Well you already know Tristan doesn't want to make a career of motorsport, but you still felt the need to lecture him about fitness because he said one corner was a little hard on his neck. Can't you see how that might be a bit patronising given your experience? If a qualified fitness coach with history of coaching drivers competing in similar levels of motorsport offered some advice, then I'm sure Trisan would listen to it.
Some kart racer spouting whatever they learnt in a vocational P.E lesson, or read on google, or maybe overheard someone his dads friends cousin knows saying, is slightly different. You wouldn't give a brick layer advice on their technique because you spoke to one once and they gave you some tips. Perhaps help Tristan by giving him some simple exercise techniques he can use to improve his neck muscles, something that wouldn't require a special effort or take up any of his time, assuming you know enough to do that.
You could always continue to insult him by saying he has a big ego. Although I suspect his neck muscles would be really strong if they were the case, having to retract his head from his anus to breath every few seconds would be quite a work out.
Christ Intrepid is it really worth taking the time to quote his post, highlight the miss-spelt word in bold then point out his mistake for him, and everyone else, to see? Or is that all you could come up with to explain why your maths was wrong?
I for one know that if a "racing-driving coach" approached me, said "look, I'll make you a much better driver, but I've never raced much myself nor done particularly well", I'd politely tell them to leave me alone. So I think that that is a perfectly valid reason not to accept their help.
Anyway, enough of that rubbish. Tristan, brilliantly done! Like I said, think positive and you'll do well. And obviously you did! Loved watching the vid, the data overlap was ace. Driving looked spot-on too, that save a 9:10 was nice! And the pass at 10:40 was ace to watch, squirmy back-end!.
You would have creamed that guy if your misfire problem didn't occur, so glad you managed to get that fixed. Keep it up, great stuff, I expect to see more of these wins coming your way. Looked like you really deserved that one.
We've got EXACLY 1,5 track in Poland :P(soon we will have 0 tracks, as one is full of holes, and the second might get it's license revoked), both of them are around 300km from me... Kubica trained in Italy a lot if i'm correct... or somewhere else . Poland is a nightmare for motorsport fans... i've searched for big carparks near my hometown... without success ... ffs...
The grass moment was the most scary from the cockpit, but even then I was fairly sure I'd make the corner. I was quite proud of the divebomb, as I left him room, kept it out of the wall and pretty much reached the apex too!
The gear thing is calculated from the RPM and Speed (GPS). I tell the dash my gear ratios and it works it out. But it gets confused with clutch slip, revving in neutral, and even tyre slip... It almost gets it right, but generally to late to look very good. I'd like that to improve, but that's down to the people who make the dash and software (Racepak) not me
The reason is: I couldn't afford a brake pressure sensor. Especially as I saved up to buy a steering sensor (which was also quite expensive). The track overlay is via GPS, as is the speed (which is why the speed sometimes lags behind).
Thanks. It was a very, very satisfying race, and I hope I get more of the same over the course of the season.
Donington next (Sunday 7th June apparently), so that's probably not a million miles away from you!
It was annoying, but you just have to accept it. If it gets to you and the 'red mist' comes down then you drive badly and, usually, slowly. So I just tried to minimise the misfire by taking a wider line and being smooth (traffic notwithstanding), and nailing it into the Esses and the hairpin.
You must have raced me enough in LFS to know that sideways and on the grass is just my style
Man, amateur racing is always so much better than pro racing, I think it is partly because you look around the pit lane and see the most Heath Robinson pit crews ever and part because if one wanted to they could touch (touch, not touch up) the drivers without having 20 bodyguards breaking your fingers.
Plus it turns out TC (hehe, TC) here is pretty good at staying on the black stuff. I should probably go to one of his races to get an autograph so when he makes it all big time it'll be worth millions and I'll be rich
Tristan, what DVR/camera combination are you using? The footage is pretty good. Though your car is probably considerably kinder to electronics than the ones I work with so you can use something a little higher quality but less tough.
We got it all from DogCamSport. It's a Sony HQ1 bullet camera, mounted on our roll hoop via a bespoke home-designed, home-made mount, and linked to a Chasecam PDR100 Compact Flash MPEG2 recorder at 8Mbps and 720*576.
The footage is pretty good. The raw footage is interlaced, so looks best on a TV screen (that likes interlaced video), and looks a bit naff on a computer monitor. But I deinterlace the footage for use on a computer (done automatically when the datalogging overlay is added in Trackvision) so that it looks nice there.
I also make a non-overlayed .flv version for hosting on my own website which is also deinterlaced (but lower bitrate).
The deal I have with DogCam is that I have to send a DVD of my footage to them after every race. In return they provide almost unparalleled customer support
I wasn't in the mood for racing at all last night, then i watched your race, felt inspired by it, jumped in the Skippy (iRacing) and had the best race I've been in so far since i joined up, an epic battle resulting in a fine win and plenty of fist pumping
I never thought I'd see the day when i could say Tristan inspired me to victory but you did, thanks
Keep the vids coming, and good luck with your next race.