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Old 06-23-2017, 06:36 PM   #61
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Message to Valtteri Bottas: Swerving Doesn’t Heat the Tires
by Paul Haney

"How quickly a racing tire comes up to a good operating temperature, at least 180 degrees F, depends on the load, car speed, ambient temperature and the track surface temperature."

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Old 06-30-2017, 05:22 PM   #62
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New original article:

Suspension Tuning with Mike Skeen, Jade Buford, Matt Romanowski, Dave Scott and Robert Metcalf

"Most of the focus for the setup with this type of car is in getting it comfortable and preserving the tire--this also happens to be where the tire is working best."

We posed a hypothetical question to our team of professional driving coaches:

You are asked to coach an experienced solo level track day driver (not necessarily a racer) with a new car. Let's say he or she has just purchased the 2018 Camaro ZL1 1LE. The driver has no experience with suspension set up, but understands it in theory. How would you go about teaching this driver the basics of suspension set up over the course of a weekend HPDE event? Assume he is familiarized with the new car on track. Would the skills be specific to the particular track or would the knowledge be transferable to other tracks? If one weekend is not enough to accomplish this, how much training would be required for the driver to be able to do his/her own experimentation? Would data logging help? How would it be used? Assuming there is a track support person to take tire temps in the hot pits, would those be useful? How would tire temps be used?

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Old 07-13-2017, 08:51 AM   #63
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BMW Ultimate Driving Experience

“...drivers participating in the teen driving school, autocross or M control clinic will develop their own skills, gaining experience and confidence while learning under the guidance of our BMW Performance Center instructors.”

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Old 07-21-2017, 05:05 PM   #64
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Two new original articles:

Why Smooth is Fast by Paul Haney

"Jerky, violent driving means abrupt accelerations that transfer weight quickly. The tires don’t like that."

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2018 Mustang GT

"There are three drive modes for the new Mustang- Normal, Sport and Track."

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Old 07-23-2017, 06:08 PM   #65
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The previous post had broken links. Let's try again. Sorry.

Two new original articles:

Why Smooth is Fast

"Jerky, violent driving means abrupt accelerations that transfer weight quickly. The tires don’t like that."

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2018 Mustang GT

“We are delighted to announce that the 2018 Mustang offers an available Performance Pack that will be among the first vehicles on the road to offer the Y-rated Michelin Pilot Sport 4 S tires."

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Old 07-28-2017, 05:19 PM   #66
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New Driving Technique Article:

The Visuals of Braking
by Vivek Goel

"Corner entry is arguably the single most challenging aspect of competitive driving."

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Old 08-04-2017, 05:33 PM   #67
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Dave Scott: Race Coach

"...he was able to mentally disconnect from the mechanics of driving, from the ‘oh where do I have to hit the brakes, how slow do I have to go, where do I need to start my turn in, when do I have to go to the gas,’ to the mental aspect of paying attention to what the car was telling him and making minute changes as he looked farther and farther ahead. It fundamentally changed his driving and allowed him to execute properly with the brake pedal.”

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