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Assetto Corsa Mini Season | Round 1 | Brands Hatch GP

Discussion in 'PS4 | Thursday Night GT Championship' started by LIAMATTHURSO, Aug 5, 2017.

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  1. LIAMATTHURSO

    LIAMATTHURSO

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    Race Details


    • Time: 1pm
    • Laps: 42
    • Temperature: 22c
    • Track Surface: Green
    • Tyre wear: 200%
    • Fuel rate: 100%


    Rules

    • A practice session will open at 7pm, all drivers are required to join before the end of practice for the qualifying starting at 8pm
    • Qualifying will be 20 minutes
    • The race will last for approximately 1 hour
    • Assists will be set to factory
    • In game penalties will be off
    • A mandatory tyre change is required

    The Track


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    Brands Hatch is a motor racing circuit near West Kingsdown in Kent, England. First used as a grasstrack motorcycle circuit on farmland, it hosted 12 runnings of the British Grand Prix between 1964 and 1986 and currently hosts many British and International racing events. Brands Hatch offers two layout configurations: the shorter "Indy Circuit" layout (1.198 miles) is located entirely within a natural amphitheatre offering spectators views of almost all of the shorter configuration from wherever they watch. The longer "Grand Prix" layout (2.433 miles) played host to Formula One racing, including events such as Jo Siffert's duel with Chris Amon in 1968 and future World Champion Nigel Mansell's first win in 1985. Noise restrictions and the proximity of local residents to the Grand Prix loop mean that the number of race meetings held on the extended circuit are limited to just a few per year. The outright lap record for the Grand Prix configuration is 1:09.593, set by Nigel Mansell in his Williams-Honda at the circuit's last Formula One Grand Prix in July 1986. The British Rallycross Circuit at Brands Hatch was designed and constructed by four-times British Rallycross Champion Trevor Hopkins. It is approx. 0.9 miles long and completed around 1981. Unlike earlier rallycross courses at Brands Hatch, cars start on the startline then veer right and downhill on the loose at Paddock Hill Bend. Through the left-right Esses at the bottom, the circuit rejoins the Indy Circuit to travel up and round Druids hairpin, before a 90-degree left through Langley's Gap and across the knife-edge, rejoining the Indy Circuit, but travelling anti-clockwise. From Cooper Straight, the cars swoop up the old link road and back to Paddock.


    Hotlap




    Questions


    Brands Hatch missed out on Season 5, are you happy to be racing it?


    How do you rate Assetto to Project Cars?


    Are you taking this mini season seriously, or just for fun?
     
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  2. Frank Finch

    Frank Finch
    TNGTC | Finch Sim Racing Premium

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    Brands Hatch missed out on Season 5, are you happy to be racing it?
    Yes, I love Brands! It should be in every TNGTC season, because it's a tight track, but there are a few places for overtaking. And any mistakes will cost you dearly.

    How do you rate Assetto to Project Cars?
    I'm starting to like it more and more. The physics are much better and there is no contact glitch. The only (big) downside is the small amount of available tracks and cars. If the console version would have the same amount as Project Cars, Assetto Corsa would be my favourite for sure. Maybe I should switch to PC gaming...

    EDIT: Also, why isn't there a decent app for the console version of AC???


    Are you taking this mini season seriously, or just for fun?
    I take all TNGTC seasons seriously, since this is still one of the cleanest leagues out there. If I wouldn't take it seriously, I could just as well race in open lobbies against all the Torpedos and Crashdonado's in the world :O_o:
     
    Last edited: Aug 5, 2017
  3. LIAMATTHURSO

    LIAMATTHURSO

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    Brands Hatch missed out on Season 5, are you happy to be racing it

    I like the track to drive, but it's hard to overtake

    How do you rate Assetto to Project Cars?

    The driving is good, hud and UI are useless. Like Frank said, the amount of tracks and cars is laughable

    Are you taking this mini season seriously, or just for fun?


    For fun, but i'll still try my best
     
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  4. Mikhail24RD

    Mikhail24RD

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    Brands Hatch missed on season 5, are you happy to be racing it?

    I don't know to be honest. Tight track is all I can
    say.

    How do you rate Assetto to Project Cars?

    Idk. Does need more tracks and cars tho

    Are you taking this mini season seriously or just for fun?

    Well it's more of a learning season for me heading to S6 of the TNGTC in Project Cars 2 and might take time especially using a controller in this season. Hopefully I will not cause any trouble this season



     
  5. Ben Milden

    Ben Milden
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    Questions


    Brands Hatch missed out on Season 5, are you happy to be racing it?
    I like brands but I can't match the times of others here

    How do you rate Assetto to Project Cars?
    Depends Assetto's menu's and hud are the work of a blind 2 year old but it drives much better and you can have a bit of rubbing with no issue, I think as a package pcars was better

    Are you taking this mini season seriously, or just for fun?

    Racing is racing once the lights go out p1 is all that matters
     
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  6. Gareth Williams

    Gareth Williams

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    Questions


    Brands Hatch missed out on Season 5, are you happy to be racing it?

