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Re: Ratty up a hill

Postby simontaylor » Mon May 21, 2018 12:25 pm

During my first year...
1st practice run was to see where the black stuff goes
2nd practice run I booted it
both timed runs would include mistakes, missed gears from trying to hard and a few offs.
Fastest run of the day was normally 2nd practice.

Seat time is key, and keep calm,

2nd year, I set my self the target to brake later on just 1 corner so that times improved just a little each time.
This resulted in constant improvement and thankfully no offs and no more red mist.
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Re: Ratty up a hill

Postby clee » Mon May 21, 2018 9:16 pm

I think time in seat is key.....I'm told if anything I'm too aggressive with braking, unsettles the car and I bog down in the corner. I tried a few 'styles' but in reality there's little you can do to improve on an unknown layout with just 5 mins total running time.


I'm not sure it's for me ...I think I'd rather do more trackdays, get licence and work towards circuit racing as planned.
End of the day there's not enough driving in it for me. With all the prep and fannying about with trailers etc I'd rather get a full days driving than 5 mins competing.
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Re: Ratty up a hill

Postby simontaylor » Tue May 22, 2018 9:38 am

Yes, corner exit speed is key.
So long as you enjoy what you do and have some fun, thats key too.
I was at Thruxton for the weekend, with the MSA/GoMotorsport promoting grass roots motorsport, I now understand that it is only Formula-1 where the pit lane girls have been withdrawn. It was a good weekend, hot though.
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Re: Ratty up a hill

Postby clee » Wed May 23, 2018 7:05 am

Slicks ...I'm in two minds but all the competition are running them as it's mod prod .....Long term it's street legal 1A etc for the circuit racing but looksee at these fellas from Sunday :thinking

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Re: Ratty up a hill

Postby clee » Sun May 27, 2018 4:51 pm

Next day out Blyton Park for another trackday/test session.

Full romper suit/gloves and hans and see how long I can survive going round and round...My eyes are bent, my legs are dim .. :thinking
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