It's a new season, and with each new season new challenges await.
This season I will be driving the Ruf C-Spec in the Ruf Cup and the McLaren in GT3. The underlying purpose is to maximise participation credits - which is a great way to essentially receive a free membership - but also I need to race. It's important for me to gain more start confidence, and the only way to do that is to, well, start from the grid. That also means qualifying.
The Ruf Cup starts at Road Atlanta, and the Short layout. It's not a layout I've driven before, but I have put quite a bit of time into Road Atlanta. The hairpin and chicane have tended to be corners I've struggled with. Here the hairpin is omitted, so I can concentrate on the aforementioned chicane. And I have improved with that. I know how to drive it, but actually doing it is another matter entirely. And getting it right consistently is an even greater challenge.
This is a 59.0 time, using default weather. There are issues I need to deal with all around the track, and as this is a reference video rather than a simple hotlap piece, I point those issues out, and my thoughts on fixes. I think of these videos as ring binders, full of sheafs of paper covered in corner diagrams and scribbled notes.