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#1 Posted : Saturday, September 5, 2020 11:23:44 AM(UTC)
Until we hear more about Forza Motorsport, and following a few requests for us to restart our HLCs, we've decided to kick things off again using FM7.

We've decided to keep it very casual this time, but give people a focus for some friendly competition and banter on this thread.

Each week we'll post a new challenge, and keep track of everyone's efforts on a local leaderboard here - HLC Leaderboard .

If anyone has a suggestion for a favourite track/car combo, just add it and we'll include it in future weeks.

The Rules (There are very few!)

Everyone welcome to join in.
Run your laps in Rivals mode.
Post your best times in this thread: Lap time, and car used. If your time is not a PB we are happy to use the honour system, but if you are threatening the lead, a screenshot would be useful.
Only prizes are bragging rights.

Feel free to share your setups, liveries and photographs in the thread, but most importantly have some fun.

If you are interested, the first event will be posted on Wednesday, 9th September at 9pm UK time.

Results

Link to Season 1
Link to Season 2
Link to Season 3

Season 4
Event 1 - Nurburgring GP - Hot Hatch Icons B600
Event 2 - Rio Coast - Sport Compact Icons, C500

Edited by user Wednesday, September 23, 2020 1:15:22 PM(UTC)  | Reason: Not specified

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#2 Posted : Saturday, September 5, 2020 11:25:49 AM(UTC)
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Let's get this show started folks!

Please feel free to invite other Friends. Thanks!

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#3 Posted : Saturday, September 5, 2020 11:53:59 AM(UTC)
Thanks for starting these up again, of course I'm in
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#4 Posted : Saturday, September 5, 2020 12:21:18 PM(UTC)
Excellent news! Looking forward to some friendly competition!
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#5 Posted : Saturday, September 5, 2020 1:06:20 PM(UTC)
Didn't mean to pressure you guys...

I'll go through the game and see if I can come up with any suggestions. Off the top of my head, I don't think we've run Major Micros at all. Forza Specials, either. Some previously-run Divisions at lower-than-homologation requirements might work well, too; Vintage GT Racing at C500 (bust out those D-types and DBR-1s), Nostalgic Drag Racers at D400, etc. Probably a ton of those we could run that'd be "new" for most of us.

Track-wise, Rio Coast is a great track for lower PI cars that I don't think anyone but me ever drives on (it's one of my two damper tuning tracks). The other super-duper short Rio one (that isn't Mountain), too. We've barely touched VIR; metric ton of options there. Wish we had more Nurburgring variants; some of the shorter configurations of the GP circuit are pretty awesome for slower cars.

Just no Dubai. I Kefka-hate Dubai. Worst track in any Forza ever, and that includes the original New York.
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#6 Posted : Saturday, September 5, 2020 1:30:54 PM(UTC)
Haven't played Forza since the end of Season 3 so guess this gives me a good reason to play it again :)
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#7 Posted : Saturday, September 5, 2020 11:57:55 PM(UTC)
Some decent suggestions from Mr Pinstripes, think we did run Major Micros in Season 1.

Had a couple hours to put some ideas into the electronic hat:
How about running a spec car with 1 persons build (or tune) - some weeks we end up with something similar by chance
Forza P2 hasn't been used, but might be fun on somewhere like Sebrings short track
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#8 Posted : Sunday, September 6, 2020 12:34:28 AM(UTC)
I'm looking forward to getting some laps in, thanks chaps.
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#9 Posted : Sunday, September 6, 2020 12:39:26 AM(UTC)
Nice one....I prefer circuits around/under 1m.30s as it's tends to be closer and you can run more laps.

Whatever you decide, happy its back. :)
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#10 Posted : Sunday, September 6, 2020 9:05:41 AM(UTC)
As for me (my 2 cents)....... I think perhaps a little variation with the weather can really change things up.... rain or nite can affect things ..... really like some of the longer tracks esp. Spa and Mugello.

But just glad to be back on the track with friends so START YOUR ENGINES!! 😎
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#11 Posted : Wednesday, September 9, 2020 8:00:59 AM(UTC)
4 Hours to go, not quite start your engines but a little bump for track time later this evening.
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#12 Posted : Wednesday, September 9, 2020 11:59:23 AM(UTC)


Week 1

Nurburgring GP, B600, Cars restricted to Hot Hatch Icons Division

Event will close on Wednesday, 16th September at 9pm UK time.

We will track your times here - HLC Leaderboard .

