So now the gearbox is sorted and the order is underway I got to thinking that it’s the nut behind the wheel that has the biggest impact on track performance. I have so much to learn in this area that it probably makes the 5-speed/6-speed debate I have been in mental turmoil over a bit of a storm in a tea cup.
After a bunch of years on track days, I know that the most important things to sort are:
- Driver skill
- Car setup (suspension, tracking etc.)
- Tyres and pressures
- Weight (driver – pies and beer)
I can deal with 3 out of the above 4 fairly easily. And no, the pie/beer problem is not the biggest challenge.
Driver skill is the one I’m going to aim for big improvements in 2016/2017. And the man maths part of this blog title? Well, here goes…the money I saved by not going for the 6-speed would be better spent (if I’m allowed!!) on a VBox set up in car.
The kit I have my eye on it the VBox Lite plus OLED predictive timer and 2 bullet cameras. The current RRP is around £1400. Check out their kit at VBox web store.