Last event of the season, it was 32 degrees most of the day, with about an hour where it go up to 40
People on here were right that R888Rs are not at their best in those temps, but they're still way better than even the best rainy day.
What I couldn't figure out is some inconsistencies I was running into while on the track. Inconsistencies in grip, both while cornering and braking.
Couple items, I never felt ABS engage and so it's either very smooth to engage, or I wasn't braking hard enough, but I doubt that, as the data logger was pegged in most corners (It has a max of 1.1G) so I was driving hard enough likely to engage ABS. I even had a couple offs because I couldn't scrub enough speed.
This particular instance I made it a lot worse by freaking out when the car wouldn't come down from speed and then turned in early too:
And this one was exacerbated by the fact that it's off camber. The instructor told me to drove over the crest of the off camber left hander, almost to the edge of the track and then turn in super late, basically drive straight across the back of the apex, but I couldn't slow down fast enough and got 2 wheels off, and spun (gracefully I might add):
But I never felt the ABS come on, and I was on the pedal hard, hard to the point where I knew any steering input would not be a good idea. I never locked the tires up, and as far as I'm aware the car has operational ABS.
The other thing I never felt engage around the corners was traction control. I kept it on due to the temps and the car was very lively. I had the rear end move considerably mid corner at least a dozen times. The only time I felt the TC was powering out of some corners.
So is the TC system on these cars just very simplistic, meant to stop wheel spin say under slippery conditions and that's it? Or does it help correct in a spin as well?
I blocked off both oil coolers, and it didn't seem to matter. I could still touch the oil lines in the front of the car with my bare hands right after coming off track.
But maybe I blocked the brakes too and the pads were fading.
They're CL RC5+ pads front and rear.
This track isn't high speed as you can see, but I do have a Rev400
Still learning this platform,yesterday it was a handful but it was extremely rewarding.
I didn't give 1 point by all day, and the car performed great, it's really still way faster than I am.