Monthly TT challenge: PS4/XB1/ PC: Mazda 787b @ Highlands

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  1. mister dog

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    June it's going to be the Mazda 787B at Highlands (regular layout):

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    Tyres are soft slicks, track conditions: optimum, track temp 26c

    Just post a screenshot of your best time and good luck in taming the beast!

    current standings:

    Fastest time so far by: HammyMansell: 2:02:841
    2nd: Will27: 2:03.922
    3rd: PzR Slim: 2:04.879
    4th: BrainsBush: 2:06:890
    5th: mister dog: 2:08:518
    6th: Whitestar: 2:09:836


     
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    September winner Yellowbird @ VIR full course: Harry6784
    results:
    1: Harry6784 1:59.246
    2: Wiz 1:59:765
    3: brian wolf 2:02.084
    4: Johnnypenso 2:02:209
    5: mister dog 2:02.229

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    October winner Lotus 72D @ Zandvoort: Harry6784
    results:

    1st: Harry6784: 1:36:130
    2nd: Johnnypenso: 1:36:831
    3rd: Wiz: 1:37:813
    4th: RoccoTTS: 1:38.883
    5th: mister dog: 1:38:914
    6th: brian wolf: 1:40:391
    7th: 35mm: 1:41:190
    8th: BrandonW77: 1:41:320

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    November/ December winner Porsche 917-30 @ Silverstone '67: carracerptp
    results:

    1st: carracerptp: 1:16:837
    2nd: Harry6784: 1:17:341
    3rd: Johhnypenso: 1:17:831
    4th: svenvangent: 1:18:926
    5th: brian wolf: 1:20:267
    6th: mister dog: 1:20:281
    7th: Sureboss: 1:21:498
    8th: Whitestar: 1:21:732

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    January winner Ford GT40 @ Monza '66 full course: carracerptp
    results:

    1: carracerptp: 2:25:968
    2: Harry6784: 2:25.992
    3: PzR Slim: 2:29:386
    4: pretend racer: 2:29.417
    5: Sureboss: 2:29:743
    6: mister dog: 2:30:337
    7: 35mm: 2:30:626
    8: Football67611: 2:31:871
    9: ProjectWHaT: 2:32:827

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    February winner Ferrari 312T @ Imola: Will27
    results:

    1: Will27: 1:41:145
    2: GregTheStig: 1:42:254
    3: pretend racer: 1:43.524
    4: Gravitron: 1:43:944
    5: mister dog: 1:44:400
    6: 35mm: 1:44:523

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    March/April winner Abarth 595 s2 @ Magione: Will27
    results:

    1: Will27: 1:39:020
    2: Accro2008: 1:39:690
    3: FaBAC: 1:40:118
    4: mister dog: 1:42:668
    5: Nelson Medway: 1:44:185
    6: LaughingGravy: 1:44.721

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  3. brian wolf

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    I`m in! The YB is real fun drive(although mine will be green and mostly sideways!) VIR is downloading as i type this. I`m glad I have a month to learn the track. I don`t know much about it. I did catch the end of the IMSA race the other day. It looks like a great track for just losing an afternoon just hooning around. :tup:
     
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    That was how i spend last night basically :D
    It's a fun challenge getting a clean lap in, on default settings the Yellowbird really handles like it did in that famous Nordshleiffe video. Really easy to maintain a proper slide and drift through the corners.

    VIR is a great track, i know it already from AMS.
    Yesterday my best was a 2:08 i believe which should be easy enough to beat as i didn't drive on the edge yet.
    Will try and post a video of one of my laps as i figured out how shadowplay works now :)
     
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    On the street 90s tyres and 80% boost the YB is one of the most fun cars in AC!:lol:

    With semi slicks and some proper hot lap conditions I`m at 2:03.877. I can`t get the f12 screenshot to work. So when I work that one out I will post one.:tup:
     
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    Still learning the track and had a go last night. It's a brilliant piece of work and the YB is an unruly beast around here. I couldn't get screenshot to work for me either. Can't seem to upload a photo properly either:mad::mad: 2:02.209
     

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    Best so far, need to practice more :p
     
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    I can take a screenshot on track, but not in the launcher any more.:mad: So, its print screen and paste into paint for me now! :)

    Loads more time to find. I hope to get under 2 mins by the end.
     
