Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Peugeot 908 HDi FAP night Qualifying with Alex Wurz

Some impressive night qualifying from former F1 pilot Alex Wurz in the Peugeot 908 Hdi FAP.  Can only imagine what those speeds are like are the Circuit de la Sarthe at night, plus when you look at how far ahead the lights are projecting, I would think that you are over driving the beam by 4 or 5 seconds. Awesome courage and skill.

2010 LeMans 24h - Audi Preview

It looks like it will be another battle of the oil-burners at the Circuit de la Sarthe this year with Audi going at it with hammer and tongs against the closed top Peugeots.  Should be some decent battles back in the GT category, but generally the GT class winner has been decided by "who can avoid battle damage from back markers," more than "who has the fastest car and runs the best race."  Should be fun

Monday, June 7, 2010

Scuderia Back on Track - Gingerman Raceway with Auto Interests - New Turn 10B

Over Memorial Day weekend we had the opportunity to head out to Gingerman Raceway in South Haven, MI, for the launch of Gingerman's new turn 10B, which completely changes the nature of the track.

Now I've always been a Gman-hater myself and unfortunately the go-pro video of it sucks, but I'll work on posting something. Here's the deal: The transition out of 9 is a constant left arc to the turn in for 10. The track FALLS away off camber to a super late apex then it starts back uphill blind from track out back right across the track to end up mid point down the straight to 11. Much faster and the outside of 10 is all graded downhill, so an off leads to a long ride down the hill.

Looking forward to my next trip out once they plant some grass.