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    Default First Time to Mosport - this saturday

    Doing the OTA HPDE at Mosport on Saturday.

    Big boy track.

    Never been.

    Any pointers that I can arm myself with.

    Make me look smartish?

    thanx in advance

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    Beware of Turn 2.

    Quote Originally Posted by 1Morelap View Post

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    "turn 2 is easy. beware of turn 4"


    apparently.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mikeman View Post
    "turn 2 is easy. beware of turn 4"


    apparently.

    meh.


    there's a bump on the inside of turn 2 that if you hit it makes your car lift and then "land." Don't lift.

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    You'll be instructed I wouldn't get worked up about anything before hand.

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    go fast.
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    respect the track, yet realize you can pretty much go faster everywhere.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sb_600 View Post
    meh.


    there's a bump on the inside of turn 2 that if you hit it makes your car lift and then "land." Don't lift.

    helpful

    go fast

    medium helpful

    still appreciated.

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    watch the concrete patches - your tires are noisier on them, but they actually have a lot of grip. depending on the line, use them for your outside tires.

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    I heard they were slippery...
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    Easy. Drive smooth. C2 is 'scary' but easiest to learn to drive fast. Don't lift when shit goes all out of shape. C4 and C8-9-10 take longer to get to speed and perfect.

    It is much easier to run off the track a bit than it is to recover from a mid corner spin started by lifting off the throttle too fast because you got unnerved mid corner.

    Look where you want to go. If you start looking down (at curbs, looking for apexes when you should be looking at the exit, etc) you will not be smooth. And don't forget to breath properly. I've seen too many newbs hold their breath at times.

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    Enjoy it! Once you start laying down some good laps, you will be hooked!!!! 2 really is not that scary, as long as you get your turn in point set, there is a lot of grip right by the exit curbing that acts like a safety net, hell, the ALMS guys don't even brake for that corner. Going into 5 will look like you are driving into the side of a mountain.

    This WILL be your favourite track......

    Oh, and DO NOT lift, and gentle on the turn in.

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    Another suggestion. If you haven't already get some sim seat time with a friend who has rfactor or another go reality driving sim with Mosport on it. Or better yet, Grand Prix Legends After an evening of attempting to drive a old f1 car around Mosport and learning not to crash that, then you'll be just fine.

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    It's a breeze it has half the corners of bogie you'll figure it out.
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    Brake after the crest into 8. and 8 carries more corner speed than you think. it's a good ride. and have fun dude.

    oh, bring gas.
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    McMosports are awesome... good thing they did not change the name to McCanadiantireMotorsportsPark because that would REALLY suck trying to mumble that in the morning before having any coffee or food.
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    T3 is my krypton...its a deceiving uphill fast sweeper. You need to enter perfectly; too early and you exit looking square at the tire wall, too late and you get pushed out too wide into the grass. Do it right and you carry insane speed into T4. Its hard to gauge the entry speed...if you did T2 well then you go into 3 with a surprising amount of speed, depending on the car you need to tap the brake (or lift slightly). If you messed up T2, then you are flooring it to T3 and the car is poorly weighted for the turn. Can't speak about T8...in the F1200 I do it flat out.

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    That's what I am talking about.


    Thanx fellas!

    T

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    No probs!

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    ALMS at Mosport is on sportsmen one right now if you wanna see pros. Rogers 501

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