Just for fun: Best lap in a NP01 I rented for 20 minutes, only 1 lap not obviously ruined by traffic/cautions: 1:32.6.
Don't overwrite my SM time though Brett, I'm more proud of that one, haha.
This should be a better lap time. Two years ago, I ran a 1:26.88 on street tires.
The next year, I came back in December with a set of Hoosiers ready to go if I could just get down to a mid-1:27 on the regular rubber. Scheduling and weather issues saw the winter shoot by without the right day coming up. I let the Hoosiers sit, unused.
Cut to a year later, in the winter of 2016, when the conditions are finally okay (on the day before Christmas eve -- thanks family!)... but all I can get down to is a low 1:28. Frustrating -- maybe it's time to rebuild my front shocks? I'm not sure, but something's not right.
But now the Hoosiers are two years old, so I face the choice of the things REALLY getting old, or I find out what kind of difference they'll make.
I put them on -- and immediately get two seconds quicker. If I'd had them two years ago, that two-second gain would have meant a high :24. As it is, all I got was a low :26.
It's an improvement, but I've still got to find out where my baseline second and a half went to.
1:26.141 (Jack Olsen; 72 Porsche 911; Hoosier R7s; 248 rwhp/2652 lbs w/driver; December 23, 2016, video)
I'm prouder of the 1:26.88 on Nittos. But this is what I've got right now.