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Question:
Allen > During a test session, I may take a corner in 2nd gear 4 times, and then in 3d gear 4 times. Can you show us how to create a segment, identify the two sets of test laps, and compare which approach is quicker, both on average and by fastest segment in each gear?

Answer:
This was discussed on the Webinar. Essentially what you need to do is to create a segment for the section of the track you are focusing on. Once the segment is created you load up a good 2nd gear lap. Then go to 'Add Driver' and add yourself back into the session. This will effectively create 'two' drivers for comparison. Go to setup and add in a good 3rd gear lap. The two sessions will be overlaid and have different colors.
You can also bring up segment analysis and the velocity vs. distance graph at the same time to easily spot the differences. Looking at segment analysis for that segment you can see the entry, exit and average speed through the turn. This should help define the best gear choice. It is also important to make sure that going fast in one segment does not compromise the next segment or turn.

Question:
brant mcclung2 > Moderator: how do I know where I should place segment markers as I'm adding them?

Answer:
Segment tools auto creates segments and places them on the track. You can move them and add additional segments as needed. The placement is really up to the task at hand. If you are interested in looking at the braking section you will want to start the segment at that point. The easiest way to do this is to have the velocity vs. distance graph loaded up and use the play slider to position the car right before the braking point. You will see the track map position of the car and you can move the segment to that point on the map.

Question:
brant mcclung2 > Moderator: your looking at one lap for joe. Is it the theoretical best lap, or do you choose the fastest lap?

Answer:
This was covered in the Webinar. We looked at both the fastest and the theoretical best lap.

Question:
bsandoe@ptd.net > Moderator: an interesting comparison would be 2 identical cars but 1 with manual and the other with paddle shifted manual trans

Answer:
We agree it is an interesting analysis. The paddle shift car will be faster in every regard with it's uninterrupted power delivery and simplified downshifting under braking. Newer systems also tend to have more gear ratios and are better able to keep the engines on boil.

Example of a very, very fast paddle shift car.

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Question:
marc nurnberger > Moderator: how to we view the previous webinar?

Answer:
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