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      10-20-2011, 12:33 AM   #23
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Hard to make predictions, although I expect tyre degradation to be very high. Temps are current around 30-35 c here (90-95 F) during the day, but gets down into the 60s at night.
If no rain is predicted, I'd guess the track temp can get up to 40+C.
However, the newly laid surface could be covered with a layer of oil and grease while paving.

Depends on how much running and the amount of rubber being laid down before the race, we could see very high degradation or a typical one because its too slippery and less abrasive.

This time pirelli is very conservative in terms of bringing the type of rubber this time.
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If no rain is predicted, I'd guess the track temp can get up to 40+C.
However, the newly laid surface could be covered with a layer of oil and grease while paving.

Depends on how much running and the amount of rubber being laid down before the race, we could see very high degradation or a typical one because its too slippery and less abrasive.

This time pirelli is very conservative in terms of bringing the type of rubber this time.
You raise a good point, it remains to be seen how the newly laid surface acts.

That being said, I would be very surprised if it even rains a drop over the weekend. Rain is very rare at this time of year (it rains perhaps once every two months).
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First onboard footage, track looks incredibly dusty. They better get the brooms out this week!

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      10-23-2011, 05:03 PM   #27
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wow i wonder how bad all that dust will be for the engines too... for their ram air systems..
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      10-23-2011, 07:55 PM   #28
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Yeah, all that dust plus a newly paved surface and high temps should be really interesting.
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Yeah, all that dust plus a newly paved surface and high temps should be really interesting.
Agreed.

On another note, I still haven't gotten my track passes yet. So far all I have is my confirmation # and my race weekend schedule, which is really frustrating when the race weekend is 4 days away.
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First onboard footage, track looks incredibly dusty. They better get the brooms out this week!


Gah! You beat me to it. I was also going to comment on the dust. That's gotta play hell on the engine!
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Damn, I was looking forward to seeing him on the track again. Understandable though.
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Nice pictures! And to top it off, I got a nice 'surprise' in the mail today
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holy fuck!!!! paddock passes!!!

jelly doesnt even begin to describe how jealous i am, freaking cool man!
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jelly doesnt even begin to describe how jealous i am, freaking cool man!
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BTW, dont get all weird when you see MSC an get kicked out by trying to touch him or something
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Good lord I am jealous

Also and at Smedley.
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Show off!!!

I'm jelly!
Just wanted to include you guys in on some of the excitement - not intending to show off!

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BTW, dont get all weird when you see MSC an get kicked out by trying to touch him or something
That's my worry, haha. I fear that I'll turn into an adolescent school girl if I get the chance to meet him .
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Just wanted to include you guys in on some of the excitement - not intending to show off!



That's my worry, haha. I fear that I'll turn into an adolescent school girl if I get the chance to meet him .
Very cool! Do you mind us asking how you scored those? $$$$$$$ or you know someone? Im sure it will be a super sweet experience. Enjoy!
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