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e30Matt
e30Matt HalfDork
2/24/15 5:46 p.m.

Welcome to the (un)official GRM Time Trial Series!

This series will be run as a hot lap event in arcade mode and will consist of one car on one track per event. Each event will be open for 2 weeks, and submissions should be posted in this thread via screenshot of your time. Being as we are running in arcade mode it's on the individual to ensure their car is compliant with the tuning, PP, and tire limits for the event. We're on the honor system here and since there isn't anything on the line I doubt there would be intentional cheating, but be mindful that an already owned car may be tuned beyond the series specs.

Rules:

  1. The event will be run in Arcade Mode > Single Player > Time Trial
  2. Rankings will be done based on the fastest posted flying lap
  3. Only clean laps count. The racing surface is defined as the area between and including the white lines, and the curbing. Two tires must remain on the racing surface or vertically above to count as clean. If track contact cannot be 100% determined, consider it dirty. Rumble strips count as part of the track.
  4. No contact with barriers or objects is allowed.
  5. No driving aids except ABS are allowed.
  6. Nothing that goes against the spirit of the rules

Event 1: The car: Mazda MX-5 Miata '89 The track: Deep Forest Raceway PP: 360 Power: 123 Weight: 940kg Tires: Comfort Soft

The car is completely stock, only an oil change and brake bias adjustment is allowed.

Rankings:

  1. Spoolpigeon - 1:36.799
  2. e30Matt - 1:37.093
  3. Dean1484 - 1:38.48
  4. Nick_Comstck - 1:38.749
  5. jj - 1:38.9
Nick_Comstock
Nick_Comstock PowerDork
2/24/15 7:45 p.m.

Are all other modifications open as long as we meet the weight power and tire specs, transmission, diff can be tuned?

e30Matt
e30Matt HalfDork
2/24/15 8:11 p.m.

In reply to Nick_Comstock:

Thanks, I forgot to add that part. The car should be completely stock with only an oil change.

Nick_Comstock
Nick_Comstock PowerDork
2/24/15 11:11 p.m.

I may as well start this thing off. I'm usually pretty terrible at these though.

1:38.749

jj
jj Reader
2/25/15 9:40 p.m.

I had a 1:38.9 but will head back for some more laps before posting a pic. Any tips on that turn after the tunnel? It seems like there is a lot of speed there if you can find it.

Nick_Comstock
Nick_Comstock PowerDork
2/25/15 10:42 p.m.

In reply to jj:

Are you talking about Daylight turn or coming out of the tunnels?

jj
jj Reader
2/25/15 11:15 p.m.

Neither. I guess on the map it would be the Clearing. I am just trail braking a bit in there to get some rotation. Maybe some more practice will do.

Nick_Comstock
Nick_Comstock PowerDork
2/25/15 11:30 p.m.

OH, Yeah I'm flat through there, get all the way out on the curbing in the tunnel and cut it down to an earlyish apex, just let the car naturally find it's way out to the curbing at the exit. You shouldn't have to pinch it or fight it to keep it on track. Although I'm not sure there is a lot of time in there, maybe a bigger opportunity to lose time but not a lot. In the Miata getting as much speed on the uphill sections as possible is the place to save time. I'm expecting the fast guy's to be solidly in the 36's.

jj
jj Reader
2/26/15 1:00 a.m.

It must all be in the turn in. Ill have to give it some more practice.

e30Matt
e30Matt HalfDork
2/26/15 6:01 p.m.

1:37.320

I actually had to reset my records, I didn't realize that arcade mode reset TC preferences unlike online so my first 15 laps or so were wasted. I'm sure there's still some more time on the table, but I doubt I can do much better.

MINIzguy
MINIzguy Reader
2/26/15 11:47 p.m.

Are you guys using a controller or steering wheel?

My roommate has a PS4 so I may get GT6...

dean1484
dean1484 MegaDork
2/27/15 6:36 a.m.

If I have some time this weekend I may give this a run.

Are there any restrictions on traction control or ABS or any of the other driving aids?

e30Matt
e30Matt HalfDork
2/27/15 6:52 a.m.

In reply to dean1484:

Only ABS is allowed, and brake bias can be adjusted.

aircooled
aircooled MegaDork
2/27/15 9:56 a.m.
MINIzguy wrote: Are you guys using a controller or steering wheel? My roommate has a PS4 so I may get GT6...

GT6 only runs on PS3. (GT7 will be PS4, but it's likely a good year away)

I would say 75% of the GRM participants have wheels.

MINIzguy
MINIzguy Reader
2/27/15 11:11 a.m.

Well I ain't competing then. I don't have a PS3 and didn't bring my steering wheel to college.

Graefin10
Graefin10 SuperDork
2/27/15 11:54 a.m.

In reply to MINIzguy:

Most use a wheel but there's usually 1 or2 controller users. I use a controller but don't have time to run the series right now.

I ran 4 laps with the Miata this morning. I'm about 2.0sec. slower than Matt's time. What I learned is that fewer movements of the steering = faster times. Also, nailing the apex is very important.

Edit: Didn't see Air's post above. Minizguy, use your controller and give it your best shot. This group will cause you to reach the limit of your ability. They are also very helpful, just ask.

dean1484
dean1484 MegaDork
2/28/15 8:41 p.m.

Best is a 1:38.48

e30Matt
e30Matt HalfDork
3/2/15 10:23 a.m.

One week left! The event ends at 9pm EST Monday, March 9th.

jj
jj Reader
3/2/15 12:23 p.m.

I plan to put in some times come Wednesday.

dean1484
dean1484 MegaDork
3/3/15 3:55 p.m.

I need to get back out and try this some more. VERY hard car to get fast in as it is a complete momentum car and it does not help that I have never been very good at this track.

Nick_Comstock
Nick_Comstock PowerDork
3/3/15 6:22 p.m.

In reply to dean1484: And post a pic of your time, it's in the rules

MCarp22
MCarp22 HalfDork
3/3/15 7:02 p.m.

I thought I'd do better at this one, but I'm stuck in the high 1:39 range. :(

I think too much time spent with Assetto Corsa's excellent force feedback has ruined GT6 for me.

Spoolpigeon
Spoolpigeon UltraDork
3/3/15 8:10 p.m.

I'll finally have time to get some laps on this tomorrow night after the league races.

dean1484
dean1484 MegaDork
3/3/15 8:26 p.m.

I will post up photos if I am close but 2 plus seconds back I ain't going to wast my time. Takes 15 min and two computers.

dean1484
dean1484 MegaDork
3/3/15 8:27 p.m.

Ya I am lazy

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