Track Day: Grobnik 2022/10

This was the second Grobnik track day this year, after the first one in June. Back then, it was 30c so the tires and brakes were always very hot, and I could only manage half a second better lap time than last year.

Last year I also bought Garmin Glo 2, which easily connects through Bluetooth to iPhone and makes time tracking 100% reliable (compared to iPhone’s GPS, which regularly misses the finish line).

For this last track day, the weather was perfect – sunny and around 20c. My goal for the day was 1:45. On the first session, I hit 1:45.99 and then had issues getting below that.

The track was pretty slippery due to an unknown reason (other drivers had the same issue). That, in combination with the Michelin Pilot Sport 4s that get very hot on the track very quickly and there was some unintentional sliding:

Because of my sliding and drifting, my reflexes were wrong, and I let go of the steering wheel before catching the car. I plan on improving my reflexes and working on keeping my hands on the steering wheel at all times, even when sliding. That said, as long as the car is not in the barrier, it’s a win in my book. 😀

In the last lap of the day, I managed 1:45.24. There’s still lots of room for improvement, but I’m pretty happy with the result, especially on PS4S road tires, which only managed about 4 laps per session before getting too hot (after already letting out air to drop 1+ bar for hot tires).