This was probably the most extreme track day I have ever done due to the track conditions. It pretty much rained all day and calling it “a wet track” is an understatement. Several portions of the track were super slick and had standing water/puddles. I’m not new to Laguna but driving in those conditions were almost like driving on a track that I’ve never been before. Someone ended up spinning and hitting the tire wall, and there were a few run-offs into the mud.
Based on the weather forecast, I anticipated it was going to be a slow day so didn’t even bother to bring my NT01s. In fact, even kept my street damping settings for the Ohlins and less aggressive DS2500 pads (they are my street pads and pretty mild). The car did extremely well. I can’t emphasize enough how much I love these brakes and suspension. Thanks @performancetechnic one more time for setting everything up. The biggest limitation of the day for pretty much everyone was the traction. 265 PSS struggled dramatically for traction in the rain. They are pretty good in the rain but 265 is not enough for this car.
Unfortunately, GoPro somehow didn’t record all my sessions but I was able to extract this video. My quickest time for the day was 2:03 and haven’t seen any sub 2min laptimes from the day. On a side note, it was amazing watching a friend’s 997 C4S with 305 PS4S tires pull ~2sec faster times in that weather . Its AWD and wider rubber definitely shined yesterday. #frontendfriday 📸: @gotbluemilk
CheeRs to everything that makes this car go fast! Finished Laguna with extreme misfiring but I’m the morning almost met my goal. Set a 1:46.8 I felt 1:45 but the car didn’t... oh well @hiapexm3 had a close call with some spacer and lugs :0 #lagunaseca
#tbt pra última vez que eu tava num carro de corrida. Lembrando que amanhã é nosso primeiro treino de 2019 aqui em Laguna Seca. // #tbt to the last I was in a race car. Tomorrow is our first test of 2019, at Laguna Seca! Can’t wait to get some laps done 😁
Throwing it back to the last race of the season in California.. where the need to replenish essential electrolytes was at a high. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Here’s @chconditioning lining up our @proathletesupps electrolytes to help keep @strakkaracing performing at their best 🥤💪🏼☀️ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Keeping hydrated is essential for aiding digestion, for our heart and circulation, temperature control and for our brain power. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀
Water is, without doubt, the single most essential component of the human body. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Research suggests that losing as little as 1% of your body weight in fluid may reduce mental performance, as well as potentially inducing fatigue and headache. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Are you hydrated today?
Something a little different. These are some of my favorite images shot at last year’s World Superbike at @weathertechraceway. It was a big change shooting bikes on track rather than cars, but the challenge was welcome. I think I had just as much fun photographing the riders though! More photos are up on my site if you’d like to see them. @worldsbk#worldsbk#weathertechraceway#ccfoto
What we do behind the scenes, for when we are not on a motorcycle will help us mitigate our chances of failure... physical fitness, a healthy mind and a proper technique, when combined, we can get the best we have to offer to our riding. Wishing you all a happy day..We are halfway through the week.
TBT to 9.2018. When DJ Twitch and I had a dance off at Porsche’s Rennsport Reunion VI in Monterey, California. I showed him some stylee new dance moves from the East Coast. Just kidding, or maybe I’m not? lol
What an incredible weekend!! Filled with stress, joy, teamwork, happiness, and everything in between. We started on Thursday afternoon and headed to @buttonwillowraceway for Friday testing with the client(s). Friday morning I received a terrible phone call that I had been laid-off. Dusted myself off and focused on the @muellerized RX-7’s. Testing went great, packed up, and headed for @weathertechraceway for a weekend of enduro racing. After 429 laps and 14 hours of incredible driving from our clients and tremendous teamwork and strategy from the crew, we ended up 6th and 5th place respectively. Thank you @muellerized for the opportunity to work with such a tremendous team and I look forward to our future events. #muellerized#luckydog
6th place. Not the worst. We lost by 10 laps over 6.5 hours in the class.
We lost some time with a sound violation. I was inconsistent overall. 1:57 - 2:06 ranges. Under 2:00 doesn’t suck. Got black flagged for contact, but there wasn’t any. Both drivers agreed.
That cost time and a lap. I’m not jumping up and down, but I’m not miserable. Motorsports. You will never have so much fun being frustrated with yourself.
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#2018memories The annual trip to Monterey is always a highlight! With a full grid of cars in multiple series, we had a full weekend! I love the pit lane at Laguna, even with its wicked incline that always leaves the calves a bit sore! The end of the CTSC race was shocking, and I’m still figuring out how the BMW and Porsche didn’t run out of fuel in GTLM! A crazy crash at the start of the WeatherTech race was scary, but we turned out to have a good race:
⚡️🏁⚡️ It’s been out of the bag a while now so I figured I’d post the new 935. While there’s a few major things I’d personally do differently on the car, I love it and it’s refreshing to see an automotive manufacturer going the distance to keep things fresh while paying homage to some of their greatest cars.
Happy to share the news..We are having a @worldsbk U.S. round in 2019 after all!!!!..Good job @weathertechraceway ...Let's celebrated with this shot of Nicky I took 2 years ago while on his way to the podium. We miss you big time! 🇺🇸❤💯✔ #wheeliewednesday
I know how much we all focus on increasing our numbers and metrics across social channels, driving sales, reaching as many people as possible... sometimes we lose sight of what it all truly leads to, what it's for. After we finished this recent project for Porsche, we were truly reminded just how important all of our "stories" are, and the ability to share them with people who want to join on that journey. Would love to hear about anyone's journey, please share it in the comments and maybe we can create something to help share it. :) #storytime@jumper_media thank you to @giannicabiglio and the Porsche team for making this possible 🙏🏻🍻
Such a stunner. Who know what was the first race this car won, cuz i dont. What i know is that this is Horacio's favourite, if i remember correctly, and maybe is the favourite of someone else too i bet. Anywyay @canepamotorsport is the man, and the 917 is the racing car. #porsche#notahybrid