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Generic Weekly Hotlap Challenge 210 - Pinpoint precision and a pastis

Discussion in 'Console Lounge' started by Totall Wrytoff, Jan 16, 2021.

  1. Welcome to the Weekly Hotlap Challenge 210 - Pinpoint precision and a pastis
    Featuring both Assetto Corsa and Assetto Corsa Competizione hotlap challenges


    Assetto Corsa Hotlap:
    Car: KTM X-Bow R
    Track: Highlands Drift
    Ambient Temp: FREE
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    Variety is the spice of life in lockdown and perhaps to your relief this WHC will feel completely and utterly different to last week’s.
    We are in a state of the art, no frills, 300bhp, carbon tub Go-Kart. X-bow is pronounced “Crossbow” and this week requires pinpoint precision.

    Controversially, for the WHC, the Crossbow is powered by Audi’s four cylinder, two litre turbo. Transmission is through a six speed sequential, so adjust your shifters. Following last week’s vintage experience, you’ll also need to adjust other parameters too! Like braking distance and grip!

    I think there might be a bit of sweating and swearing this week! Highlands Drift is a very tricky track. Although, in the KTM, it is wide, you need to be very precise and accurate with your lines through the sweeping, double apices. In my short test, I found it easily understeers if you get it wrong, but it feels very sweet indeed when you get it right. And, in three or four laps testing, I did get one corner right-ish once. (Turn 5 - The double left hander before the hill up to “Tower Lub.”)

    So this week, go gently to start and get into a groove and the times will improve dramatically. There is a knack to this track, it has a great rhythm but you need to dial in, look ahead, be precise and (hint, hint) use all of the tarmac available. And enjoy the car(t).


    Tyres and Fastest Lap
    Recommended operating pressures:
    Semislicks – Front: 31 psi Rear: 32 psi
    Fastest Lap: 2:07.781 by Jakub Krcma

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    Assetto Corsa Competizione Hotlap:
    Car: Porsche 911 GT3R *
    Location: Paul Ricard
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    * NB – The earlier model, from the 2018 Blancpain GT Series (not the 911 II GT3 R.)

    The Paul Ricard Circuit came about because Paul Ricard, the “Pastis magnate” wanted to experience the challenge of building a race track. Curious chap! As most of us know, any building project is an horrendous nightmare, (caveat - unless of course, Moody is running it.)

    Unlike other building projects, there are no gravel traps here (but there are pits!) To prevent impacts from loss of control, the red and blue run off zones feature special ultra-high grip surfaces. The blue areas use a tungsten asphalt compound and the red zones are so abrasive, they’ll rip the tread from the tyres in slowing you down.

    Get you inters pre-heated, Mike’s booked a wet one!! Which reminds me, if you hate pastis and have a bottle in the back of the cupboard, I strongly recommend the delicious Monkey Gland: (2 measures Gin, 2 Orange Juice, a teaspoon of Pastis, shake over ice, serve and drizzle a teaspoon or two of Grenadine). You won’t get through the pastis anything like as fast as the Porsche does Paul Ricard, but it slips down faster and you won’t notice the pastis either. That’s a win, win, win.


    Tyres and steering lock:
    Ideal GT3 operating pressures are around 27.5 psi
    Recommended steering lock adjustment for Porsche 991 GT3 R - 800°



    ☆☆PLEASE NOTE: WHC 209 IS STILL OPEN UNTIL 18:00 (GMT+1) TOMORROW. ☆☆
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    How to take part:

    *Assetto Corsa Hotlaps Challenge*
    To enter the Assetto Corsa Hotlap Challenge, select Hotlap, choose the KTM X-Bow R and the Highlands Drift Circuit. Please setup the session as follows:
    Mode: Hotlap
    Setup: Ambient Temp: FREE
    Time of day: Free / Controller: Free / Assists: Free / Stability: Free.

    *Assetto Corsa Competizione Hotlap*
    Car: Porsche 911 GT3R (Please ensure you have the correct car)
    2. Challenge type: Hotlap
    3. Time of day: 13:00
    4. Track: Paul Ricard
    5. Weather type eg: Light Rain
    6. Dynamic Weather: Disabled
    7. Cloud: n/a
    8. Ave Temp: n/a
    9. Grip level: Free choice
    10. Wetness: n/a
    11. Standing water: n/a
    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

    POSTING FORMAT:
    For ease of admin, please use the following format to post your times to be included on the leader boards:

    * Improvement (Only required if you have already posted a time)
    * Challenge – AC or ACC
    * Your name (as you would like it to appear on the leaderboard)
    * Your time - shown as x.xx.xxx.
    * Your platform (PC Xb1 PS4)
    * 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.
    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, lap mode, weather and of course the car being used!
    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.

    Deadline: Sunday 24th January 2021
    Chequered Flag will drop shortly before 6pm.
     


  2. Emmanuel Tubbiolo

    Emmanuel Tubbiolo Hardcore Simmer

    Happy new year everyone. Ok Totall Wrytoff. Did you use that title to get me back in to it? Paul Ricard is my home track and am from down the road. That's where I use to do karting as a kid. Also pastis is my favourite drink, but am not aloud anymore... I wish I had ACC.
    I ordered myself a rig at Christmas but it never came. Gt lost. So I cut 2 chairs and tried to build a little something.. I'll try this week so. A bit rusty but can't wait. Glad to be back.
     
