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Old 04-10-2018, 04:23 PM   #52
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Looks like a fun track! I did a track day last weekend with my stock '17 GTI w/PP at NJMP Thunderbolt and had a blast. I'm definitely planning to upgrade tires from the stock Hankooks and upgrading brake pads before my next track day. Stock PP brakes did pretty good IMO. VIR looks fun and isn't too far from me. Might be my next stop! Nice driving in the vids, btw.
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Old 04-12-2018, 04:47 AM   #53
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Looks like a fun track! I did a track day last weekend with my stock '17 GTI w/PP at NJMP Thunderbolt and had a blast. I'm definitely planning to upgrade tires from the stock Hankooks and upgrading brake pads before my next track day. Stock PP brakes did pretty good IMO. VIR looks fun and isn't too far from me. Might be my next stop! Nice driving in the vids, btw.
Thanks.

Spent Mon/Tue at VIR. Dropped my time to a 2:19. Ran 2:20ís consistently. Front end grip and brakes are a limiting factor in a stock PP GTi.

VIR is a great track to run. Itís a power circuit with 3 long straights but it also has some very technical sections.

Iím fighting with Harryís LapTimer to get the overlay onto my GoPro footage.
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Old 04-15-2018, 08:10 AM   #54
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OK. Got my GoPro video processed from VIR.

I didn’t get my air deflectors fitted to my front brakes. I remove the dust shields. I backed up my braking by one brake marker. This gave me better control going into T1 and T14.

I tried carrying more speed up the uphill esses, but whenever I did, I pushed through T9 which got me offline for the turn-in to T10 compromising my cornerspeed through 10. Not sure I can squeeze any more out of sector 3.

https://youtu.be/SdVGE_zn5h0

This is why our cars need more front camber and caster.
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Old 04-15-2018, 09:11 AM   #55
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Some more video.

https://youtu.be/PBPnJJ1izmA
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Old 04-16-2018, 07:21 PM   #56
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Nice vids and solid driving! Looks like a tough field whenever there's a straight. I can't get over that red Dodge Challenger, didn't think those could be hustled through the corners that well.

Thanks for posting up the vids.
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Old 04-17-2018, 03:26 AM   #57
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Nice vids and solid driving! Looks like a tough field whenever there's a straight. I can't get over that red Dodge Challenger, didn't think those could be hustled through the corners that well.

Thanks for posting up the vids.
With only 220hp, the straights are always a challenge. The GTi is strong through the high speed corners. You can see me struggling to hold the front end through T9. On the 1st video (lap23)you can see me get a run on the boxster on the uphill esses and I get way loose when I have to get out of the throttle heading to T10 to avoid running into him.

That was a Hellcat and the guy can drive. I had to eat crow as I also thought that it was a straightline machine. He is on street tires and can get around high speed corners faster than I can. Brake zones and slow corners are the challenging areas for the Hellcat.
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Old 05-15-2018, 04:27 AM   #58
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Some more video from VIR.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3G2QnKKULTU
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