Based on some of the conversation over in another tread, was very curious to see how others approach gearing?
• Do you use detailed Mychron data to validate this?
• Do you have a specific math formula or use the histogram?
• Specific datapoints your looking for?
• Going to a new/existing track, where do you start?
• Just by asking around and then fall back to the first point of data evaluation?
• Do you run some simulation software?
• Is there a mathematical formula to get you in the range on a new track based on key items such as overall length, length of front strait, amount of slow/fast corners… May create a specific ratio to look for?
• Do you chance your gearing between practice, qualifying, and race?
• Maybe gear differently depending where you qualify in the field?
I’d like to add a bit more data analysis behind my decisions which is why I’m asking. I’ve usually asked around to get the range of gears that people are in, seems to very +/- 2 teeth. And from there I run laps, determine if I need more drive out of the corners or more down the front strait. Usually keep the gearing the same once I get in the range regardless of session or placement, usually in top 6 or 7 with that extra 0.200-0.400 to 1st delta. Depending on the engine im running the only data I use on Mychron is, laptime, high/low rpm (aim to bring the low up as much as possible) and EGT.