Nice scrap that, hats off! For mainly not taking each other out lol, cause I might have done it - the kind of pro I am
I'm assuming that's a private race, no ? Despite having participated in a sh@t load of races with the mx 5 , the only tracks -iirc- I raced on were limerock, laguna seca, and lowe's motor speed way in 13th week competition. The most fun I had was in lowe's. The draft kicked in on the banked section, and two abreast in to the first turn (heck, even three abreast!)situations were very common.
Yes it´s a hosted session, i used to put up like 3 a day so we had some nice battles for a week. Sometimes we were around 25-30 people meeting up in the pits then going on lap and gunning it down to Eau Rouge
Haven´t driven Oval yet but i will when my road racing career is over
Rookie league only have the tracks you mention, then if your D class you have Grand Touring Cup but you must own the other car (Jetta) to race in the series, it´s a multiclass session but they are very closely matched and it comes down to the driver really.
Shrieker wrote:My remaining problem with the MX 5 is it's tyres. First half of the race all good, but for the 2nd half, the tyres are just gone; I start losing 0.5 to 1 whole sec. a lap to the top guys. Any advice you can give about that ?
Could be your over using the tires in the beginning causing them to fall off quicker in the end, try and be more careful not sliding so much and as you feel the tires start to go off just move your braking point a tiny bit further back so you still get some good exits without having to dabble the throttle on your way out.
"never touch the gas pedal until you know you can keep it there - Jackie Stewart"
It´s a good quote imo that reminds me everyday i´m racing.
Also, what can you say about the skip barber F2000 car? I watched a couple of onboard iracing videos of the F2000; the top speeds were 5-10 km/h higher than the mx 5 and braking points looked similar. What about handling ? I can get the job done with the mx 5, but DEFINITELY NOT with the Star Mazda. Never played with the skip barber car so maybe I thought you could give me some insight about how it handles compared to the mx 5 and the Star Mazda.
What are the setup options on the skip barber car ? Are they too complicated ? I get easily confused and distracted by setup changes...
And finally, how much time per lap can be gained with the mx 5 if I decide to upgrade my wheel set ? Is there ever such a thing
Or should I just stop bitching about the equipment and get on with the racing lol
Well it stops, goes and corners better then the Mazda.
The distinct handling feature i would say is lift-off oversteer.
So if you learn how to master that you can actually use that to your advantage by turning the car better.
Regarding the Star Mazda - That´s because it demands 10 times more practice
then add another 20 times to keep an F1 car on track lol.
The Skippy is an open wheeler so it has more in common with the Star Mazda even though it´s an entirely different beast.
Remove some HP, remove the downforce, put on street tires and you have a Skippy.
If your planning on going the open wheeler route or just want to learn how to do setups the Skippy is the perfect tool for learning.
Very basic in terms of setup and easy to drive. I hated the car in the beginning but now i´ve driven pretty much every road car and raced almost all of them.
Now that i go back to the skippy i appreciate it for what it is, a pure driver´s car. Wonderful car to drive imo.
Here you can find the Skippy tuning guide, http://members.iracing.com/membersite/m ... uction.jsp
I also recommend reading the Sporting Code.
FYI The Mazda is nothing compared to the F1
F1 is a serious beast that demands ALOT of practice to just keep on track, then you need even more to do a nice Q lap then you need as much practice to keep the car on track with fuel in it.
I have much more respect for the mistakes Hamilton and the guys do sometimes.
The truth will come out...