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Thread: 2016 GTA Super Lap Battle, Nov 10-11 @ BRP

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    Default 2016 GTA Super Lap Battle, Nov 10-11 @ BRP

    Who's going?

    I'm running Morpheus in unlimited RWD (the only class it's legal for), no hopes to be competitive with ~140 hp, but I'd like to run sub-2:00 at minimum and will be very happy if I managed a 1:58.xxx .
    I did add A LOT more aero on the car within the last few weeks, very curious to see how it drives... Still grinding away, hoping to have the active wing (DRS) on the car by the end of tomorrow, won't have the blown diffuser though, just not enough time
    Pics coming!

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    I'll be out there running in Enthusiast AWD. Will be my first TT event, hoping for 2:05 in my lil Subie

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    Nice!
    Don't be shy to stop by and say hi

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    Going! Will be running our ND in Enthusiast RWD. Stuffed some big 255 width tires on it in the required 220 treadwear variety. Likely outgunned by the cars in that class that come with wayyy more power off the dealer floor, but it'll be good fun regardless.

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    255's.
    Ha!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blackbird View Post
    Nice!
    Don't be shy to stop by and say hi
    Which Garage are you set up in? I'll be over in #10 with Corner Speed Tuning.

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    Not in a garage, going to set up my EZ up close-ish to the building.

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    Great time at this event. My prediction that we'd be outgunned in the horsepower battle was spot on; combine power on the Enthusiast RWD podium was 1,160 hp, and we showed up with 180 or so.

    And YET, came in fourth place and only half a second off the podium as well as being ahead of all cars in the AWD and FWD subcategories of Enthusiast. I made a mistake during the first session of day 2 - my best chance at a quick time in the cool morning. The same 2:03.6 lap I did later in the heat would have easily been in the 2:02's and had us on the podium. That's racing though. Learned a lot about the class this year and I think we'll be back next year with some more power



    So far only cell phone pics and a couple that turned up early, hopefully will get some high res stuff from photographers that were there in the coming days.









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    2016 Super Lap Battle is in the books.
    Managed to turn a 2:00.0 but could not get to the sub-2s.
    I dedicated the first day to practice and setup and only used the last session to setting a good lap (which ended up being my best).
    The second day was hotter and I had high hopes for the last session but an oil leak (from someone else's car) in a critical corner and other competitors dropping wheels to raise huge clouds of the world famous Buttonwillow dust killed any chance of going faster.
    Oh well, live to fight another day.





    Not making excuses for myself either, I knew I would be the weakest link of the car going into this.
    I was rusty and sloppy and a dialed in driver would have easily gone sub-2.
    Even my two fastest laps have a bunch of mistakes in them... missed apexes, missed a shift on a 2:00.1 lap (easily worth 0.5 sec).

    On a good note, Morpheus ran like a champ throughout the event and required nothing other than our chassis tuning efforts to keep going.
    Great fun to drive, I just need to get back in the groove



    Found a shortcut!



    Awesome photography from the pros, like this one from Yia Lor -



    And from Amanda Gift @ Snaps Studio -








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    My best effort @ Super Lap Battle, uploaded in 1080HD.
    Excuse the rusty driving, been on the sidelines for 2 years and I'm not yet up to speed.. driving as smooth as a lumberjack
    Car has a 1:58.xx in it, will report as times come down, enjoy!


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    Flyin
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    Some awesome photographers were at the event. Here's a couple high res shots from the pits. Photo credit SNAPS Studio:





    Track shots courtesy of MCV Imagery:



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