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      11-17-2012, 05:56 PM   #2
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Drives: '16 Cayman GT4
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Austin, TX

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I'm an intermediate driver running an 11 M3 that's stock except for upgraded brake fluid and pads, but honestly I don't feel that I should be timing myself at this point. I think the knowledge that I was timing myself would subconsciously change the decisions I make, and not for the better -- plus I think I still have enough general technique to learn/improve (throttle steer, trail braking) that using times and telemetry to compare lines and such isn't necessary yet.

Also my insurance coverage isn't in effect when I'm timing myself, and I suspect the reason for that is the psychological impact that timing has. I read an article on the Nurburgring where the officials said that when there's an accident, 80% of the time the driver was using some sort of timing device.
'16 Cayman GT4 (delivery pics)

Gone but not forgotten:
'11.75 M3 E92 Le Mans | Black Nov w/ Alum | 6MT (owned 5/2011 - 11/2015)