Monday, August 6, 2012

PI: Preparing for the next one

With an upcoming track day at Phillip Island on the horizon, I decided to have a look at the results of my first outing last year; and compare them to my theoretical best (TB) lap as calculated by RaceChrono.

So looking at the graph, the brighter yellow line is my TB - a 1:56.8 lap. Comparing it to my PB lap (1:58.2), I observed that:

  • I can brake slightly later for turn 1.
  • I can carry more speed into turn 2.
  • I should maintain more speed through turns 7, 8 and 9.
  • I should maintain constant acceleration through turn 12 without hesitating.
The goal for my next outing at PI will be a 1:56 lap or better, hopefully I get a spot in the track day and we get some good sunny weather.