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Old Aug 12th 2012, 05:25 AM   #1
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track day @ new track: atlanta motorsports park

challenging but very interesting and fun track.

atlanta motorsports park on ducati 1199 panigale turn1 (orientation) - YouTube
atlanta motorsports park panigale 1199 turn2 - YouTube
atlanta motorsportspark on ducati 1199 panigale turn3 - YouTube

after turn 1 i realized brake fluid spilling all over the tank, windscreen, dash... wrapped it.
the tires showed a very strange pattern... there is a clear cut between the two compounds. i was running 29 psi front, 27 rear.

got the trackday for stacking 4 sixpacks of tires earlier this year. was the only motorcycle yesterday, so i got the track for myself... that was pretty cool

what can i say about the bike on the track?
1. to be honest: for a not so skilled rider, more bottom end torque would be helpful sometimes.
2. i need a reverse shifter
3. i need to adjust the rear spring preload - used the full range
4. the overall feedback of the bike is just awesome. i could exactly feel when the rear came out a little bit.
5. braking stability is the burner. had the abs in mode 1 and 2, in 1 it was a little more samba and rumba. the confidence of just being able to hit the lever is worth more than 2 tenths (for occasional trackers like me).
6. just roll around? forget it.
7. power? plenty/ too much. just opend the throttle fully for a few seconds (well, maybe that's where the "i wanna ride that bike to indy next week" comes in) and the track needs a lot of throttle discipline as well...
8. tires are the limiting factor / maybe some suspension refinement could help

after 3 turns i was done. it was a whole lot of fun and i will return for sure!
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Old Aug 12th 2012, 11:35 AM   #2
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Looks like a nice track! A lot of people are criticizing it saying it's not safe for bikes. And I know Sport Bike track time dropped it's plans to do days there.

I'ts good to hear from someone who's ridden it.
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Old Aug 12th 2012, 12:42 PM   #3
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Originally Posted by zvez View Post
Looks like a nice track! A lot of people are criticizing it saying it's not safe for bikes. And I know Sport Bike track time dropped it's plans to do days there.

I'ts good to hear from someone who's ridden it.
well, if i was a company like stg or had to do any instruction work with riders, it might not be the preferred track. the potential for hotheads or novices to run off due to a missed line or braking point or running into the tires is higher than on other tracks. it is a challenging track for sure. but also a lot of fun!

was a little bit surprised aboput the supercorsas:



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Old Aug 12th 2012, 01:28 PM   #4
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Good for you Phil. Where did you have that camera, on your chest? lol
A track to yourself eh? Nice stuff and thx for sharing. Great to see ya out there man, I know you were talking alot about it.
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Old Aug 12th 2012, 03:18 PM   #5
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Yes. Shaved the hair off and sticked a gopro plate on. Can't take it off now.

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Old Aug 12th 2012, 03:39 PM   #6
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LMAO!!! I knew it !

Hey Im going to send pics of your tires to my Pirelli pro to see what he has to say about that wear pattern. Let ya know.

Still nothing in the mail from that young lady ?
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Old Aug 12th 2012, 05:03 PM   #7
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Looks like a hot tear on that rear.
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Old Aug 12th 2012, 05:53 PM   #8
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Originally Posted by Gunny Fitz View Post
LMAO!!! I knew it !

Hey Im going to send pics of your tires to my Pirelli pro to see what he has to say about that wear pattern. Let ya know.

Still nothing in the mail from that young lady ?
Send 'em! We had temps around 88. "Guess" the track was around 120.

What? Mail? Lady? Where? Don't let my wife know...
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Old Aug 12th 2012, 05:58 PM   #9
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Originally Posted by jarelj View Post
Looks like a hot tear on that rear.
I am a little of a burned child with too high tire pressures, might have been on the low side... (once on the track and with the pressure yesterday)
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Originally Posted by jarelj View Post
Looks like a hot tear on that rear.
I agree.. do you know what tire pressure you where running?
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