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Generic Weekly Hotlap Challenge 193 – Screaming at Piero and H³ without H²O

Discussion in 'Console Lounge' started by Totall Wrytoff, Aug 22, 2020.

  1. Welcome to the Weekly Hotlap Challenge 192 – Screaming at Piero and H³ without H²O
    Assetto Corsa and Competizione challenges.

    Assetto Corsa Challenge: Hotlap
    Shrieking at Piero

    Car: Lotus Exige 240R Stage 3
    Track: Vallelunga – Autodromo Piero Taruffi

    Assetto Corsa Competizione Challenge: 10min Hotstint
    H³ without H²O

    Car: Huracan GT3 EVO (2019)
    Track: Hungaroring
    10 Min. Hotstint
    Time: 11:00
    Duration: 10 MINS
    Weather: Clear
    Track Grip: Optimum
    Dynamic deactivated
    Wetness/ Standing water: 0%
    Random disabled
    Please see notes on How To Take Part below.

    Assetto Corsa: Screaming at Piero

    The Exige 240R finally makes its WHC debut! We are going to run the Stage 3 version because it is about 10% lighter and 10% more powerful than the standard car, and that suits us.
    The Lotus Sport Exige 240R (proper name) was developed by Lotus Sport, the performance division of Lotus Cars, as a road car, track day car and race car. It came out in 2005 as a limited edition with a run of 50.
    In standard trim, its tiny 930kg is thrown down the road by the ubiquitous supercharged 4 cyl, 1.8 litre super whiny Toyota VVTL-I 2ZZ-GE. With that no-weight-at-all, it is very nippy, 60mph and 100mph arrive in 3.9secs and 9.9secs respectively.
    However Assetto Corsa has a Stage 3 tune up and the AC Database has some info:
    The stage 3 version of the Lotus Exige 240R, has an upgraded engine with up to 270bhp, much stiffer and lowered suspension with uprated dampers and a locked read differential 25% power and coast. With its featherweight chassis, this car can really put to shame much more powerful supercars on a tight track.

    Out on track the acceleration is as rapid you would expect, accompanied by that whiny engine, which for me, has too many notes of baby, crying with malnourishment. It has a working aero package, although I can’t judge its effectiveness and it is probably only in play in a couple of places. But perhaps that is why you can turn the wheel quite brutally in places… and the front sticks….
    What will also make you smile is the way it dive bombs apices! Get it slowed properly and turn in is immediate, roll free and to start with, can leave you feeling late to the party with the throttle.
    The Autodromo Vallelunga Piero Taruffi, to give it its full name, nestles in the Lazio Hills 32 km north of Rome. The circuit started in 1951 as a tiny dirt oval, converted from a horse racing track, but in 1957 Italian racing driver and engineer Piero Taruffi was brought in to create a new track, providing a better challenge for drivers and test facility for manufacturers.
    As I’m sure everyone knows, the circuit is also home to Kunos, who occupy a pit garage as an office.

    This challenge is about precision and carrying speed; let’s see you flat through T1, Curva Grande, late on the brakes for Cimini 1 and exciting Cimini 2 with a quarter turn of oppo! Keep it tight!

    Assetto Corsa Competizione – H³ without H²O
    10 MIN Hotstint

    This week’s challenge is courtesy of Sissydriver, winner of ACC 191 and as his title suggests, we’re going no nonsense with the weather: mid-morning, clear with optimum grip.
    Apparently Lamborghini spent a year developing the GT3 Evo. It still has the 5.2 litre, 90 degree V10. Most of the development was to the bodywork and aero but you may also notice, according to Lambo’s website; “changes in the kinematics* of the front suspension. Instead of steel, the supporting arms are now made of billet aluminium, which improves the rolling phase and the connection between the two axles.”
    (I had to google…)
    * Kinematics – the branch of mechanics concerned with the motion of objects without reference to the forces which cause the motion.
    Okaaay! I’m none the wiser having read that.
    Obviously Aluminium is an awful lot lighter than steel, it would radically lower unsprung weight and deliver all the benefits of that to the front axle though….
    What a great track the Hungaroring is.

