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Generic Weekly Hotlap Challenge #137 – Carving-up the Costa Brava

Discussion in 'Console Lounge' started by Totall Wrytoff, Jul 14, 2019.

  1. Totall Wrytoff

    Totall Wrytoff Hardcore Simmer

    Welcome to the thread for the Weekly Hotlap Challenge #137 – “Carving-up the Costa Brava.” It’s the third round of the four week Mini-series, “Convertibles.” It is summer time, so it’s roof off and hats on.

    The Challenge: Hotlap
    Car: Lotus Exige S Roadster
    Track: Barcelona Moto
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    This week we’re off to Spain, driving the Lotus Exige S Roadster, so it's factor 50 sunscreen on the pate!
    “No budget” Lotus, now owned by Chinese automotive giant Geely, has introduced very few new models in recent years, instead constantly developing the cars it has. The mid-engine, rear wheel drive Lotus Exige was launched nearly 20 years ago in 2000, but really it’s an Elise, which was first conceived in even further back in 1994. The first Exiges, Series 1 cars, were powered by the venerable 1.8 4 cylinder Rover K series engine, with either 177bhp or 190bhp in track-spec.
    The Lotus Exige S Roadster is a Series 3 car, introduced in 2013 and now powered by a Toyota 3.5 litre supercharged V6, firing out 345bhp and a chunky 295lbs/ft (400Nm) of torque. The car weighs a mere 1168kg. Nice. According to the very positive press reviews when it was launched the Lotus Exige S Roadster is a mini-supercar.
    Here’s what Autocar said, despite the Roadster being more softly set-up than the hard top -
    “It’s still chuffing fast when you want, mind. The fastest ever soft-top Lotus, they say…. it’s a great track car – solid brakes, fabulously steering and, although a subtle limited-slip diff would make it more throttle adjustable, still a great balance and with neatly adjustable handling.”
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    Sunny Circuit de Catalunya, memorable for me due to a huge moment, braking for turn 1 on a Honda Dominator back in the early 1990s. It was the Honda press launch of the CBR900 Fireblade and I had been watching the journos, opposite turn 1, slowing from 200mph, rear wheel skipping, before effortlessly flicking right, then left and away with a howl. I wasn’t allowed a go on the Fireblade. On a very subtle inquiry my client looked at me, laughed and told me they needed all of them pristine for the week long launch! I could have a go round on a Dominator later on though.
    Having summoned my inner Carl Fogarty, I ducked onto the empty track from the top of the pit lane. Giving it everything, prone on the Dommie, helmet pressed flat against the tank, shorts and t-shirt flapping madly, I approached the end of the straight at about 85mph.
    “Go cautious.” I thought, “no way I’m sitting up and giving it a fistful like those boys on the Fireblade…”
    So, what felt like hundreds of meters early from an early braking point, I ve-ery gently feathered the front brake and WOW! It bit like a rabid bulldog. BANG! The giraffe-spec front forks smashed all the way down against the bump stops and instantly the back of the bike was trying to come over the top of my head. My first split second thought was that I was about to loose an espadrille. My second split second thought was that the massive stoppie was turning into a somersault and I was facing a 100 yard slide on tarmac, then into gravel, in light cotton shorts, yellow espadrilles and a navy t-shirt…. I snapped the brake off, I remember wobbling on the front wheel, the back landed and bounced... and I stayed upright and ploughed into the gravel. Being a Dominator, I could easily ride through this as if nothing had happened. I rounded the next few corners to get well out of sight of my client and pulled over under the bridge to be sick. Anyway, there’s a lesson!
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    It’s tarmac at turn 1 now and the Lotus is far more Fireblade than Dominator. It’s precise and torquey. I think the gear ratios could be shorter but it corners nicely, allowing you to carve lines and carry a longer gear into the turn, then use the torque to pick it up and punch it through. The Lotus is as sharp as a flick knife in Las Ramblas, go and carve-up the Costa Brava!

    The tyres are either Street or Semislicks, the recommended pressures are:
    Street -
    ..Front 34psi ..Rear 36psi
    Semislicks -
    ..Front 30psi ..Rear 32psi

    How to take part - Hot lap:
    To enter, select Hotlap, choose the Lotus Exige S Roadster and the Barcelona Moto 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 21st 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.

    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
    136. Nordschleife Endurance Cup – Ferrari F2004
    137. Barcelona Moto – Lotus Exige S Roadster
     


  2. Emmanuel Tubbiolo

    Emmanuel Tubbiolo Hardcore Simmer

    2.05.313
    Xbox

    Starting the show. It was a long time. Have no idea if I am slow or really slow.. Having fun anyway.
     

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  3. Totall Wrytoff

    Totall Wrytoff Hardcore Simmer

    2.04.449
    PS4
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    Did a few laps, just beat ET's first time,:D shut down and found the image hadn't saved.
    Got cross, fired everything back up and did this. Many missed apices though and I've still got the yips at turn 1:)
    I think there's going to be a one minute something this week. Probably on Tuesday....
     
