I returned to Spring Mountain this weekend for 2 days of HDPE with the LV Porsche club. If you watched this week's Top Gear - this is the track where Chris and Matt tested the Lambo vs Porsche.
I have been running this track for 2+ years in my base 981 boxster w/ PDK.
Honestly, it took me MUCH longer than I'd anticipated to get used to the C4S. driving that boxster w/ pdk was almost like a video game, so perfectly balanced and shifted amazingly - so all I had to focus on was the line.
The biggest hurdle for me was learning the shift points and I did miss a few shifts.
I also just had to spend some seat time learning her limits.
I was also running race tires for the first time ever. learning to trust the grip....
We run the 3.4 config at Spring Mountain. My times in the boxster hovered around 3:01 - 3:06..... every now and then would put up a 2:56, 2:58, etc.
The first day and half of the second day my times stayed around 3:03 - 3:10. On the last session my buddy Bob (a great driver) rode with me - gave me a few tips ... my last 4 laps were all 2:58 and 2:59. He helped with one line but also helped me trust the grip in the tires.
anyway - it was exausting and fun.... so worn out (I was voulentering when not on track)...... AND I CANT WAIT TO GET BACK, get more seat time and more familiar with Bertha on Track. I have so much more to learn.
Here are two videos - using Harry's Lap Timer on an iPhone. Did one with phone mounted to front - also mounted it to rear window to capture shifts and wheel input.
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