We had an unusual race weekend.
Track was green, but even so, I ran 2s off my normal pace. All Saturday was on old tires. Everyone was experiencing the same thing. One of our hot shoes threw on some new tires to see if it would be better in new tires and proceeded to smoke them in 3 practice sessions (30-40 laps).
We had torrential rain sat night/sun am.
Races on Sunday were dry. In new tires I was approx 1s off pace and again, so was everyone else.
Both Saturday and Sunday I noticed that people were struggling with making revs. At end of straight, where we normally are hitting limiter we were not.
I am assuming if it was atmospheric that this could be a carburetion issue. If that were the case, you’d think someone would have figured that out.
Any clue how mass psychosis can set in and everyone is off pace? I actually did quite well so I feel somewhat confused.
I felt like I had plenty grip (Sunday in new tires) and could lay into things just fine. Why so slow?