The GT5 Prologue Hot Lap Challenge

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The GT5 Prologue Hot Lap Challenge

Gentlemen start your engines! 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 slowest placed driver gets to pick the car and track for the following week (this is usually me!)​

Taking part is simple, fire up GT5 Prologue and select the car for the challenge, click on 'Arcade' in the menu then choose the track and then select 'Time Trial' from the menu and then select the settings shown below:​

Transmission - Manual
Active Steering - Off
Driving Physics - Professional
Active Stability Management (ASM) - Off
Traction Control - Off
Driving Line - Off
Front Tyres - Sports S2
Rear Tyres - Sports S2​

Once you've selected that you can then start hot lapping, look at the online leaderboards or load a ghost lap. There are no tuning options so everyone runs the same setup.​

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!​
 

Kevin Watts

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Challenge 1: Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X GSR '07 at Fuji Speedway F
Deadline: 11-07-2009, 12 pm GMT
Results:
1: Adam Mansir/Addy711 1'56.011
2: Ralf Eiden/rafnixx 1'56.084
3: Kevin Watts/RevvinUK 1'57.161

Challenge 2: Aston Martin DB9 Coupe '06 at London - Forward
Deadline: 18-07-2009, 12 pm GMT
Results:
1: Kevin Watts/RevvinUK 0'57.836
2: holmglen03/holmglen03 1'03.982

Challenge 3: Ford GT '06 at Superspeedway - Daytona
Deadline: 25-07-2009, 12 pm GMT
Results:
1: Kevin Watts/RevvinUK 0'50.270
2: holmglen03/holmglen03 0'50.827

Challenge 4: Audi R8 at Eiger Nordwand - Reverse
Deadline: 01-08-2009, 12 pm GMT
Results:
1: Kevin Watts/RevvinUK 1'13.617
2: holmglen03/holmglen03 1'15.349

Challenge 5: Mercedes-Benz SL 55 AMG '02 at Suzuka Circuit
Deadline: 08-08-2009, 12 pm GMT
Results:
1: Ralf Eiden/rafnixx 2'20.074
2: Kevin Watts/RevvinUK 2'22.143
3: Adam Mansir/Addy711 2'25.545
4: holmglen03/holmglen03 2'39.215

Challenge 6: Chevrolet Corvette Z06 '06 at High Speed Ring
Deadline: 15-08-2009, 12 pm GMT
Results:
1: Parre 1'13.303
2: Roy Visser/ssAres 1'13.607
3: Ralf Eiden/rafnixx 1'14.347
4: Adam Mansir/Addy711 1'14.675
5: Kevin Watts/RevvinUK 1'15.151
6: holmglen03/holmglen03 1'21.728

Challenge 7: Honda Integra Type R '04 at Daytona Road Course
Deadline: 22-08-2009, 12 pm GMT
Results:
1: Neil Robinson/nr961 2'10.134
2: Kevin Watts/RevvinUK 2'10.925
3: Parre 2'12.921

Challenge 8: Ferrari F430 '06 at Fuji Speedway GT
Deadline: 29-08-2009, 12 pm GMT
Results:
1: Neil Robinson/nr961 1'45.069
2: Kevin Watts/RevvinUK 1'45.582

Challenge 9: Nissan R35 GT-R at Suzuka Circuit
Deadline: 05-09-2009, 12 pm GMT
Results:
1: N/A

Challenge 10: Lancia Delta HF Integrale Evoluzione '91 at Eiger Nordwand Forward
Deadline: 12-09-2009, 12 pm GMT
Results:
1: Neil Robinson/nr961 1'20.725
2: Adam Mansir/Addy711 1'21.231
3: Kevin Watts/RevvinUK 1'22.793

Challenge 11: Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X Tuned at London Forward
Deadline: 19-09-2009, 12 pm GMT
Results:
1: Neil Robinson/nr961 0'54.842
2: Adam Mansir/Addy711 0'55.250
3: Marc Kollinger/? 0'56.571
4: Kevin Watts/RevvinUK 0'57.223

