Not really an update on the car.
Yesterday I took a part in local Autosprint event. Really liked that guys did interesting layout on loal track using some karting sections and part of the drag strip.
So, here is the layout:
Car is still in pieces so, for this occasion I got Type-R out of garage, put Dunlop semis on and took her for the alighment.
On stock ride height and semis for me car looks strangely appealing
The only downside was that event used usual telemetry for timing, so it was limited to one car on the track at the time. With times aroud 2 minutes for a car and 40 participants it was lot of waiting... In fact I spend all day on the track to do one practice and two timed runs.
I was really shocked how rusty I become working on the car instead of spending time on track. I could see my line and felt the car but I kept screwing things up like braking too late or steering too aggressively. Or forgetting things.
Anyway, in practice I took my wife with me
It was fun, time we got was 2:11, she reminded me to turn AC off but we forgot to start the recording on GoPro.
On first timed session I forgot to turn AC off but managed to shave more than two seconds from our practice pace, got 2:07.
On third run I massively screwed things up at least twice, almost crashing on second one and got only 2:11.
But it appeared that 2:07 was good enough for a class win!
here is the video of best time, later I will do data overlay for second run with time gap to see the mistakes. I did datalogs on everything that I could
I was really happy, mostly because no matter how I tried to screw things up, Type-R managed to save it's reputation and remain victorious
One guy did 2:06.xx, but he smashed the cone and they cost +3 sec each.
Overal winner was another GC8 with 1:58.xx
First time in Street modified class went to Civic again. 2:01.5, fourth overall - fantastic time. I'm gonna compete with this it when I finish this build. Spoke with the guys who built it and they said that they got the car for 200 EUR and build it in 15 days. Crazy! 900 kg, B18 engine and same Dunlop semis that I use. Dunlops FTW!
But the only reason why it got first place is because another GC8 was really cone-hungry!
Without counting penalties, this 1:59.xx would have been second fastest of the day. This guy had enough power to spin all four wheels in 255 Hankook semis that from my experience are really close to Dunlops in grip. No aero at all. Car is a bit rough, but crazy fast.
So, that was a nice weekend. Good to be back, need to finish the car
and get it to the track! )
Couple of more photos of other cars.