Sunday, November 20, 2011

Exe Track Day - Winton Motor Raceway

Another track day at Winton, this time trying four new things:- 
  1. hardest damping setting at the rear
  2. 265/35R18 Hankook Z221's at the rear
  3. X3E Motorsports front rotors
  4. a new set of Project Mu Level Max900i pads at the front

I couldn't have asked for better weather, the morning cover of rain clouds threatened to make the day a wet one but they moved on to allow for a completely sunny day.

Session 1
1:53.1380
1:42.5530 
1:41.0740 NEW PB
1:42.0250 
1:41.4220

Session 2
1:57.8560 
1:44.3020 
1:45.7170 
1:41.6830 
1:42.2010 
1:42.2390

Session 3 - I think I over-drove the car as the rear tyres' grip seemed to drop off quicker
1:57.9920 
1:45.1510 
1:43.6650 
1:45.9150 
1:43.5320

Session 4 - I think I over-drove the car again
1:54.5800
1:43.3900 
1:51.4630 
1:43.2780 
1:44.6320

Session 5 - Starting to get back in the zone with a couple of 42s, but this was to be last session of the day
1:55.7770 
1:42.0070 
1:42.0800 
1:54.0850

New PB versus previous PB:




The Z221 tyres I have are hard compound and wore down very slowly. They didn't even become gooey and I would say they are harder than RE55S SR2 compound. The new front rotors performed superbly, providing a clean wipe of the pads. I just hope that they're not warped now.

Looking at my speed graph, I am now faster through turns 1, 3, 4, 6, 8 and 10/11 (the S bend). Overall, I'm happy with the result of this track day and I know that if I can string all the corners together in one lap that 1:40s are possible.

A big thanks to Exe Crew for coming together to make this event flow and run so well, and thank you for the comradery.