3:16 track day 3-18-19 Cresson 1.7

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3:16 track day 3-18-19 Cresson 1.7

Postby WickerMan » Tue Mar 19, 2019 10:08 am

So I corner worked for 3:16 yesterday as a fill in. It's a little different. There are 2 groups. Passing is allowed anywhere and on either side in both groups. Each groups first session is 30min. After that it's one hour sessions per group. There are less riders as I saw about 26 in the slower and about 30 in the faster group. A standing white flag is used before the checkered.
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Re: 3:16 track day 3-18-19 Cresson 1.7

Postby JeffStrom » Tue Mar 19, 2019 10:33 am

They claim it sold out, so that would be full for them. This sounds more like a traditional track day than RideSmart, which admittedly bills itself as more of a school than just a track day. With the longer sessions and the lax rules it seems like they are targeting racers more than RS is. I don't know how I feel about 1 hour sessions. It may work better with the coaching arrangement they have. I also think RS is a little too far the other way, sessions are too short and there are too many. Maybe half an hour would be better.
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Re: 3:16 track day 3-18-19 Cresson 1.7

Postby DarcShadow » Wed Mar 20, 2019 7:20 am

Yeah, an hour seems a bit long. But I'm sure it's a more relaxed session in that people meander on and off the track as they like and no one actually stays on track for a full hour.
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Re: 3:16 track day 3-18-19 Cresson 1.7

Postby fixxervi6 » Wed Mar 20, 2019 10:57 am

DarcShadow wrote:Yeah, an hour seems a bit long. But I'm sure it's a more relaxed session in that people meander on and off the track as they like and no one actually stays on track for a full hour.


An hour off track could help with the rushed feeling as well.
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Re: 3:16 track day 3-18-19 Cresson 1.7

Postby WickerMan » Wed Mar 20, 2019 11:13 am

There were considerably more number plates than at a RS event. And at any time past the 20min point the field could be down a third to two thirds. With 4 groups at COTA you get the hour between sessions and it makes for a nicer track experience.
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