2014 Ring trip ?

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Re: 2014 Ring trip ?

Post by gedo » Thu Jul 10, 2014 7:19 pm

We are just back from 2 days there (Sunday 6th/Monday 7th July) and had a fantastic time. Bit worried about taking my car on the track but it seemed relatively 'safe' even on the busy Sunday. Saying that each lap had at least 1 section under yellow flag/lights for people who'd either gone off or blew something up !

I felt that I reached the limit of the tyres (and me of course) as the air temp was nearly 30 degs, god knows what the track temp was. Felt like they were turning to cheese after 2 hot laps (30 mins pause in between). Lot's of the quick guys were using road legal semi-slick tyres which must improve things massively.

1st time there so each lap felt like it was a new experience ! Track knowledge must have a massive impact on lap times as I was confidence lifting everywhere...

We appeared on a few photographers sites which is great for getting a nice picture so I can prove that I've done it ! Got 1 lap on the go-pro and will upload when it's been shrunk.

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Re: 2014 Ring trip ?

Post by rusty13 » Thu Jul 10, 2014 7:24 pm

Yeah the pro shots are nice - i picked up a few when I was there.
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Re: 2014 Ring trip ?

Post by nickfrog » Thu Jul 10, 2014 8:10 pm

gedo wrote: I felt that I reached the limit of the tyres
I run PSS, including at the Ring, and they overheat if your run std OE pressure. What were you running ?

Running them at 2.7 bars at the front massively improve things as it prevents the (soft) shoulder from rolling/deforming too much.

Going 1/2/3 October, 1 TF evening and 2 full TF weekdays.

I too find that TF days are not at all like described on internet forums. Pretty quiet with mostly decent and predictable pedalers.

Morons get spotted and reported very quickly.
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Re: 2014 Ring trip ?

Post by Jenny19 » Thu Jul 24, 2014 8:06 am

If it hasn't already been mentioned, I will give somebody a years worth of cakes if they take me to the ring!
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