Challenge 12: Lotus Elise 111R '04 at Suzuka East Course
Deadline: 26-09-2009, 12 pm GMT
Results:
1: Neil Robinson/nr961 0'56.778
2: Chris Rogerson/Neenor 0'57.519

Challenge 13: Audi R8 4.2 FSI '07 at London Reverse
Deadline: 03-10-2009, 12 pm GMT
Results:
1: Neil Robinson/nr961 0'54.382
2: Kevin Watts/RevvinUK 0'56.080

Challenge 14: Mazda RX-7 Spirit R Type A at Daytona Road Course
Deadline: 10-10-2009, 12 pm GMT
Results:
1: Roy Visser/ssAres 2'02.268
2: Neil Robinson/nr961 2'03.200

Challenge 15: Honda Integra Type R '04 at Fuji Speedway F
Deadline: 17-10-2009, 12 pm GMT
Results:
1: Peter Eriksson/Vopee 2'00.404
2: Neil Robinson/nr961 2'00.908
3: Roy Visser/ssAres 2'01.100
4: Chris Rogerson/Neenor 2'01.710
5: Kevin Watts/RevvinUK 2'03.710

Challenge 16: Ford Focus ST '06 at London Reverse
Deadline: 24-10-2009, 12 pm GMT
Results:
1: Peter Eriksson/Vopee 0'59.310
2: Neil Robinson/nr961 1'00.121

Challenge 17: Lotus Elise 111r '04 at Suzuka Curcuit
Deadline: 31-10-2009, 12 pm GMT
Results:
1: Neil Robinson/nr961 2'25.403

Challenge 18: Subaru Impreza WRX STi Type Ra '05 at Eiger Nordwand Forward
Deadline: 7-11-2009, 12 pm GMT
Results:
1: Neil Robinson/nr961 1'14'881
2: Kevin Watts/RevvinUK 1'16.658

Challenge 19: Jaguar XK Coupe at Daytona Road Course
Deadline: 14-11-2009, 12 pm GMT
Results:
1: Kevin Watts/RevvinUK 2'09.671
2: Ralf Eiden/rafnixx 2'10.323
3: Adam Mansir/Addy711 2'11.052

Challenge 20: Concept By GT Clio Sport V6/Tuned at Fuji Speedway F
Deadline: 21-11-2009, 12 pm GMT
Results:
1: Neil Robinson/nr961 1'50.608
2: Kevin Watts/RevvinUK 1'52.081
3: Adam Mansir/Addy711 1'52.168

Challenge 21: Chevrolet Corvette Z06 '06 at High Speed Ring Reverse
Deadline: 28-11-2009, 12 pm GMT
Results:
1: Neil Robinson/nr961 1'13.083
2: Adam Mansir/Addy711 1'13.258
3: Kevin Watts/RevvinUK 1'14.641

Challenge 22: Mazda RX-8 Type S '07 at Suzuka Circuit
Deadline: 05-12-2009, 12 pm GMT
Results:
1: Neil Robinson/nr961 2'26.028

Challenge 23: Mines BNR34 Skyline GT-R '06 at London Forward
Deadline: 12-12-2009, 12 pm GMT
Results:
1: Neil Robinson/nr961 0'53.498
2: Kevin Watts/RevvinUK 0'54.597

Challenge 24: Blitz Dunlop ER34 '07 at Daytona Road Course
Deadline: 19-12-2009, 12 pm GMT
Results:
1: Kevin Watts/RevvinUK 1'53.594
2: Neil Robinson/nr961 1'53.596
3: Ralf Eiden/rafnixx 1'53.841

