GTP_WRS Week 44: Not too Fast, and oh so Furious

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GT7_Week 44: Not too Fast, and oh so Furious


Hotlap Event in Time Trial


RE Amemiya FD3S RX-7


Tokyo Expressway - Central Counterclockwise

:: 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: World Circuits > Time Trial
  • Track: Tokyo Expressway - Central Counterclockwise
  • Car Type: Garage Car
  • Make: RE Amemiya
  • Model: RE Amemiya FD3S RX-7
  • Max Power HP: 366 HP (Stock)*
  • Weight: 2,734 lbs. (Stock)*
Driving Options:
  • Transmission: Auto or Manual
  • Tires: Sport Hard (front and rear)
  • Driving Line, Cones, Markers: Optional
  • Traction Control | ASM | ABS: Optional
  • Brake Balance: Not Allowed
  • Countersteering Assist: Prohibited
  • Tuning: No Tuning Allowed: Power and weight are to be stock.
  • In-Race Multi-Function Display (MFD) Functions: Optional
  • Custom Wheels: Not Allowed
  • Custom Body Parts: Not Allowed
  • Paint and Racing #: Livery editor Allowed if available
Course Settings:
  • Time: Optional

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.


Race Specifics (Rules for This Specific Event):
  • Solid White Lines denote Track Boundaries, no contact with the walls/curbs.

Steward's Comments:

This car and track are not too fast and will leave you a bit furious at times. Full boost in third gear will bite you if not pointed straight. Give it a few laps and the quirks of this car can be tamed.

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 youre still unsure, check it again, ask for a second opinion and if youre still undecided, run the lap again.

(Best Lap Replay Save)


Thread rules:

The following information cannot be discussed in this thread (they can, however, be discussed on Discord 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 GT7 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 3 sectors: T1, T2 and T3.
  • Any settings discussion.



All submissions must be sent by PM (Subject title: GTP_WRS Week 44 Submission ) to (WRSFetchbot):
  • Please submit your FULL LAP TIME in the following format on a single line:
  • 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 ### Get Entry" and any text in the body.
  • Users can delete their submitted time by sending a message with the Subject: "GTP_WRS Week ### 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, February 13th 2023 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 GT7 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.


Good luck,
:gtplanet: & The WRS team.
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Slight error in the coding - the underline tag wasn't closed after the car name near the top of the post.

Edit - That's better.
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Well, after more than 30 laps trying to record a clean lap and 10 more trying to get one up on the board which I consider reasonably quick... I failed. Saved the replay and happily jotting down splits and ahh there we go, he clips the wall.

I felt like posting here with some "dos and don'ts", but all I've got are "don'ts"

- Don't allow a soiled lap to be your reference point. Wall contact isn't necessarily slower and it can give you an unrealistic target which could affect your confidence.

- Don't replace a clean, slower lap with a dirty faster one. Seems obvious, but it's so easy to lose track after many attempts in one session and lose your banker.

- Don't let any cool visuals take you out of the zone (thanks @Nebuc72 :lol: ).

Will be trying again, hopefully with some This is very addictive, it's the epitome of what Gran Turismo should be about!
25 more laps today and I've got a banker. Two clean laps. Out of 28. :banghead:


Could someone pls post the default setup sheet? I'm sure I haven't touched it but I just want to check.
25 more laps today and I've got a banker. Two clean laps. Out of 28. :banghead:


Could someone pls post the default setup sheet? I'm sure I haven't touched it but I just want to check.
Try "Add Sheet" it creates a new setting tab that is stock settings.
Apologies looks like I put the wrong time for sector 2, though the overall after sector 3 is the same


25 more laps today and I've got a banker. Two clean laps. Out of 28. :banghead:


Could someone pls post the default setup sheet? I'm sure I haven't touched it but I just want to check.
PP should be 561.23

I use 4th gear only until the long straight leading to t3 and back to 4th for the final turn.
Took ages to get it to speed without grinding the walls all the time. I think all sectors besides t1 are within .05 of my very best times there.
Great fun combo!
Edit: typo :ouch:
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Didn't like it at first, but I bit the bullet and it started growing on me.
I use AT so no luxury of staying in one gear, but I think I found the way to compensate with sliding a little.
Many tenths left there still. I'll be back.

Still not thinking too much about using 3rd gear ;) only shifting to 3rd to help getting into turn 1 when I’m a bit late on the brakes there but back to 4th before going on the throttle.
More than 150 laps on this one, and I'm probably going to need some kind of surgery in my left wrist.

Finally caught that bleedin' ghost without needing help from the walls (I spotted the lightest of light wall taps on my previous sectors, and I'm not taking any chances).

The big takeaway here was keeping it in 4th through the first sector and then keeping it in 5th for as long as I dared in the second. Sector three and four are fine as long as you're brave enough to keep your eyes open :lol:


Good luck everyone!

Improved more than expected, but still I tried for bigger margins between me and walls/curbs and that slows me down.
Not brave enough to go out full gas.
Even at the final moments of my session I discovered places where braking is not necessary. The characteristic of the car with its rear moving around helps a lot.
Amazing times at the top.

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