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Generic Weekly Hotlap Challenge #146 – The timekeeper’s target

Discussion in 'Console Lounge' started by Totall Wrytoff, Sep 15, 2019.

  1. Welcome to the thread for the Weekly Hotlap Challenge #146 – The timekeeper’s target

    As we come up to the 150th Anniversary of the WHC we are going to celebrate the milestone with a series of challenges chosen in co-operation with those who have played a significant role in the WHC, The Legends of WHC!

    Quick reminder to all, please could you include your name and format as described below when posting your times.

    The Challenge: Hotlap
    Car: Ferrari 458 Italia Stage 3
    Track: Imola
    If you haven’t driven this car, I think the Ferrari 458 Step 3 will surprise you and quickly slot into your garage of favourites.
    As we all know the Ferrari 458 is much more than a car. It is a masterpiece of engineering, a precision instrument of speed and dynamics, clad in a supermodel-level-hot body.
    Does Assetto Corsa’s “Stage 3” improve on the brilliance? According the Assetto Corsa database the Stage 3 has - extensive modifications to the suspension springs and dampers, similar to those seen on the 458 challenge trofeo car. It sits much lower to the ground, taking full advantage of the underbody aerodynamics. It is also much lighter than the road car weighting under 1200kg and runs on slick tyres.
    The one thing that could be said about the 458 Italia was, whilst it had fantastic balance, in my hands at least, it was a bit, erm, slidey.

    But now we’ve got slicks, which is the second thing you notice when driving off for the first time. You can hammer it into corners, enjoy that delicious balance for a split second and then hammer it out! Here’s a car that you can hustle and finesse around the lap.
    If you haven’t guessed yet, it’s a great choice of car by the man who has partaken in more WHCs than anyone else, who is often fastest around a track and who is our current timekeeper. I would like to quickly point out, this will be a surprise to him, be assured he won’t have been practising, unless by pure chance.
    We last used Imola for WHC 126 with the P330. The circuit is named after Ferrari founder Enzo and his son Dino, who died aged just 24 years old. It is a legendary track but there’s something about it – it has taken its victims and of course we lost an icon here. The place is eerily still - it retains that hushed, painful atmosphere of sad loss, an echo of the afternoon where thousands of us stood or sat, just staring, unbelieving, stunned and numb.
    So let’s do what all of those in our memories would want us to do here. Take to the track in something joyously fast and noisy! The circuit is fast and flowing, but requires bravery and precision on the brakes with accuracy of line into the quick corners and through the chicanes.

    The timekeeper’s target is a lap of 1 min 44 secs, or under (obviously, expressed in the right format). The top men will enjoy going for that and trying to beat the 1 min 45.4 sec best lap on RSR. The rest of us will be having huge fun, but aiming to get under 1 min 50. Good call the Timekeeper!:)

    Tyres this week are interesting. There’s a choice of the familiar Semislicks, or as mentioned, a slick tyre called the Trofeo H Slick. The choice for a fast lap is a no brainer. I looked up Trofeo and I found this commentary on the tyres in Assetto Corsa from Aris, the physics engine developer at Kunos;
    “When TopGear tested the Pagani Huayra, the lap time was nothing sort of incredible... the fans noted that the car had some "strange" tyres fitted for the fast lap and in the end both TG and Pagani admitted that the car was fitted with some "special tyres". Those tyres were actually slick tyres, hand cut with a rudimental tread.
    We (have) simulated those tyres in the Huayra and so we are using them (in the correct dimensions) in the other hypercars too. They are truly slick tyres, even way too grippy and probably they last too much... We called them trofeo because... too long story... but they are proper slicks.”

    So that explains the Lambos, Paganis etc, but here we have Trofeo Slicks. What I can confirm is that, unlike the standard car, which feels like running down a steep, icy pavement in leather-soled shoes, these Trofeo Slicks grip like new trainers on a squash court. The Timekeeper’s target is set, you have seven days!

    Recommended Pressures:
    ..Semislicks – 33psi front 34psi rear
    ..Trofeo h slicks – 28psi all round

    How to take part - Hot lap:
    To enter, select Hotlap, choose the Ferrari 458 Italia Stage 3 and the Imola 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 you must have the ambient temp set to 26 DegC.

    Deadline: Sunday 22nd September 2019 - by 18:00 BST.
    Chequered Flag will drop shortly before 6pm.

    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).

