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Bob Felice - Training Plan No. 7

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Goal

Generally improve

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Conclusion

Great to see your times dropping at Laguna Seca. Your braking has improved greatly.

Assigned Task

A more relaxed week.
Confirm that Stability control is at 0%. Then drive the Mazda MX5-Cup one last time at Laguna. Also try out other tracks you are very familiar with.
Sorry we need to ensure this setting is off. You now need to get used to the physics of running without Stability control. This is an important, but hard, jump forward.

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1st key mistake: 

Too much steering angle

Why it matters

As mentioned before, with the steering wheel turning so much this affects your speed.

How much of a problem it is for you

18% of your errors are caused by excessive turning of your wheel.

See an example in your own sessions

In segment 1 click on the speed button and check your focus zone, this highlights that as the steering wheel turns almost 270 degrees you lose half a second in an instance.

Learn to improve

Please check if you are using stability control.  This is a setting in Content Manager in the Drive section (but quite well hidden).  Where it says Tyre blankets, there are 3 dots click this and make sure Stability control is set to 0%.

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2nd key mistake:

Missed apex

Why it matters

Apexes are the key to maximising your car position on track. The risks are high if not taken well.

How much of a problem it is for you

14% of all of your mistakes are missed apexes.

See an example in your own sessions

Segment 2 is an example where you can use the apex, retain your speed and consequentially reduce your corner radius.

Learn to improve

As you drive the track more and more, you'll experience the quirks of the kerbs and how they react with the angle / inclination of the track.  Aggressive driving tends to suggest attacking each corner to the extent of the track limits.

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3rd key mistake: 

Not using enough space on the entry

Why it matters

Very similar to the previous comments and mistake. As the lap times get better and better, through braking technique. Use of the racing line will help with shaving tenths off your time.

How much of a problem it is for you

This area of your training highlights that the racing line much now be your key objective. With 70% of your errors linked to the racing line.

See an example in your own sessions

Check out how you are positioned through segment 1. Your corner radius is steeper (ie. more lateral grip is needed) than the reference lap thus time is being lost.

Learn to improve

A simple mantra of corner entry, turn in, apex, corner exit will concentrate your skills to make use of the whole track.



Your predicted potential lap time improvement

0.3s - 0.5s

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