- Dec 20, 2011
I am with Ralph too....there may be a pattern here....That sounds pretty conclusive !
Wasn't one of the issues at Pembrey a wheel bearing falling apart?
1, Question if that is really fixed now, proper fit of bearing in the hub and not spinning and bearings tightened properly on the correct width inner spacer?
2, Ask yourself why that bearing failed, because I have a feeling it could happen again if you didn't fix the source of the failure (hammering from a bad brake?).
3, Brakes, brakes, brakes....
4, Brakes 'and' damping/springing?
5, Another Pembrey issue if I recall was the rear shocks falling apart, and what caused that? You probably looked around the rear end for the source of that, maybe even just blamed the shocks, but they could have been getting a hammering from the front end under changing loads from....braking! And, is the damping (and springing) adequate under braking? Or is the brake induced judder compounded with floppy forks, and...even wheel balance!
You might say, ah but, I changed the shocks, and it didn't happen at Cadwell, indeed, but the loads generated at different circuits can vary, for example you don't brake at the end of a straight for a 1st gear hairpin at Cadwell like you do at Pembrey. And contrary to impressions, Cadwell is technical, and you don't load things that hard at Cadwell, until you run under 2 minutes, ask Ralph.
I know, teaching granny and eggs, but.....