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      01-13-2013, 10:57 AM   #15
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Drives: 11 E90 M3 Individual
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Wichita, KS

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2004 BMW M3  [4.50]
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Originally Posted by Koop View Post
Nice driving! I'm incredibly jealous.

This is the perspective I've been waiting to far my only on-track experience at CoTA was a slow lap in an X5 when it was under construction and a track run before the F1 race. Can't WAIT to get out there in the M3.

Seems you didn't have any trouble with Turn 19...I was surprised to see so many cars in F1 practice/qualy go off there.

I've been so impressed with the facility and the track. And the track-day setup looks awesome. I bet it was a blast!

Turn 19 is actually tricky. The problem is as I got faster through T16-T18, it puts you further track left. Which means you have less time to get back to the right. Its a very deceiving turn. If you have turn in early and cut the curb you have plenty of track and can carry a ton of speed. If you don't cut the curb, you can't carry nearly as much speed. There is a subtle elevation change where its tough to see that apex. until you get set up for it.

During the drivers meeting, the track exec who was there was saying there were lots of late apexes. More than any other track in Texas, this track seems to have more corners where the fastest line is an early, blind apex...those are the ones that make me nervous!
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