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2 hours ago, Skidmarks said:

...people will appreciate the fact that notwithstanding this, you respect them enough to bullshit them.

Never, ever say “it was me”. It’ll get you ejected from the venue. 

Will start practising this every day from now.  This will ensure my delivery sounds convincing by C & C.

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On 15/11/2020 at 15:43, rego said:

I'd like the opportunity to do a track walk if it is on offer.

Not sure if anyone's mentioned it but I also saw there is a Test and Tune in the calendar on the day before.

https://wintonraceway.com.au/events/2021-01/

I think I'm gonna go cut a few laps. Expecting a shit show though based off my past experience of open test days at other tracks 🤣

Test and tune days are really well run at Winton.  I've done a heap there and you get a great mix of cars and I've always found the other drivers a good bunch.  Cars are grouped by type so speeds are well matched too.  Attendances can be really variable,  from just a few cars to maybe 10 to 12 in each group.  You'll find alot of the drivers are on and off track a bit too as they tweak their set ups etc during the day!

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 Thought this wasn't a bad video for a look at Winton (WRX with a flat 6 in it 😳👍)

 

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On 21/11/2020 at 20:28, lazydave said:

Test and tune days are really well run at Winton.  I've done a heap there and you get a great mix of cars and I've always found the other drivers a good bunch.  Cars are grouped by type so speeds are well matched too.  Attendances can be really variable,  from just a few cars to maybe 10 to 12 in each group.  You'll find alot of the drivers are on and off track a bit too as they tweak their set ups etc during the day!

Thanks mate, that is great to know!

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2 hours ago, Redracn said:

Looked like a lesson on how to avoid getting to o close to the apex. 

Haha, I was thinking that too,  but for the newbies it just gives an idea of the layout 

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There will be those that will cut more than a few laps on the day.  I will be one as I’m renowned for simply driving until the fuel/brakes/tyres give out.

Once at a test at QR, my engineer called me in.  After 3-4 laps more the increasing stridency of his demands got so annoying I pulled the radio lead out of my helmet. Not to be deterred, he jumped the pit wall and simply stood in he middle of the track to block me.  Didn’t look happy.  Maybe it was that I was (inadvertently of course) taking miles off the tyres that we’d decided to use in the 1 race ... who knows.

Anyway, make sure you have enough rubber on your car as you’ll have to drive home on them.

Check your rotors and pads for material and thickness.  If your rotors are close, especially at the front, think about changing them as the heat will cause cracking.  Brake fluid - get it changed to race fluid.  No one needs a long pedal into turn 1 ...

As for fuel, I’ve arranged for a 1000 litres of 98 and 1000 litres of 102 to be on hand.  All Unleaded and in 25 litre drums.  It’s a “just in case” you get caught short.  Not forced to buy it. There will also be fuel at Winton and in Benalla.

Our good friends at Panta Fuels (declared interest - they help Rohan and I out for fuel when we race) will be there.  It’s good stuff and shipped direct from Europe rather than being mixed here and then drummed up like some others.  It’s as safe as houses.

The last time I was at Winton we had 40 litres left over and the 07 RS was a little low so I fueled up with the 102 race juice.  Made a real difference in torque and throttle response.  Just what you need for the drive home down the Hume!  Let’s just say I wasn’t using constant throttle at times ...!

More to come ...

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Out of interest, I assume the 102 fuel will only benefit cars designed/tuned to run on that fuel, or am I wrong?  Shaping up a a great day!  

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15 hours ago, lazydave said:

Out of interest, I assume the 102 fuel will only benefit cars designed/tuned to run on that fuel, or am I wrong?  Shaping up a a great day!  

Only one way to find out!

 

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