1. Do you need support for Assetto Corsa Competizione? Please use the proper forum below and ALWAYS zip and attach the WHOLE "Logs" folder in your c:\users\*youruser*\AppData\Local\AC2\Saved. The "AppData" folder is hidden by default, check "Hidden items" in your Windows view properties. If you report a crash, ALWAYS zip and attach the WHOLE "Crashes" folder in the same directory.
  2. FOR ASSETTO CORSA COMPETIZIONE: If you report issues with saved games, please always zip and attach your entire User/Documents/Assetto Corsa Competizione/Savegame folder!
  3. If your game executable is missing, please add your entire Steam directory to the exceptions in your antivirus software, then run a Steam integrity check or reinstall the game altogether.

Generic Weekly Hotlap Challenge 182 - Get the Existential Experienz

Discussion in 'Console Lounge' started by Totall Wrytoff, Jun 6, 2020.

  1. Welcome to the thread for the Weekly Hotlap Challenge 182 – Get the Existential Experienz!

    Thanks very much indeed to a special guest this week, for taking the time to choose and input to this challenge, for the benefit of us all.
    Can you rise to his challenge and up your game like GoodGame…?

    Challenge: Hotlap
    Car: Mazda MX5 ND
    Track: Nordschleife
    So what would the extravagantly talented eXistenZ, our undisputed, resident hot-shoe, pick for a WHC challenge? Any car, any track….

    Well, it’s simple. The challenge is about pure driving - a focus on your inputs and the response, rather than being distracted by set up.
    Aero, ride height, ARB, springs and dampers? Forget them this week and just concentrate on driving better.
    Here is what GoodGame.eXistenZ says and just reading this will make you faster; the words will stay in your mind as you drive….


    ot so many years ago, I wondered how can this person be so quick in this car? It is impossible! I think if I am doing a lot of things right, why am I still 5 seconds off? It must be the setup! I need to have that right, so I can beat him.
    Those were my thoughts a few years back when I started with Assetto Corsa.
    I did simracing for a few years before that and I really started to become serious about improving, learning all the tracks, learning how to get the most out of each car. I practiced the Nordschleife a lot, usually in the Lotus Elise SC. Just to really get each corner into my head. I did not have a clue about setup in AC either, so I just went to the track… to drive.
    After some time, I managed to beat the current world record with the Lotus Elise SC. It was a 7:42 or so for the Tourist layout. Man, how happy I was. Now, the record (set by GoodGame) sits at 7:31.7. Ten seconds less.

    Where does all the time come from?
    Sure, there is setup, but the options in the Lotus were limited. Track conditions & and weather, sure, they also contribute.
    But what is much more important?
    The skill, the training, the memory of each corner, the car and how it behaves - these play a huge role that especially beginners in sim racers tend to overlook.
    It is astonishing, how often I am asked to share setups. While usually, I do not mind, I wish they would listen to my words: Forget about the setup, do everything else first. Then we talk.

    - A guy asked me if I could give him my setup for the 787B for the Nordschleife.
    I asked him what his time was.
    6:52 or so. (That is 50 seconds off the WR!!)
    “Listen, I can give it to you, but it will not help you.”
    He came to me the next day: How can you drive this? I wanted to say: “Try to be 10 sec off the WR first and come back to me.”

    So, what is my message?
    I will give you the most honest tip I can give you: Go out there, learn the track, learn the cars. Learn how to be fast in slow cars.
    This is the procedure that will make you fast, no setup in the world can give you the brain that makes you fast.
    It is practice and learning (some talent aside maybe.)
    It is about starting off slow and going from there.
    Do not be afraid to be 2nd, or 40th.
    As long as you learn, you will see your improvements over time and that is something that will help you in any sim. Remember the 10 seconds? Someday you will be able to look back and do all the quick laps in your sleep.

