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Generic Weekly Hotlap Challenge #140 – The bully on the beach

Discussion in 'Console Lounge' started by Totall Wrytoff, Aug 5, 2019.

  1. Welcome to the thread for the Weekly Hotlap Challenge#140 – “The bully on the beach.”
    Many apologies for the delay in getting this up.
    Please note, the closing time for WHC entries is now 18:00GMT on Sundays.

    The Challenge: Hotlap
    Car: Mercedes-Benz AMG GT3
    Track: Zandvoort Circuit Park
    The AMG GT3. It’s a bruiser. It looks like a bruiser and sounds like one too. We haven’t used a GT3 car since Hugo Catarino’s WHC96 at Barcelona GP with the Z4 GT3. I avoid them because the PC’ers have ACC, I think they have too much downforce for the power and I think it’s a shame that these great engines have their breathing and fuelling choked by the FIA’s GT3 regulations. It affects the torque and power curves weirdly, some require you drive it like a diesel. But the AMG GT3 sounds great. The other great thing, although academic for most of us I suspect, is that you can drop Mercedes Racing an email and buy one of these for yourself. As of this June, they’ve sold a total of 130 GT3’s. Happy days.
    Unlike the GT roadcar’s 4 litre twin-turbo, the GT3 race-car uses AMG’s 6.3-litre V8, called the M159. It is also used in the SLS AMG GT3. Apparently the 6.3l M159 has better “user friendliness,” ie; it’s older, so far less techy and complicated, so it’s more reliable, cheaper and easier to run and service!
    Outrageously, the M159 in the GT3 has at least 100BHP and 35lbs/ft LESS than its road going brother in the SLS. It should be the other way round! Come on, a racing car should always have greater power than its road car derivative!! As you will see the GT3 is very fast around a circuit though; it’s lighter, uses slicks and has a very comprehensive and effective aero package. Presumably the race-car would be dropped by the road car on a derestricted autobahn. But on track, especially this one, the AMG GT3 is “der bosh!”
    Zandvoort by the sea. Zandvoort is the most frequently used track in WHC. It was last used in WHC#119 when we thrashed that pretend holiday rental car, the surprisingly fun Toyota Corolla.

    Also, back in WHC#119, there was a possibility that F1 might return to Zandvoort. Ever the soothsayer here’s what I thought at the time…
    “I can’t see it happening but it would be fantastic, then carnage!”

    But, as I’m sure you all know, it HAS happened! Here is the official word – “On Tuesday 14th May 2019 it was confirmed that Zandvoort would host the Dutch Grand Prix for 2020 and beyond for a duration of at least three years, with the option to host another two in the future.”
    The Dutch Grand Prix… (it even sounds excellent)…is scheduled for 8th-10th May 2020. We know and absolutely love what the Dutch are like! Max at home, with a few pals. That’s got to be worth a ticket, it will be on a different level and more than completely and utterly mad!

    So what the AMG GT3 like around the seaside? There is masses and masses of grip. Certainly compared to last week, it will make you smile. You need to focus on being controlled and accurate then. But bumps you didn’t notice in the Toyota will now deflect you from your line, they’ll disrupt your braking and on the brakes at Scheivlak, can send you into the gravel. Greater speed and grip requires much greater attention to detail. This circuit has details by the bucket and spade load.

    When you begin the challenge, just listen to that sound as you pull away for the first time. Rising up the revs through your tall first gear is like you rolling up your shirtsleeves and flexing your Popeye-like forearms in the younger kids’ play area! You have the big muscles, you are the bully!
    Finally, as you enjoy the immediate effect of the steel racing brakes into, the eagle-claw grip through and the African-Bull-Elephant-level grunt out of the corners around this fascinating circuit, just think of doing it in an F1 car! Trust me, we will and roll-on May 2020. Meantime, go and be the bully on the beach!

    Soft, Medium and Hard Racing Slicks are available. Generally standard for GT3 cars, the recommended pressure for all types is 26psi.

    How to take part - Hot lap:
    To enter, select Hotlap, choose the Mercedes-Benz AMG GT3 and the Zandvoort 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 11th August 2019 - 18:00 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, pushing 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
    138. Monza 1966 Full Course – Porsche 918 Spyder
    139. Spa Francochamps – Ferrari 812 Superfast
    140. Zandvoort – Mercedes Benz AMG GT3

  2. Emmanuel Tubbiolo

    Emmanuel Tubbiolo Hardcore Simmer

    Emmanuel Tubbiolo
    Xbox one

    Starting again.. had fun last night but I guess am pretty far. Room for improvement though, I hope

    Attached Files:

  3. First post is to say many thanks from me and I'm sure many thanks from all of us last week, to @Lewisxbone.
    Thanks very much for stepping in to do the timings and so sorry for the last minute flap. I'm very grateful to you!:D