Challenge 25: *SPECIAL EVENT in GT5 Academy Time Trial* Nissan 370Z Tuned at Indianapolis Road Course
Deadline: 26-12-2009, 12 pm GMT
Results:
1: Ralf Eiden/rafnixx 1'38.379
2: James Skinner/jpsdesign 1'39.161
3: Neil Robinson/nr961 1'39.300
4: Kevin Watts/RevvinUK 1'41.253

Challenge 26: Ferrari F2007 at Suzuka Circuit
Deadline: 02-01-2010, 12 pm GMT
Results:
1: Neil Robinson/nr961 1'34.034
2: James Skinner/jpsdesign 1'34.988
3: Kevin Watts/RevvinUK 1'35.996
4: Rudra Chattopadhyay/rac260565 1'40.543

Challenge 27: Chevrolet Corvette Z06 Tuned at Fuji Speedway F
Deadline: 09-01-2010, 12 pm GMT
Results:
1: Cristian Haba/HTrio 1'43.227
2: Neil Robinson/nr961 1'45.424
3: Rudra Chattopadhyay/rac260565 1'45.424
4: Kevin Watts/RevvinUK 1'46.188
5: James Skinner/jpsdesign 1'47.939

Challenge 28: Renault Clio V6 at London Forward
Deadline: 16-01-2010, 12 pm GMT
Results:
1: Neil Robinson/nr961 0'59.309
2: James Skinner/jpsdesign 0'59.432
3: Ralf Eiden/rafnixx 1'00.033
4: Rudra Chattopadhyay/rac260565 1'02.052

Challenge 29: BMW M1 Concept at Suzuka East
Deadline: 23-01-2010, 12 pm GMT
Results:
1: Cristian Haba/HTrio 0'56.835
2: Neil Robinson/nr961 0'57.430
3: Rudra Chattopadhyay/rac260565 0'57.988
4: Kevin Watts/RevvinUK 0'58.140
5: Ralf Eiden/rafnixx 1'02.015

Challenge 30: Daihatsu Copen '02 at Fuji Speedway GT
Deadline: 30-01-2010, 12 pm GMT
Results:
1: Ralf Eiden/rafnixx 2'15.125
2: Cristian Haba/HTrio 2'15.157
3: Neil Robinson/nr961 2'16.949
4: Kevin Watts/RevvinUK 2'18.618
5: Chris Rogerson/Neenor 2'18.831
6: Rudra Chattopadhyay/rac260565 2'25.447

Challenge 31: BMW M3 Coupe '07 at Eiger Nordwand Forward
Deadline: 06-02-2010, 12 pm GMT
Results:
1: Cristian Haba/HTrio 1'12.708
2: Ralf Eiden/rafnixx 1'14.274
3: Neil Robinson/nr961 1'14.397
4: Rudra Chattopadhyay/rac260565 1'15.823

Challenge 32: Blitz Dunlop ER34 '07 at Superspeedway - Daytona
Deadline: 13-02-2010, 12 pm GMT
Results:
1: Ralf Eiden/rafnixx 0'49.917
2: Neil Robinson/nr961 0'50.149
3: Rudra Chattopadhyay/rac260565 0'50.314
4: Alex Townsend/ZeroRisk 1'13.160

Challenge 33: Ferrari F430 at Suzuka Circuit
Deadline: 20-02-2010, 12 pm GMT
Results:
1: Rudra Chattopadhyay/rac260565 2'16.400
2: Alex Townsend/ZeroRisk 2'17.300

Challenge 34: Subaru Impreza WRX STi Type Ra '05 at London Forward
Deadline: 27-02-2010, 12 pm GMT
Results:
1: Cristian Haba/HTrio 0'57.107
2: Neil Robinson/nr961 0'58.256
3: Kevin Watts/RevvinUK 0'58.942
4: Rudra Chattopadhyay/rac260565 0'59.362
5: Alex Townsend/ZeroRisk 0'59.400

