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    Default Formula Libre Race #2

    Well race #2 for me and another second place. A little luck on my side as I was nearly 10 seconds a lap slower then the pole sitter Matt. We have the same car so I know I have some work to do, new tires will help.


    I finally got down to 2:14 following richard L In a Formula Mazda I got more confidence in the car and the amount of speed I can carry. Richard had totally different lines then me in a bunch of corners but had so much more speed. Took till half the race to pass him then I pulled away, glad we were close in times it really allowed me to find more time out there.


    Turns out I corded my tires during the race but still ran 2:14s so new tires should bring me down to 2:10 or lower I hope.


    The sheer cornering grip is tough to comprehend, the car isn't any faster in the straights than my S2000 was and I'm 10 seconds faster around the track so that means it's all corners and brake zones and maybe some line tweaking.


    Heck I gained 1 second in corner 2, carrying a ton more speed than my brain thinks is possible.


    Some oh crap moments in the race, locked up the tires going into the quarry (17) on lap 9 and nearly spun it.


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    Downforce. Go faster to go faster.

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    Great job James!

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    Good work!

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    Very nice. I keep watching calabogie vids to help learn the track for this Friday. Watch a couple of laps if your vid and will keep watching over the course of the week. :-)

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    Here is Matts video from the race. His second lap he ran a 2:05

    I'm watching it only big differences I see are 1, 10, 16, and 20 he has a sweet exit. Everywhere else he carries just a few more K in the turn fawking 9 seconds faster!

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    flick rist downshifts. nice.
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    Ya but this friday is the podium track in reverse. I'm sure it will help though!

    Quote Originally Posted by NTIMD8 View Post
    Very nice. I keep watching calabogie vids to help learn the track for this Friday. Watch a couple of laps if your vid and will keep watching over the course of the week. :-)

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    Default Formula Libre Race #2

    Quote Originally Posted by yanrider View Post
    Ya but this friday is the podium track in reverse. I'm sure it will help though!
    Nice try. :p

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    its full track, always. ( i get this question a lot )

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    James, does your car have a 6 speed trans?

    Matt is in 6th through 17 and 1. Flat out. Wild.
    He does a mid braking zone downshift for 5 and 2.
    I can't tell if he's rev matching or not perhaps because he's really fucking good at it?

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    He's rev matching, he may have the auto-blip.

    I have 6-speeds he has shorter gearing. He just told me it's $500 and should gain me 2 seconds. ORLY???

    Next year! I'll concentrate on getting down to 2:08 then!
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    Give'r.

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    Wait... $500 ... 2 seconds? Fuck what am I doing waiting? LOL
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    pfff, get it done.
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    How many seconds you think you'll get with your new stickers?


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    Well I suspect 2 to start with, then 5 once I get some balls. So that brings me down to 2:09 gears 2:07 -- not bad.
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    And I really don't know WTF is with my tires. I thought I corded them. So I'm looking at my tires the other day, there is TONS of rubber left, probably no heat cycles but tons of rubber. But I see what looks like cords (white lines) just on the outside edge. I don't understand.
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    Track paint from the edges?

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    I tried scrubbing it off with some light sandpaper just to see, no go. Very odd. I'll take a pic.
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