Great write up. That's a big disparity in lap times. No disrespect but you're either very slow in your Fiesta or very fast in your Evo.
OR I was very slow in my Evo and very fast in the Fiesta.
I overlaid my data from 2 tracks, one very similar track to T-Hill and the Fiesta was within 5 seconds of the Evo on both. And the Evo was on bfg r1's and the Fiesta on z2's!
Yea I don't put a lot of weight into the disparity to be honest. The main reason is I just started tracking again after seven years or so. I had never tracked a FWD so there where two things going on. Getting my track legs back and also driving a totally new platform. Then tracking the Evo 10 I was already more comfortable in it even though it was a newer version.
I was still getting used to the Fiesta ST on track before I stopped tracking it. I know it easily had 5-6 more seconds in it as it was if I would have kept getting used to it. That said, my Evo 10 also easily has another 5-6 more seconds in it as it sits as I get more comfortable with it. I was for sure not driving it at it's potential. So I bet both being equal the 10 sec spread would still stand, if not get larger.
More perspective is that currently I am 9 secs slower in the Evo 10 than I was in my Evo 8 at the same track, granted my 8 had about 60whp more power, 300lbs lighter and on R-compounds.
I can 100% guarantee the same driver, being 100% comfortable in both cars, on the same track, the Evo will be much much much faster than the Fiesta ST, every single time. They are two totally different cars, but both are fun as hell to drive for what they are, but the reality is that the Evo is in a whole nother' league compared to the Fiesta ST.
I didn't post this to make that point, as I don't need to make that point. Honestly if anybody thinks otherwise I will just stand in the corner and chuckle.