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Slippery! when wet

Discussion in 'Motors' started by cheets64, 7 Mar 2006.

  1. cheets64


    Joined: 30 Sep 2005

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    Location: Wigan

    Slippy Corner

    Watch this for funny, sounds like its in Australia, Wet conditions and the Porches just slip off, :D

    Mike seems to want to join in and slams in right at the end.
  2. bingham67


    Joined: 29 May 2005

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    Jesus christ one after another :eek: :eek:
  3. NickXX


    Joined: 19 May 2005

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    LOL! That's absolutely brilliant! Hope no-one was hurt though..
  4. -Neil-


    Joined: 14 Jun 2004

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    That's at Watkins Glen in the USA.

  5. Clarkey


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    that last one :eek: Crazy stuff, you'd think they would slow down a bit after the first ones piled into the wall :p
  6. Freefaller

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    I guess they weren't using wet weather tyres or slicks when it must have poured down?
  7. Arc

    Wise Guy

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    Could have been something else on the track aswell, e.g. oil, coolant.

    Lots of standing water to which would be a pain if their on slicks or inters ;).
  8. Bennah


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    Thats great. Lots of standing water. They must of been aqua plaining as they say :D
  9. jp7152

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    The americans don't seem to have quite grasped the idea of a corner yet? :D
  10. Jonny69

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    They look like endurance cars to me, probably a mix of nationalities like at Lemans.

    I'd say they are all running massive amounts of downforce, at the (lack of) speed they are going looks like they aren't getting any grip at all from the downforce. A mate races ex Group C (old Lemans cars) which runs about 5000Kg of downforce and super strong springs which basically acts like no suspension at low speed. You have to go into a bend either very slowly or much faster than you would expect else the downforce isn't giving the car any grip. In the wet like that you need to be getting enough downforce to force the tyres through the water so you have to maintain quite a speed through the bends. It's a fine margin obviously :eek: