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      10-26-2007, 10:34 PM   #16
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BTG, etc.

Some good (just a little actually) there on youtube about it not being a BTG or "bridge to gantry" lap and that the lap may have been cut just a bit short (consistent with the way it is run by others, or some such subtlety). There is also the 20.6 vs. 20.8 km issue. One fellow said a "normal" lap would be more like 7:44. These all may be complete non issues. I am far from an expert on the Ring - I think we need some help from South who has been suspiciously absent from the forum for a coulpe days. These suspicions are consistent with my thoughts about power to weight as well. Other questions (as we all usually ask):

-production car? (doubtful in this case, literally "production")
-tires? (UHP, UHP+, race tires, etc.)
-driver? (this was likely a factory ace, will be good to see Sportauto time as well)

Again not that this takes anything away from this accomplishment nor the video at hand! Way to go Nissan!

Last edited by swamp2; 10-26-2007 at 10:52 PM.