I have been manically busy.
Today I got Emoji on a track in my first ever sprint and the first time pushing the car on this set up.
So First Thank you to Jay-C for organising the parts for me from his old track Glanza lots in the for sale section.
Second thank you to JellyBaby for getting them all fitted for me and all the other bits from my shed and much more stuff.
I will say this as its a visual thing, a lot of people liked the wings today, they really liked them. They Really stand out. I hope that helps out in the future as a few Starlet owners were at Snetterton in the Japanese Sprint Series everyone loves carbon fiber they probably thought they were wasted on me but I got them as an impulse buy second hand.
Thankyou to HedgeyGedgey for Suggesting sprint Series to me It was a good crack. Not the best conditions.
Thanks to the sprint series today and the participants who put up with me a complete novice.
Emoji did well and was planted. I did 2 Sighting Laps, 1 Practice Lap, 4 timed laps, (2 timed dry laps, 2 timed wet laps).
I left the suspension the road set up so much going on trying to learn what was going on in general, I completely forgot to adjust her.
So the Meister CRD did well and an hours drive home after a track day was not as bad as it was before with the new seats and ride quality.
I did not have the stones to really test the brakes but felt I was over braking significantly on the way into corners as had to accelerate again after the approach (I almost stopped on one or 2 corners). Those WMS Brakes really worked well. So Kim I know I did not buy them off you in the end, they really did perform so I know I will keep coming back (I just need to learn how to use them).
Just driver issues again not having any driving for the 5 weeks and a very small amount of local driving did not help, but the test was successful. I just need to learn the car. Preparation is Key for the driver and the car, I know this but real life first and its been a hectic week.
So I spun like a top off the line 2nd dropped a bollock in the 6 speed box that came with the car so could not shift into 2nd at high revs. Looking at new or reliable 2nd hand 5 speed not sure when due to budget and brexit.
I stopped trying and started in 2nd which worked better.
I spun it on a bend in the drying wet when I lost only 16 seconds on my previous lap, with a stall 2 point turn to get back facing the right way, so if I hadn't spun I would have improved my times again I am sure.
For those that haven't done a track day I still recommend it.
I need more track time that's a definite and Snetterton is difficult to learn in 7 laps do not underestimate it, next car investments are me related I need track time a woolly hat and some better gloves for driving.