Challenge 35: BMW M3 Coupe '07 at Fuji Speedway F
Deadline: 06-03-2010, 12 pm GMT
Results:
1: Neil Robinson/nr961 1'55.102
2: Rudra Chattopadhyay/rac260565 1'56.484

Challenge 36: Ferrari F2007 at Daytona Road Course
Deadline: 13-03-2010, 12 pm GMT
Results:
1: Kevin Watts/RevvinUK 1'22.645
2: Neil Robinson/nr961 1'23.882
3: Alex Townsend/ZeroRisk 1'25.367
4: Rudra Chattopadhyay/rac260565 1'29.040

Challenge 37: Blitz Dunlop ER34 '07 at Eiger Nordwand Forward
Deadline: 20-03-2010, 12 pm GMT
Results:
1: Neil Robinson/nr961 1'11.218
2: Kevin Watts/RevvinUK 1'11.973
3: Alex Townsend/ZeroRisk 1'12.528
4: Rudra Chattopadhyay/rac260565 1'13.711

Challenge 38: Ferrari F430 at Suzuka Circuit
Deadline: 27-03-2010, 12 pm GMT
Results:
1: Cristian Haba/HTrio 2'12.472
2: Neil Robinson/nr961 2'14.497
3: Rudra Chattopadhyay/rac260565 2'16.400

Challenge 39: Audi R8 4.2 FSI '07 on Suzuka East
Deadline: 03-04-2010, 12 pm GMT
Results:
1: Rudra Chattopadhyay/rac260565 0'55.374
2: Kevin Watts/RevvinUK 0'56.973

Challenge 40: Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X GSR '07 on High Speed Ring Reverse
Deadline: 10-04-2010, 12 pm GMT
Results:
1: Alex Townsend/ZeroRisk 1'20.977
2: Neil Robinson/nr961 1'21.497
3: Jason Dewhurst/? 1'21.748
4: Rudra Chattopadhyay/rac260565 1'22.340

Challenge 41: Ferrari 599 on Fuji Speedway F
Deadline: 24-04-2010, 12 pm GMT
Results:
1: Chris Rogerson/Neenor 1'49.253
2: Neil Robinson/nr961 1'49.971
3: Adam Mansir/Addy711 1'50.998
4: Rudra Chattopadhyay/rac260565 1'51.286

Challenge 42: Citroen C4 Coupe 2.0VTS '06 on Eiger Nordwand
Deadline: 01-05-2010, 12 pm GMT
Results:
1: Rudra Chattopadhyay/rac260565 1'20.683

Challenge 43: Lexus IS-F on London Reverse
Deadline: 15-05-2010, 12 pm GMT
Results:
1: Cristian Haba/HTrio 0'55.288
2: Rudra Chattopadhyay/rac260565 0'58.147

Challenge 44: Lexus IS-F on Suzuka East
Deadline: 22-05-2010, 12 pm GMT
Results:
1: Cristian Haba/HTrio 0'55.724
2: Rudra Chattopadhyay/rac260565 0'57.169
3: Shannon Flynn/Myself9 0'57.207

Challenge 45: Chevrolet Corvette Z06 '06 at Daytona Road Course
Deadline: 29-05-2010, 12 pm GMT
Results:
1: Cristian Haba/HTrio 1'52.264
2: Shannon Flynn/Myself9 1'55.743
3: Rudra Chattopadhyay/rac260565 1'56.691

Challenge 46: Chevrolet Corvette Z06 Tuned at Daytona Road Course
Deadline: 05-06-2010, 12 pm GMT
Results:
1: Cristian Haba/HTrio 1'46.234
2: Rudra Chattopadhyay/rac260565 1'48.634
3: Shannon Flynn/Myself9 1'53.000

Challenge 47: Ferrari California at Eiger Nordwand Reverse
Deadline: 19-06-2010, 12 pm GMT
Results:
1: Chris Rogerson/Neenor 1'11.826
2: Rudra Chattopadhyay/rac260565 1'13.003
3: Shannon Flynn/Myself9 1'14.447


Challenge 48: (Pending)
Deadline: (Pending)
Results:
1:
2:
3:
 

Kevin Watts

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I'll post the first challenge tommorow so you will have time to earn some credits to buy the required car for the challenge though to ensure we can include as many people as possible I have a relatively cheap car in mind coming in at under 60,000 credits.
 

