Had a great time and nothing broke! It dried up by about 11.30 and conditions were excellent. Tyres (Toyo Proxes T1R) got a bit warm and bobbled on the surface but were pretty grippy, so no complaints. Lack of ABS took a bit of getting used to, a few lockups but always felt I could have braked harder.
Not that I was timing my laps, honest, but my best time of 65 seconds was as fast as my old Subaru, even though I was 20 mph slower down the main straight.
T1Rs always melt on track, they're definitely more of a "fast road" tyre
Good that it dried up, weather was not looking great earlier in the week. Are you planning to do more soon?
I'm doing the Pomeroy Trophy in a couple of weeks at Silverstone, which has a session lapping the Grand Prix circuit for 40 minutes (as well as a few other tests like braking, acceleration and something about picnic baskets!). The trackday was really for me to get to know the car before that, but I'll probably do some more later in the year.
wannabe: I didn't watch it live but saw some of the highlights - one crash saw a Lotus Elite(?) crashed into and the front end ripped off on the tyre wall, with a 250GTO also smashed up IIRC! Expensive hobby... lol
Oct 26, 2020 17:29:30 GMT