He braked between the 2 and 1 on the last lap
Last edited by TheDeckMan; 07-12-2019 at 05:20 PM.
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There is a bit of a crest there too- so carrying too much speed too deep not only means you are going too fast, but also decreases the grip for added braking at the crest.
That's a hard way to learn that lesson.
Any word on driver conditions after the crash?
Both were pushing it pretty hard in some of those corners- getting a bit ragged.
And curb hopping (and dirt throwing) should be seriously frowned upon at such events.
I'm thinking this guy had a target top speed for the straight that he used for his braking reference and that's why he's looking down.
"Alright hit 154mph ANNNNNDDD STAND ON THE BRAKES!"
Not taking into account the traffic in the previous corner affecting his exit and thus his top speed.
Or the condition of his brakes. Anchoring a Mustang down from 150+ lap after lap has to be hard on them. Plus if he was using MPH as a target and he got a poor exit, he'd need more distance to hit the same speed
I doubt we will hear much from the drivers as there has to be a pending lawsuit
No, Occam's Razor insists the simplest explanation is the most likely. Here's human nature: "I wonder how fast I go at this track?" The way to get the answer to that is to glance at the speedometer at the fastest part of the track. He glanced at the speedometer at the fastest part of the track and missed his braking point by about three quarters of a second, which is the difference between making it and missing the turn.
So the driver knows now, but for everyone else's benefit, never look at your speedometer while doing track events. It's incredibly tempting but don't do it, especially if you've got telemetry recording anyway and you can review afterwards to verify where you're going the fastest anyway.
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It's also possibly that the driver simply spaced-out, it happened to me at Monticello. After 25 minutes of lapping, as I was passing by the braking cone, my brain went "he dude, shouldn't you be braking by now" "oh snap" luckily I didn't panic or yank the wheel, I just went on a quick farming tour and recovered.