A small gallery of the Blancpain Lamborghini Super Trofeo Series cars heading into turn 2. Who doesn’t love glowing rotors?
The cars were already on track when I arrived at the circuit. The pack of screaming
Audi Lamborghini V10 engines was the perfect opportunity to dial in the levels on my mics. It took a few passes, but I am pretty satisfied with the results. The video accurately reproduces the metallic exhaust note and violent peaks of the downshifts. The new Huracan was notably louder, and more abrasive, than the Gallardo with much sharper shifts. I certainly hope we get to see it line up against other GT3 machinery in the future.
I had mixed feelings about the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship’s return to Laguna Seca. While I will jump at any chance to see racecars driven in anger, the lack of LMP2 entrants was a big disappointment.
Having recently purchased a video-capable DSLR, finally joining the 21st century, I wanted to make sure that the sounds of the track are represented at least somewhat accurately. To that end I’ve picked up an Audio Technica stereo microphone. On a whim, I took a peek at the track and lucked out. There was a track day which brought a bunch of very cool, and very diverse sounding, cars to the area. I’m fairly pleased with the results. Far from perfect but I’m sure I’ll improve with time.
The first TUDOR United SportsCar Championship event at Laguna Seca was hugely successful. Despite the split classes, and lots of yellow, there were several great battles on-track and on pit lane.