I had a few reservations about the Hooked on Driving event because the advanced group only had 5 sessions of 20 minutes (which effectively is only around 12mn of track time per session). This is not so great compared to a typical Bonni/Team Racing event with 3 run groups, and 6 sessions of 25mn|
Then again, I had some brakepads and tires to finish up, so I figured that limited track time would be enough.
On the plus side, there was an interesting collection of cars. 4 were even cousins of mine :)
F360 with my old brakes
F430 with carbon brakes
Out of the 4 rungroups, one was a race prepared group, which made for some interesting cars.
the Ford GT was back too
All kinds of race prepared cars
While it was an enjoyable day, the track felt a bit crowded at times (very few clean laps at my speed), and I never really broke 2:11 (compared to my best between 2:08 and 2:09). I think it was a combination of the brakes being a bit less effective when the pads were low and overheating more easily, and the tires being chewed up, limiting my speed in turns.
small ones too
Still, no one passed me and 2:11 is still nothing to sneeze at I suppose.
I bailed after the 4th session as my rear pads were really wearing thin (that's a new one, it's always been the fronts so far, but good news that my rear brakes are working harder).
All in all, it was a reasonable day.