Porsche 992 GT3 R Monza HYMO Hot Lap Analysis
Let’s take a look at this hot lap of Monza in the Porsche 992 GT3 R driven by HYMO.
With a mix of long straights, fast corners and heavy braking zones, getting the balance right in the setup is crucial. Fortunately, HYMO have you covered and you can get the very same setup used in this hot lap video HERE.
Were you aware that the Autodromo Nazionale di Monza ranks as the third dedicated motor racing circuit globally, following Brooklands (1907) and Indianapolis (1909)? Recognized as the Temple of Speed, Monza stands as an enduring presence in the motorsport realm, as it has hosted the Formula One Italian Grand Prix continuously since 1949, with the exception of 1980 when the race took place in Imola.
When analysing this HYMO lap against a community lap in the Track Titan platform, we can see that at the iconic Ascari complex, the community driver loses 0.786s compared to the HYMO driver. In looking at the data, the majority of the time loss can be put down to braking too early.
From the data, we can see the community driver (in orange) is fully on the brake when the HYMO driver only has 7.7% brake pressure. It’s clear that on the entry to the corner, the community driver is 9 kph slower. In doing so, they must delay accelerating fully until around the apex. In an attempt to regain speed, the community driver runs wide on the exit and causes another bad setup for the straight.
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Hot Laps Top Tips
If you plan to engage in some high-speed laps, it's crucial to establish a foundational benchmark for your performance. Find a rhythm where you can maintain a comfortable yet competitive pace. Familiarise yourself with your braking points, turning points, and ideal racing line. This baseline is essential because it serves as a reference point when you make an error. You can reset to your baseline to regain your composure and resume your competitive drive.
Furthermore, should you unexpectedly gain a significant advantage in time at any point on the track, having a baseline enables you to navigate other sections of the course safely if you prefer to avoid pushing too hard and risking contact with barriers for the remainder of the lap.
Hot lapping is fundamentally a mental exercise. Your entire focus should be on the upcoming corner, your turning point, and the precise moment to accelerate. Over time, fatigue may set in, leading to more frequent mistakes and frustration, ultimately causing you to drive even slower due to overexertion. When this occurs, it may be wise to take a break for the time being. One of the key aspects of hot lapping is recognizing when to stop; there's a limit to how much mental concentration you can sustain before your mind reaches its threshold.
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