Once you solve the track, you could carry 3rd and a lot more speed into Turn 1 and Turn 7. I think that's half the fun -- trying to solve the track and finding time in the corners. Did you get any coaching or instruction during the day? For any level of driver, a good instructor is like having the answer sheet to the exam.Anyone know why my car wouldn’t respond to downshifting to 2nd gear with the SMG? It felt as if the car wouldn’t allow to go down to 2nd gear until a certain speed or rpms. So several times I had to press the paddle twice as it was unresponsive but also feared pressing it again not wanting it to drop down to 1st gear.
Here is one of my laps, if you see anytime being I’m on 3rd gear downshifting to 2nd before entering a corner is slow because it wasn’t responsive.
I had the #2 spot for a C8 of my small town local Dealer's 7 car allocation, I gave it up due to rumors of drive by wire braking.it will be awhile before you can find an unloved C8!
You and me both. I think responsibly stepping over the line, at a safe spot on a track, is the only way to learn. The dichotomy, of course, is the slap on the wrist from the track Marshall for "leaving the racing surface". But DE days are about safely exploring your cars limits in a safe "closed course" environment and not on public streets!I'm all for the red circle! Done that a few times.
To avoid red circle one needs 285 cup2 on frontOnce you solve the track, you could carry 3rd and a lot more speed into Turn 1 and Turn 7. I think that's half the fun -- trying to solve the track and finding time in the corners. Did you get any coaching or instruction during the day? For any level of driver, a good instructor is like having the answer sheet to the exam.
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^Looks like you were on the brakes too early and over slowed -- because you wanted to get into 2nd gear for turn. That's a 3rd gear corner, all day. The cars in front were able to carry more speed through that left hander. Experiment on braking half way between the 2 and 3 marker in 3rd. As you get more comfortable, you'll start trail braking closer to the 1 marker and get the car to rotate into that late apex. Try to get your PS wheel on the kerb to the right when you turn-in, to give you the extra space you need with more speed, for a faster exit. 3rd will also let you get on the throttle earlier and balance the car on exit.
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^Now, with all that new-found speed in 3rd, the car will want to track out to the kerbs on the right as you open up your steering. Looking at the map, it almost looks like if you correctly set the steering angle on turn-in on Turn 7, the car will track out to the right kerbs on Turn 8, and set you up perfectly for the exit apex to carry more exit speed into Turn 9. Basically, it looks like if you can solve Turn 7, Turn 8 can become a flat-out straightaway, into Turn 9.
As for me, I'd probably end up fighting my front tires, end up off the track and in the red circle above!
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If you're a hockey player -- don't choke the stick, is a good rule, when it comes to grip.Speed Secret: Driving Fast Comes From a Light Touch on the Steering Wheel.
I was talking with a friend and he asked how tightly I recommend a driver hold the steering wheel. See, he plays golf, the guitar, and is in the process of learning to play the fiddle.
His fiddle teacher told him to hold the bow with “3 pressure” – meaning that on a scale of 1 to 10, with 10 being grasping the bow as tightly as possible. My friend said that he’s had golf instructors suggest about the same grip pressure, so he wondered whether this applied to driving as well.
I hadn’t ever thought of it that way before, but I am now! And I think that holding the wheel with about “3 pressure” is a good target. Sure, there are times where you might have to tighten your grip just a little more, depending on the type of car you’re driving (a high-downforce car through a fast, grippy corner, for example). But if you aim to hold the wheel with a light grip, you’ll have better sensitivity to the feedback you get through the wheel.
The next time you’re driving down the highway in your street car, grip the steering wheel as tightly as possible. Notice how much vibration you feel through the wheel. Next, lighten your grip to around “3 pressure,” and notice how much more feel you have. With a lighter grip, your arms are more relaxed, and because of that, more feedback from the wheel is transferred to your brain where it can be translated into information about what the car is doing.
And the next time you’re on the track, try “3 pressure” to control the steering wheel. If it works with musical instruments and golf clubs, it must work for driving!
I have been told by most of my instructors to loosen my grip a stretch my finger on the straights.
by the tire wear of outside shoulders vs inside , yes I do need more camberI've no idea how you have such little shoulder wear using stock suspension and only 0.7 neg camber. Not to mention the tire pressure you're running. I ran stock -1 camber, stiffer E64 swaybars and even with 40 psi cold (or 45? can't remember it's been a while) I get horrid front shoulder wear.