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gofast182
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Honda Domination in Detroit    (Score: 1, Normal) 06-04-2018 13:59
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This weekend in Detroit, on GM and Roger Penske's home turf, Honda put in dominant performances in both the Indycar and IMSA races.

IMSA: Meyer Shank Racing takes 1-2 finish with NSX
http://sportscar365.com/features/videos/hpd-trackside-msr-acuras-go-1-2-in-detroit/

IMSA: Team Penske takes double podium finish
http://sportscar365.com/features/videos/double-podium-for-acura-team-penske-in-detroit/

Indycar: Scott Dixon wins race 1
https://www.motorsport.com/indycar/news/detroit-indycar-dixon-scores-42nd-victory-defeats-andretti-trio-1044092/

Indycar: Ryan Hunter Reay wins race 2
https://www.motorsport.com/indycar/news/detroit-indycar-hunter-reay-wins-race-2-after-pressuring-rossi-into-error-1044345/

zekohonda
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Re: Honda Domination in Detroit    (Score: 1, Normal) 06-04-2018 14:03
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+ corvette sc crash. :D


sadlerau
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Re: Honda Domination in Detroit    (Score: 1, Normal) 06-04-2018 15:49
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zekohonda wrote:
+ corvette sc crash. :D




Yep had a giggle about that!

Couldn't help noticing how nice that Corvette looked in that blue.

gofast182
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Re: Honda Domination in Detroit    (Score: 1, Normal) 06-04-2018 16:41
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sadlerau wrote:
zekohonda wrote:
+ corvette sc crash. :D




Yep had a giggle about that!

Couldn't help noticing how nice that Corvette looked in that blue.


That Corvette looked fantastic.

The GM exec. should've done a couple more track days before taking on those duties.

JeffX
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Re: Honda Domination in Detroit    (Score: 1, Normal) 06-04-2018 16:51
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gofast182 wrote:
sadlerau wrote:
zekohonda wrote:
+ corvette sc crash. :D




Yep had a giggle about that!

Couldn't help noticing how nice that Corvette looked in that blue.


That Corvette looked fantastic.

The GM exec. should've done a couple more track days before taking on those duties.




apparently he's really quite a good driver and he's been the pace car driver for the Detroit GP for some time. There's some speculation that he was startled by the 2 seater being closer ahead of him than he thought, and when he came around the corner and saw how slow it was going ahead of him, he lifted at the wrong time over that huge bump in the track. One of the drivers (Will Power?) even said it was really easy to crash like that in that spot, especially if the TC was disabled. It's incredibly embarrassing for MR and GM, however.

CarPhreakD
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Re: Honda Domination in Detroit    (Score: 1, Normal) 06-04-2018 17:04
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The track surface is really bumpy. It's not so apparent in Indycar but for the IMSA race, the GTD/Prototype cars were twitching all over the place despite a notably soft setup. After race 1 I noticed lots of repair crew coming out to fix the surface (probably to prevent more mishaps like that one time the race surface stopped the race...).
gofast182
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Re: Honda Domination in Detroit    (Score: 1, Normal) 06-04-2018 17:05
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JeffX wrote:
gofast182 wrote:
sadlerau wrote:
zekohonda wrote:
+ corvette sc crash. :D




Yep had a giggle about that!

Couldn't help noticing how nice that Corvette looked in that blue.


That Corvette looked fantastic.

The GM exec. should've done a couple more track days before taking on those duties.




apparently he's really quite a good driver and he's been the pace car driver for the Detroit GP for some time. There's some speculation that he was startled by the 2 seater being closer ahead of him than he thought, and when he came around the corner and saw how slow it was going ahead of him, he lifted at the wrong time over that huge bump in the track. One of the drivers (Will Power?) even said it was really easy to crash like that in that spot, especially if the TC was disabled. It's incredibly embarrassing for MR and GM, however.


In NASA we do leave it up to the student but we encourage even experienced drivers to leave TC on. The school of thought is twofold, depending on the car:
1. The better you drive the car, the less it should need to intervene in the first place
2. For those cars that are now reliant on it, they tend to be more expensive and not worth the risk of trying to be a hero.
Anyway, we know Detroit is notoriously bumpy so cutting the guy some slack is in order, but esp. in that car in that circumstance I hope it wasn't because he had TC off.


 
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