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Old 10-22-2010, 09:47 AM
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Location: The beautiful Rogue Valley, Oregon
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Watched the practice yesterday - not impressed with the combination of Tilke design and Korean construction. The sunken grade at one corner is probably just a construction mistake, but given that and the extreme bumpiness of the track, you have to wonder if they have a subsoil settling issue. The track is apparently built on marsh and fill

FIA is going to change that corner, raising the curb grade and trying to push the wall on exit out as far as possible. There might also be an instruction to drivers that they can ignore the white line at pit entry to keep a higher speed coming into the pit entry - apparently the corner on to the front straight and pit entry is blind, so a faster car coming up on a car slowing for pit entry is a disaster.

If the track had been finished, say a month ago, all this could have been fixed pre-race. Hope the Austin people learn lessons from this.
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Old 10-24-2010, 06:52 PM
 
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Yet another cookie cutter track.
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Old 10-31-2010, 09:03 AM
 
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They need to make sure the Austin track has a few places where a pass can take place (other than the pit lane).
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Old 10-31-2010, 08:18 PM
 
Location: In San Antonio
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Yet another cookie cutter track.
if tires dye fast, expect the track to last a few yrs in the league
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