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Generic Weekly Hotlap Challenge 189 – Lack of slack and a wet session with "The Old Lady" down the Hatch

Discussion in 'Console Lounge' started by Totall Wrytoff, Jul 25, 2020.

  1. mike reynolds

    mike reynolds Hardcore Simmer

    Mike Reynolds
    10 Laps

    Used "green" track setting....and that Clint Eastwood is a man of many talents!

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  2. mike reynolds

    mike reynolds Hardcore Simmer

    PS...not sure why my temp was 1 degree less....but it's back up to the same as everyone else's in the time it took me to post the above?

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  3. Neilski

    Neilski Alien

    Yeah I've noticed that the temps in ACC seem to flip flop around a bit...
  4. Graveltrap

    Graveltrap Alien

    Looks like green is the way to go then! Lots of learning happening :confused:
  5. mike reynolds

    mike reynolds Hardcore Simmer

    So I just tried again with Optimum....14 seconds slower! What was really noticeable going back to it though is how much the track evolves in Optimum, backing Aris's statement about the rain washing the rubber away, see my times below, getting quicker lap on lap (excluding lap 7 where I was much too late on the brakes into Westfields)

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  6. Rod100

    Rod100 Hardcore Simmer


    Tried again medium tires, but I gave up. I'm sticking to the hard tires where I can be more consistent. Also, sometimes I was turning TC on for the brick road part of the circuit, as I was tending to lose traction. (I guess it was memory effect from the regular pavement)[​IMG]

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  7. Pretend racer

    Pretend racer Hardcore Simmer

    pretend racer

    setup at the end of the video.

    I love this car! This is a pretty good track to let it stretch its legs. I started with Labbe's tune for vallelunga. I used the med tires first. Adjusted everything that needed adjusting and then tried to go fast. It turns out that the hard tires were about a half second (at least) faster than the meds. I was quite surprised by this.

    I managed to grab the WR on RSR (for the time being) :D. I noticed that the guy who was in 1st place had a 3rd sector time about 1.2 seconds faster than me. His other sectors were both about half a second slower than mine. I wonder if he took a shortcut through the pits in order to get that time? I can't figure out how he is so fast in the 3rd sector.
  8. Tony212

    Tony212 Racer

    Is that a new #1 time for that combo in AC?
  9. sissydriver

    sissydriver Alien

    10 Laps

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    Slippery when wet - makes sense that the rubbered track is slower in rain.
    The last lap was full court code brown :confused:
    cause so many attempts ended in the gras / the wall / the gravel :rolleyes:
    at Brands in the wet you must focus all the time long - really exhausting. o_O
  10. sissydriver

    sissydriver Alien

    10 Laps

    whc 189 09.jpg
    whc 189 10.jpg

    Realized that i took Aston from GT Challenge, not 2018...wondered why you had different colors (GT has only one team).
    This stint was amazing - coming into the flow, no code brown :cool:

    right tires now perfect pressure (before 0.5 too low).

    Setup - pressure aiming for 31.0
    26.9 / 27.8
    26.9 / 27.7

    TC 5 / ABS 10 / ECU 5

    other settings stock
  11. GoodGame.eXistenZ

    GoodGame.eXistenZ Hardcore Simmer

    Nice time !
    So green track is faster than optimum?
  12. Graveltrap

    Graveltrap Alien

    Yes, for those first laps anyway! The track is stable and doesn’t change in grip.
    Last edited: Jul 28, 2020
  13. sissydriver

    sissydriver Alien

    When you accelerate at surtees its like day and night - with optimum = rubber on track the TC is "freaking out" and with green = no rubber its so much better. That was frustrating me with optimum - you fight and do and steer and sweat and the f***ing car wont accelerate.
    After mike pointed it out it was clear what happened. Sometimes you are blind ...

    @GoodGame.eXistenZ - for you constant 1.31.xx must be possible - so my time is nice, but not good - lets see how one after the other is overtaking me ;)
  14. Graveltrap

    Graveltrap Alien




    My first 1:31.9xx laps :) The track condition really does make a difference... I was a little worried that the rain would take away some enjoyment, but it has actually made no difference.

    Been playing with maps, tried 4 and 6, but my best results have come from 5. No clue what to try setup wise, the car is good to drive right now!
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  15. GoodGame.eXistenZ

    GoodGame.eXistenZ Hardcore Simmer

    Gotta give this another try - those improvements are massive. :O
    So wouldnt it make sense to fix track conditions for the events?
  16. Pretend racer

    Pretend racer Hardcore Simmer

  17. Yes it would.
    We will.:)

    The presumption to begin with was that Optimum would mean optimum, in terms of grip!!;):D
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  18. Pretend racer

    Pretend racer Hardcore Simmer

    That means you had too much psi in the tires. When I was using the meds I set it so it was 2 or 3 psi lower than what I had for the hards. Each tire has a different psi so that it will end up at the correct psi when performing the lap. I had to set the meds to be very cold on the first lap so that the would be at optimum psi on lap 2. The hards seem to settle into the correct psi on the first lap. Although, after watching my replay I would lower the rears by 1psi in order to get 24psi while on track.
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  19. mike reynolds

    mike reynolds Hardcore Simmer

    It’s been interesting learning about the the track states in the rain though...ACC gets a big tick from me for the way the rubbered track starts slippery and gets faster as the rain cleans it. I’ve not idea if the time it takes or the impact on lap times is representative of real live but it’s a nice dimension to the game....and one that I probably wouldn’t of appreciated if it weren’t for the WHC so big tick for this as well!

    It does reinforce my view that to really appreciate ACC, you need to do long races in it...it is an endurance series after all.
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  20. Thanks @Pretend racer
    Agree, I had set them all to 27, it was my first few laps. The point was, even when I corrected the pressures, I couldn't match the time.:eek::D
    Next run out I will be trying your pressures (less a psi at the rear) and cautiously, your set-up. Over the years, I've noticed your penchant for a wild rear end.;):D
    Slightly less "give" at the back suits my lower level of skill.
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