On-board of a few laps at Ocala in practice. I wasn’t particularly fast (actually I was particularly slow), but was still getting back into the groove of the soft tire and the X30 power and sorting some other issues. I feel like my driving was pretty much where it needed to be though! Maybe someone can see something I can’t!
Either way, was very refreshing to feel the difference between the MG Red and MG Yellow again. Sometimes you forget the subtle differences when it’s been a while, but I was really able to feel how different the Yellow was to drive at the limit.
Yeah, it’s the angled hub with an additional angled spacer in there. I can’t remember which one, I’ll check. Edit- I checked, it’s 20 degrees total.
About .5 in this session. I got within .3 in the final I think, but mostly it was .5+ off-pace.
The driving style with KA on Reds vs X30 on Yellows is similar actually, but the difference comes with the limit of the tire. The Red is more forgiving. You can over or under-drive a little bit without too much penalty. With the Yellow, the grip limit window is much narrower, so it’s easier to drive in too soft and set the inside rear down early or drive in too hard and get the kart out of shape. With the yellow you just have to be a little more precise.
Its probably better informed by the data you have but it looks like you have a gentle flick, then straighten up then have to turn again in the medium to slow speed corners. Probably indicative of the rear staying flat.
Could you drive harder into the corner and use the front more to slow it down and get it on the nose a little.
That’s a good observation I think. The kart for sure wasn’t lifting like I wanted, but it’s possible I wasn’t quite driving at the limit I needed to be to get it to work properly. Maybe I needed to charge corner entry a little more.
I think I was leery of that because I have a tendency to drive the front tires off when I start pushing too much like that.
I tried to watch my video compared to Norberg’s video from the Winter Series there and based on my quick frame-by-frame breakdown, our braking points and throttle points are almost identical, but he is apexing some of the tight stuff a little differently than me, and that could be where I needed to change something.
Ocala is just a track that hasn’t clicked with me yet. The surface isn’t what I’m used to and the track never feels grippy to me, so maybe being that it’s not a typical track for me, my usual “drive-under-the-rubber” technique just wasn’t quite working the way it does on other tracks.
The plus side of being a long-term friendly guy in the sport is that some guys who were faster that weekend are willing to share data with me so I’ll have some stuff to review this weekend.