This past weekend, the Forged Perfomance team made a visit to Road Atlanta for some private coaching with World Challenge Pro Driver, Mike Skeen. With a half dozen customer GT-R’s present, we invited Mike Skeen to do some one-on-one coaching with some of our advanced drivers. On fairly short notice, we asked Mike to make a few laps in the Catesby/Forged FP800 GT-R shod with Hoosier R100 slicks for some demonstration laps. This is almost identical to the setup we ran in OLOA 2012, aside from swapping out the PSS’s for Hoosiers and a few minor adjustments. Chin Motorsports was kind enough to block off 10 minutes on Sunday afternoon for some exclusive track time so we could put on the show.
With the event haulted and the track cleared of all cars, a few dozen spectators lined the fences to watch Mike rip off a series of three blastering laps with the fast lap checking in at 1:24.700, obliterating the previous record by 3 full seconds! In reviewing the data, there is still plenty more time to be had with some additional tweaking and adjustments, but overall we are very happy with the results and Mike drove the wheels off the car. I am very proud of the entire Forged team. Consistent success requires a concentrated team effort, and that’s what we had this weekend.
Stay tuned for video and photos….we have over 25GB of media to sort through.
For now, here is some quick in-car footage