Race Weekend Update:
First Oil Temp. Since adding another cooler the car runs at 120 degrees c.
Qualifying: We qualified 3rd fastest but started 2nd for Race 1. As some cars have two drivers the driver starting the race starts from their qualifying time.
We are running 265/35/18 tyres on the rear now, instead of the 255.
Race 1, 65 laps, 200km: Led into turn one having beaten an Evo 10 off the line. All cars must do a compulsory pitstop. We did this under safety car on around lap 8, two tyres off the car and then back on for Class A cars. Rejoined at the rear.
When the other cars completed these compulsory stops we were in first place. we led until having to pit for fuel on lap 35. We don't have the 100l tank in as yet, it arrived late. We were the only lead car whpo had to stop to fill the tank completely, I guess that happens when you running the OEM tank in a 200km race.
We finished 1 lap down in 6th place.
Overall a very satisfying result for the first real test. Many positivies and we are learning and making set up changes.
Race 2 is this afternoon, starting 6th. 4.30pm Queensland time. You can watch on www.itvlive.com.au