The event held by the MORBC club in Perth, would go down as one of the better worlds I have been to. Of course there have been many good ones, but I have to say, these guys did a really great job. They had a really great group of guys running the broadcast, scoring, concession stand, and the track crew also did a fantastic job.
We had basically 6-10 practices on the track before actually started qualifying, so that was nice, considering I have never been to this track previously. I started with my standard setup, and began trying to tweak it to see if we could improve for this large, high speed, technical track. The track started off a little soft, but quickly took shape, as the surface would end up very hard and abrasive on the cars chassis. The watering schedule would also make it quite challenging as , if you had a track in the morning, with water, you would be a little slower, as well as a watered track in the evening you would also again be slower. Getting drier track conditions, simply put were faster. With 4 out of 6 rounds counting and the water schedule working for or against you, you really had to assume all 6 counted. This is simply because you might need to lean on a result from a watered round.
Early on we ran very soft tires, m3/x3, but to be fair, that really did not last long. As soon as we made it to the s3/s2, we would pretty much stay there for the duration of the event. Most guys honestly preferred Buckshots, as they were the fastest tires, in most conditions. The next best tires were the fugitive, or even some liked slide locks. To be totally fair, if you had any of those 3 tires, you were probably going to do just fine.