    I picked this combo because I want you to see that even on a base setup you can make up a lot of time, when you learn how to drive fast.
    Be smooth on the inputs, keep the flow - you will understand ;).
    With this car and combination you can drive at the limit while still enjoying the car and the track. Due to the weight transfer, this car is perfect to practice how to keep speed through the turns. Do not look at your lap time. Do a lap and repeat - look back and smile about your improvements! ”
    The Nordschleife - 20.8km or 12.9 miles, with 33 corners turning left and 40 going right, up and down a 300m elevation change.

    Back a few years, I was scared of the Nordschleife. How can I remember all those turns?!
    As above, drive! The reason why I like this track so much is because it is really unique in the world. Maybe, one of the last remaining challenges in motorsport.
    It has such a perfect flow to it and it has everything a racer can dream off - high kerbs, corners with banking, fast straights, high speed corners and very slow corners, but always maintaining a perfect flow - unlike Monza (my opinion) or other start/stop circuits. So, when you drive the Nordschleife you can learn a lot, because it basically has all types of corners at all kinds of speed. There is not a single corner that feels the same.
    And again, what you will learn here is something you can carry over to other tracks. So the time invested is not wasted. You master the Nordschleife, you master 80% of corners that there are in this world .
    Here is a video of my lap:

    I wish I could do another video to explain the track to you. (Ed: You can!)
    I am currently running in two GT3 Series and I am a little short on time, so I cannot promise anything. But, from the video, you will see that being smooth is key. Do one movement on the wheel, keep the flow of the track. That is what makes you fast - not the setup!

    So, RSR Best for the Mazda MX5 ND around the Nordschleife Circuit is 8:30.126.

    Tyres and recommended operating pressure:
    ..Streets 35 psi
    ..Semislicks 29 psi

    I really hope you will enjoy this combo and you have fun learning, when you are still new to simracing.

    How to take part:
    To enter, select Hotlap, choose the Mazda MX5 ND and the Nordschleife Circuit.
    Please setup the session as shown below:
    Mode: Hotlap
    Ambient Temp: 26 Degrees
    Setup: Time of day: Free / Controller: Free / Assists: Free / Stability: Free
    To qualify you must have the ambient temp set to 26 DegC.

    Deadline: Sunday 14th June 2020
    Chequered Flag will drop shortly before 6pm.

    You can run as many laps as you can manage 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 use the following format to post your times:
    (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 or any comment
    Please post video clips and share information in here as well.

