GTP_WRS Week 146: Made in England

Discussion in 'WRS Archive' started by roamer2629, Sep 6, 2020.

  1. roamer2629

    roamer2629 Premium

    Messages:
    3,725
    Location:
    Argentina
    [​IMG]

    GTSport Week 146 : Made in England

    [​IMG]

    Hotlap Event in Arcade Mode Time Trial

    [​IMG]

    Mercedes AMG F1 W08 EQ POWER+ '17

    [​IMG]

    Brands Hatch Grand Prix Circuit

    :: Open to All GTPlanet Registry Members ::

    :: Members are not obligated to take part ::

    Overview (How Does This Work?):
    • You must be part of our registry to participate.
    • These are Time Trial Events, we have Online Races here.
    • Set the game up according to the event, car and track details below.
    • Save Your BEST LAP replay before exiting your session.
    • Be sure and run cleanly to the end of the first sector after setting your fast lap. If you exit right away, your time stamp may not show up in your replay.
    • Report your split times in here, so you can compare your pace to other racers, without revealing the full lap time. (Note: this is required if participating)
    • Our leaderboard shows how you stack up during the week, before the deadline.
    • Submit your lap via PM to our Fetchbot, before the event deadline.
    • On deadline day, we will publish the results in our leaderboard and in a thread in this section.
    • Identified replays will be checked by your fellow participants to be sure you meet the event regulations.

    Race Details:
    • Mode: Arcade Mode > Time Trial
    • Track: Brands Hatch Grand Prix Circuit
    • Car Type: Garage Car
    • Make: Mercedes Benz
    • Model: Mercedes AMG F1 W08 EQ POWER+ '2017
    • Max Power HP: 890 (Stock)
    • Weight: 1,605 lbs / 729 kg (stock)
    Driving Options:
    • Transmission: Auto or Manual
    • Tires: Racing Soft (front and rear)
    • Driving Line, Cones, Markers: Optional
    • Traction Control | ASM | ABS: Optional
    • Brake Balance: Optional
    • Countersteering Assist: Prohibited
    • Tuning: No Tuning Allowed: Power and weight are to be stock.
    • In-Race Multi-Function Display (MFD) Functions: Optional
    • Custom Wheels: Allowed if available
    • Paint and Racing #: Livery editor Allowed if available
    Course Settings:
    • Time: Optional

    [​IMG]

    Standard Clean OLR Rules (These Apply to ALL Events):
    • The event MUST be run using your registered PSN account.
    • The use of the clutch is strictly prohibited.
    • Use of the Handbrake is Prohibited.
    • No Contact with walls or other objects. Any contact with walls, no matter how minor, will result in a DQ.
    • At Least 2 Tires must be in contact with track at all times (See image below).
      • In situations where contact with the track is not possible because tires are airborne (above the ground), then the run is only legal if at least two tires in-line would have made contact with the track if the car were not airborne.
      • If track contact cannot be 100% determined, then consider it dirty.
    • Rumble/ripple strips are part of the track.
    • No contact with walls or objects, visible or invisible.
    • If you're not 100% sure that your lap is clean, then consider it dirty.
    • No hybrids.
    • No cheating of any kind,these are relaxed races and we are experienced racers, we know what times can be done,and we can read your mind. We will know.
    • Nothing that goes against the spirit of the rules.

    [​IMG][​IMG]
    Race Specifics (Rules for This Specific Event):
    • Red and White Rumble Strips and Tarmac are Track Surface. No other surfaces are track.
    • Green surfaces are not track.

    Steward's Comments:

    I know for some it's borderline heresy, but I like Brands Hatch a lot better than Silverstone. And I really wish F1 would race there instead. There, wish come true. Have fun!

