Sunday, 31 August 2014

The definition of a handful - the iRacing Ruf C-Spec at Mid Ohio Short

I'm struggling to decide whether I'm enjoying or loathing Mid Ohio in the Ruf C-Spec. I can't honestly say I've ever enjoyed the track even in its full variant. The hairpin is a corner I have always struggled to get right with any level of consistency. The short layout removes it, but it's all "up hill and down dale", and along with the elevation changes there's plenty of camber complications.

Put the Ruf C-Spec on it and it's a real challenge just to post decent lap times consistently. Twenty five minutes of nailing it in races will be a real challenge. The final corner exit is a perfect example. The car can get so loose on exit, and it seems to come out of nowhere. It's the kind of loose that will put you straight into the wall on the inside.

But, as I write this, I do have the fastest time in iSpeed for this season. That won't last long, and there are only a handful of laps in there, anyway, but it gives me at least a sliver of hope. As it is, though, I just want to get one race down in decent order and shuffle on to next week.

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