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First track day in the rain - worth every minute

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Did my first wet track day today with my .2 4 GTS. I would have never purposefully picked a wet day to track. I don't even like to drive on the streets when its wet out. I'll be honest i'm scared of wet surfaces, especially in my 911 and my Cup2 tires. But today was the day I could go track and low and behold pouring rain. Turns out, today was probably one of my most, if not fun, educational days at the track.

I didn't realize how stable this car is in the wet. I was expecting oversteer everywhere but the car would always save me with understeer. unless I purposefully flung my car into oversteer the car would always understeer first to let me know i'm going over my limit.

Cup2s are surprisingly good in the wet. My tires are near the end of its life with three dry track days in its belt and they still gripped pretty good today in the wet.

I was very impressed at how much grip this car has in the wet. I was driving pretty hard considering all the water and it was still far harder than I would ever be comfortable driving on the street wet. it gives me so much peace of mind and confidence now. I now know how much this car can handle in the wet and I feel I will be very comfortable wet driving now because I would never drive as aggressive on the street as I did on the track today. and the understeer makes the car very forgiving and safe.

If any of the 911 owners are like me, hate (scared of) driving in the wet, I highly recommend a wet track day. Amazing how much one can learn and gain.

I'm curious how rear wheel drive 911s are on wet tracks. please let me know if anyone has experience. I'm curious if rear wheel drive also understeers in the wet.


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