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PS3 This weeks seasonals

Discussion in 'Sport and Motorsport' started by mick, 31 Jan 2013.

  1. mick

    mick Even More Grumpy Grandad
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    380PP NR-A Roadster Cup
    Period of Availability: 2013/01/30 22:00 -
    This is an expert level race event using the Mazda MX-5/Miata.
    Tuning is allowed up to 380PP
    Tire selection is limited to Comfort/Soft or less.

    Indy Super Speedway /3 Laps
    1st: Cr.165,100 2nd: Cr.90,805 3rd: Cr.66,040

    London City Reverse / 5 Laps
    1st: Cr.188,000 2nd: Cr.103,400 3rd: Cr.75,200

    Suzuka Circuit / 3 Laps
    1st: Cr.275,500 2nd: Cr.151,525 3rd: Cr.110,200

    Trial Mountain Circuit / 5 Laps
    1st: Cr.213,100 2nd: Cr.117,205 3rd: Cr.85,240

    Eifel (Kart) 103B / 5 Laps
    1st: Cr.254,300 2nd: Cr.139,865 3rd: Cr.101,720
     
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    28th March 2013

    Event Race
    450PP Mini Challenge
    Period of Availability: 2013/03/27 23:00 -

    This is an expert level race event using the stylish MINI. Cars can be tuned up to 450PP, and tires are limited to Sports/Hard or less. This race gives you a “Performance Difference Bonus” where cars with lower PP receive a reward bonus. For example, winning with a 370PP car in this race will roughly double the reward.

    Rome City 5 Laps
    1st: Cr.261,000 2nd: Cr.161,910 3rd: Cr.117,750

    Eiger Nordwand Short Course Reverse / 5 Laps
    1st: Cr.285,000 2nd: Cr.156,750 3rd: Cr.114,000

    Deep Forest Raceway / 5 Laps
    1st: Cr.271,000 2nd: Cr.149,050 3rd: Cr.108,400

    Côte d'Azur / 5 Laps
    1st: Cr.294,000 2nd: Cr.161,700 3rd: Cr.117,600

    Eifel (Kart) 108A / 8 Laps
    Period of Availability: 2013/03/27 23:00 -
    1st: Cr.310,500 2nd: Cr.170,780 3rd: Cr.124,200

    Eligible Cars:
    MINI COOPER S '05
    MINI COOPER S '07
    MINI COOPER '02
    Mini Cooper 1.3i '98
    MINI COOPER S '02
    MINI ONE '02
    MINI COOPER S '11
    MINI COOPER S Countryman '11

    Skid Recovery Force (SRF) is forced on
    All other aids are optional

    Prizes:
    Level 0 ticket - first place in all events - receive only once
    1st - Racing Suit every time
    2nd - Color paint every time
    3rd - Horn every time
     
  3. jonnywombat

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    Got a busy day planned, but will find a little time to fire up the ps3 and give these a go. Sometimes the lower PP seasonals are harder to do than the higher ones.
     
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    Had a bash through this now, :gamer:
    In the 07 cooper,

    Rome is easy, even at 400pp
    Eiger is harder, only got into the lead in the last third of last lap
    Deep Forrest is easy, and again is doable at 400pp
    Cote, is trickier, needed 440pp and only took lead last time leaving tunnel breaking for chicane
    Eifel is ok at 450pp, doable at lower pp, but didn't try.

    For a challenge have a go in 1.3i 93 cooper, I tried Rome, and even at 450pp, and 5 good laps I could only get to 5th, best lap a high 1.31...

    Maybe one day the pp system will be a true reflection of performance.:problem:
     
  5. mick

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    I did the first 3 and thought they were all pretty easy even before I noticed I had comfort softs on. Then I tried the Vettle challenge again as I need to gold them all to get the platinum. Tried and failed to even get the silver :(
     
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    Which mini is the best to use, or how have you modified the ones you race in?
     
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    The '07 Cooper Ace, Just tune it up to 450pp and you shouldn't have too much trouble.
     
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    I,ll post some times this afternoon as I want some cash for some of this weeks cars
     
  9. mick

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    Jonny how did you set the pp ? I used it at 450pp and got to 1st before the end of lap 4. Lapping in around 1:27.5
     
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    I tried 3 of them , Rome , won easily, could only get 2nd on rivet, best lap 1,18.7 Monaco again only second could not get a 1,59 lap.
     
