: First Track Time in V



baabootoo
06-21-10, 12:46 AM
I was at Gingerman Raceway, in Michigan, on Saturday and did about 15 - 18 laps, and was very impressed! I'm still deciding on Sport vs. Manual, but will go again in August. The brakes never faded, even though they showed over 600 F rotor temp after the runs! After I pumped the Recaros all the way up, they held me in like a glove. The ONLY thing that got me was the tire wear. I showed up with 8/32s, and left with the rears down to 5 and the fronts just over 6! So this wear occurred in about 35 miles!!!!!! These things do grip, so I guess that's the price we pay! Overall, I was very impressed having come from a Pontiac G8 GT with a LOT of experience.

GMX322V S/C
06-21-10, 03:02 PM
I was at Gingerman Raceway, in Michigan, on Saturday and did about 15 - 18 laps, and was very impressed! I'm still deciding on Sport vs. Manual, but will go again in August. The brakes never faded, even though they showed over 600 F rotor temp after the runs! After I pumped the Recaros all the way up, they held me in like a glove. The ONLY thing that got me was the tire wear. I showed up with 8/32s, and left with the rears down to 5 and the fronts just over 6! So this wear occurred in about 35 miles!!!!!! These things do grip, so I guess that's the price we pay! Overall, I was very impressed having come from a Pontiac G8 GT with a LOT of experience.Wow! It took me a year of street driving to wear that much off! It sounds like they're at the perfect depth to start your next track session though :D

thebigjimsho
06-21-10, 09:54 PM
Good stuff, keep 'em coming...

georgesr
06-22-10, 12:07 PM
What were your lap times?