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Old 08-05-2014, 07:44 AM   #1
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For those who HAVE BEEN to COTA - questionaire?

About the track itself. What was your favorite section?
Your least favorite?
The section with the highest puckerfactor?
What did you think of the straights?
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Favorite sections is the esses.

Least favorite is probably turn 7. It's hard to figure out.

Biggest pucker factor for me is passing people on the brakes entering T12. Wide range of skill level, even in L3.

The straight between T11 and T12 is borderline boring. I do think it's cool to get to wring out my little 600 from 1st gear, all the way to 6th, then all the way back down to first. But a big high speed kink would've been better so I had some feeling of actually doing something.

The start/finish straight is fun because you're looking at this HUGE hill in front of you. You can get incredibly heavy on the brakes.
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Favorite sections is the esses.

Least favorite is probably turn 7. It's hard to figure out.

Biggest pucker factor for me is passing people on the brakes entering T12. Wide range of skill level, even in L3.

The straight between T11 and T12 is borderline boring. I do think it's cool to get to wring out my little 600 from 1st gear, all the way to 6th, then all the way back down to first. But a big high speed kink would've been better so I had some feeling of actually doing something.

The start/finish straight is fun because you're looking at this HUGE hill in front of you. You can get incredibly late and heavy on the brakes.
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Cody pretty much has it right. It's so technical though it isn't that much fun. I don't recall to many times I thought to myself, that was fun. It was more like, i just can't get it right. It is challenging.
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Old 08-22-2014, 11:43 PM   #4
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Favorite sections is the esses.

Least favorite is probably turn 7. It's hard to figure out.

Biggest pucker factor for me is passing people on the brakes entering T12. Wide range of skill level, even in L3.

The straight between T11 and T12 is borderline boring. I do think it's cool to get to wring out my little 600 from 1st gear, all the way to 6th, then all the way back down to first. But a big high speed kink would've been better so I had some feeling of actually doing something.

The start/finish straight is fun because you're looking at this HUGE hill in front of you. You can get incredibly heavy on the brakes.

Good one! The best one so far.

I think the straits going up the hill was awesome! You could brake so late and had that hairpin left to a fast schicane!

Such a blast!
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Old 08-31-2014, 01:58 AM   #5
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Good one! The best one so far.

I think the straits going up the hill was awesome! You could brake so late and had that hairpin left to a fast schicane!

Such a blast!
Actually it's the only one. And it sounds pretty good to. I've already had turns 2 thru 11 including the esses in my list of what I probably enjoy the most. And I was kind of thinking that the back straight will be borderline boring. A kink would have been a nice edition.
Not sure what I am going to think of the braking into 12(or 1)at first, but once I get settled in to a routine. I'll like it. And it will probably be a good time for some slower turns after that fast acceleration followed by hard deceleration . One might need the mental slowdown that they bring. Before catching that long triple apex right. And the last 2 they had to throw in just to get you back on the front straight. Where you are staring at the signature braking zone of turn 1. And it looks like the drop out of 1 could easily make you run in too hard to 2.

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Favorite sections is the esses.

Least favorite is probably turn 7. It's hard to figure out.

Biggest pucker factor for me is passing people on the brakes entering T12. Wide range of skill level, even in L3.

The straight between T11 and T12 is borderline boring. I do think it's cool to get to wring out my little 600 from 1st gear, all the way to 6th, then all the way back down to first. But a big high speed kink would've been better so I had some feeling of actually doing something.

The start/finish straight is fun because you're looking at this HUGE hill in front of you. You can get incredibly heavy on the brakes.
What did you think of the 16 17 18 combination?

Here try these. They were put out by MGP right after the 1st GP.

If watching for fun (for the thrill of speeding on the couch) look low on the screen.

If your watching them to learn though, remember to watch the track as far ahead as possible(as if you were actually riding). Pay attention to the overhead signage. It seems to make good reference points. All of the vid's have a glitch or 2 in critical points of transition, but it doesn't get any better than these guys.


One for the Yammi fans out there.

One for the Honda fans.

And then there's that twin thumping Ducati.
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Back straight is boring so, just cruise most of the time and then see how late you can brake. 7,8,9,10 are my favorite corners. The track is also long enough to where you do not need to be in traffic. Take your time going out and it will take a while to catch everyone. One thing is watch the astro turf if you go off track, incredibly slick. I did this once in turn 14. Have fun and be safe.
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By the way keep an eye on your tire pressure. Take it as soon as you get off track. Just one less thing to think about so you can enjoy the track. Just learn the flow early in the day and enjoy it in the afternoon.
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Astroturf, WTF! That does sound slippery. They should have made it out of rubber not plastic. Then we'd have some grip.
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Astroturf, WTF! That does sound slippery. They should have made it out of rubber not plastic. Then we'd have some grip.
It's not very wide though.
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