I did get down to 67.5secs! How did you know that already Jason?!?!?!?
I am very happy with this result. The car went great except for some oil sprayed throughout the engine bay... better install a catch can before the next one.
Regarding suspension, I started of set to medium and it went well. next run i went full soft. it was bad. Then i went to half a turn less than as firm as possible and loved it so i left it there for the rest of the day.
Boy does it feel good to nail that double apex!
Had a few nervous moments at the kink but learned to cross in the right place as the day went on, I got in about 55 laps.
The day organised today was the BMW (QLD Z club was officially invited as I told my uncle who is the motorsport coordinater for the BMW club that our day was being cancelled).
The one coming up later this month is the Jap Nats http://www.qldracewa...national-titles
I would love to do this again, I had a ball and only thought I was going to die about 5 times.
The only problem for me is that the cheapest days where you get the most laps in are during the week. As a BMW club member it was only $195. And I could have done 60-70 laps excep that I ran out of fuel :-(
Oh, and to go back to the topic of suspension, the kid behind the counter at lakeside reckons that standard practice is to put them full soft, and then firm the fronts only until the car is is not wallowy as you turn into corners. Once you have found the right spot, then leave the fronts and start working on the rears, hardening them up until if your harden them anymore you will get the back end out.
I think at my skill level it still wouldn't make much difference. Once I am more competent I will maybe mess with it some more.