schnitzel and i had a ball at wakefield the other day. it was a good day for me for preparation for the porsche club nsw event at oran park (south) on saturday. i have an in-car video up on youtube here: http://youtube.com/watch?v=84XM1Vemt1o. my times throughout the day were recorded on my n95 with racechrono...it is tops.
my day yesterday at oran park also went well and i posted times which i'm very happy about. they should be up on natsoft shortly. also, photos from the event should be on motorsportfotos.com soon. my car is number 599.
being the first two track days for myself and the gti, here are my findings:
1. the wheels on the golf are a pain in the arse to change.
2. the federal 595rs's get hot and go off pretty quick. after 7 hard laps of oran park south they are pretty much useless.
3. my brake pedal goes long under heavy braking. after searching this forum i think it is only because of the abs. it doesn't fade, but when the pedal falls it does feel quite strange. i have kind of gotten used to it and didn't really have any problems at oran park yesterday.
4. i was suprised at how comfortable i felt on the track in a car. a go-kart (which i used to drive) is totally different, but i felt as though my practice on forza 2 was actually worth it hehe. and i was also suprised about how safe it felt. my advice to anyone considering giving their golf a go around a track - just have a go... it isn't that different to what you might expect. just take it easy and get a feel for the car (preferably with only a couple of other cars on the track) and you'll adapt easily.
5. esp rules! it helps so much, and to tell you the truth, i used it all day at wakefield and all day at oran park. i wasn't ready to lose my gti at this stage. next time i might turn it off.
6. i am still suffering from understeer. adjusting the suspension to full hard will obviously help. rear and front sway bar may also help.