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    Track day at SEPANG F1 Circuit - Pehon's part

    After waiting for what felt like forever, i finally got my car down to Sepang F1 Circult in Kuala Lumpur Malaysia, about 2+ hours (at our speed) to get to from Singapore.

    And the VDC. Just like to state that we should all be extremely proud to own a 08 WRX. The VDC is just awesome. The VDC makes the car point into the direction you want!

    But anyway, the awesome handling is not only from the VDC. Its the lighter chassis, the wider wheelbase, the great balance in the factory and the VDC that gives our car such great handling. If your car were to slide, it will slide on all 4 wheels easily (w/o vdc input yet). If the awesome balance of the car fails, thats when the VDC kicks in.

    The highlight of the day was me getting some driving tips from Denis Lian, a pro driver in Singapore (In the afternoon track session after Courteau and Anticode left). I swear there were some times i thought "thats it. My car's gonna be wrecked by Singapore's finest", but there he goes, with the car firmly stuck to the ground... Inspired, i swear my driving improved significantly after that, just by watching him drive. At least i know what to work on from now on, instead of driving around aimlessly w/o knowing what i'm doing wrong.

    Just one example of what a pro driver can do. His top speed on the track, on my car was 193km/h, while mine was 187km/h. This was done simply by going faster around turn 15 and accelerating earlier after turn 15. Awesome stuff.

    Anyway, here are some pictures.

    Video of my drive pass.. roughly 170km/h at this point. Car reaches abt 187km/h+ before braking.


    Finally getting my ass on the track!



    Down the grandstand!





    Back to the pits! High oil temp, high water temp...



    Finally got some pointers from Denis Lian, one of the few pro drivers in Singapore...





    Back from the eye opening experience. "the car can do that?!?!??!"





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    What my rims look like at the end of the day.. its all covered by brake dust.



    My trip back. Attempted to take pics of my car's topspeed. here it is at about 215km/h, thought not really well taken.

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    Re: Track day at SEPANG F1 Circuit - Pehon's part

    Nice, i like the pic from the front... was that guy there in the morning or he just came in the afternoon ? which car is he driving ?
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    Re: Track day at SEPANG F1 Circuit - Pehon's part

    Quote Originally Posted by Courteau View Post
    Nice, i like the pic from the front... was that guy there in the morning or he just came in the afternoon ? which car is he driving ?
    that guy wasn't therein the morning! haha he drives a formula car.. hahah nah joking. he came in someone else's car. he basically hangs around trackdays for singaporeans whenever he's off season.

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    Re: Track day at SEPANG F1 Circuit - Pehon's part

    yea its what i mean which kind of racing car he's driving haha
    i should have stay and go for another spin with you after your class... but the sun hit me hard that morning i was feeling a bit not so good cause i didnt drink enough and the track was dam hot !
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    Re: Track day at SEPANG F1 Circuit - Pehon's part

    you manage to hit 215km/h on the way back?
    i was trying to "race" my fren's GTi on the way back but i was hinder by the 180km/h JDM speed cut.
    manage to hit 188km/h (reading off my GPS) on the 3rd gear before the speedcut kicked in and drop my rev down to 4.5k.
    am excited to know what's the 4th gear speed would be after the ecu flash.
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    Re: Track day at SEPANG F1 Circuit - Pehon's part

    i went at 200kmh once but didnt dare to try more cause the road was really cold...
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    Re: Track day at SEPANG F1 Circuit - Pehon's part

    Quote Originally Posted by anticode View Post
    you manage to hit 215km/h on the way back?
    i was trying to "race" my fren's GTi on the way back but i was hinder by the 180km/h JDM speed cut.
    manage to hit 188km/h (reading off my GPS) on the 3rd gear before the speedcut kicked in and drop my rev down to 4.5k.
    am excited to know what's the 4th gear speed would be after the ecu flash.
    Bro are you driving a SGT??? Wat ECU flash u going to do ah??? Getting my SGT soon... Need lots of pointers from you guys... ;D
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    Re: Track day at SEPANG F1 Circuit - Pehon's part

    Quote Originally Posted by Courteau View Post
    yea its what i mean which kind of racing car he's driving haha
    i should have stay and go for another spin with you after your class... but the sun hit me hard that morning i was feeling a bit not so good cause i didnt drink enough and the track was dam hot !
    haha found this website http://www.denislian.com/ go check out his profile

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    Re: Track day at SEPANG F1 Circuit - Pehon's part

    Quote Originally Posted by anticode View Post
    you manage to hit 215km/h on the way back?
    i was trying to "race" my fren's GTi on the way back but i was hinder by the 180km/h JDM speed cut.
    manage to hit 188km/h (reading off my GPS) on the 3rd gear before the speedcut kicked in and drop my rev down to 4.5k.
    am excited to know what's the 4th gear speed would be after the ecu flash.
    stupid speed cut!. my car could easily have gone to the redline on 5th gear, but due to traffic and temperatures, i did not want to go all the way..

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    Re: Track day at SEPANG F1 Circuit - Pehon's part

    Quote Originally Posted by Clone View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by anticode View Post
    you manage to hit 215km/h on the way back?
    i was trying to "race" my fren's GTi on the way back but i was hinder by the 180km/h JDM speed cut.
    manage to hit 188km/h (reading off my GPS) on the 3rd gear before the speedcut kicked in and drop my rev down to 4.5k.
    am excited to know what's the 4th gear speed would be after the ecu flash.
    Bro are you driving a SGT??? Wat ECU flash u going to do ah??? Getting my SGT soon... Need lots of pointers from you guys... ;D
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