Sunday, July 30, 2017

Nugget Nationals - Winton Motor Raceway

Photo by Steur Imagery

Weather:
Low of 6 degrees Celcius overnight and a high of 16 degrees Celcius.

Hot tyre pressures:
First session - 38 PSI front and rear
Second and third session - 37 PSI front, 36 PSI rear
Fourth and fifth session - 32 PSI front and rear
Front tyres had done 5 track days prior and rear tyres had done 6 track days.

Differences in driving:
Brake jab before second hairpin (turn 5)

Lap times:
S1: 2:00.6590 1:44.3650 1:40.0490 1:38.6860 1:37.7180
S2: 1:54.9180 1:46.1500 1:38.6120 1:40.9030 1:38.5320 1:38.5830
S4: 1:56.1880 1:41.2720 1:39.9770 1:39.5340 1:38.3630
S5: 1:50.3940 1:39.0650 1:39.0430 1:37.9650 1:37.3190
S6: 1:51.6430 1:38.0340 1:38.8410 1:38.1740 1:37.6930 1:38.3260 1:38.3640

Didn't drive the Z in session 3 because Kam let me drive his awesome GT3!


Comparison with previous PB:

Hitting higher top speeds on straight bits and through turn 3.

High and low speeds:

Video of my new PB lap:

Sunday, April 23, 2017

WRX Club Sprints - Sandown


Weather:
Low of 13 degrees Celcius overnight and high of 21 degrees Celcius.

Lap times:
S1: 1:55.6669 1:32.9475 1:29.8159 1:28.8392 1:27.5932 1:34.2842 1:44.6094
S2: 1:29.3652 1:28.4596 1:27.2821 1:30.1213 1:27.1722
S3: 1:39.0041 1:30.6676 1:29.6469 1:32.9147 1:31.2102 1:29.0927
S4: 1:40.8814 1:30.4952 1:33.3158 1:36.8703 1:29.0361 1:29.2417
S5: 1:42.1064 1:29.7570 1:29.2776 1:28.5907 1:31.1239

Too much traffic (and drivers that don't heed blue flags) in sessions 3 to 5.

Comparison with previous PB:

High and low speeds:

Video of my new PB lap:

Sunday, March 26, 2017

Nugget Nationals - Winton Motor Raceway

26th March 2017

Ambient temperature: ~30° C

Tyres
265/35R18 Z221 soft compound front (used on 3 track days prior).
295/30R18 Z221 soft compound rear (used on 4 track days prior).

Brakes
Trying Project Mu RC09 front brake pads.
Project Mu HC+ rear brake pads.
Dixcel DAV slotted front discs.
DBA4000 slotted rear discs.

Track
New surface showing signs of wear with a couple of corners having large patches of new asphalt.

Lap times
Session 1 - 2:04.5120 1:42.0910 1:42.2800 1:41.3400 1:41.4600 1:40.8840
Session 2 - 4:06.9050 1:59.6550 1:41.0660 1:39.4780 1:39.5750
Session 3 - 1:55.9490 1:42.1710 1:41.2490 1:43.7240 1:40.4950 1:42.2600 1:39.9900
Session 4 - 2:03.3790 1:43.2130 1:42.6440 1:39.9400 1:40.7600
Session 5 - 1:52.0040 1:39.9450 1:39.0690 1:43.1740 1:39.6530
Session 6 - 1:52.7020 1:40.5110 1:41.0020 1:41.0260