We had no idea how the weather was supposed to turn out today. Forecasts were not encouraging, and in the end calls of thunderstorms in the bay area for the afternoon/evening dissuaded me from flying: while I could likely have made the return flight ok, it looked like potentially too much hassle, so I just rode up with Bill who was driving anyway.
We had all kinds of interesting skies, but in the end only got a tiny bit of rain and the track never really got wet, so it was a great day.
This was my first time with Toyos R888, so I was anxious to see how they'd do since they sure sucked on the street when they had not been heat cycled yet. Well, my first session was quite of bad as they warmed up, but after that they did quite well. I got many laps under 2:10, and several 2:08s, which is good for me.
On the minus side, I drove the car much harder and first got the diff fluid too hot (although that's just a warning), and then found out that I toasted my front rotors on my last session as I ran through my brand new track pads and wore them to the plates on the last session, doh! (they used to last at least a day, so I didn't check them carefully enough after each session).
Anyway, good time was had, everyone drove home, and despite the upcoming service bill, it beats a kick in the nuts :)
argh, this is going to cost me...