On sunday I participated with the TC6 in the race for the LRP-HPI-Challenge in Günzburg. Günzburg has a temporarily build medium/high grip carpet track. The car with my setup for Senden was fast from the first lap on. Maybe a little to good, because I had problems to analyze the weak points of the setup. In the end I changed the green springs with silver ones in the rear. I also tried 4mm shims for the outer camber link in the rear. It gives the rear axle more grip and the car turned much better in combination with the silver springs. That was all.
I was fastest in the first round of qualifying and drove the fastest lap in the following two qualifyings. Unfortunately I wasn't able to do this laptimes on and on, so in the end I was only the third fastest on the timetable, but got the second spot for the finals.
Again I achieved the fastest lap in the first A-final and was able to push the leader for some laps. Then he maybe awakened and gave me some meters. Unfortunately my follower on third spot crashed in my back and pushed my rear body under my wheels
This cost a lot of time before it was pulled out again. Then the body abraded on the tires and made my car behave strange. I was still able to hold on spot four and was trying to catch back third place when my body got stuck again. This time I stopped the car and bend it back myself. Now fifth I chased the fourth, but made a stupid mistake which launched my car with around 38km/h over the curbs into the wall
The car suffered damage which ended the first race for me... Luckily the C-hubs survived (now some shall still say Assos break easier than X-rays), but it killed my front battery brace, one of the camberlink eyelets and one blade. The battery now had to be satisfied to be embraced by tape and the blade was replaced. I just had no eyelet. So I took one of my spare shock shaft ball cups. It is a little short but fits. I measured the car and was surprised that it got no tweak (quality)!
Knowing that I still was able to achieve the third place in the overall ranking I started in the 2. final. The guy on pole was awake this time and I could just follow some laps. The guy on third spot this time needed longer to catch me and passed without hitting, therefore I knocked his back softly without something happened and he was immediatly pissed
From now on I just focussed on clean driving and lapped all but the first two. The last final had the same scheme just without the guy on pole so that I got second and overall third.
The TC6 is just a car that makes it easy for me to be part of the A-finals. It adulates the driver and it is very interesting to see how the public attention for the car rises if you chase the top dogs
I am happy, but now it is time for AE/TT to make spares available!