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I think I'll also lower the front on the adjustable ride height springs.
Later in the day I did opt to have my mate Jason (968 CS) in the passenger seat to give me some pointers on the right lines to take and this was probably the best decision I made. It really makes a difference getting some tuition, for instance knowing when to just give the brakes a quick dab before entering a corner, which you may think won't make much difference to how you take the corner, can make a big difference on your exit position.
Small positioning differences on higher speed sections such as at the top of Clay Hill will make a big difference to how you take the next corner (Druids), hence my earlier embarrassment, which was probably a combination of poor positioning, cold tyres, wet conditions, failure to react quickly enough and of course carrying too much speed with all the rest going on. On the whole it was a good first outing for the new suspension.
One note of caution, on finishing my last session I gave my car about half a lap of cooling off, as I had been really pushing the car on the last few laps this was really not enough, my brakes overheated and cooked the fluid. I have since changed the fluid for a racing type and had braided hoses fitted. But in the future I will be giving the car at least a full cooling off lap even if it means driving sedately round the car park.
While the car was moving on the track the brakes were at least getting some cooling effect so the brakes felt OK, but when stood still the heat in the system I suspect very quickly had a boiling effect on the fluid or any moisture in the fluid so when I pushed on the brake pedal it went almost to the floor, very disconcerting. On previous track days as instructed I had always had a full lap of cooling off so had never experienced this before. Now I know by experience why I had been doing what people had advised, half a lap just isn't enough if you've been pushing it.
Years gone by.
I wish you all a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year and thank you all for your support in the past year.
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