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HPT May 6th Video

Postby VWRalf » Tue May 08, 2012 9:04 pm

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Re: HPT May 6th Video

Postby Brett58 » Tue May 08, 2012 10:05 pm

It's a shame there weren't more cars, but it looks like yours was handling well, Ralf.
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Re: HPT May 6th Video

Postby VWRalf » Wed May 09, 2012 12:47 am

Handled well, but was 2 seconds off of last years lap times. Not sure if it was the weather/track conditions or if I was lacking in top end power.
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Re: HPT May 6th Video

Postby RonInSD » Wed May 09, 2012 10:47 pm

VWRalf wrote:Handled well, but was 2 seconds off of last years lap times. Not sure if it was the weather/track conditions or if I was lacking in top end power.


Or the fact you knew in the back of your mind you had no one else in your class to race against so you did not push it as hard. That happens when you end up running by yourself. Yes you had cards to run with but nothing to judge yourself by. Like Albin is 1 second ahead in qualifying, I can push a little more here and here and make up a little.
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Re: HPT May 6th Video

Postby VWRalf » Thu May 10, 2012 2:26 am

Actually, I think I know what my "drag" was. It was my tires. Last year where I was only off the track record by .240, my hot tire pressures were 45F/40R and this weekend they were 33F/28R. Tires were really sticking through the turns, but I seemed to lack straight away speed. I was upshifting further up the track on the long straights. I made some changes to the suspension since last year, so that is what should have helped the cornering, and I think it did.
I really need to start getting some tire temps taken during practice sessions instead of guessing. :)
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