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Well we are fresh back from our latest Academy day. This time we were at Snett with Mike Caine, trying to learn a little bit more about the circuit and how to drive it! We were also testing our new aero kit from SC-Power.
I'm happy to say that the balance was pretty good straight away. The car did feel a touch light at the back (probably due to the added downforce at the front) but was stable and secure at speed. We hit 130+ on the big back straight.
As the day wore on, we were able to post times (from video) of 1m:21.4 against our qualy time from last year of 1m:20.8. Half a second slower? How does that stack up? Well very well indeed is the answer. We were using R888s, which are good but do still lose out against full slicks, and I was carrying the not so slim frame of GriffTim in the car on both hot laps...so I would hope for times around the 1m:19's or even 1m:18s in the summer on a full race set up.
So now the kit is looking seriously impressive. With a fresh look at our set up, to allow for the additional downforce, I'm certain that the car will be VERY quick. I'm completely happy with the front of the car at the moment as far as grip goes. It's turn in and braking are just awesome and with a little more to come from the back...I'm a very happy bunny!
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