    Weekly Hotlap Challenge History
    1. Mugello - Praga R1 (Posted by John Gordon 3 Oct, 2016)
    2. Imola - Mercedes SLS GT3
    3. Brands Hatch GP - RUF RT12 (GravelTrap 19 Oct 16)
    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 (HavanaB0B, 1 May 17)
    30. Zandvoort - Lotus Evora GX
    31. Barcelona GP - Lotus Exos 125 Stage 1
    32. Brands Hatch Indy - Toyota Supra MKIV Time Attack (Graveltrap 21 May 17)
    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 (Hugo Catarino, 9 July 17)
    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 (Graveltrap 13 Aug 17)
    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 (Moodyryder 23 Oct 17)
    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 (Hugo Catarino 25 Feb 18)
    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 Type 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;
    100. 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 (Totall Wrytoff 11 Nov 18)
    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 Miura 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 Francorchamps – 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 – Lamborghini 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 Francorchamps – 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
    146. Imola – Ferrari 458 Italia Step 3
    147. Laguna Seca – KTM X-Bow R
    148. Mugello – Ford GT40
    149. Vallelunga Club – Maserati Levante S (Posted by Graveltrap!)
    150. Nordschleife - Lotus 98T (October 2019 - Posted by Totall Wrytoff)
    150. Nordschleife - Nissan Nismo GT-R
    150. Highlands - Mercedes-Benz C9 1989 LM
    150. Brands Hatch Indy - McLaren P1 GTR (Race event)
    151. Barcelona Moto – Lamborghini Huracan ST
    152. Spa Francorchamps – Shelby Cobra 427 S/C
    153. Brands Hatch GP – Porsche 911 Carrera RSR 3.0
    153. Silverstone ’67 – Mercedes SLS AMG (Race event)
    154. Monza GP - Audi R8 LMS 2016
    155. Nurburgring Sprint - Porsche Panamera Turbo (First thread by F1415182235)
    156. Silverstone International - Mazda RX-7 Tuned
    157. Highlands Short - Ferrari 599XX EVO
    158. Barcelona GP - Porsche 962C Short Tail
    159. Monza 1966 Road Course – McLaren 570S (Posted by Totall Wrytoff)
    159. Imola – BMW M4 Akrapovic
    159. Black Cat County Short – Lotus Type 49
    160. Mugello – BMW M3 E30 Step 1
    161. Spa Francochamps – McLaren 650s GT3
    162. Magione - Ruf CTR Yellowbird
    163. Highlands Drift – Lotus Elise SC Step 1
    164. Silverstone GP - Tatuus FA01
    165. Nurburgring Sprint - Guilietta QVLE (First thread by Pretend racer)
    166. Highlands Long – Ferrari 330P4 and Ford GT40 (Posted by moodyryder)
    167. Zandvoort – Porsche Cayenne Turbo S (Totall Wrytoff)
    168. Black Cat County Long - Porsche 919 Hybrid 2015
    169. Vallelunga Club – Porsche 718 Boxster S (Pr)
    170. Imola – Ferrari F2004 (TW)
    171. Brands Hatch Indy - Abarth 595 SS Step 2 (TW)
    171. Nordschleife Endurance - BMW Z4 E89
    172. Laguna Seca – Audi Sport Quattro (Pr)
    173. Red Bull Ring GP - Toyota Supra MKIV (Mdyrdr)
    174. Brands Hatch GP - Audi TT RS VLN (TW)
    174. Mugello - Mazda 787B
    175. Highlands Short - Maserati 250F 6 cylinder (DrvMd)
    175. Black Cat County - Maserati 250F 12 cylinder
    176. Nurburgring GP - Lamborghini Huracan GT3 (Pr)
    177. Spa Francochamps – Porsche 911 GT3 RS (Mdyrdr)
    178. Silverstone GP – Lotus Type 25 or Elise SC (TW)
    179. Laguna Seca – Praga R1
    180. Monza 1966 Junior Course - Audi S1 (Pr)
    180. Monza 1966 Junior Course - BMW M3 E30 Step 1
    181. Nurburgring GP (GT) – Lotus Evora S (Mdy)
    182. Nordschleife – Mazda MX5 ND (GG.e/TW)
    Last edited: Jun 6, 2020
    LadyTW, Pretend racer, Biner and 10 others like this.

  2. Similar Threads
    Forum Title Date
    Console Lounge Weekly Hotlap Challenge 200 – The double ton! Oct 10, 2020
    Console Lounge Weekly Hotlap Challenge 199 – One hundred and ninety-nine…. Oct 3, 2020
    Console Lounge Weekly Hotlap Challenge 198 – The Long and the Short of it, for the 80th time. Sep 26, 2020
    Console Lounge Weekly Hotlap Challenge 196 - Herding Cats and Home Before Dark Sep 12, 2020
    Console Lounge Weekly Hotlap Challenge 195 – Insanity in Italy and trepidation at Terlamen Sep 5, 2020
    Console Lounge Weekly Hotlap Challenge 194 – Grand Touring in the park Aug 29, 2020
    Console Lounge Weekly Hotlap Challenge 193 – Screaming at Piero and H³ without H²O Aug 22, 2020
    Console Lounge Weekly Hotlap Challenge 192 – Double Mint Twins… and a Psycho Pastel Falcon Stoops. Aug 15, 2020
    Console Lounge Weekly Hotlap Challenge 191 - 70th Anniversary Formula 1 Grand Prix Challenge and dusk, in the land Aug 8, 2020
    Console Lounge Weekly Hotlap Challenge 190 –Scorpion stings Bull and seeing stars in California Aug 1, 2020
    Console Lounge Weekly Hotlap Challenge 189 – Lack of slack and a wet session with "The Old Lady" down the Hatch Jul 25, 2020
    Console Lounge Weekly Hotlap Challenge 188 - A Sideways Superfast and a Spin in South Africa Jul 18, 2020
    Console Lounge Weekly Hotlap Challenge 187 –Tuscan red and a pink surprise down under. Jul 11, 2020
    Console Lounge Weekly Hotlap Challenge 186 – Let’s peg it with chalk and cheese! Jul 4, 2020
    Console Lounge Weekly Hotlap Challenge 185 – The Dawn of a new Corsa Jun 27, 2020

