So a bit more on the day yesterday. My aim for the day was to improve my driving and get better at driving smoothly, which should make me quicker. Having the racelogic laptimer was really nice as a driver learning tool and certainly helped me to work out which lines were fastest and where I should be aggressive and where not to be. It seems in the slower corners like Village and Vale smooth is the way to do it, while in corners like Copse and Abbey a more aggressive approach with the car sliding just a tiny bit was optimum.
To be honest, I wasn't feeling massively confident in the car yesterday compared to normal. The setup just didn't feel right and I think it needs the geo looking at by Back on Track when it's in for a service soon. The adjusters on the front right damper have got stuck too, so that needs to go back for a rebuild. Shame as I couldn't really adjust the dampers as I would have wished. I spent the day making tweaks to the rear more to work out the balance and ended up with a very stiff compression on the rear compared to what I usually run.
My best lap time of the day was a 2:25.57 and that was with traffic. The ideal time was 2:23.80. There's certainly more time in my driving, plus the car with a better setup, so that's quite exciting for the next time I'm there. Got to say, it was really nice to have the data, you find yourself not getting sucked into battles with other cars so much as you're more trying to get the optimum lap without traffic.
Having said the above, I did get sucked into trying to keep up with a friend in his GT2RS. Considering it's a 700hp car, I'm happy to stick with him over a lap!
Some photos from my mate
Now that's done it's time to fit my rally lights