    Saving Replays, Viewing sector times and Submissions:
    • You need to make sure you use the 'Save Best Lap Replay' (ghost replay), not the 'Save Replay' (See pic below).
    • Before saving your replay ensure that you continue running after completing your fast lap until at least the end of first sector. This will ensure you have a complete replay.
    • To view your best lap replay, go to 'My Library' and watch the replay from there using the 'Replays' option.
    • While viewing your Replay, enter the live timing screen to view your sector splits. You will need to do this after your car has passed the sector markers to see it listed.
    • Simply post the splits that are shown in the live timing screen, and our Fetchbot will parse them and add them together for your total sector time.
    • When saving your fastest lap replay please ensure that you watch the replay to the end and that it displays your full lap time. Any replays submitted that do not show the posted lap time will result in a DQ.
    • Remember - When you submit your time you're also declaring that your run is 100% clean. We request replays for the purpose of verifying to all those concerned that the drivers claim is correct, which in turn safeguards the integrity of the driver, and just as importantly, the WRS. The golden rule is to check your replay before submission. If you’re still unsure, check it again, ask for a second opinion and if you’re still undecided, run the lap again.

    (Best Lap Replay Save)

    [​IMG]

    Thread rules:

    The following information cannot be discussed in this thread (they can, however, be discussed on Skype or via other private IM service.):
    • Total Lap Time.
    • Any information which can be used to infer your total lap time.
    • If you choose to Share your Best-Lap Replay via GT Sport before the deadline,your full lap time will be considered to be shared publicly which contravenes our rules. Even if you've only shared with Friends.
    The following information can be discussed in this thread :
    • The first 4 sectors: T1, T2, T3, and T4 times.
    • Any settings discussion.

    [​IMG]

    Submission:

    All submissions must be sent by PM (Subject title: GTP_WRS Week 146 Submission ) to (WRSFetchbot):
    • Please submit your FULL LAP TIME in the following format on a single line:
      X:XX.XXX
      (Example-) 1:10.100
    • You will get an automated response within 15min, letting you know whether your submission was accepted, or if you had an error.
    • For those of you who were used to submitting replays on GT6, you no longer have the ability to export the files.
    • If you have an error, don't panic. Just review the instructions for submission and submit again. If you are having trouble and cannot figure it out, please post your question in the race thread.
    • Users can ask the bot for the current submitted time by sending a message with the Subject: "GTP_WRS Week 146 Get Entry" and any text in the body.
    • Users can delete their submitted time by sending a message with the Subject: "GTP_WRS Week 146 Remove Entry" and any text in the body.
    • If you want to submit multiple times in the week just reply to the conversation with your new time. Fetchy always uses the last submitted time as the final one.
    • The deadline is Monday, September 14th 2020 11:59pm GMT
    • If you are unsure of the deadline try this site.
    Why Use GMT?:
    GMT is World Time and the basis of every world time zone which sets the time of day and is at the centre of the time zone map. GMT sets current time or official time around the globe. Most time changes are measured by GMT. Although GMT has been replaced by atomic time (UTC) it is still widely regarded as the correct time for every international time zone.

    Replay Checking:
    • Division winners and overperformers will be required to submit a replay via the GT Sport Share function for verification AFTER Unofficial Results have been posted.
    • Participants will be expected to check each others' replays for cleanliness, for replays marked in the Results thread as (Replay Verify Required).
    • Video/Youtube/Twitch replays are not accepted as a form of verification.

    [​IMG]

    Good luck,
    :gtplanet: & The WRS team.
     
    Meister Fetz, Tyre King, Mr P and 8 others like this.
  2. mohitraina91

    mohitraina91 Premium

    Messages:
    1,718
    Location:
    Canada
    G R I P
    R
    I
    P


    I'm guessing DRS usage is allowed?
     
    Tyre King, Mr P, Philtaylor17 and 3 others like this.
  3. roamer2629

    roamer2629 Premium

    Messages:
    3,725
    Location:
    Argentina
    I'd say it is but we'll confirm shortly.
     
    Tyre King, Philtaylor17 and EDK like this.
  4. StanNz

    StanNz

    Messages:
    355
    Location:
    Australia
    Auto or manual ?
    Not driven this type of car a lot so just wondering if auto is better. One less thing to be distracted by as they are so fast!!
     
  5. roamer2629

    roamer2629 Premium

    Messages:
    3,725
    Location:
    Argentina
    DRS allowed.
     
  6. mohitraina91

    mohitraina91 Premium

    Messages:
    1,718
    Location:
    Canada
    True it's way too much shifting. But manual for me so I can control car rotation by downshifting extra when needed. Also I think this car may have to be short shifted, not sure yet.

