PH GT Sport Hot Hatch Shootout

PH GT Sport Hot Hatch Shootout

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Allaloneatron

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3,111 posts

176 months

Wednesday 21st November
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I thought I would try and inject some life back into GT Sport on PH by organising a test event to see if people like the idea. I also thought it would be a good idea if the chaps at “Half The Race Gone” on YouTube did a live commentary of the races for us as we are playing. You can see their channel here https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCagKBcZxhT9Im-_I2...

The details:

The event: A two race evening using small upgraded hot hatches around two of my favorite circuits.
Date: 6th Dec 2018
Time: 20.30 lobby open. Qualifying to start 20.50.

Sprint Race: Autodrome Lago Maggiore Central reverse (15 mins)
18 Laps
No Tire wear or fuel burn
Grid Start.
10 mins qualifying with race start set to fastest first.

5 min break

Feature Race: Red Bull Ring (Full) (25 mins)
15 Laps
Tire wear x5
Fuel x5
Grid Start
Grid order is reverse of first race result.


Cars Allowed:
Clio R.S. Trophy ’15 and ‘16
208 GTi ‘14
Abarth 500 ‘09
MiTo ‘09
Swift Sport ‘07
MINI Cooper S ‘05
DS3 ’11

Power: Max 275bhp
Weight: Minimum 1050kgs
Tuning/set up: Allowed
Tires: Racing Hard
Livery rule: Please add a racing style livery to your car. Either your own creation or one you like from the discovery section.

Penalties: Short Cut Light only.

Driving: Clean! Give the place back if you punt someone out of the way.




Points system: TBC

1st Prize: A signed photo of Gaby Roslin (if I can find it) hehe

I hope some of you fancy having a go at this. Please leave your PSN, Car choice and Race number in a comment below if you want to join.

Cheers Jimmy

My details...
PSN: Allaloneatron
Car: MINI Cooper S ‘09
Number 30


Edited by Allaloneatron on Thursday 22 November 08:59

Allaloneatron

Original Poster:

3,111 posts

176 months

Wednesday 21st November
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14 slots are open.

lazybike

434 posts

27 months

Thursday 22nd November
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Sounds like fun, unfortunately I know nothing about tuning, I couldn't see anything about tyre choice? If you're short on numbers and consider running a standard class and I'm not on a late, I'd give it a go, put me down as a definite maybe smile

At a quick glance I guess the Clio would be my pick

Psn trevonick if you want to add me.

Allaloneatron

Original Poster:

3,111 posts

176 months

Thursday 22nd November
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lazybike said:
Sounds like fun, unfortunately I know nothing about tuning, I couldn't see anything about tyre choice? If you're short on numbers and consider running a standard class and I'm not on a late, I'd give it a go, put me down as a definite maybe smile

At a quick glance I guess the Clio would be my pick

Psn trevonick if you want to add me.
I forgot the tyres. I have updated them as Racing Hard. Im not very good at tuning either but I have the MINI set up ok with just everything a bit stiffer (rear a bit stiffer than the front).

lazybike

434 posts

27 months

Thursday 22nd November
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I've not tried any road cars on racing hards, I can imagine they'd be a bit grippy! If I get on later I'll do a lobby with those settings, I'll put PH in the name if anyone wants to join.
Are you allowing shifters? It makes a significant difference to lap times in those cars.
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Allaloneatron

Original Poster:

3,111 posts

176 months

Thursday 22nd November
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lazybike said:
I've not tried any road cars on racing hards, I can imagine they'd be a bit grippy! If I get on later I'll do a lobby with those settings, I'll put PH in the name if anyone wants to join.
Are you allowing shifters? It makes a significant difference to lap times in those cars.
I think its negligible when you have a race box on. Its just a bit of fun so I dont mind if they do give an advantage.

lazybike

434 posts

27 months

Thursday 22nd November
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Sorry didn't realize you could change the gearbox settings.

lazybike

434 posts

27 months

Thursday 22nd November
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Cars feel ok on RH, sequential gearbox is great! Lobby available if anyone fancies it, Pistonheads Hot Hatch, had to change the category to N300 to allow for the tuning.
Are you using the default fuel setting? It means a pit stop to complete 15 laps.

Races were fun..If anyone's interested I was doing low 51's and 1.45's in the Clio.

@Allaloneatron If there's a pit stop needed at RBR it might be worth allowing mediums.

If anyones like me and has no idea about tuning, I just set the G/box to sequential and lowered the top speed, stiffened the roll bar and suspension 2 clicks, and toed out 2 clicks (I've no idea if this is any good) car was competitive in the lobby.

Tried the same settings on the Mini, it's 1.5 secs quicker than the Clio, I had to fuel save like mad at RBR though to keep it on one stop, it's good on it's tyres though!

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Edited by lazybike on Thursday 22 November 17:10


Edited by lazybike on Thursday 22 November 19:35

Allaloneatron

Original Poster:

3,111 posts

176 months

Friday 23rd November
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Thats odd because my Clio is quicker than the mini. Im using the mini as its new and a bit more fun.

I only seems to have your interest here so I will move this over to GTPlanet. You are welcome to still join though Lazybike.

lazybike

434 posts

27 months

Friday 23rd November
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No worries mate..I can put it on the over 30's PS4 Facebook Group if you like? there's a bit of interest in GTS on there.

I'm going to have a play with the tuning on the Clio.

Allaloneatron

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3,111 posts

176 months

Monday 3rd December
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Bump as its on this week and someone might be interested.

lazybike

434 posts

27 months

Friday 7th December
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That was a good event! Really clean racing and a good mix of cars, many thanks for organising.

Allaloneatron

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3,111 posts

176 months

Friday 7th December
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lazybike said:
That was a good event! Really clean racing and a good mix of cars, many thanks for organising.
Yes it was great fun (until my DC). You were very quick. Shame more people from PH didn't take an interest.



craste

1,101 posts

143 months

Friday 7th December
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I'll be moving my ps4 up to my man cave soon so I can use my wheel - I will then join as it sounds fun!

ecsrobin

9,333 posts

101 months

Friday 7th December
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I’ve only just seen this. I’d certainly be interested in the new year.

lazybike

434 posts

27 months

Saturday 8th December
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This was the first event of this kind that I've done, and it certainly had a different feel to it than the usual daily/FIA/lobby races that I'd normally do. The tuning was a first for me and was much simpler than I anticipated, my Clio was as good as any of the other cars, which was a nice surprise! The driving standard was really good, people aware of other cars in qualifying, and no desperate do or die lunges in the races, the longer races gave some time to settle in which I really liked, I'm currently B/S and the highest DR I've been is 36000 so you don't have to be alien fast to be competitive. There's talk of a series starting in the new year which sounds great.

skinny

4,472 posts

171 months

Saturday 8th December
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Guessing you need ps+ subscription to race in lobbies...?

lazybike

434 posts

27 months

Saturday 8th December
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I assume so..I think it's about £50 a year, it's roughly the same amount that I spend on biscuits a week for 4 teenagers..

chilistrucker

4,312 posts

87 months

Saturday 8th December
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I'd be interested in the future once I get up to speed as I'm new to PS4 and GT Sport.


I'd quite like to find some decent online racing with fair players, but can only do Saturday/Sundays due to midweek work commitments.

lazybike

434 posts

27 months

Sunday 9th December
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chilistrucker said:
I'd be interested in the future once I get up to speed as I'm new to PS4 and GT Sport.


I'd quite like to find some decent online racing with fair players, but can only do Saturday/Sundays due to midweek work commitments.
Feel free to add me Psn trevonick