86
    120. Silverstone National – BMW M3 E92 Step 1
    121. Silverstone 1967 – Ford GT40
    122. Nurburgring GP - Porsche 919 Hybrid 2016
    123. Highlands Drift Circuit – Porsche 718 RS 60 Spyder
    124. Nordshleife Endurance – Porsche 962C Long Tail
    125. Red Bull Ring National - Audi R8 V10 Plus
    126. Imola – Ferrari 330 P4
    127. Monza 1966 Road Course - Pagani Huayra BC
    128. Mugello – Ferrari GTO
    129. Vallelunga – Lamborghini Sesto Elemento
    130. Black Cat County – Shelby Cobra 427S/C
    131. Laguna Seca – Lotus Evora GTC
    132. Brands Hatch GP – McLaren MP4 12C
    133. Highlands Long – Chevrolet Corvette C7R
    134. Monza GP – Lamborghinis Gallardo SL S3/ Countach S1
    135. Magione – Mazda MX-5 ND

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    Last edited: Jun 30, 2019

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  3. Emmanuel Tubbiolo

    Emmanuel Tubbiolo Hardcore Simmer

    Ok just did a few laps and this is brilliant. Love the track. And the car.. they had one at the car dealer and I am asking myself things. Where will i put the kids?
  4. moodyryder

    moodyryder Hardcore Simmer

    My Dad owns an MX5. He's in his 70s but fancies himself as a bit of a driver and says this is the nearest thing he can get to the sportscars of his youth.

    I teased him mercilessly about it being a hairdresser car and that he looked like a poof in it.

    "Convertibles are for good looking women to look stylish in, not for old blokes to get sunburnt baldy heads" said I.

    "You don't understand" He retorted. "You don't know what it's like to drive in the open; to feel the wind blowing around you"

    At this point I had to remind him that I ride a motorcycle. If he ever manages to get his barbermobile up to 140mph and then stick his head up above his windscreen, then I might start listening to him.

    It is a nice car thougb. :) I'll have to send him the link to this challenge.

    I'm looking forward to comparing my time to whl 51.

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  5. Emmanuel Tubbiolo

    Emmanuel Tubbiolo Hardcore Simmer


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  6. Emmanuel Tubbiolo

    Emmanuel Tubbiolo Hardcore Simmer


    It's real nice. TC on for the moment

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  7. Emmanuel Tubbiolo

    Emmanuel Tubbiolo Hardcore Simmer


    TC off. I don't see much much difference. It's pretty stable. Playing a bit with settings but I am not sure if I am messing up the car or improve it.

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  8. Well spotted Moodyryder – I nearly called the Challenge “Plagia-rone at Magione.”:)

    Weekly Hotlap #51 - Back to Basics, October 2017, was the Miata at Magione, Graveltrap knows what he is doing and it was long enough ago, IMO. It was his penultimate WHC before handing over to Moodyryder.
    At the time StyleF1re said:
    The Miata is obviously slower and much less fun than the MX-5 ND… the fastest time in WHl #51 was a 1 min 33.663 secs by OriginalR6Kid.
    Daniel Perez was second with a 1.34.1 and Pretend racer was third with a 1.34.3.
    Moodyryder finished a very respectable 10th out of 21 entries, with a 1:35.700, StyleF1re was 11th, 1:35.727 and Laughing Gravy 12th with a 1:36.400.
    Hopefully you'll all be quicker!:D
  9. 1.29.767
    Best of the first session, stock settings, except fuel at 15l and tyre pressures adjusted.
  10. Improvement
    Changed the toe to negative all round, not sure if it helped. Had 2-3 tenths in hand, but floundered it with a clumsy last section.
    Anyway, it keeps ET on his toes.:D
  11. Lewisxbone

    Lewisxbone Alien

    I think I’ve thrown the towel in already.
    Can’t get lower than a 1:29.2.
    It’s takes so much more skill and patience to be fast in a slow car like the Aliens are.

    Sent from my iPhone Xs Max using Tapatalk
  12. Lewisxbone

    Lewisxbone Alien

    1.28.882 - X1X


    It’s so hard tryna be delicate specially being so heavy footed.
    God knows where the other 2 seconds are tho.

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  13. Emmanuel Tubbiolo

    Emmanuel Tubbiolo Hardcore Simmer


    Sorry Totall, were you talking about toes or something?..

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  14. F1415182235

    F1415182235 Hardcore Simmer

    1:27.865 - X1

    Small track + small car = perfect combo!
  15. Mustang 500

    Mustang 500 Simracer


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  16. Lewisxbone

    Lewisxbone Alien

    Tiny Improvement

    1.28.536 - X1X


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  17. Improvement
    Tippety toes.:)
    For us G27ers, try Brake Power at 95%. In fact, I think perhaps 90% is worth a try.;)
  18. sissydriver

    sissydriver Alien

    1.30.214 little spare time and a lot of fun :)

    135 1 30 214.jpg

    not fast ;)


  19. Tibor Sólyom

    Tibor Sólyom Hardcore Simmer

    Current standings:

    1- 1.27.833 Mustang 500 XB1
    2- 1.27.865 F1415182235 XB1
    3- 1.28.536 Lewisxbone XB1
    4- 1.29.325 Totall Wrytoff PS4
    5- 1.29.423 Emmanuel Tubbiolo PS4
    6- 1.30.214 Laughing Gravy PS4
  20. Biner

    Biner Hardcore Simmer


    I think I can go faster but I feel sorry for beating on this innocent little sports car....:D. Brakes at 90% works...thanks for the tip @Totall Wrytoff !
  21. Improvement

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