    So on Friday morning last week, since the kids were away, Mrs Wrytoff demands a romantic weekend somewhere rural and by the sea. So there was very little time to organise anyone to help out, thanks again to Lewis. We were down in the New Forest and this morning, I'm thinking, get back as soon as poss to post WHC#140. My wife insisted we weren't in any rush to get home, I went quiet and then she said:
    "would you like to go to the National Motor Museum at Beaulieu?"
    Several people had asked if I was going but I'd said I couldn't possibly take my wife to look at cars on a romantic break...:cool:
    It's well worth a visit if you haven't been,way too much to list, it's a petrol head's dream.
    So WHC#140 is up even later than expected, but you get a (not very good) picture of the fabulous Mrs Wrytoff, seemingly poking her head out of the sun roof of our car. I mean, the car I would like.:)
    The Muira S, with Toyota 2000GT behind.
  4. Lewisxbone

    Lewisxbone Alien

    1.39.274 X1X


    A few quick scruffy laps to get on the board.
    3-4 seconds to find throughout the week.
    Nice combo though
    Thanks TW, no probs.

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  5. LeiF

    LeiF Alien



    As I may have mentioned not getting along with this track lately!


    Just 8 laps done so far, loaded an old spa setup so probably room for improvement there. A couple of 1:40's to warm up, then a little pushing for a lower 39, then back to pit.
    Checked thread, didn't beat Lewis yet so back out, a couple of invalid laps then 2 more which were tidier finishing in the 38's.
    That'll do for today :)


  6. Neilski

    Neilski Hardcore Simmer

    PC 1.39.725
    Wow, yes, sooo much grip. And a great sound too!
    Sadly, far too many knobs to twiddle on the setup, most of which I haven't touched yet. Life's too short! :D
  7. Neilski

    Neilski Hardcore Simmer

    Improvement: PC 1.39.045
    Can't quite seem to make the softs work for a whole lap - they overheat with every little slidey mistake :) - so I'm still a little quicker overall with the mediums.
    Setup tips gratefully received! :p

  8. Biner

    Biner Hardcore Simmer

    Superb intro to the WHC #140 @Totall Wrytoff ! WRT to the combo, I am the opposite of @LeiF . Love the track. The car...not so much. Mercedes....where is the wooden dash (real wood mind you) and the infotainment touch screen?...:D. However, I do love throwing a grippy powerful GT3 around this track. Flat out on the straight, downshift, tap the brake to set up the front end, then on the gas through the corner and the catapult launches!
    Last edited: Aug 6, 2019
  9. Lewisxbone

    Lewisxbone Alien


    Lewisxbone 1.38.962 X1X


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  10. Totall Wrytoff
    Few laps and then pitted to fiddle and got this. Plum last so far!
    Was on the softs, so clearly....
  11. Current Rankings

    1. Leif 1.38.897 PC
    2. Lewisxbone 1.38.962 X1X
    3. Neilski 1.39.045 PC
    4. Biner 1:40.391 PC
    5. Emmanuel Tubbiolo 1.40.573 Xbox one
    6. Totall Wrytoff 1.40.709 PS4

    Would anyone like to volunteer as WHC Chief Timing Steward to help me out/ massively reduce errors in the timings?:D
    Please send me a conversation message if you are interested.
  12. F1415182235

    F1415182235 Hardcore Simmer

  13. Biner

    Biner Hardcore Simmer

    Improvement 1:39.950
    Still on the Softs and have had to adjust tp's quite a bit as I got more aggressive/TC conservative at 4/soft arbs at 2/lotsa camber but not maxed. Also playing w gear ratios to get some good grunt at the apex. New brake pedals!
  14. Rod100

    Rod100 Simracer


    First time ever on this circuit. Put on hard tires for a long training session, but somehow Xbox network is disconnecting and couldn't make a long one.

    This circuit and AMG GT3 combo reminds my country's roads, Brazil, with my car's upgraded suspension, a Bilstein B14. For that reason, my wife nicknamed my car "popcorn".[​IMG]

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  15. F1415182235

    F1415182235 Hardcore Simmer

    Improved - 1:38.398

    Changes from default setup:
    FUEL 15 L
    PRESSURES 16 17 16 17 (soft slicks)
    SPRINGS 80 80 100 100
    TC 0
    ABS 11
  16. F1415182235

    F1415182235 Hardcore Simmer

    Improved - 1:38.146
  17. Lewisxbone

    Lewisxbone Alien

    Wow!! Congrats

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  18. Exactly!
    Wow and thanks for the set-up guide @F1415182235
    Off to try it now.
  19. LeiF

    LeiF Alien


    A few tenths left here and there but I think I will need to try some setup changes to get much below 38.5, don't think ratios are particularly optimised for this track shall we say, when my 6th says 175 mph :)


    In fact looking at my three laps from today, I didn't go purple in either sector on the fastest lap lol!


    Another cheeky improvement :)


    Slightly shorter ratios this time, still didn't hit purple in both sectors though.


    Last edited: Aug 7, 2019
  20. Neilski

    Neilski Hardcore Simmer

    I couldn't find a set of gear ratios that used all of the gears anyway sensibly, so with my current setup a hot lap only uses 4 gears (2 - 5). Have you guys got 5 or even all 6 gears working for you?

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