    :DPlease use the following format to post your times::D
    Improvement (Only required if you have already posted a time)
    Your name (as you would like it to appear on the leaderboard)
    Your time- shown as x.xx.xxx.
    Your platform (PC Xb1 PS4)
    The screen shot showing your time.
    (Optional but in the spirit) Your thoughts and comment

    A leader board is collated regularly. 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 (C.L.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. Nordschleife 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
    141. Silverstone GP – Porsche Cayman GT4
    142. Vallelunga Classic – Tatuus FA10
    143. Brands Hatch GP - Audi Quattro Sport Step 1
    144. Red Bull Ring GP - Ferrari 488 GTB
    145. Nurburgring GP (GT ) – BMW M3 E30 Group A
    Last edited: Sep 15, 2019

  2. Lewisxbone

    Lewisxbone Alien

    Very nice indeed Mr TW.
    It’s gonna be a fun week again

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  3. LeiF

    LeiF Alien



    First two laps, then corrected psi and dropped tc by a notch, outlap and two more laps, still getting the hang of the car though.
    Wasn't going to have a go tonight, but it's Imola so couldn't resist a really quick attempt :) should be a fun one!
  4. WHC#146 NOTICE:
    Correction: - the chequered flag will fall shortly before 18:00BST, not 18:00GMT as has been previously advised.

    Many thanks to @Neilski for pointing out.

    Another quick point;
    A 1.44 this week is going to be harder than getting to Mars and back for me!!:eek::)
  5. Totall Wrytoff
    Tyre wear off, fuel 10 and 10 laps to sort tyre pressures.
    First few laps felt good but shockingly were only around 1.54, having expected a high 40s, 6 secs off, as being fairly easy to get!
    Relieved to see @LeiF 's time. He's a pro, so I'm not as far off as I feared.:confused::)
    Peaky Boring is on,(rec) family absorbed for some reason. Time for another burn.:D
  6. Improvement
    Faster than @LeiF !
    Acknowledged, this will last for less time than a product made by the Hadron Collider, but nonetheless.
    Touch more camber, took off the toe and got lucky!:)
  7. moodyryder

    moodyryder Hardcore Simmer



    I don't really understand set up.

    I had to dumb this thing down though to allow me to drive it.

    Then I crashed it again.

    I don't crash.

    Gave up and went to bed.

  8. Improvement
    Totall Wrytoff
    Is it too early to ask for a Neilski?:D
  9. Neilski

    Neilski Hardcore Simmer

    (I fear the answer is yes :p)
  10. Emmanuel Tubbiolo

    Emmanuel Tubbiolo Hardcore Simmer

    Emmanuel Tubbiolo

    Love the car. Love the track. Had a great 5 laps. On the last one I was 7 th faster and I chickened out. Thanks for the combo. Brilliant

    Attached Files:

  11. F1415182235

    F1415182235 Hardcore Simmer

    Not sure why not adding my username is suddenly an issue. I've been here for almost 2 years and it's been fine. But whatever.

    Here's what I got so far after 10 laps. Increased the pressures all around by 2 psi.

    Since I won't have much time this week I'll try to put my best time asap, although I HIGHLY doubt it'll be anywhere near a 1:44.
  12. F1415182235

    F1415182235 Hardcore Simmer

    Forgot to add: TC set to 0, fuel down to 10 L
  13. Lewisxbone

    Lewisxbone Alien



    Well just after a few laps I can definitely say I ain’t getting any where near a 1:44.
    That’s insane and incredibly fast.

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    Last edited: Sep 16, 2019
  14. StyleF1re

    StyleF1re Hardcore Simmer


    Assetto Corsa_92.jpg

    What a Sunday! All three of my MLB teams (Cardinals, Rays, Braves) lost, along with the Eagles from the NFL. My favorite QB in Drew Brees got hurt and his team lost too. Dovizioso got smashed while Marquez is back up there "flexin" on the competition in MotoGP. Plus my motorcycle is in the shop as it's been for much of these past two months with me losing money and sanity over it.

    Yeah. I think those are most of the reasons why I hopped onto AC tonight and gave this a go. Oh, and obviously because the car is a Ferrari. Reminds me that LeClerc actually won a few F1 races since the last time I did a hotlap challenge. I'm surprised I even remember how to drive anymore. Seems like I missed a bunch of storytime and fun here as well.
  15. Lewisxbone

    Lewisxbone Alien



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  16. Hugo Catarino

    Hugo Catarino Hardcore Simmer

    Hugo Catarino
    IMG_20190916_142328.jpg i have only one thing to say.
  17. Emmanuel Tubbiolo

    Emmanuel Tubbiolo Hardcore Simmer

    Quick one Hugo. Why 1993?
    Pretend racer and Totall Wrytoff like this.
  18. Lewisxbone

    Lewisxbone Alien

    Hugo it’s great to see you back here. Hope your well

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  19. Lewisxbone

    Lewisxbone Alien

    Current standings:

    1. Lewisxbone - 1.46.968 XB1
    2. F1415182235 - 1.47.601 XB1
    3. Totall Wrytoff - 1.49.245 PS4
    4. Moodyryder - 1.49.810 PS4
    5. StyleF1re - 1.49.824 PS4
    6. Leif - 1.49.823 PC
    7. Emmanuel Tubbiolo - 1.50.265 XB1
    8. Hugo Catarino - 1.52.695 PS4

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  20. Surely, it's showing off how young he is!!:D
    If not, it's the date he got married...:rolleyes:

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