Torque Cars

My Honda Type R's first track day

Discussion in 'General car Chat' started by TCJBOLDIE, 7 December 2018.

  1. TCJBOLDIE

    TCJBOLDIE Torque King

    Messages:
    4,701
    From:
    Brisbane
    Car:
    JB Starion
    Drove it to my local track for a training day and had an instructor ride with me for the first 20 minute session to give me some tips.
    Was very happy:) with how the car behaved when pushed hard and was surprised somewhat with how the car put the power down and the amount of grip in the corners as it didn't put a foot wrong all morning.

    Took the tyre temps after each session and they were close to even across the rears but the fronts will definitely need app 2 deg neg camber as the outside of the tread was quite a bit hotter before the next track day in mid January 2019.

    It was good to be able to power thru and out of corners and not have to worry about the back stepping out and the LSD seemed to help the corner exit speed with a bit of understeer that hopefully will be reduced after the camber is added along with new suspension settings.
     
    obi_waynne and Lunchmoney like this.
  2. obi_waynne

    obi_waynne Administrator Staff Member Moderator

    Messages:
    41,128
    From:
    Deal, Kent UK
    Car:
    A3 1.4 TFSI 150 COD
    You sound like a very happy bunny!
     
    TCJBOLDIE likes this.
  3. TCJBOLDIE

    TCJBOLDIE Torque King

    Messages:
    4,701
    From:
    Brisbane
    Car:
    JB Starion
    Had to buy new race gloves as the old ones were just so worn and tattered That I had to hide them from the scrutineers so I told my long suffering wife ( when it comes to cars ) that she can get me them for my Christmas present so I guess that the new gloves will see me out.

    I decided to "kill 2 birds with 1 stone" as my suspension guru was nearby to the motorsport shop and had loaded the hardest used front & rear tyres from the Honda into my 4 wd so he see the wear and decide how much camber increase is needed.

    The front will need app -2 deg to reduce wear on the outer edge and the rear will also need more than the factory setting as only 1/2 of the loaded tyres footprint was being used in the corners.

    The mods will be carried out in January so looking forward to the next track day to gain even more confidence in the Honda's handling and grip levels and improving my left foot braking skills.
     
    Last edited: 22 December 2018
    obi_waynne likes this.
  4. obi_waynne

    obi_waynne Administrator Staff Member Moderator

    Messages:
    41,128
    From:
    Deal, Kent UK
    Car:
    A3 1.4 TFSI 150 COD
    Have you started a build thread for this car yet?
     
Loading...

Share This Page

Click Here
  1. This site, like pretty much every other site, uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies, this may include third party cookies from our carefully selected advertising partners and for our analytics which allow us to see which pages are of interest and improve our site navigation and experience.
    You can disable cookies in your browser but this may affect your experience on this website.

    Dismiss Notice