  3. Rod100

    Rod100 Hardcore Simmer

    TW, for AC the ambient temperature is free again?


    Sent from my ASUS_Z012DC using Tapatalk
     
  4. Happy new year to you ET and a big welcome back! Excellent! :):):)
    ACC challenges are thanks to @mike reynolds
    The home made rig sounds very exciting, I hope the furniture is not missed! Think your handiwork deserves a pic to share...:D

    That's correct!
     
  5. sissydriver

    sissydriver Alien

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    Yesterday Aris tried the Porsche 991 II GT3 R at Pauls. We discovered: You dont drive the Porsche. The Porsche allows you to drive. :cool:
     
  6. sissydriver

    sissydriver Alien

    ACC
    Sissydriver
    2.05.007
    PC

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    Puh, not a single clean attempt to master Signes :confused:
    that should be a difficult week o_O
     
  7. Emmanuel Tubbiolo

    Emmanuel Tubbiolo Hardcore Simmer

    Definitely needs a picture. 2 years ago one of my kids got an Xbox. I decided very quickly to find out what's going on in the virtual driving world.. got myself a Logitech and found out that Ac was the most accurate sim racing game for the console. I was happy out in the front room with all the toys and my wife's desk as a rig... until the main telly broke and my wife needed her space back to work from home. So here I am, in the leaving room with my made up rig waiting for the family to go to bed. All this is off course to excuse my future lap times..
     
  8. sissydriver

    sissydriver Alien

    ACC
    Sissydriver
    2.02.934
    PC

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    More rear wing, nearly solved the problem. Still scary at the limit :eek:
     
  9. mike reynolds

    mike reynolds Hardcore Simmer

    ACC
    Mike Reynolds
    2:02:931
    PC

    Sneaked in ahead of Sissydriver by .003!

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  10. sissydriver

    sissydriver Alien

    ACC
    Sissydriver
    Improvement
    2.02.649
    PC

    WHC210_ACC_3aDry.jpg

    Tried the dry compound - 6th lap was fastest with this 2.05.529
    Then again on wets.

    Now its your turn again @mike reynolds :cool:
     
  11. mike reynolds

    mike reynolds Hardcore Simmer

    Did you do your times on Wets? I’m on drys....had one go on wets and couldn’t get below 2:05!
     
  12. AC
    Totall Wrytoff
    2.10.355
    PS4
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    This opening time would have placed me 3rd on RSR, but having just checked, I'm 4th and (- spoiler alert -) I'm delighted see there is a new world record holder... with a time currently over 4.5 secs faster!! :cool:
    I'm not saying who that might be of course, you'll have to wait and see! :)
     
  13. Peggy11

    Peggy11 Hardcore Simmer

    AC
    Peggy11
    2:15:793
    PC

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    A nice dusk drive in the Highlands. Let's see how much I can improve in a week :p

    I need to learn the track properly then I might have half a chance of posting a respectable time. Nevertheless this is quite fun with the combination of power oversteer and front wheel locking undertseer, both as a consequence of my heavy feet :rolleyes:
     
  14. Improvement
    AC
    Totall Wrytoff
    2.10.137
    PS4
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    Hectic!
    Isn't understeer flipping into mid corner oversteer refer to as unbalanced? Surely it should react "all-of-a-piece."
    I'm going to lower it to the max, soften the rears damps and front rebound and take a bit of camber off both ends, in search of stability and grip. ;)
     
  15. Improvement
    AC
    Totall Wrytoff
    2.09.653
    PS4
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    The tweaks have reduced the understeer but made the rear more twitchy. It can't keep up.
    Without the option to tweak springs, roll bars and probably most importantly, the diff, I'll try reducing the ride height difference between front and rear. :)
     
  16. sissydriver

    sissydriver Alien

    AC
    Sissydriver
    2.13.189
    PC

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    Same as ACC KTM - always trying to kill you, but fun :)
     
  17. SlowGrayAudi

    SlowGrayAudi Hardcore Simmer

    Just make your own rig! I did
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  18. Rod100

    Rod100 Hardcore Simmer

    AC
    Rod100
    2.12.077
    Xb1

    After the 1967 Ferrari, again having control over the brakes. Pleasant car to drive. I feel some oversteering everywhere during turns, I think that's the main point for setup improvement.[​IMG]

    Sent from my ASUS_Z012DC using Tapatalk
     
  19. Rod100

    Rod100 Hardcore Simmer

    Improvement
    AC
    Rod100
    2.11.679
    Xb1

    Another round after lunch. Increased negative camber on rear wheels to -1.1deg, I felt it a bit more behaved, specially with brake over steering.

    Cold tire pressures: 27 on lefts and 28 on rights, with ambient temp at 10deg C. Possibly better grip with higher temp. (I like driving several laps, tires cool down around the 3rd lap)

    Sent from my ASUS_Z012DC using Tapatalk
    [​IMG]
     
  20. AC
    BenBB
    2:08:419
    PC
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    Hard to believe how far I was from correct pace on my first tries. Had to work on every corner trajectory/speed/breaking points to gradually improve from 2:15 in my first sessions !
    Quite a different drive than last week's F1s, although I think they share some "powersliding" ability
    Nothing spectacular concerning setup: lowered suspensions, augmented negative camber, reduced damper settings close to minimum.

    Quite impatient to see how @GoodGame.eXistenZ found a 2:05 on this combo now ! :D
     

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