The Hot Hatch Icons

2009 Ford Focus RS
2009 Vauxhall Corsa VXR
2009 MINI John Cooper Works
2007 Honda Civic Type-R
2006 Vauxhall Astra VXR
2004 Honda Civic Type-R
2003 Volkswagen Golf R32
2003 Ford Focus RS
2003 Renault Clio 16
2000 BMW 323ti Sport
1998 Volkswagen GTI VR6 Mk3
1997 Honda Civic Type R
1997 Honda Civic Type R FE
1995 Volkswagen Corrado

The '97 Civic will no doubt be the car to beat.
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#13 Posted : Wednesday, September 9, 2020 12:39:02 PM(UTC)
Set down my initial time in a handling build for the renault clio 03 - 2:18.706 - I'm thinking that won't be good enough lol but it's a start!
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#14 Posted : Wednesday, September 9, 2020 1:26:22 PM(UTC)
O.k. so second run, getting a bit closer 2:17.157 Honda Civic '07 - another 'handling' build - i.e. full weight reduction, race tyres/ width etc.

Probably a good bit more in either car, given a few more laps, we shall see as the week goes on. Good luck everyone.
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#15 Posted : Wednesday, September 9, 2020 2:08:04 PM(UTC)
Would love to start running laps again. Dont think i've been around since season 2. Sometimes just racing leagues and multiplayer gets stale.

Think i am in the minority here when i say that i actually like the whole homologation thing, definately needs work but a decent step. Love the fact that the PI has changed in the HLC, frees up plenty of ideas for tuning.
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#16 Posted : Wednesday, September 9, 2020 3:39:02 PM(UTC)
First attempt. 2:15.263 BMW 323ti Sport.

Modification of a C450 tune with race tyres and weight reduction. Probably need to play with the build and tune. Fun car.
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#17 Posted : Wednesday, September 9, 2020 3:56:36 PM(UTC)
Nice time Indy, I'm just about to turn in but will be in the hunt tomorrow after work.

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#18 Posted : Wednesday, September 9, 2020 4:15:46 PM(UTC)
Initial takeaways/observations.... I AM REALLY RUSTY! Haven’t raced since season 3 wrapped.... no cleans.... spent time chewing gravel, etc. 🥺 Time needed....
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#19 Posted : Wednesday, September 9, 2020 5:26:49 PM(UTC)
It's really good to see all you're names on here again! It's been a while since I've really played this game, been cruising around England, building and painting, running from forzathon to forzathon. Good times but its good to get back on here with you fine folks!!

My first runs were in the BMW, running mid 1:19's. I need ro get a little more grip, less HP lol. Usually how it goes for me.

Good to be back at it with these!
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#20 Posted : Wednesday, September 9, 2020 6:44:34 PM(UTC)
Hello Kid, hello Moss! Since I have so many times posted that I probably can’t beat, or don’t want to because I liked the car I used, I’m going to participate under my second profile. Gamertag, Snake Oiler. I’ll send you a friend request so you can track times.
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#21 Posted : Wednesday, September 9, 2020 8:00:14 PM(UTC)
Originally Posted by: xDeaDxZeppLiNx Go to Quoted Post
It's really good to see all you're names on here again! It's been a while since I've really played this game, been cruising around England, building and painting, running from forzathon to forzathon. Good times but its good to get back on here with you fine folks!!

My first runs were in the BMW, running mid 1:19's. I need ro get a little more grip, less HP lol. Usually how it goes for me.

Good to be back at it with these!


Welcome back Zepp! Great to see you back on the track. Best of Luck!

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#22 Posted : Wednesday, September 9, 2020 8:01:03 PM(UTC)
Originally Posted by: gtFOOTw Go to Quoted Post
Hello Kid, hello Moss! Since I have so many times posted that I probably can’t beat, or don’t want to because I liked the car I used, I’m going to participate under my second profile. Gamertag, Snake Oiler. I’ll send you a friend request so you can track times.


Got it! Thanks!

PRKid
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#23 Posted : Thursday, September 10, 2020 2:40:17 AM(UTC)
Note to myself: read carefully the events description before starting tuning. Messed around with the 2009 MINI before realizing I’m in the wrong division. 😂
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#24 Posted : Thursday, September 10, 2020 9:24:37 AM(UTC)
Hi guys,
Hope you are all well, healthy and navigating your way through this crazy time.
Thanks for the head up Rob, I (we if I can get my dad to join again as well) will put in some laps.
Getting the rust off preparing for the new forza on the new Xbox.
Haven't touched FM7 in ages, been going in circles in FH4 and picking up new hobbies.
Let's see where we end up on the list/ leader boards.
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#25 Posted : Thursday, September 10, 2020 11:40:13 AM(UTC)
Great to see some more names joining in on this, still running the Honda '07 2:16.549 - remembering some of the old rules - on my wheel with bumper cam lol.
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