WOW! This race was one of the best i’ve been to! The atmosphere in the pits was awesome and everyone was kind and helpful towards eachother! It was a refreshing feeling and everyone could enjoy the competition really much!
I’ve had some medical issues the last couple of years, but 3 weeks prior to this race i finally got medication that would help me with pain and my eyesight that have been bad for a while. Finally i feel really good even though it takes much longer until i’m 100% done with this medicin.
Onto the race, the track was super small and was a lowspeed layout, it had low-med grip. I struggled with the backend of the car sliding, so for my part it ended up me entering D1 Drifting Competition and try to get best drifting score! But i could still get fast laptimes somehow.
I tried different things to make the rear more stable. Harder springs Yokomo pink in the rear made my #Yokomo faster, but i still had problems with grip. I tried different diff options. And like last race i prefered 10k oil over 7.5k oil. The feeling was just much nicer and the rear was much more stable.
QUALIFYING was ok on my part, i managed to get TQ in Q1. But i made a faster one in Q2. I had some struggles with lapped drivers, but nothing severe, only lost much time. But luckily it was enough anyway to take overall Top Qualifier. And i was really stoked about it!
I was really nervous, i tried to focus on deep breaths, but when i did the startsignal went and i was not ready at all! So i had to like panic throttle to keep my advantage ahead of young talent Rasmus Karlsson and veteran Fredrik Loiske. Rasmus hit a trackmarking later into the race and i could just cool down and try to not crash my car asmy lead was a couple of seconds at this point.
A-Final 2 went the same way where i had pressure in the begining but 2nd crashed and i could slow down. But i was ready for the start this time haha!
A-Final 3 when you win 2 of 3 races you are the overall winner, so in this A-3 i tried somethings to see if i could get more rear grip as i didn’t want to gamble in the first two finals. My try for more grip didnt go as well as belived, but high speed grip was better, but as this was a lowspeed track the traction was still bad for me.
I had better laptimes than the rest, but i think my consistency was the key to win this day and not crash.
The new #bittydesign m410 bodyshell was my choice for this race. The car is very stable in the rear, less responsive steering but in my opinion delivers close to the same amount of steering as the ltc-r. The ltc-r is very twitchy compaired to the #Bittydesign bodyshell. And considering my problem with the rear being unstable i choose the m410. Really good bodyshell and i recommend it greatly! Even faster with #jockelipainting doing the artwork on it!
My #yokomo is a champ! It took some hits but it kept going! Maybe it’s the sturdiest race kit out there today? I’m super happy with my choice going for #yokomo becuse the car delivers every time! The speed to be the winner is there, you just got to find it trying different setups and learn about how the car reacts to the changes you make.
In this sport you need to be a F1 driver, Math Physicist, rubber expert and the fastest mechanic on earth. It’s a very complete sport.
Thanks to #MkEskil for making this race one of the best i’ve been to! Plenty of time to prepare your car, super friendly staff and a super nice prize ceremoni and podium.
Great commentary by Uffe Törnros making the race really entertaining. Unfortunately i couldn’t hear much becuse i had problems with my ears this weekend 😦
A big thanks to all my sponsors and supporters making this possible!
#yokomo #hbracing #hobbywing #mibosport #jockelipainting
Videos and setup coming soon!