nice writeup. sucks about the drastically bad handling you started with. Are you going to be pulling double duty for the remaining races with TC and GT?
Switching between TC and GT is tough especially when you try to use you TC brake point in a GT car! :wah?!: I'll post some vids here shortly.DJFahr11 said:Very cool. Congrats on the TC races this weekend, sucks about GT. Will SPEED's website be hosting any in-car, or will that be for us?:thumbsup:
OK I'm really not that tall. I'm only 6'1" it's just that Calvin Fish(the guy who interviewed me) is pretty short. To make matters worse his camera guy was pretty short as well so the net effect is that I look like Shaq in that interview. Brian Till (another one of the SPEEDTV comentators) gave me some tips on how to appear shorter on TV so we'll see how that works next time around. :thumbsup:Sota227990 said:anyone see Rob on TV that one time? That dude is TALL!!! :rofl:
can he even fit in a street neon?
OK. At Lime Rock I had to start from pit lane because I noticed that my brakes were a bit off on the prade lap so I came in and had the Sorted Performance guys bleed them just before the start. So over the first few laps I was passing a few of the slower cars when I came up on Charlie Putman. I go a huge run on him going up the hill and he blocked to the inside so I went to the outside, not to attempt a pass there but simply to keep Charlie off the proper line so I could get him clean into the downhill turn. Unfortunately I don't think Charlie realized that I had gone to his outside and tried to move back on line and I was already there. And that was that.....SteveW said:Robb,
Thanks for the write-up and now we know what you've been up to. You still need to explain what happend in Limerock and now Watkins Glen, though!! :thumbsup:
Well first off there were some set up changes that were made and Laguna is a very different track from MMP. The biggest thing is that the Porsche had to much front end grip and the car wasn't very balanced. The second thing is that you have to go back to throttle very quickly in the Porsche to settle the rear end. This is a completely different driving style than the one I developed for the SRT4. If you go to throttle quickly in the SRT4 you just get major push if you don't go back to throttle quickly in the Porsche you get major loose. I am getting more comfortable in the Porsche as the weeks go by and the team is going to do some more testing soon and I think that will help. The other thing is that the Porsche is a low(er) hp car with great brakes and handling, the SRT is a high(er) hp car with weaker brakes and handling. Trying to transition between the two is very tough. It would have been easier switching from a Mazda or Acura because they have similar characteristics.SteveW said:Technonerd geek question...your Porsche was wicked loose, right? If that was the car that Mr. Pobst won Laguna with, why was that so? Way different driving styles? Different track?
Sure it would be nice to have big sticky slicks in Rolex.full-lock said:Maybe you need to try the Rolex GT Porsche ... it was not so bad.
Thanks although I'm satisfied so far. top 10 at Charlotte in GT, 9th and 12th (TC) and battling for 14th (GT) at the Glen. If it wasn't for my tranny problem at Sebring, skipping Miller and my off at Lime Rock I think I would be solidly in the top 10 overall in TC all while trying to learn a new car in GT. Not the dream season I had my rookie year but I'll take it. :thumbsup:full-lock said:I hope you get things turned around for you in both!!
After the first session at MMP the team asked me what they could do to make the car better and I said put the engine and drive wheels in the front. :rofl:Vipercar93 said:Great write-up Robb =) I think I lost track of how many plugs you put into that article! No wonder teams love you =) Well besides the fact you can actually drive =)
Sounds like you have been hitting your share of badluck. It's bound to turn around soon :thumbsup: I wonder if you could set better times if you ran in reverse? Aleast the engine would be in the right place that way! :Wink:
#11-SRT4 said:After the first session at MMP the team asked me what they could do to make the car better and I said put the engine and drive wheels in the front. :rofl: