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Old 07-09-2014, 10:03 AM
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Default WGI - 997.2 GT3 2:11.2

First time at the glen with the GT3 and first time on hoosiers. feedback welcome
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Old 07-09-2014, 10:39 AM
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Pretty nice first time there! Bunch of stuff comes to mind, here are a couple of suggestions:

-use more of the first curb in the Bus Stop...like all of it

-get the car down to the rumble strip sooner, and hold it longer, in 5 (carousel)

-start turning in sooner for 9

-brake softer & start turning in sooner in 11

-no need to get the car so far track right setting up for 6

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Agree with Dave above.

Also drive the car right down to the apex in 10.

Given the lap time with this car & R6s there's a lot of speed left on the table but your line perception is good and and job well done for first time at WG
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thanks all. i struggled with the carousel initially b/c i would downshift to third approaching the bus stop and leave in third as i exit the carasoul and then go 4 and right back to 3 approaching 6. Once i started downshifting to 4 going into the bus stop and held 4 all the way to 7 the car felt more stable and i was able to carry more speed and produce quicker lap times. my concern with 5 was tighter radius = less speed so i was looking for that middle ground where i can keep my arc at a point where i can maximize the speed.

turn 11 gave me trouble the entire weekend as i felt like i was braking too hard going into it and lost too much speed on my top end down the front straight. Instead of stabbing at the brakes, perhaps i should trail gently to the apex at 11 and not scrub too much speed.
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997.2 Cup at the Glen for your comparison. Last 2-3 laps from last year's first IMSA race on a still somewhat damp track.

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Originally Posted by PedroNole View Post
997.2 Cup at the Glen for your comparison. Last laps on a somewhat damp track at the end of the 1st IMSA race last year.

2013 IMSA Watkins Glen Fast Lap - YouTube
thx!! looks like i got some work to do. from watching that video, i connect to the comments re turning in early and hugging the curbing on the long sweepers (5, 7, 9)
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