The Gran Turismo 5 Hot Lap Challenge Welcome to the RaceDepartment Gran Turismo 5 Hot Lap Challenge. All you need to take part is a Playstation 3, a copy of Gran Turismo 5 and the desire to test your skills each week against your fellow RaceDepartment members. The format is simple, each week a car and track will be chosen to run hot laps. Starting Saturday 12pm GMT and finishing the following Saturday 12pm GMT you will be invited to submit your lap times for that challenge. Once the challenge deadline is met the the next track and car is chosen, this choice will alternate each week between the fastest driver and slowest driver, if no choice is made before 12PM GMT on Sunday the challenge organiser will make the choice. To take part start up GT5 and select 'Arcade Mode' and then select 'Time Trial'. You will then select the track chosen for that weeks challenge and then the car. The car and track selection for each week will be listed below. Once you have done that you will be prompted to set the driving options. We will used a fixed format for each week which will be: Transmission - Manual Front Tyres - Racing: Soft (Unless otherwise specified) Rear Tyres - Racing: Soft (Unless otherwise specified) Driving Line - OFF Traction Control - OFF Skid Recovery Force - OFF Active Steering - OFF Active Stability Management (ASM) - OFF ABS - 1 Grip Reduction On Wet Track/Track Edge - REAL Once you've selected that you can then start hot lapping. There are no tuning options so everyone runs the same setup. GT5 will invalidate laps where the track is cut to gain an advantage, times shown in red in GT5 are invalid and will not count in this competition. To make it fair and competitive please don't cut the track or abuse the run off area's to gain an advantage, at least half the car should be on the track at all times and on street tracks don't use the barriers to give you an unfair advantage, the idea of the hot lap challenges is to run clean laps in the fastest time possible. Good luck and above all have fun!