Friday, 30 January 2015

iRacing Donington Park National hotlap

This is a great combination. The track has a really good flow to it, with lots of elevation changes, and it asks a lot of interesting questions.

I was actually surprised with my progression here this week, as it's a new track for me. In the end I'm about a tenth from a fast time. And I can easily identify areas that can be improved.

Thursday, 22 January 2015

iRacing reference lap in the Ruf C-Spec at Summit Point

I put a reference lap together at Summit Point at the start of the week there. That turned out to be the highlight of the week as when traffic appeared on the track it felt far too cramped and I just couldn't repeat or sustain that rhythm.

I got the race in for my participation credits, but other than that it was a bit of a disaster.

The problem for me was that the car has just so much understeer, that for me made it a less than enjoyable track to drive in traffic on. I have to try to find how to loosen it up, but that's a real struggle for me at the moment.

I've had a pretty decent week at Sebring in the Skip Barber having just purchased the track, so the plan is to return to the C-Spec for a race on the 31st. In the meantime I have Donington to learn in the Skippy.

Thursday, 8 January 2015

iRacing and no luck while leading races at Mosport

Two races with good leads so far this calendar year, two other drivers ... and two terminal trips back to the pits. Those bottom split drivers.

Sunday, 4 January 2015

iRacing GT3 race at Interlagos

The iRacing GT3 series is something you hear about long before you enter a race. I entered the series this season purely on the basis of earning participation credits, but after this race I see there's a lot I can learn from these races. In particular the use of defensive lines.

I won't spoil the viewing by stating that it wasn't at all my most satisfactory of performances, but it certainly had plenty of incidents.