    Cheers :tup:, not worth much on this track but good to know anyways.
     
    Last edited: Sep 7, 2020
  7. EDK

    EDK Moderator

    Messages:
    15,755
    Location:
    United States
    @Philtaylor17 was only marginally faster with it.

    And we were winding the car all the way out when testing. Way past redline.
     
  8. mohitraina91

    mohitraina91 Premium

    Messages:
    1,718
    Location:
    Canada
    That's a margin I intend to take :lol:

    Oh rly, okay, I just assumed based on power and torque curves (torque drops off, was wondering if short shifting helped in slower corners). But if it's to be revved then that's cool too, this thing has too many gears.
     
  9. mohitraina91

    mohitraina91 Premium

    Messages:
    1,718
    Location:
    Canada
    I'll get us started

    13.388
    09.892
    09.357
    14.518
     
  10. Philtaylor17

    Philtaylor17 Premium

    Messages:
    730
    Yeah the DRS was worth a tenth or two maximum from what I remember, not going to drop you a second all of a sudden but it's worth mapping if you haven't already in my opinion.

    Not sure on shift rpm, I think i just revved it out too, but you don't get that lap time ^ / v thing online so its hard to tell whats best
     
  11. Mr P

    Mr P

    Messages:
    10,314
    Looks really cool this one :tup: Unfortunately the replacement screen I want is not the same as the one I just sent back.. Hoping it's in stock tomorrow with luck and get to try this combo out to christen it ;) No way I'm attempting it on this tiny screen! Raced the Nurb quali the other day on it and it was terrible :tdown::lol:

    Have fun guys! I'll defo join when my dragged out delivery gets here :cheers:
     
  12. Philtaylor17

    Philtaylor17 Premium

    Messages:
    730
    Opening splits, not many laps in yet so expecting these to get smashed as the week goes on. Using DRS and shifting at the red line. BB-0

    13.010
    9.735
    9.343
    14.038
     
    Tyre King, oldguy58, StanNz and 2 others like this.
  13. Pigpin13

    Pigpin13

    Messages:
    773
    Location:
    United States
    13.622
    9.909
    9.754
    14.509

    This makes my eyes vibrate.
     
  14. Philtaylor17

    Philtaylor17 Premium

    Messages:
    730
    12.960
    9.695
    9.397
    13.916

    Same as before on gears/BB
     
  15. Philtaylor17

    Philtaylor17 Premium

    Messages:
    730
    Final splits for today I think and a temporary submission.

    12.906
    9.646
    9.311
    13.864

    Same as before BB-0 and shift at the redline.

    Love the speed of this car, so much fun to hang on to it round here, feel like I'm closer to the limit now, not a whole lot left more just chasing half tenths.

    Screenshot_20200907-191420_GT Sport.jpg Screenshot_20200907-191436_GT Sport.jpg
     
    Last edited: Sep 7, 2020
    Sjaak, Mr P, Tyre King and 9 others like this.
  16. Tyre King

    Tyre King Premium

    Messages:
    2,756
    Location:
    United Kingdom
    14.193
    10.217
    9.634
    15.563

    Quite enjoyable once you get used to the 8 gears:crazy:

    Neil
     
    roamer2629 likes this.
  17. Tyre King

    Tyre King Premium

    Messages:
    2,756
    Location:
    United Kingdom
    Final splits for the night from me
    Big improvements and beat personal goal for the day

    14.061
    10.132
    9.428
    15.033

    BB @ -2
    TCS @ 1
    Starting to get the hang of shifting early, to take into account the power and torque curves of the engine.

    Neil
     
    Mr P, Philtaylor17 and roamer2629 like this.
  18. Tyre King

    Tyre King Premium

    Messages:
    2,756
    Location:
    United Kingdom
    Personally I prefer Donington, much more challenging especially if it's the full track. Though the short track without the loop is still great to race on.
    My favorite British track of all time is a little known one (unless you follow Superbike races, that is) called Oulton Park.
    Anyone that's been there, done a track day there, raced there, will all say it's a classic track that has so many difficult corners to master, it's fantastic.

