Originally Posted by Short-Throw
Where do you think the Michelins are picking up the 1.5 seconds? A few tenths all over or faster turns like 17 and 1?
Those Porsches go through the hairpin pretty good.
Your car sounds great! I hope you have a trouble free season!
Well if you consider that a slow corner is about 60mph +/- that is 88ft per second, and with 17 corners at Sebring, it would only take .1 sec to lose 8.8 feet.
Our data, when we compared the Kumho to the Dunlop tires showed the overall grip lost tenths of a second in each corner just from less traction.
When we put on a fresh set of stickers, the grip goes up so much, you can feel it and the car goes 1 second faster than an old set instantly.
So it is more likely that the Dunlop tires that we have now are losing just under a tenth of a sec on each corner. (maybe more in the long corners and less in the short corners.
We also did not have the correct gear for the hairpin turn which lost us a bit.
PS, We hope we just "Have... A... season"