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Old 06-03-2011, 08:54 PM   #1
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Frst Run with having an on board camera.

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Heres my Dad's video from May 21 track day.


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Please critique away and let me know what you guys think. And as well anything i can improve upon.
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I like the dancing tach in your dad's car!
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Old 06-03-2011, 10:32 PM   #5
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In general, not bad, but there is always room for improvement, right?

I am going to nit pick because at your level, it is the little things that cost tenths... I spent more time listening to your motor and looking at your head than I did looking at where the car is writing this.

My basic critique is you need to brake just a smidge more and get the car turned in so you can then unwind the wheel and be on the gas earlier, before the apexes where possible.

I'd like to see a little more rumble strip most everywhere which will be helped by a little more brake.

One way to work on both is to basically plan to hit the apex "cone" with the center of the front bumper and then just miss it as you unwind the wheel and add throttle.

You also appear to turn you head earlier and more on right handers than left. Might just be the camera angle though. I don't want to see any chin vents in T2T3 and T21!

No lifting/coasting in the esses!!! Maintenance throttle at minimum, light to heavy acceleration better. You should not have to turn left to drive over the full length of 1B.

T3 is tighter than T2 but you are trying to drive them at the same speed. You could be faster in T2 if you move your downshift to between T2 & T3 and/or add a tiny brake to help you rotate and turn in. We discuss this sequence ad nauseum in the other thread.

Brake before 4, not lift at the apex!

Did I mention more rumble strip?

Figure out how to get on the gas earlier going up hoot $ holler. Brake, turn, gas, repeat...

There is no lift going up the hill at T7, Stop it. It is a nice smooth uphill slalom. Would rather have you need more brake at the top of the hill at T8.

A little more track left for turn in at 16 and get to the apex rumble strip.

Track out more at 21 and do not get sucked into hugging the 22 rumble strip. Should be all the way track left at what I like to think of as the 22a kink left and that arc should bring you right into the braking zone for 23.

Turn in slower and earlier for 23 and get on the gas earlier.

Again, pretty good laps, but these are my thoughts from watching all the laps. As with all of us, some turns were better on some laps and some were better on others.
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Fairly similar critique for dad. Turn that head earlier and more!

He is a little better in the esses and T7.

Same thoughts pretty much everywhere else on the whole. You guys must compare notes.

What is it with the T4 off throttle mid corner??? If you can't be on the gas at or before the apex, you should have braked some/more.

I think you may have some video of each other in front of you. Look at the rumble strip gaps...
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I would start with practicing threshold braking. (braking to the point just shy of lock up) For now concentrate on doing all braking and down shifting in a straight line prior to turn in. Be patient on turn in, late apex is almost always the right apex. If I am not full trottle at the apex I figure I over cooked the entry. Be in the right gear on corner exit. Corner entry is all about exit speed. You and your Dad both have the speed now you need to work on being consistent. Hope this helps.
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I would start with practicing threshold braking. (braking to the point just shy of lock up) For now concentrate on doing all braking and down shifting in a straight line prior to turn in.

Im still trying to find the limit for the brakes on this new car, but i will focus on it next time out.
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Thanks guys, ill focus on this stuff next time out. Sometimes it hard to find mistakes without having them pointed out to you hahaha.
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