    Neil
     
    Philtaylor17, Pigpin13 and roamer2629 like this.
  19. oldguy58

    oldguy58 Premium

    Messages:
    450
    Location:
    United States
    This thing is a blast :D:D:D

    14.165
    10.852
    9.700
    15.901

    Thanks for not making us use racing hards :crazy:
     
    Mr P, StanNz, Tyre King and 4 others like this.
  20. RACECAR

    RACECAR Premium

    Messages:
    32,302
    Location:
    United States
    13.826
    10.448
    9.394
    14.995

    Very challenging but very fun as well. Gotta ride that fine line to get a good lap out of this place already and in this car, it feels even finer.
     
  21. RACECAR

    RACECAR Premium

    Messages:
    32,302
    Location:
    United States
    13.537
    10.017
    9.535
    15.251

    Would you believe this was all done..with a wheel..sitting..on my legs?

    Basically, I severely lack a desk :lol:
     
    Mr P, StanNz and Philtaylor17 like this.
  22. Philtaylor17

    Philtaylor17 Premium

    Messages:
    730
    Of all the cars to have to try that with :lol:

    Seriously how are you managing that? :crazy:
     
  23. RACECAR

    RACECAR Premium

    Messages:
    32,302
    Location:
    United States
    I am basically balancing upright WHILE turning the car and shifting gears. It hasn't been without its mistakes (Sliding off for example, that's when it really goes wrong :lol:), but it's somewhat manageable.
     
    Pigpin13, StanNz and Philtaylor17 like this.
  24. Philtaylor17

    Philtaylor17 Premium

    Messages:
    730
    I think you should get a second knocked off for that :lol:

    Until recently I used a fairly basic portable stand, they're not perfect ( and you kind of need carpet for it ) but good enough, and a big big upgrade on a desk in my opinion ( mainly because you can adjust it from a height point of view and the pedals are in the right place relative to the wheel. ) They're pretty cheap, about £60ish on eBay.

    If your willing to spend a bit more and/or have the room the Playseat is great for the price, I really feel like I'm able to drive much more consistently now I'm using it, helps a lot in races.
     
    StanNz and roamer2629 like this.
  25. roamer2629

    roamer2629 Premium

    Messages:
    3,725
    Location:
    Argentina
    First splits
    13.299
    10.094
    9.557
    14.500
     
    Philtaylor17, Mr P and Pigpin13 like this.
  26. Pigpin13

    Pigpin13

    Messages:
    773
    Location:
    United States
    13.011
    10.058
    9.678
    14.119

    After a 45 lap run, I got a section 1 split I’m proud of. My optimal says I need to keep trying. :eek:
     
  27. Stryker13

    Stryker13 Premium

    Messages:
    288
    First go at this TT.
    Gotta trust downforce a lot more.

    13.921
    09.835
    09.777
    14.965
     
  28. Mr P

    Mr P

    Messages:
    10,314
    Wow this thing is really twitchy! ... anyway got my new screen today and tried some laps to get a feel, Unfortunately there's no way I can map and effectively use a DRS button as there's just too much gearing and the straights are made so short in this rocket and by the time I remember it's to late! :lol: so I will be running with no drs lazy old man style haha :D:tup:

    13.162
    9.766
    9.508
    14.264

    I still have some more time left to get.. but Phil looks like he is running the Indy track going by those sectors :p Wicked splits mate :bowdown:
     
  29. Philtaylor17

    Philtaylor17 Premium

    Messages:
    730
    Trust me, I know how right you have to get the first sector to get that split time, especially turn 1 - great Job dude, all of those splits you should be proud of :cheers:

    Yeah this thing is a confidence car, you have to really commit to every corner, so much fun though :dopey:

    Thanks Ron :cheers:, I'm sure you will catch them with some more miles. There's about another .1 left for me I think now.

    With DRS you could try mapping it to circle or triangle on the G29, I use triangle and its pretty easy to use now, its not night and day speed difference but I think you will find you go faster using it, enough that its worth mapping for sure.
     
    Last edited: Sep 10, 2020
    Mr P, Stryker13 and roamer2629 like this.
  30. RACECAR

    RACECAR Premium

    Messages:
    32,302
    Location:
    United States