Zooming around turn 12 at PIR

Yesterday at the BMW club’s HPDE at PIR, I was working hard on improving my speed through turns 10-11, leading into the sharp right-hander shown here of turn 12 that is the entrance to the front straight. (So it’s a super-important set-up since most time is gained by speed in the straights.) And I had my first off-track excursion, too, before turn 12! I was carrying so much more speed than I had been and I braked & shifted a bit late and the car felt too unsettled to make the right hander of 12 without going into a tailspin, so I simply drove off into the grass with nary a bit of harm to track, car, or self. It was the best first off-track excursion I could have dialed up, so hurrah for that!

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  1. Yeah I had my first off at Chuckwalla last month. Just drove off instead of forcing the issue. I got forced off by an idiot who waved me by on the straight, and then stayed next to me going into the first corner! Time Trials so position wasn’t important, just times. I got him on the next lap at the same place. Karen’s had a few off’s and was happy that she remembered, Both Feet In. @ 25 seconds: http://gallery.me.com/makofoto#100443 listen to dialog at around 1:20 :-)Visiting with the Lynches on Sunday … they’re AX’ing their new Cayman R … my (realistic) dream car! at the Earl Warren Show Grounds PCA AX in Santa Barbara.

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