    It is a bit of a shame then that large parts of the circuit are 1st and 2nd gear in the castrated Bull. Nonetheless, it is about stringing those great turns together and getting into the excellent rhythm this track serves up!

    Stats, Tyres and Times

    For Assetto Corsa
    Recommended tyre pressures:
    - Street: Front 32psi Rear 34psi
    - Semislicks: Front 29psi Rear 31psi
    The lap record for Valleunga is held by our very own GoodGame.eXistenZ with a stunning 1:45.600.
    **EDIT - Now improved to 1:45:461 **
    Please note, for your own sanity, this is over 2.5 secs ahead of P2!
    Anything under 1min 50 secs is good :)

    For A.C.Competizione
    In the 2018 Blancpain Series the Mercedes AMG GT3 did a 1:42.688 in quali 2, and the Lambo GT3 (not the EVO) did a fastest race lap of 1:45.255. So that the target.
    Recommended tyre pressure is around 27.5 psi (hot.)


    How to take part:
    *Assetto Corsa Challenge*
    To enter the Assetto Corsa Challenge, select Hotlap, choose the Lotus Exige 240R Stage 3 and Vallelunga – Autodromo Piero Taruffi.
    Please setup the session as follows:
    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*
    In Single Player:
    1. Choose the Huracan GT3 EVO
    2. Select Hotstint
    3. Select 11:00
    4. Select the Hungaroring Circuit
    5. Weather - select CLEAR
    6. Disable DYNAMIC,
    7. Disable RANDOM
    8. Track Grip at: Optimum
    9. Wetness/ Standing water at: 0%
    The screen shot required to enter your time is in Timetables at the end of the session.
    Realism and Assist Settings are up to you. Ideally, please use PRO

    For ease of admin, please use the following format to post your times to be included on the leader boards:
    For Hotstint, please show the number of laps and total time
    Challenge –
    AC or ACC
    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. (This week it is your fastest lap)
    For ACC Hotstint – Number of Laps
    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 and Competizione. 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 30th August 2020
    Chequered Flag will drop shortly before 6pm.
    Last edited: Aug 23, 2020

  2. sissydriver

    sissydriver Alien

    6 Laps

    whc 193 1jpg (2).jpg
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    whc 193 2jpg (2).jpg

    After endless attempts to get 5 clean laps at WHC 192 this is something different. No time to relax and not so many code brown corners :)
  3. GoodGame.eXistenZ

    GoodGame.eXistenZ Hardcore Simmer

    Lotus - the best :)))

    AC Lotus

    Video (10°) - time 1:45:461:
  4. mike reynolds

    mike reynolds Hardcore Simmer

    Mike Reynolds
    6 Laps

    ACC Lambo HGR1.PNG

    ACC Lambo HGR2.PNG
  5. Peggy11

    Peggy11 Hardcore Simmer

    6 Laps

    Lambo Hotstint.png

    I haven't driven the Hungaroring very much in any sim, so this should be a good excuse to learn the track. This was my second attempt and was 8 seconds faster overall than the first attempt, I think I'm unlikely to see that sort of improvement again this week especially from attempt to attempt :D
  6. moodyryder

    moodyryder Hardcore Simmer



    A great combination. Really good fun.

    My MO for the WHL is to do a single make race against the Alien AI straight off the bat and see if I can keep up.

    They did around 1m51.2.

    This will do for me.

    So there ya go. It's definitely worth you having a try. :)

  7. mike reynolds

    mike reynolds Hardcore Simmer

    Mike Reynolds
    6 Laps

    ACC Lambo HGR1.PNG

    ACC Lambo HGR2.PNG
  8. AC
    Totall Wrytoff
    Sub 1 min 50 is the target...
  9. :D I love the use of the horn to wake up your pit crew!!
    Smooth laps, but you've certainly got a sub 150 in there...:)
    Pretend racer and Peggy11 like this.
  10. jo_siffert

    jo_siffert Racer

    6 Laps

  11. Rod100

    Rod100 Hardcore Simmer


    Picture shows the tire marks of my favorite point for spinning, at the exit of the 'S'. Too early on full throttle...

