R53 JCW and R56 GP play tag

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    Mark and I had some fun at Summit Point this weekend, until I my 2-day old s-belt transformed into spaghetti (cause TBD) :-/ I have some video to share with you all but haven’t edited it to just the fun bits yet (sometime later this week); thought this picture made a good teaser :p I only have a front camera so it will be me following him as we charge through the "advanced" field :arf:

    He brought his GP2 with 215 R888s and Carbotech pads
    Mine is the r53 jcw but ohlins/swift suspension and PFC08 pads

    The GP2 has the hp/tq advantage and r-comps but I think my suspension is a bit better than the factory GP2 stuff. I was on 215 Z2* instead of my preferred 225 r-comps which meant I had to brake earlier than I am used to, but it was Mark’s first time tracking the GP2 so we ended up fairly close on pace with him having a slight advantage once he got a hang of the car. I drove his car on the street after and the clutch was shockingly light compared to a r53 which felt quite odd to me but it has that midrange punch that helps it pull out of the tight corners harder than mine. Unfortunately we use different data collection so we can’t easily compare telemetry to objectively see differences in how the car generate pace. I should stick my AiM in his car next time for a session or two so we can…

    It came to an end when my mini shredded its s-belt which sent the water temp to 263+ real fast as it was at the end of a session. In true mini spirit Mark helped me swap on my spare belt (which involved driving me home and back to the track as I brought a spare belt but not the tension tool argh!) and after topping off the reservoir with some tap water I was able to drive home without it getting over 200F. I didn't see anything obvious as it why to ate a 2 day old belt so I took it really easy driving home after checking that the oil and coolant didn’t look mixed.
     

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    I've driven that GP. :)

    I saw a little of Mark's video, and (at least in the short snippet I saw) you were carrying more speed through the esses (suspension win, probably) but he was definitely reeling you back in out of the corners, and was hanging just fine on the simpler corners where the tires mattered more than the suspension.

    That's my read, anyway. :)
     
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    I just need to intercept your 1.9L on the way back from Jan :aureola: that should close the power gap nicely hahaha!
     
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    Yeah, that would help. :)
     
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    I look forward to seeing the video. Which track at Summit Point?
     
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    Shenandoah, I enjoy it as there aren't a lot of places for the high hp cars to stretch their legs and get away :) Mark and I were putting on quite the smack down. Working on the video now
     
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    #7 UKCoopeR, May 18, 2015
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    Video is up: [ame="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=04cn6pU3w9A"]R53 JCW and R56 GP play tag - YouTube[/ame] He starts right behind me but I get a quick point from the NC to gap Mark a bit. I give him a point at ~8 if you want to skip ahead.
     
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    :cornut: Loved the sound of that Turbo Prince engine. If y'all hadn't had all of those Miata road blocks:yikes: on the track we could have seen a real R53 R56 race. Thanks, that was great.:Thumbsup:

    Jason
     
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    Great video. I gotta get up there this fall. :Thumbsup:
     
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    Definitely! We need to get a pack of minis together for terrorizing the mid-Atlantic tracks :devil: it was getting lonely by myself. That was one of the most fun sessions I have had in a non-competition setting.

    Once I am back on rcomps I should be able to close back up by braking later. Power mods aren't in the near future so I will have to rely on other trickery :idea:
     
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    Nice video, great driving, you were at the limits of those tires..You gotta post a video on that track with R-comps.
     
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    Thanks man, the Z2*s sure are screamers haha. My fastest that day was 1:44.8 so depending on how good the 2-3 seconds rule of thumb is for r-comps on this track I should be pretty close to Mark's Evora times :devil: I am waiting till my old setup sells before getting back onto r-comps so hopefully later this year and looks like R7s which should be quite a bit better than the NT-01s I used to run. The video of my Enkei wheel breaking was on this track with r-comps :p
     

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