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So You Think You're Fast? AC Hotlap Challenge: Nissan GT-R @ Spa

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AC has an official in game app for comparing times with your Steam friends, so time to have a little fun!

 

You have 7 days to post your best time and see how you compare.

 

The next Challenge is:

 

Challenges > Hotlap: Nissan GT-R GT3 @ Spa (This car is Part of the dreampack DLC)

 

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Prerequisites

 

Game Settings

 

Launcher settings for ABS and TC must be set to FACTORY.

(once on track you can change the settings if the car allows it)

Stability OFF, Fuel ON

Penalties must be enabled

 

Before you can start posting laps you need to do two things (if you haven't already)

 

1. Activate the in game Friends Leaderbord. To do this, take to the track and move your mouse to the right hand edge of the screen to activate the apps sidebar. From here select the Friends Leaderboard (it's near the bottom)

 

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You should then see a leaderboard similar to this. You can drag it round to a suitable position.

 

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Once the app is active it will log your laps and list those of your Steam Friends.

 

2. In order to get an accurate set of comparison of times you will need to add people to your friends list. You should be able to find all of us at the SimHQ Motorsports Steam Group. Just send out friend invites to those taking part and when they accept you can see their times on your leaderboard.

 

I have most people already, but if you want to enter, please add me as a friend first (if you haven't already), then post a time. I'll periodically post my leaderboard in the following post so you can all see who you need to befriend. Hopefully after a short while we'll all be bosom buddies. cheers

 

Have Fun!!!

 

The challenge is open immediately and will expire exactly 7 days from the time of this post. smile

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I see your cheeky - not even a - tenth Mr Blythe. Not sure whether I should try to do something about that now or keep my cards close to my chest.

That of course could be a bluff and I've only got a pair of threes.

Also, despite much love for Spa I absolutely hate that double left-hander at Pouhon. Must be one of the most appropriately named corners in motorsport.

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Well, this WAS fun...until I ended up P9 when I thought I was kind of quick...lol.

Tough crowd here! wink

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First time in this car and boy is She fun! I have the next three days off and will try my best!

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As this isn't a hardcore league, I'd like to encourage the top 3 finishers to share links to their replay and car setup file so that the rest of us get a chance to learn from the faster drivers. (Please think about saving the replay after your hotlap.) Consider posting your files when the event deadline passes, if a risk of "losing" to someone who learns from it is a problem for you.

Also, share any crucial tips you like about the particular track/driving line/setup. It won't instantly make everyone equally fast but it can be a motivation for more simracers to partake in these events as a learning experience, and for those who invest the time and effort, lessen the gap a bit between the back and front of the pack in future leagues, which is always fun.

As some of you will know, I've never held back any information when I was one of the quickest drivers in the SCSS league here, and was asked about stuff. Sometimes even when I wasn't asked.

Skip says it best in the preface in the book "Going Faster!" by the Skip Barber racing school:

When I started racing in the early sixties, drivers were self-taught, and hard-acquired knowledge was rarely shared. "It's flat out in fifth" typically meant you'd better brake hard and use third.

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I used a setup I found on Race Department. Always feels a bit cheeky, but I figured if I did it chances are others would as well.

Can't think of any specific advice for the driving, usual rules apply.

Replay is here.

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Nice times, guys!

I find this car quite hard to drive. I don't know whether this is understeering character of that car or maybe it simply requires a lot of steering angle, a bit too much for my T500 at 900 degrees of rotation.

Definitely not an easy car to drive fast. I have to admit that it feels to me like those big GTs in GTR2.

I managed to get to low 20s, maybe I could get high 19s with more time to try, but the top times in this Challange are out of my reach. Well done, boys!

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This challenge how now closed. Final leaderboard posted.

Congrats to Brun. Amazing time! thumbsup

Really great turnout for this one. Thanks to everyone who posted times. Next challege will be up in a few mins.

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