    A side question, I know stability control is free for our WHC, but in practice what does it do? How much do you guys use? I've been using 0% because I think it should resemble the real car, as i like to replicate de real driving experience, but I'm not sure if this assumption is correct.[​IMG]

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  12. moodyryder

    moodyryder Hardcore Simmer

    I think stability control is an artificial assist as opposed to TC and ABS which obviously some cars have for real.

    It makes the game more accessible with a gamepad. I used to use it when I was using one. Once I'd changed to a wheel I went to 0%.

    I was advised to turn it off as it masks some of the feel & feedback that the wheel can give. Fast players say it will just slow you down.

    It's free in the WHL as there's no way to police it.

    To get the most realistic experience you're right to have it turned off.

    It might have prevented those spins coming out of the esses, but it would have slowed you elsewhere where you want the car to rotate.
  13. Rod100

    Rod100 Hardcore Simmer

    @moodyryder , thanks for the explanation. I had forgotten that some people may use a gamepad, I suppose without stability control driving is almost impossible.

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  14. Laughing Gravy

    Laughing Gravy Hardcore Simmer

    Laughing Gravy

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  15. ACC
    Totall Wrytoff
    6 Laps
    Great circuit, but very difficult to feel the tyres bite when turning in.
    If they do.
  16. *** WHC Midweek standings ***

    Assetto Corsa Hotlap - Shrieking at Piero
    Lotus Exige 240R Stage 3 at Vallelunga

    1. GoodGame.eXistenZ - 1:46:133 PC
    2. Totall Wrytoff - 1.50.432 PS4
    3. Rod100 - 1.50.605 Xbox1
    4. Moodyryder - 1.50.723 PS4
    5. Laughing Gravy - 1.51.114 PS4

    Assetto Corsa Competizione Hotstint - H³ without H²O
    Huracan GT3 EVO at the Hungaroring

    - 6 Laps

    1. jo_siffert - 10.28.293 PC
    2. Mike Reynolds - 10.31:539 PC
    3. Sissydriver - 10.38.139 PC
    4. Peggy11 - 10:45:990 PC
    5. Totall Wrytoff - 10.49.650 PS4

    At half time:
    @GoodGame.eXistenZ is currently top in the AC challenge and has even beaten his original RSR best lap for WHC this week. The rest of the field are in close attendance, just over four seconds later...

    Meanwhile, at the excellent Hungaroring, @jo_siffert leads the way with a great set of laps and has a reasonable gap. But we've seen how a @mike reynolds @sissydriver head to head can take seconds off lap times, and I reckon we've got one of those brewing! @sissydriver has a home advantage, as it is his challenge (no pressure :D,) and is probably sharpening his set-up as we speak, Mike could be looking to go up a step.
  17. sissydriver

    sissydriver Alien

    Sorry for the absence. Everything has become very busy.
    Life, family, job and at the same time (finally) fulfilled a long postponed wish these days: to take part in online races. :cool:
    Amazingly, the CP races so far have been very good, no problems. :eek::)
    Ideal to get practice. Avoid the midfield carnage and start last or go the gras and stay last for the first laps. Then gain position for position and try to make less mistakes than the others.
    Its really tempting. :p
    There is little time left for the WHC - but the Lamborghini will be taken out of the garage again over the next few days.;)
  18. Alexis_RS_MKII

    Alexis_RS_MKII Simracer


  19. Pretend racer

    Pretend racer Hardcore Simmer

    pretend racer

    I started with Labbe's tune for Laguna. I corrected tire psi and fuel. After a few laps I was getting too much oversteer and slightly too much understeer. I lowered the bump and rebound in the rear by about half. The car felt a lot better but still a little understeery so I lowered the bump and rebound on the front too. The car felt pretty good after that.

    Vallelunga is a great track I love racing here.

    Attached Files:

  20. HandyAndy1962

    HandyAndy1962 Hardcore Simmer

    6 Laps

    Looks like I shall holding the rest of the board again this week. Struggling to stop the car and kept sliding a lot in turn 2 & losing lots of time. First effort where I've managed to keep things under control.

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