Another “unofficial entry” since I’m a mk6, not mk7 😄 But I appreciate this thread so I figured I’ll add some data points.
Track name: VIR Full Course
Track location: Alton, VA
Lap time: 2:11:29
Year/model: 2013 GTI 6spd
Estimated total vehicle weight with driver: 3,300
The RBQ is sold out but that’s not the actual driving part. Was trying to get some mk6 interest, for whatever reason this generation is like the black hole in attendance at track, autox, and driving events. Lots of mk4, 5, and 7s though.
Anyone heading to Tail of the Dragon for Wookies this year? I’ll be driving down from VA on Thursday. Thinking about getting a smaller group of experienced drivers together for some more spirited runs on Friday, before the usual weekend traffic.
Thanks Joe, I know you’re extremely familiar with this type of driving at the limit…it’s a bit of organized chaos. I spent the first few sessions forcing myself to be smooth, focused, and calm. Then later sessions I had more open track and started to push the limits. I’m ecstatic with how the...
The Grand Course is an absolute blast. Extremely technical with elevation changes and blind turns. My PB is a 3:05, but that was on brand new NT01s on a frigid day. My goal is low 3s, and possibly high 2s.
Amazing!!! It’s scary how close our speeds are, obviously your line is better. I will say you maintain better speeds up the climbing esses, but we both end up at around 111 at the top and 85-86 at T10. Few things are as rewarding as setting a PB after fighting issues. Well done 👍
Congrats on the personal best!!! 👏
What specific issue are you running into when overlaying data? I typically will trim my GoPro video down to my best lap, then upload that file to my iCloud account. Once there I can access it from my iPhone, and overlay it in Harry’s.
I’ve heard mixed reviews from the R888R, but I will say the track felt cold and was not at its best grip-wise. I recently stepped up to 255/40r17 NT01s, and they felt slightly better than the 225/45r17 NT01s I ran at VIR back in August. I ran a best of 2:12, but was truthfully hoping for...
You’re running into all the same issues I had when I ran my APR k04 tune earlier this year. I was running lean on the top end, the ECU would compensate by pulling boost, and the boost would flutter. To add to that, the engine made a ton of heat due to lean condition. Made for several miserable...
Great to hear the cooling mods helped. Today was unusually warm, so good day to test it out.
As far as the boost flutter issue, is it happening at a specific RPM or the entire range. I’ve seen boost flutter issues when there’s a lean condition on the top end. Any way to run logs on track?
The past two events my typical speeds on the back / front straights are 135 / 131. There’s more in the car, but we intentionally kept boost low on the top end because my injector times are too high. I usually brake at the 1.5-2 marker on the back straight, since the braking zone is uphill, then...
Goodwood Member’s Meeting and the Revival are two if my favorite motorsports events of the year. Some of the best racing, vintage and otherwise, happen during those events. They flat out drive and it’s a blast to watch.