iRacing delta challenge #12/20: Silvestone South

There are a bunch of free tracks I’ve never driven in iRacing. Every few days I’m going to drive one with zero preparation and then post the fastest lap time here. That’s the delta time. Your mission, should you accept it, is to beat it (and then call me names in the comment section).

Here are the rules.

  1. Global Mazda MX-5 Cup, baseline setup
  2. Default Weather (78F, 2 MPH N, 55%, afternoon)
  3. 30 minutes or 20 laps, whichever comes first

[Legacy ] Silverstone Circuit – 2008 South

I came to this track with very low expectations as I found the National configuration to be snooze-worthy. But the South configuration has a completely different feel. It’s got a lot of medium to high speed corners and 2 chicanes. The track has a rhythm to it where there are technical sections interspersed with longish straights. It’s challenging.

Delta = 1:21.643

The first chicane frustrated me every lap. I feel like I did it okay twice out of 20 laps and never really got comfortable with it. The rest of the track I adapted to well, but I kept messing up the entry of the first chicane, and that would completely ruin the exit and the entire lap. I’d love to visit this in real life. There’s tons of runoff, so it looks very safe.

Track Rank

In this section I’m ranking the tracks in the order of my preference. I tend to like technical tracks with some elevation, short straights, and corners that are blind, off camber, decreasing radius, and connected.

 

Rank Track Delta Lap
1 Summit Jefferson Reverse 0:56.191 20
2 Pocono 2009 East 1:12.321 12
3 Charlotte Legends RC Medium 1:10.825 20
4 Charlotte 2008 Infield 0:47.637 20
5 Daytona 2008 Short 0:46.709 14
6 TMS 2009 Short B 0:27.062 18
7 Silverstone 2008 Southern 1:21.643 15
8 Phoenix 2008 Road 1:09.739 17
9 Pocono 2009 South 0:50.291 14
10 Tsukuba 1000 Chicane 0:42.149 15
11 Silverstone 2008 National 1:08.867 7
12 Pocono 2009 North 0:59.714 20

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