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*PLEASE NOTE* The racing lines and simulations shown here are based on a simplified analysis that does not incorporate 3D effects such as camber and elevation, track irregularities, or surface conditions. It assumes perfect grip and perfect pilot control. Always temper your approach to a racetrack with common sense and an awareness of your skill level. Be safe out there!
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Lap Times Explained

Each column represents a vehicle driven on different racing lines. For example, the first row of the first column is the time for the Miata driven on its own line. The second row represents the Miata driven on the Porsche's racing line, and so on. It is expected that when a vehicle is driven on its own line (large font) the lap time will be the quickest. Otherwise, Al has not done his job very well.

Line Miata GT3 RS Moto F1 beta
Miata 1'45.22 +0.96 +1.26 +0.63
GT3 RS +1.83 1'33.29 +0.18 +1.56
Moto +3.42 +0.93 1'35.32 +3.25
F1 +0.27 +1.27 +2.04 1'00.12

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Utah Motorsports Campus - East Circuit

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The Racing Line at Utah Motorsports Campus - East Circuit

The East Loop at Utah Motorsports Campus has a nifty hammerhead shape (when the main straight is at the top of the map, anyway). It seems small when compared to the overall complex, until you realize that it's still as long as Laguna Seca!

The racing line is pretty predictable, except for a couple features that most drivers take the wrong way, according to Al. Make sure to hit both apexes at Turn 1, then get all the way left before turning in to Faster, except if you're the Miata on sticky tires.

There are two turns that require a similar approach, Gotcha and Club House Corner (4 and 13). They should both be taken as fast as possible in order to utilize the full width of the track during exit. Unfortunately, most people lose time in those places because they only get out to about mid-track, thinking they're better off setting up for the ensuing corner.

Another mistake sometimes seen in videos is when drivers enter Turn 7 wide of the inside curbing. It's definitely faster to hit that apex. Then, once you get through the attitudes, Turn 10 can be taken with more speed than expected, and apexing a bit early will lend to full use of the track on the exit.

For both Wind Up and Release, since they're almost 180 degree corners, too much time is lost entering wide and looking for a late apex. In some optimizations, Al uses this approach for the Miata at Turn 15, but only slightly. It's always a good option, however, to just stick the inside all the way through and focus on the smoothest drive to the outside on the exit.

Jim Hargrove in GT3 Civic Si

Founder's Notes

Jim edges out Al's time for the Miata in this hot lap. He could maybe carry a bit more speed at Turn 4 to carry the car all to the right edge of the track before entering 5. Nice driving!

Joe Foster in Boss Mustang

Founder's Notes

Pit lane spits you out going into Turn 3. Very nice through Turn 13, but 14 could be taken much faster.

GSX-R600 versus Suzuki SV650

Founder's Notes

The riders are entering Turn 3 at the start of the video. Pretty standard for a bike track day, in that a limited amount of attention is paid to following the legit racing line. Good clip though.

VFR 1200 Laps

Founder's Notes

Skipped past the traffic to the first full lap. It's amazing how hard you have to ride a bike to even come close to the Miata's race pace. This is pretty hard riding but still a good 10 seconds slower.

Qualifying Lap 2010 Great Salt Race

Founder's Notes

Not sure if the wide entry at Agony was intentional, but everyone should hit both apexes through Turn 7.