Try Porsche 911 GT3 at Okayama International Circuit
Release Date: Aug. 16, 2020
My husband recently ran GT3 at the Okayama International Circuit. I wrote an article about your impressions at that time, so please take a look.
To the race with GT3
Official Porsche Club of Porsche since last yearPorsche Club JapanHave joined.
Originally, I'm not very good at collective action and I like being alone, so I'm not good at doing this, but for me it's an unusual event. However, this is the first time to participate in the event.Participate with GT3 because it is a driving event at Okayama International CircuitIt was to be.
At Okayama International Circuit, I ran with simulator iracing and rFactor2 at home, so I remembered the course somehow,This is my first time to run in real life.
I left home at 6:30 AM to arrive at 9am and headed west on Sanyo Road. It's been a long time since the GT3 expressway. As always, high-speed stability is amazing.With an extremely flat ride, the GT3 turned into a very comfortable machine, unlike the city..
There are many ways to go to the Okayama International Circuit, and there is no fixed road, but this time I decided to go north from the Wake IC instructed by Porsche's genuine navigation. (Why was this route this day...)
I came in refueling on the way and wasting time, but for some reason it arrived much earlier than planned. I decided to wait for the briefing time while loving GT3 in the pit where no one was present.
First run on Okayama International Circuit
The briefing is over and it's time for the first run.This time, it's a luxurious schedule that you can run 5 frames for 30 minutesIt is.
Lined up in the pit lane and lined up with GT3RS and GT2RS. Go out to the course with the green signal and accelerate.
You can enjoy acceleration that you cannot try on ordinary roads. "After all GT3 is fast"I was impressed by the acceleration and the sound, and one lap passed in a blink of an eye, and when the tires and engine warmed up, I moved to full-open driving.
The only circuit in Japan that can fully enjoy the 9,000 rpm engine.Make a really comfortable turn. It's a masterpiece to bring beautifully to the red zone, with no atmosphere or catching at all. This engine is really amazing.
If you try to run it lightly, it seems that you can run around 1'49 to 50'.Porsche Official Track Precision AppWhile logging data in, repeat the lap and learn the course firmly.
Thinking about where to run at what speed and what to watch out for each lapRun. Among them, I'm not good at Hobbes Corner. The rear slips easily when the accelerator is opened at the exit.
I try to open it as carefully as possible, but the way the traction is applied also depends on how the record line is taken. I tried many times over and over and tried various record lines, but it seems that running a little out is easier for me.
GT3 opened my mind a little
Before, when I ran in Suzuka, I wasn't used to the car yet, and I had the feeling that I was completely in the car, but this time I feel like I can handle it a little.
For example,I got used to the strength of the PCCB's brakes, and I was able to understand how much I stepped on and how much it worked.However, I have become completely accustomed to how long I can withstand lateral G in high-speed corners and the GT3's unique ability to shift up while keeping the accelerator pedal depressed.
Among them, the effect of PCCB is amazing. The straight line of the back straight is about 220-230 km, but when I dropped it to about 60 km at once, the brake was delayed a little,Oh, maybe it was late. ..", but when I step on it, it feels even more effective.
If you feel like you're used to cast iron brakes, you'll feel that you're still far ahead of your braking power. So I'm very relieved, and I think it's very effective on circuits where the use of brakes is key, such as the Okayama International Circuit.
This time,I should have run for 4 frames and run about 30-40 laps, but at that time, there was no visual defect in PCCB, and there was no deterioration in effectiveness.I will add that.
The second corner (Williams Corner) is the fastest corner in Okayama International Circuit. Get up at the first corner and continue to the left at high speed. Looking at the data, it seems that it takes a lateral G of about 1.2 to 1.3 G at the peak,GT3 touring without wings has strong oversteer on data
I honestly think if it has big wings (rear wing) like GT3RS here.
This time, I ran with GT3RS, but the speed of the straight line is not so different. However, the cornering speed is still different and they are slightly separated. According to the GT3RS owner,Just adjusting the angle of the rear wing makes it considerably easier to driveIt seems that the impact of downforce is great.
If you think so, I will continueRS system is still good at the circuitI think. Well, in my case, touring is the main purpose, so a touring package without wings is fine, but if I consider a car with a circuit main in the future, I would like to use GT3RS instead of the usual GT3. think.
After all, the final running frame did not run, and the running meeting this time ended when I ran four frames. This time there were clubs of other models, so it was a mixed race, but after allThe races run between Porsche people are very good at manners and driving skills, so you can run with peace of mind.
It's a race event, so it's a lot of fun to drive your car on the circuit as much as you want, not the ranking or time.
If I have the opportunity again, I would like to participate.
If you like, please enjoy the sound of 9000 rpm.
(Because I chose a lap where other cars are not reflected as much as possible, it's embarrassing for both time and line.)
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