  11. jonnywombat

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    I think I pretty much maxed everything out , with stage 3 turbo, making around 168hp, then added a little ballast to lower pp back to 450, and also used it to make weight distribution 50/50, to remove some understeer.
     
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    I have it sorted now Mick,

    I was running mid range turbo, at 167hp, with 77kg ballast (729kg total), and used my normal gear setup procedure for close ratios, maxing out at end of long straight.

    I was determined to find the time your were faster than me by, so I went had a play, and double checked my settings.

    Don't know why, but I thought I wonder what happens if I fit a high range Turbo.... and get this while the power went up the pp went DOWN.

    So I set car up with high rpm turbo, 170hp @ 97.5%, and 702kg with 50kg ballast, (so remember 3 hp more and 27kg lighter), and lengthed my gears a touch.... that put me in the mid 1,28's straight off, with an easy win, and a best lap of 1,27.4.... so I gained 4 and a bit seconds a lap, which seems crazy to me.

    Any ideas of why this may be on a postcard to polyphony digital please.
     
  13. mick

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    You see that happening on the Speed 12. I have 2, one set up for drifting and the other for track use. The drifting one has loads more power but a lower pp, but it is useless trying to use it for racing as all it does is spin the wheels.
    So it is easier to get a faster laptime in the lower HP car, faster = more pp ??? don't know how they work it out but it cant just be by power and weight.
     
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    I could understand it if the cars were radically different in other ways, so if you had one with less power, but better suspension, transmission , tyres, etc then that would make sense.

    But I can sit in the settings screen of the mini, and swap to mid turbo, and in the car details in top left of screen the power goes down and the pp goes up, and when I swap back to high range turbo, power goes up pp goes down. Everything else stays the same. I am pretty sure this is a bug and not intended behaviour of the pp system.
     
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    Yeah I know what you mean, its not as if its undrivable on one and not the other :problem:

    I haven't managed to win at 370pp yet, missed it by 4 seconds on 2 occasions both times down to a scruffy last lap.
     
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    Nissan GT-R R35 TC
    Cape Ring Time
    Trial Period of Availability: 2013/04/03 23:00 – 2013/04/17 23:00 Gold: Cr.250,000 Silver: Cr.150,000 Bronze: Cr.100,000

    Lexus LFA
    Autumn Ring
    Time Trial Period of Availability: 2013/04/03 23:00 – 2013/04/17 23:00 Gold: Cr.250,000 Silver: Cr.150,000 Bronze: Cr.100,000

    Using Racing Hards


    Drift

    Drift Trial
    AEM S2000: Tokyo Route 246 / Reverse Drift Trial
    Period of Availability: 2013/04/04 04:00 - 2013/04/18 04:00
    Gold: Cr.250,000 Silver: Cr.150,000 Bronze: Cr.100,000

    Drift Trial
    Clubman Stage Route 5 Reverse Drift Trial
    Period of Availability: 2013/04/04 04:00 - 2013/04/18 04:00
    Gold: Cr.250,000 Silver: Cr.150,000 Bronze: Cr.100,000

    Using comfort softs
     
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    Supercar Nostalgia Event

    This expert level race event is for historic super cars built on or before 1979.
    Cars may be tuned up to 550PP and tires are limited to Sports/Hard or less.

    Tracks
    High speed ring,
    Daytona road course,
    Laguna seca,
    Grand valley,
    Eifel

    Usual prizes for 1st, 2nd, 3rd,

    Lv10 ticket prize for all golds.



    I'm looking forward to trying this in a bit, sounds like a good car/track combo, apart from the usual Eifel craptacular track thrown in...


     
  18. Acegadgets

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    I'll be trying those new ones later today. Its good to get some of these old bangers out of retirement. I'll post my best lap times up for you guys to laugh at later on
     
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    I cheated a little, by using a race car. I had been awarded the Ferrari 330 p4 a few weeks ago, and I took it out for a spin. Won all races at 530pp without to many problems.. For anyone struggling I bet the old 2J would provide easy wins.

    Think I shall repeat this but with a road car rather than a race car.... not sure what to try though.
     
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