  3. Peggy11

    Peggy11 Hardcore Simmer

    What a quality introduction for this WHL, I already feel 10 seconds quicker before I’ve started :D
  4. Peggy11

    Peggy11 Hardcore Simmer



    Got under the 9 minute mark, lets see what the rest of the week brings and where we're at this time next week.

    You have plenty of time to think in this car, perhaps too much time :p
  5. Laughing Gravy

    Laughing Gravy Hardcore Simmer

    Laughing Gravy

    Sent from my SM-G970U using Tapatalk
  6. P308R

    P308R Hardcore Simmer

    Great introduction :) I'll be taking the hairdressers car out on the Nordschleife :eek: Why not :D

    Looks like fun but first I'll get a shave to loose an extra couple of tenths :p
  7. P308R

    P308R Hardcore Simmer

    Bastian Boillot


    Lovely combination :)
  8. P308R

    P308R Hardcore Simmer

    I have complete faith in you that by the end of the week, you will have improved by 10s :cool:
  9. LeiF

    LeiF Alien

    Ahh, what can I say, I love this track! It is most certainly the greatest track on the planet, and it has my name inside it! Good choice :)

    Just did one lap so far..


  10. Total Wrytoff
    I attack the first third of the track, drive the second third and hang on, clenched-up, for the final third.

    Like running along a tightrope, the longer you go on, the more likely it is you fall...:D

    I like GoodGame's idea of doing two laps, to take away the self-imposed pressure.
    But 16 mins without a crash? At the Nordschleife?:p:D
  11. GoodGame.eXistenZ

    GoodGame.eXistenZ Hardcore Simmer

    Hey guys,
    I really hope you will enjoy this combo. The MX5 is really easy to control, but maybe very difficult to drive fast. Slow cars don't allow for any errors ;) Please have fun out there.
    Last edited: Jun 7, 2020
  12. :D

    Tell that to the Nordschleife!:D
  13. Alexis_RS_MKII

    Alexis_RS_MKII Simracer

    Wow great intro from @GoodGame.eXistenZ ! So... can you please share your setup??? :D:D:D

    Nice combo to train but I already know I'll be far, far, very far from most of you on that track! :(


  14. moodyryder

    moodyryder Hardcore Simmer



    If this doesn't bring everyone out to play then nothing will. :)

    This is Assetto Corsa.


    I've been playing the TT game a lot recently.

    It's a nice change to come back to short circuit racing.

    Last edited: Jun 7, 2020
  15. P308R

    P308R Hardcore Simmer

    Bastian Boillot


    The combo is excellent and the car is nice to drive. Changes from my last week's outings into Nascar :eek:
  16. P308R

    P308R Hardcore Simmer

    Bastian Boillot

  17. LeiF

    LeiF Alien



    2 laps in a row :)
  18. P308R

    P308R Hardcore Simmer

    Bastian Boillot
  19. Neilski

    Neilski Alien

    Wow, some pretty quick times coming in there!
    I've never been a huge fan of the Nords, mainly because it's so long and I've never learned it properly (and it's hard to learn precisely because it's so damn long).
    I do recognise that there are some great bits on it though so maybe this is my opportunity to learn a bit more... and I'm also fond of the MX-5, despite it being a bit on the slow side.
    However firstly I have an appointment with a certain Lotus! :D
  20. P308R

    P308R Hardcore Simmer

    Bastian Boillot

  21. P308R

    P308R Hardcore Simmer

    Bastian Boillot

    Sorry for the updates. I simply kept saying, just one more go :oops:

    Drove the living daylights out of that thing!

Share This Page

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice