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Generic Weekly Hotlap Challenge 185 – The Dawn of a new Corsa

Discussion in 'Console Lounge' started by Totall Wrytoff, Jun 27, 2020.

  1. Welcome, finally, to the Weekly Hotlap Challenge 185 - the debut thread for Assetto Corsa Competizione and The Dawn of a new Corsa!

    From now on WHC will feature a Weekly Hotlap Challenge for Assetto Corsa and a Weekly Hotlap Challenge for Assetto Corsa Competizione.
    To celebrate and kick off our inaugural ACC WHC, we’re going back to back. This is not to see if one game is better. The games are different. Aside from the slight stutteriness, as driving game enthusiasts, we are now lucky to have both (on console) and both are really excellent. You know AC well, it is off the planet good, but there’s something about the driving in ACC. You dial in and start to push… it is very engaging.


    Assetto Corsa Challenge: Hotlap

    Car: Porsche 911 GT3 R 2016
    Track: Zandvoort


    Assetto Corsa Competizione Challenge: Hotlap

    Car: 2018 Porsche 991 II GT3 Cup (Blancpain Series 2018)
    Track: Zandvoort
    Weather/ Temp/ Time: Free (this week only)

    Please see notes on how to play and please check the conditions and posting requirements below.

    Ideally we run the same car at the same track, for both games.
    There is a car common to both, the McLaren 650 GT3, but we’ve run it before, quite recently in Moodyryder’s Orange Box challenge at Spa. In fact, in AC, we’ve only got two GT3 cars left untried. One is the Porsche 911 GT3 R 2016.
    According to Aris of Kunos, the Porsche GT3 cars have the least amount of engine restriction and therefore run closest to optimum performance. This makes them very nice to drive. I’ve always found them to be very “bobbly” and tricky on the limit. Not much fun.

    However, I thought I should try the Porsche in ACC and Zandvoort is a great track. To my surprise and in the words of someone just recently; “I think I could spend hours doing this!”
    I flicked over to AC and, well see for yourself. Very more-ish indeed. Quite a surprise!

    I could write pages on comparing the two, but it is much better that you see for yourselves. Both are extremely compelling drives in their different ways.

    This will be an attacking drive. You can push and push the Porsche in both games. It has fabulous grip. You can carry surprising speed.
    In ACC, you can really hammer the car, “feel” the aero and carry big speed. You feel the weight transfer through the longer corners and it comes round rapido if you lift off. Unless you are very quick, you’ve gone round and there isn’t much advance notice. All I can say is do not be hesitant with the throttle.
    With TCS off, power oversteer is there, tricky to read and very tricky to catch. But you need to be quite heavy footed and rather insensitive to provoke it.
    In AC the car is tangible. Visceral.
    You can smell the hot oil, the metal, the pungent brakes. It’s clattery and noisy, as if a layer of refinement has been removed. Nice.


    Tyres and Times?
    For Assetto Corsa:
    ...Recommended hot tyre pressure is 26 psi all round, all compounds.
    ...The published lap record for the 2016 911 GT3 R around Zandvoort (at the moment) is 1 min 37.4 seconds

    For A.C.Competizione:
    ...It is our blank canvas!
    The advice of an extremely knowledgeable person is to start the tyres at 27.5 psi (hot.) GT3 cars run 26 psi or slightly less usually. I’m not sure the difference is so easily noticed in ACC.
    Either way, we are charting a new corsa, so please experiment and share.

    Notes on entering the WHACC Challenge.

    Please double check you have the right series, eg: Blancpain Series 2018, selected before you choose the car.

    Entering a time is very similar to the current procedure. Select Hotlap, select the circuit and select the correct car. Please ensure you have used the correct year model for the challenge.

    Please ensure your screen looks like this, just before you attempt the challenge:
    Please use Pro settings, not Custom.
    The screen shot required to enter your time is in Timetables and should look like this, (but with a faster time.)
    This screen does not show set-up, so we will be applying Gentleman’s rules. Please use Full Pro, in the spirit of WHC, and we hope this works. If not we shall have to set up a more stringent set of rules and thus have less freedom.

    I’m sure there are other issues that will crop up. We will no doubt refine things as we go.
    This is Week 1, so all suggestions are very welcome and please let us know if we’ve missed anything.

    A BIG thanks very much indeed to Bastian and Neilski for helping out!

    The main thing is to have fun, and win.:D

    Assetto Corsa Challenge - How to take part:
    To enter the Assetto Corsa Challenge, select Hotlap, choose the Porsche 911 GT3 R 2016 and the Zandvoort 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.

    Assetto Corsa Competizione Challenge Challenge - How to take part:

    To enter the Assetto Corsa Competizione Challenge, select Hotlap, choose the 2018 Porsche 991 GT3 R Cup and the Zandvoort Circuit.

    Please setup the session as shown below:
    Mode: Hotlap
    Ambient Temp: Free
    Time of day: Free
    Weather: Free
    Assists: Free


    To be included, please use the following format to post your times:
    The Game: AC or ACC
    (should be obvious but it helps.)
    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 or any comment
    Please post video clips and share information here as well.

    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 (Hotlap) and of course the car being used!

    Deadline: Sunday 5th July 2020
    Chequered Flag will drop shortly before 6pm.

    Weekly Hotlap Challenge History
    To avoid excessive scrolling, the WHC history will be posted once at the end of every month from now on.
    Last edited: Jun 29, 2020

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  3. GoodGame.eXistenZ

    GoodGame.eXistenZ Hardcore Simmer

    Ok, I will give it a quick run, as I am on a busines trip this week.


    So I usually like the Porsche but I just feel that the softs heat up way to much in AC on cars like the McLaren or the Porsche. After 1000m it becomes really tricky to keep the rear end plated. This is much better in ACC. So with 26° it becomes tricky after half the lap. Lots of time lost in the second half of the lap, so I will leave that time here for now, knowing there is more in there when adjusting the setup a bit more.
    By the way, I CANNOT believe F1 destroyes ANOTHER historic and fanatstic track for their bs series once a year... It will never be the same, such a good track day circuit - destroyed forever. I mean, they did an ok job to keep the flair of the old circuit, but all that banking etc, all the track day drivers in their 200-300hp cars are crying over this. One more reason to stop watching F1.


    Here is a video of my WR run on 10° - 1:35:944
  4. moodyryder

    moodyryder Hardcore Simmer

    I guess so.

    On the other hand there's probably a few hundred track day enthusiasts. There'd have been thousands at the Grand Prix, ordinary folks who could never afford a track day car.

    Also millions watching the tv. Holland back on the world stage with an exciting racetrack.

    I'm just playing devils advocate. I have no time for F1. I haven't been interested in it since the mid 80s and the proper Zandvoort with Villeneuve, Prost, Arnoux and Jones and cars that actually looked different from each other.

    Anyway, I wouldn't mind a try on a bit of banking. The nearest I get to that is the Pudsey Karussell going into Asda.

    And it least it kept them away from Assen. That circuit has been castrated enough as it is.
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  5. Hammerpgh

    Hammerpgh Hardcore Simmer

    Morning all. I haven't been on here for some time as time constraints have reduced my available racing time to league racing. But having picked up ACC on pre-order i'm hoping to start participating here again and really like the idea of the double trouble Hotlap competition
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  6. F1415182235

    F1415182235 Hardcore Simmer

    To all consoles users with ACC: is it worth it to buy now, or should I wait or not even bother?
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  7. Neilski

    Neilski Alien

    Oooo, nice idea. I'm looking forward to finding out how much the sims differ on the same track with a very similar car. Despite owning both sims for ages now, I've never actually tried that! Feels like a bit of a waste, now that I think of it, but at least I can put it straight this week :D
    Meanwhile though, now that it's finally cool enough to use the wheel again, I need to set a couple of times on #184 ;)
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  8. P308R

    P308R Hardcore Simmer

    Allthough I am having an absolute blast on PS4 base model with ACC, I would advise to wait a bit until stuff has been ironed out.

    Physics :)
    Sound :)
    Graphics :(

    If you run early morning 6-10 or early evening 18 - 21, graphics go up a bit since thé lighting is well done.
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  9. moodyryder

    moodyryder Hardcore Simmer

    I'm on a base ps4.

    Probably a good idea for you to get some Xbox feedback.

    But as a console player of Assetto Corsa all I can say is:

    Buy it. It's fantastic.
  10. HandyAndy1962

    HandyAndy1962 Hardcore Simmer

    Hmm, a car I’ve never tried & a track I don’t really get on with. I see embarrassment written all over this especially as my time is going to be a lot more limited than it has been.
    I’ve been asked back to work having been on furlough since the end of March. I’m quite happy being home but if I don’t go back they may not ask me again & I don’t want to be facing redundancy in months to come so I need to think about the future. I’ve been made redundant twice and at my age I don’t want it to happen again. My ACC times aren’t very impressive so I’m not expecting to do very well.
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  11. Neilski

    Neilski Alien

    As long as you enjoy it, what the heck :)
  12. sissydriver

    sissydriver Alien


    WHC 185 1 40 029.jpg

    ScreenShotTool f***** up the resolution...
    What a car - one, when not the most difficult as introduction to ACC....:cool:
    Adjusted pressure to
    front 26.2 / 26.9
    rear 25.9 / 26.6
    brake pads 1
    brake ducts 2
    two more clicks on rear wing

    so close to 1.39.xxx - :confused:

    Aris did circuit walk and setup stream with the porsche (not the cup!) the last week.
    When he was asked how to setup the Cup Car he answered, similar to the 991II - but the Cup is limited in the setup.

    Circuit walk


    Thank you a lot @Totall Wrytoff that ACC is now part of the WHC

    Last edited: Jun 28, 2020
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  13. Please, no need for any embarrassment, everyone is different. The purpose is not about being impressive is taking part and joining in. We want you!:)
    Good luck with it all! Be positive and schedule in at least 2hrs per week for WHC.... because a life/ work balance is crucial!:D:D

    Most of us are facing the prospect of putting the nose back to the grindstone. After a good long break, it is quite tough!
    I'm sure everyone would join me in wishing you all the best for it @HandyAndy1962
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  14. mike reynolds

    mike reynolds Hardcore Simmer

    Ah I was hoping you'd add ACC, good work. Even with ACC's "limited" content, it would take over 4 years of WHC's to go through every car/track combo, and that's before the GT4's are added. Will be joining in this one....

    Edit, there's 3 Porches' in ACC, can you confirm if we should be using the 2018 GT3 or the 2018 Cup?
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  15. P308R

    P308R Hardcore Simmer

    Bastian Boillot
    I used aggressive setup without changes.

    @mike reynolds : It is the cup Porsche ;)
  16. GoodGame.eXistenZ

    GoodGame.eXistenZ Hardcore Simmer

    Yeah, getting back to regular working schedules feels really tough and honestly, I did not miss work a single bito_O It's amazing how much more relaxed you are and how much time you have for things that you enjoy when working only 3-4 days. Was great while it lasted:p
  17. sissydriver

    sissydriver Alien

    @mike reynolds - its the cup. First time ACC - and this one - *bamm* :D
  18. P308R

    P308R Hardcore Simmer

    Bastian Boillot

  19. P308R

    P308R Hardcore Simmer

    Exceeded the 60min edit option, so sorry for the double post.

  20. sissydriver

    sissydriver Alien


    whc 185 1 39 621.jpg

    @P308R - your turn, wow, thats close! :p
  21. P308R

    P308R Hardcore Simmer

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