Signed up for a trackday but it got canceled due to the lack of confirmed participants. Organizers arranged to move those who paid (including myself) to a Honda event which is happening earlier.
Thinking I'd be battling with normally aspirated yet torqueless FWD machines that needs to be revved like an opera singer, I wasnt too worried. Expected to mingle within the main group bar a few dedicated track cars (gutted, open pipe, full slicks, lexan windows and stuff).
Once at the track, I got a little worried. Almost everything is a Type-R, the red honda badges on every car isnt a fakie that's just stuck onto a gutless 1.6 civic.
Sure, there are some normal hondas, and even a suzuki swift, and a 1.6 civic saloon, but most of them are eager to see how would a german hot hatch perform against them red badged cars.
Tight corners are the only spots i can hang on well, the fwd setup cant be too ideal for corner exit. Some of them are even doing the tripod.
Medium or long corners where the 4wd advantage diminish just plainly sucks, so lets not talk about it.
The straights (around 900m long) surprise me, because I was expecting to pull away from them, but it wasnt as dramatic/easy as it sounds. I was only able to overtake one or two cars per straight when bunched up in traffic.
By the books, I should have an advantage of 4wd and 260bhp, but it seems that the few hundred kilos weight handicap and driver deficit pulled things even. Sorry to shame the name of the S3 again folks
I need a GTR or something...