(To be honest, this is probably going to turn into a ‘Dear Diary’ post, that I end up deleting, once I get my head on straight again. Hell, it’s my portion of the internet, so I can do what I want with it.)
You know, when I first created |StartingGrid| a little over years ago, I had this grand plan of making a blog specially about grassroots racing. I didn’t have a lot of money, so I couldn’t afford to do much driving myself. Some autocross, some indoor karting, but nothing really worth writing about. I wanted to make a space that I could share my love of racing and driving, without filling up my Facebook feed.
The Mclaren F1 GTR is one of my favorite cars, of all time. These videos bring to mind a discussion that I’ve been having with some of my peers about having the right network of people around you, in order to create true success.
Seeing all of the brilliant people involved in developing such a program really drives that point home.
Part 2-4 after the bump.
I pretty much took the weekend off racing to watch the World Touring Car Championship at the Nurburgring. It was the first year that that series was back at the full Nordschleife, and I wasn’t going to miss that.
Although really, I wasn’t going to miss it since the FIA doesn’t care if WTCC is on Youtube. I like how, unlike other motorsports *cough* Formula 1 *cough*, you can easily find links.It’s like someone understands that in 2015, if you like something, that you should put it on the Internet. How novel!
Anyway, I watched it. You should watch it. Here you go.
Videos below after the bump. You can easily find Free Practice videos too, but I just didn’t feel like posting them.
This morning, I received a video about Lachlan Taylor, a young rider who is currently competing in the Shell Asia Talent Cup Test in Malaysia. At 13 years old, he’s already an Australian dirt bike champion. Now he’s moving to road racing, and is racing through the junior series in Asia. I was also fortunate enough to be shared some some background information on about his career, so far.
Now that Chris and I have done a few practice days together, we’ve started incorporating a few more pieces into our day programs. Two weeks ago, we started mounting an onboard video onto the kart. It helps us so we can reflect back on changes more accurately, and start to analyze where we can find more laptime.