Racing safely after a spin

Tim Ling

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Been running some practice laps at Fort Worth and I keep running into this problem:
After running a few laps at 30~ish secs a lap, I have a spin. Tyre temps soar as I leave load of lines on the track. I recover and start racing again, but now I cant go anywhere near the same speeds, as I always lose the rear end coming out of the turns, normally T1.

Now I assume this is due to the high tyre temps. Can I get round this without changing tyres?
 
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Been running some practice laps at Fort Worth and I keep running into this problem:
After running a few laps at 30~ish secs a lap, I have a spin. Tyre temps soar as I leave load of lines on the track. I recover and start racing again, but now I cant go anywhere near the same speeds, as I always lose the rear end coming out of the turns, normally T1.

Now I assume this is due to the high tyre temps. Can I get round this without changing tyres?
If you are certain you have a decent and legitimate setup in the car (defaults are), then you are driving in too hard, back off a bit, and accelerate out more.
 
Feb 19, 2007
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normally when somebody spins, caution will come out. So that is a good time to change the tires

but yeah here it is hard on exit, so try to be smooth on the gas
 

Tim Ling

It's a million-to-1 chance, but it just might work
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OK, smoother on the gas...ooooh boy.

I'm using the Razorblade setup, which I've found better than the default.
 
Feb 19, 2007
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yes well actually all of us uses that setup with some small changes on it to be more confy
I know I do that with a wedge adjustment.