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    OP updated with a little video of what to expect :cheers:
     
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    .. and a new time:

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    What boost are you guys running?
     
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    100% boost! But, I might try 90% if I can`t tune out some of the oversteer. I`m sure I`m loosing time going sideways. :dopey:
     
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    Cheers i put it on 80 so might see if i can release the tiger from it's cage completely.

    Edit: lap with trackside cams. Notice how dirty i managed to get that YB due to some 'excursions':

     
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    I'll say up front that my lap times with this combo will never be seen on a PRO Rank leaderboard :lol:

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    Everyone needs to find a second it seems :)
     
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    Oh man...I just found this thread. I should have access to a steering wheel either by the weekend or mid next week. I'll have to give this combo a go. Gosh, the Yellowbird must be an animal on this track. Everybody, please keep providing tips! Like, the 80% level of the turbochargers. 80% should keep me somewhere near the track at all times... :lol:
     
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  16. brian wolf

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    Gosh, and then some!
    Lots more to find as we learn the details of this track! And, well done on the monthly format. I`m not going to get any game time for a few days but it doesn`t mean I can`t get enough laps in to do myself justice. :tup:
     
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    Finally cracked the 2 minute mark. 100% boost.

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    Were the track conditions in the OP always on optimum? I could swear it said green when you first posted.:nervous:
     
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    Eagle eyes mister Penso! Yes indeed I changed that in the first hours as there's no way for me to check it when people post a screen. So best conditions apply for all.
     
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    I used the green track for my run:lol:. Will try and put in some more laps:D
     
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    Clearly some stewards were bribed. :odd: :lol:
     
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    I would have been almost a second faster than this, if it weren't for the USB cable of my shifter getting disconnected 200 meters from the finish line ! :banghead:

    Anyhow i find another second:

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    Oh, man...You are awesome! I have been hearing about VIR for years, but I didn't know squat about the layout. I haven't been able to spend much time on it because of my broken wheel situation, but in the time I have been on the track I have absolutely loved it. A track guide is going to be very helpful. Thanks for sharing the links...

    Car & Driver does an annual feature on the VIR Grand West layout called Lightning Laps. Check out this link for a huge list of laptimes C&D recorded over the years (2006-2016):
    http://www.caranddriver.com/feature...results-historical-lap-times-and-more-feature
     
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    No probs! I`ve found the info really useful so its only proper to share! :tup: Anyway, knowing the line is one thing......driving the line is another thing entirely! :lol:
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    I made some more progress this afternoon.:tup: I`m still not using enough of the track or carrying enough speed into most of the corners though! :tdown:

    I`ve attached my tune. It may be a bit safe for the quick guys. But, it has made it easier for me to get clean laps on the board!
     

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    Nice one Brian, with that JohnnyP dropped to 3rd and things turned to normal again at the back (with me there) :p
    I think Wiz deserves a challenge so i'm inviting one of the other forum aliens i know of: @Saidur_Ali feel like giving this combo a go? :D
     
  27. Saidur_Ali

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    I think JohnnyP has more than enough pace to get current first place. I'm getting too old for this, he can do the honours while I sit back and relax in a different Yellow car.

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    Too old to hotlap, that's a new one. :D
    I guess you're right though, our Canadian toilet prince could probably pull it off on a good day.
     
  29. Harry6784

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    Embarrassingly I never ran VIR before, now it one of my favorites! Also wasn't a fan of the RUF but I noticed in VR it's MUCH easier to catch a slide or when to apply some opposite lock. I can see why people hoon these things :D



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    It's a thing, did you watch the Belgian GP drivers press conference?:



    To be honest, I'm a bit bored of racing games and gaming in general. Might take a long break and hopefully it will be more exciting again, a bit like Jenson. It's more exciting for me to see current battle. *Grabs popcorn.*

    You flushed a whole session down the drain for the Prince by making him drive on a green track like Stefan. Wonder if he will have enough reserves in the tank to answer Harry.
     
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