Tuesday, November 6, 2007

Tampered Motorsport Track Day - Winton Raceway

So, having installed the Cusco A Arms, my goal for this track day was to get into 1:44s. Any time lower than that would be a bonus.

Here's a break down of the sessions:

Session 1
1:54.0220
1:44.9480
1:44.1000
1:44.7290
1:44.8180
1:45.0640
1:45.1660
1:46.1860
1:45.7470
1:45.1690
1:45.8120
1:46.3600

Session 2
1:54.7570
1:45.4550
1:44.5410
2:08.4580
1:45.4270
1:46.0180
1:47.3460
1:46.6440

Session 3
1:54.3320
1:48.6280
1:47.8050
1:47.4660
1:52.1090
1:46.3280
2:12.8730
1:56.7610

Session 1 was by far my best session. I was getting consistent 1:45s, which was good. My new PB was also set on the third lap in this session - 1:44.1. The temperature was beginning to warm up and I guess my tyres were optimal on the third lap. From there it just went downhill. My new PB is probably mostly attributed to the negative camber and not an improvement in skill. Embarrassed

Session 2 was my second best session. The day was getting hotter and I only managed to do consistent 1:45 - 1:46. On lap 4, I lost it on the long sweeper, hence the 2:08. I tried taking the sweeper at 140kph, but I was in 3rd gear at high revs and the tail of the car stepped out too much on me. I went sliding onto the grass and kicked some dirt on to the track, sorry guys. After speaking to Silas, he said that I wouldn't have lost it if I was in 4th gear, so that's something to try next time.

Session 3 - The day was getting quite hot and my tyres overheated on lap 7. I tried taking half a cool down lap, but the grip just wasn't there on the next lap. So, I decided to pack it in for the day and save my tyres for the next track day. I spoke briefly to Scott from Chasers at the end of the day and he too commented that the track seemed more slippery.

Overall, I'm happy with the result.

Specs for the day:
  • K&N panel air filter
  • 17" Nismo LMGT4 with 225/45/17 Bridgestone RE55S
  • Cusco front upper A arms with -1.5 degrees camber
  • Motul RBF600 brake fluid


Overall results:
http://www.natsoft.com.au/cgi-bin/results.cgi?06/11/2007.WIN.P1

Individual results:
http://www.natsoft.com.au/cgi-bin/results.cgi?06/11/2007.WIN.P1.I