  4. Emmanuel Tubbiolo

    Emmanuel Tubbiolo Hardcore Simmer

    Improvement
    2.04.684

    I think toes gonna fly all over this week..
    Have to go to bed for now. In trouble
     

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  5. moodyryder

    moodyryder Hardcore Simmer

    Made me laugh with the Dominator story. :)

    You're in good company though. Mat Oxley once wrote an article in Motorsport Magazine about Catalunya.

    He got a chance to try an NSR 500 with carbon brakes back in the '90s.Took it easy out of the pits then opened it up a bit coming off turn 9.

    Braked at the bottom of the hill. It threw him up out of the seat over the bars but he managed to hang on for dear life, although he didn't know how.

    This is a man who won at the TT. He said it was one of his scariest moments on a motorcycle.

    ---

    Shorts & T-shirt? Good job you stayed shiny side up.

    If you come off you get all those tiny bits of tar and stones in the skinless wounds. I don't know what happens in Spain to remove them but I know what the NHS do.

    They wax it.

    Hold your breath now....
     
  6. Chaos_Chris

    Chaos_Chris Hardcore Simmer

    Looking like a good challenge, hopefully I can put a time in that is less than it takes for the leader to jump out an make me a coffee by the time I cross the finish line unlike last week:)

    Incidentally the Lotus 130 should be unveiled soon. A new lotus!! I got a glimpse of it at goodwood..


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  7. Andy-R

    Andy-R Alien

    I crashed a CG125 when I was 15 and they used tweezers to get the bits of my jeans out of my knee... luckily no waxing was involved :p I remember the Doc/nurse holding up a few fibres he had picked out and saying "that's a big one" ... not what I needed to hear at the time!
     
  8. Lewisxbone

    Lewisxbone Alien

    2.04.161 - X1X

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    Edited post with an Improvement instead of posting again.
     
    Last edited: Jul 15, 2019
  9. Lewisxbone

    Lewisxbone Alien

    Improvement

    2.03.512 - X1X

    [​IMG]



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  10. Totall Wrytoff

    Totall Wrytoff Hardcore Simmer

    I urge you all to spend just under 6mins watching the @TiborSolyom lap from last week, posted on p5 of WHC136.
    It is a joy to watch, the driving is exquisite.:rolleyes:
    We've never seen Tibor at work before and we've been missing something special. He makes that manic, hectic run around the Nordshleife look totally effortless.
    How very, very smooth is that? It is very, very smooth indeed!!:cool:
    Thanks for posting Tibor, well done!
    Edit - usefully, the link has come across in the quote, so you just have to expand the above, click and enjoy:)
     
  11. sissydriver

    sissydriver Alien

    2.07 first laps, this car is really good. now aspertsham - and targa florio :D
     
  12. Biner

    Biner Hardcore Simmer

  13. Tibor Sólyom

    Tibor Sólyom Hardcore Simmer

    Current standings:

    1- 2.03.512 Lewisxbone XB1
    2- 2.04.449 Totall Wrytoff PS4
    3- 2.04.684 Emmanuel Tubbiolo PS4
    4- 2.04.728 Biner PC
     
  14. Lewisxbone

    Lewisxbone Alien

    Improvement

    2.03.209 - X1X

    [​IMG]




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  15. Laughing Gravy

    Laughing Gravy Hardcore Simmer

    2.06.381 PS4[​IMG]

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  16. Chaos_Chris

    Chaos_Chris Hardcore Simmer

    Real ChaosChris xb1 posting 2.09.202
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    I set myself a target of 2.10 after seeing the other times so smashed that. Got about another sec in me I think if I hook it all together...


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  17. Chaos_Chris

    Chaos_Chris Hardcore Simmer

    Improvement 2.08.042
    Tried watching Alain’s but they seem to have more grip? I understeer off on the sharp right after the bridge and the sharp left after that. Any tips anyone?

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  18. Totall Wrytoff

    Totall Wrytoff Hardcore Simmer

    What do you mean by "Alain's," @Chaos_Chris?
    For tips...
    Presumably you've got the tyres pressures right.
    For understeer, my assumption is that you are either not slowing enough for the front tyres to bite, or getting onto the power too early, you'll need to wait a few milliseconds more for the car to rotate...
    I think you mean turns 4 and 5.
    For turn 4, the Repsol corner, I brake hard about 10-20m before the bridge, down into 3rd and off the brakes, (start to very gently turn the wheel just before you come off the brakes,) ...off the brakes about 5m after the bridge, turning in hard towards a late-ish apex, picking up the throttle as the inside kerb approaches to roll round, but not touch the kerb, roll round a bit more and then blast.
    Try braking and turning in earlier, as you close towards the apex you can use the understeer to push you onto a wider line.
    That's my tip, but I'm no expert.:)
     
  19. sissydriver

    sissydriver Alien

    from saturday we are two weeks in the netherlands - @BrainsBush : Texel again :)
    dunno if i find / want to find the time to do some laps this week. :rolleyes:o_O
    everyone a good time and some world records for the aliens ;)
     
  20. Chaos_Chris

    Chaos_Chris Hardcore Simmer

    Alians race . Not Alain!!


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