    Is a good track, prefer this layout to the indy also

    How do you rate Assetto to Project Cars?

    Not as good as cars in many areas, menus suck, hud sucks, no custom wheel settings etc - sucks, setup screen sucks, lack of tracks suck, only plus is cars don't stick together like cars, also i wouldn't say handling is that much better on assetto feels pretty similar.

    Are you taking this mini season seriously, or just for fun?


    No, missing atleast two races, don't think i ever missed a p cars race in all the seasons other than odd internet issue, so yeah is just a time filler for Cars 2 for me.
     
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  7. Ben McCluskey

    Ben McCluskey

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    Brands Hatch missed out on Season 5, are you happy to be racing it?

    It's a great track, especially now without the stupid kerbing that pcars had.

    How do you rate Assetto to Project Cars?

    Handling, it's superior
    graphics, content and options isn't as good as cars of projects


    Are you taking this mini season seriously, or just for fun?


    I'll be missing a race or two, so more fun that serious.
     
  8. Ben Milden

    Ben Milden
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    ROUND 1 Race Results

    Pole: Liam
    Fastest lap: Gaz


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  9. LIAMATTHURSO

    LIAMATTHURSO

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    Well that was alright for my first ever proper race on AC. Took pole with 23.3, which isn't bad. The race i pulled a small gap in the first few laps, but then the rear became so unstable about lap 7. Having only done 1 practice session, which was all focused on Q, i didn't expect this. The rear end cost me the lead to Kike. Psn kicked me out my party on lap 17 so had 4 laps of silence until i rejoined it in the pits. After the pits i was visually catching Kike lap by lap, but backmarkers realllllly screwed me, bar @Frank Finch who was great so kudos. If i hadn't made the mistake, or been held up, who knows, maybe a win, but kike drove well.

    Here is my livestream for anyone interested

     
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  10. Ben Milden

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    Q: 7th
    R: 7th



    Drove the wheels off the big beast looked in the fight for p4 but I pitted and didn't change my tyres like a noob, pitted next lap and nailed a wall slowing for the pits so had a long stop for repairs. Enjoyed the first stint but was a lonely second stint.

    Well done to the winners and thanks to everyone who signed up and raced

    Apologies for the delay and messing around but myself and @Ben McCluskey got thrown into the deep end at the last minute. See you all next week
     
    Last edited: Aug 8, 2017
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  11. Lance Loomis

    Lance Loomis
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    Didn't go as planned. Lol. Thought I had brake failure in game but come to find out, my pedals somehow got out of calibration mid race... got the issue fixed so hopefully it won't happen again
     
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  12. Ben Milden

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    If you need a merc setup I have a good base one
     
  13. Ben McCluskey

    Ben McCluskey

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    I've had a brake failure before in the McLaren. Very weird. Travelling in 6th gear slamming the brakes and nothing happens, even on a game that's scary
     
  14. Frank Finch

    Frank Finch
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    Well that went fantastic :O_o: Had too many spins and severe damage twice, so I retired. Sorry for almost ruining the race for the leaders when I spun out in front of them...
    Need to work on the setup. Loved the rolling start, though.
     
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  15. Ben Milden

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    I have a setup for you to ignite lol
     
  16. Gareth Williams

    Gareth Williams

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    Some dodgy glitches in this game lol

    Mine I had no feedback when I come out pits, completely shut off, I spun straight off a t1 and then corner after straight into the barrier, ruined my race ended up like lap down as kept spinning into the barriers with to much turn in, was only in last 5 laps or so managed to stay on track

    That's two races in a row it's happened now after I've pitted, had a look on google an found few others have same issue with thrustmaster wheels

    Not even f1 is as messed up as this game is,
     
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  17. Ben McCluskey

    Ben McCluskey

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    Quali didn't go to plan, couldn't get a decent lap in. Started p11. I knew I couldn't make my way up the grid with force, so decided to just sit back and hope people would make mistakes. This got me to around P7 at the pitstops. However I wasn't able to make my undercut strategy work as I soon found myself in a very intense battle with a Ferrari. That thing accelerates out of a turn so well.
    After this I just brought the car home for 5th as my tyres were destroyed from battling, but a small mistake nearly made Jamie get pass on the last lap.

    Now Here are my highlights from last night's race

     
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  18. Lance Loomis

    Lance Loomis
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    You running with a t500? That wheel seems to not be supported on the ps4 anymore for some reason. Waiting on Sony and Fanatec to come to an license agreement so they can sell the ps4 wheel in the states.
     
  19. Kike Luna

    Kike Luna

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    Qualy: P4
    Race: P1



    4th in the qualy, quite far from Liam as he got a second ahead, but I was confident in my race pace.

    Nailed the strategy, with 2 soft-tyre stints and constant pace. Took advantage of Adam's early pit-stop and overtook Gaz and Liam as they lost the rear at the same corner :O_o:

    The second part of the race Liam was a little bit faster, as I was only thinking about not making mistakes and bring the car safe home with P1. :)

    Let's see what Zandvoort awaits!
     
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  20. Gareth Williams

    Gareth Williams

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    Running t300