While analyzing AIM Data at home I noticed my Optimal Lap for my last 3 sessions at VIR were 2:04.21 vs my best lap 2:06.16. My experience in HPDE is to hope you have clean track, tires are at temp and most of all be ready to go when the time arrives to see your best lap time. When I see green delta I push to improve or see where I lost it. Does Optimal show my inconsistency or should it change my expectation? Normally optimal vs best lap are within a 1.0 of each other. Similar conditions and grip if large disparity actual vs optimal I'm going to expect more out of the session knowing that I'm already driving sectors well enough to be that quick. Don't know if this is the right way of going about it? When I see my optimal I usually run a similar lap time on my next trip...I'm sure this will slow as I improve. Any inputs would be appreciated.