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Old 02-01-2019, 03:40 PM
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Originally Posted by Kevin Fennell View Post
As for repaving we applied a new layer with a different aggregate. It is unknown yet how the aggregate will compare in terms of grip versus the original surface, both in dry and wet conditions. Direct from cota VP
Hope this new aggregate stays together under the forces generated by high downforce aero and sticky tires on the IndyCars in March.

Wondering now how long until iRacing updates their COTA track with these new surfaces....if ever.

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I'll be on the new surface soon and will post my impressions
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Originally Posted by okie981 View Post
Wondering now how long until iRacing updates their COTA track with these new surfaces....if ever.
"soon"

LOL
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Old 02-01-2019, 06:45 PM
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Originally Posted by okie981 View Post
Hope this new aggregate stays together under the forces generated by high downforce aero and sticky tires on the IndyCars in March.
I'll be there for the first time late this month... glad it's before the Indy guys get there!
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Old 02-02-2019, 06:41 PM
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Posted originally by Will Faules, NASA Texas, from COTA VP Eric Paradis.
"For 2019, per requirements of Dorna, we have shaved off bumps at :
- T1
- T2
- T4
- T9
- T12
- T18
- T19
As for repaving we applied a new layer with a different aggregate. It is unknown yet how the aggregate will compare in terms of grip versus the original surface, both in dry and wet conditions."


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Old 02-04-2019, 12:35 PM
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"They ground between 1 and 2 but there is still a large bump going in to turn 2. Not good. Turn 10 is amazing. No bumps at all, they completely resurfaced from about 75 feet before turn 10 to about the half way point between 10-11. You can actually go over the apex curbing without upsetting the car. They ground the bump before turn 10. It’s a lot better but if you have a faster and stiff car, you are still going to feel it. Once Indy and formula one are finished, they will probably have to ground it again. I don’t get why they didn’t repave it. Nothing done going on to turn 11. Still a little bumpy but it does not bother me. Turn 18 bump is a little better but still there. Lots of grinding between 18-19. Seems very smooth. I’m disappointed that they did not repave the bumps at turn 2, between 9-10 and 18. For me it’s like riding a bucking bronco. I guess for street cars, it’s not so bad but for me It kills my forearms trying to hold the steering wheel in the radical.

They did some grinding in the Esses but I don’t recall where. I’ll be posting my videos later today so that should show everything. I never really had any issues in the esses but it seemed pretty smooth yesterday. It was an awesome day."

From a V8 radical driver who was there on Sunday.
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Originally Posted by Kevin Fennell View Post
"They ground between 1 and 2 but there is still a large bump going in to turn 2. Not good. Turn 10 is amazing. No bumps at all, they completely resurfaced from about 75 feet before turn 10 to about the half way point between 10-11. You can actually go over the apex curbing without upsetting the car. They ground the bump before turn 10. Itís a lot better but if you have a faster and stiff car, you are still going to feel it. Once Indy and formula one are finished, they will probably have to ground it again. I donít get why they didnít repave it. Nothing done going on to turn 11. Still a little bumpy but it does not bother me. Turn 18 bump is a little better but still there. Lots of grinding between 18-19. Seems very smooth. Iím disappointed that they did not repave the bumps at turn 2, between 9-10 and 18. For me itís like riding a bucking bronco. I guess for street cars, itís not so bad but for me It kills my forearms trying to hold the steering wheel in the radical.

They did some grinding in the Esses but I donít recall where. Iíll be posting my videos later today so that should show everything. I never really had any issues in the esses but it seemed pretty smooth yesterday. It was an awesome day."

From a V8 radical driver who was there on Sunday.
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I'll be on the new surface in 2 weeks and will post my firsthand impressions
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Old 02-08-2019, 01:55 PM
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Thanks for the info, guys. Last I was there was at least 10 months ago, and the worst I felt was passing slower traffic on the inside of the 11-12 straight, near the crest. From a tuck, at triple digits on a '16 Yamaha R1, I didn't see the bumps coming, but got a surprisingly hard spanking under hard acceleration. I did not hit them a second time. I'm headed there 4/6-7 with Chin, in a new to me '18 911C2...sounds like the dampers may get a little workout. I'd wanted to drive drive the track since they announced construction, but never heard much on the construction details. I found the construction background info very interesting-much appreciated. BTW, I'm looking for a garage space for both days-current status from Chin is "sold out".
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Apparently, COTA is rationing garages. I'm signed up for MVP event late this month and garages are sold out. Mark is waiting to hear if COTA will open up more. Maybe I don't understand what's involved, but if you've got customers willing to pay for using an existing asset, why would you even hesitate?
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Old 02-08-2019, 07:02 PM
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Apparently, COTA is rationing garages. I'm signed up for MVP event late this month and garages are sold out. Mark is waiting to hear if COTA will open up more. Maybe I don't understand what's involved, but if you've got customers willing to pay for using an existing asset, why would you even hesitate?
It's always like that. They always have something going on in the garages that they dont rent, they aren't just being greedy, there will be an OEM setting up or tearing down an event, a bunch have the audi and F-Americas cars in them, some might be getting painted, etc.
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May be due to AMG
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Old 02-08-2019, 08:28 PM
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Originally Posted by Veloce Raptor View Post
May be due to AMG
Iím going to be there for the three day AMG Academy Pro+ course beginning 30 April. Canít wait.
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Old 02-08-2019, 09:47 PM
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Originally Posted by Kevin Fennell View Post
It's always like that. They always have something going on in the garages that they dont rent, they aren't just being greedy, there will be an OEM setting up or tearing down an event, a bunch have the audi and F-Americas cars in them, some might be getting painted, etc.
Yes, I went into a few that were not rented, and they quite literally were full of wheels, tires, Ferraris, tools, all kinds of stuff.
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Old 02-09-2019, 12:28 PM
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Thanks for the explanation. Look forward to seeing what they've got!
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