Mark Birney

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I have bought the GT Tuned Ford GT, but it is surprisingly crap. That's 200,000 down the drain. I'd love to do this, but can't use a wheel downstairs :(
 

Kevin Watts

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Sell it Mark, you can buy a handful of Mitsubishi's for challenge 1 and have a lot more fun :)

This weeks challenge is in the Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X GSR '07 at Fuji Speedway F. A 2.84 mile circuit with 16 corners and a long straight almost a mile in length. Please post your times in this thread with your forum username and PSN ID.
 

Mark Birney

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I only get like 50,000 for selling it. What a rip-off. Anyway, I'll get the EvoX so :)

I'll find a way to play the PS3 with the wheel, don't worry man :)
 

Kevin Watts

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I'm well off the world record which is 1'54.209 compared to my current best of 1'57.624 which places me a lowly 194th in the world for that car and track.
 

Mark Birney

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Not bad, that's out of a good few thousand :)

And frankly, with the console racers anyway, there's always an exploit that someone finds.

Edit: I believe I can get a HDMI - DVI adapter so I can use the G25 effectively :D
 

Kevin Watts

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The good thing with GT5P is that it is quite strict at voiding your lap if you try to use too much of the track and run off area's to gain an advantage. The other good thing is that the top 10 drivers all have ghost replays you can download and watch and see where they are making the time. I know I can squeeze a few more tenths somewhere and think poor lines through the last few corners is whats causing me trouble.
 

Raf Nix

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had a 1.56.084 as far as i remember
my nick is rafnixx over there and i'ld like to thank you Kevin, putting something like this together as the online races are a big disappointment so far with its unrealistic slipstream boost
 

Kevin Watts

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I've managed to shave a few tenths off my best but still only down to 1'57.1xx. I downloaded a replay from two of the top 10 drivers, hats off to the 1st place guy his lap looks quite clean but there was one abusing the run off area's quite a lot. I didn't put any real rules in my original post but I'll amend them for next weeks challenge so that you must not allow more than half the car off the track at any given time and lap times are only eligible for laps run during the week of the challenge.
 

Adam Mansir

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Great idea, got me to fire up prologue for the first time in a long time. 1:57.676, I'll try and widdle that that down a bit before the deadline. Addy711 on PSN.
 

Mark Birney

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I know what I need to get to hook up the PS3 to a PC monitor. Should have the adapter by tomorrow (hopefully :().
 

Kevin Watts

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A little over 12 hours of this weeks challenge left. I will endeavour to post the results from work tommorow so post your times here if you have improved. Remember the driver with the slowest lap picks the car and track for next week.
 

Adam Mansir

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Wish the replay system was better but as far as I could tell I kept two wheels on the black stuff. Maybe I don't know how to work the replay cameras but all I can find is the bumper cam, and the variable angle TV style cam.

Anyways looking forward to the next one!
 

Kevin Watts

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Congratulations to Adam who wins the first challenge with a very competitive time, its fun to see people's times improve as the week draws on. As last place larry its my dubious honour to pick the next car and track for the challenge so...

Challenge 2 will be a hustle around the streets of London in its forward configuration. The car will be the Aston Martin DB9 Coupe '06. I'll amend the rules on the first post of this thread, use of the barriers to gain an advantage is not allowed, on a street course barrier rubbing is akin to cutting the track.
 
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Doug Healy

Glad to see there will be some kind of interest in GT5 on this forum. Been a fan of GT since the first one. Now I'm adding PC sims to my interests. I'll put down some times here soon.
 
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