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      08-11-2011, 01:41 AM   #1
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Fun with a GT3 at PIR

He was ultimately about 3 seconds per lap quicker than me, but this is fun to watch anyways. This is an '07 GT3 with track tires and not much else. Of course I'm in my stock M3 with PSC +N track tires and track pads.

Video is using Harry's Laptimer with Tom Tom cradle. Not bad for an I-phone app.
I changed the mount at the start of the session and forgot to calibrate, so the G-Meter is off- my bad.

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Nice video. I agree, chasing fast cars is a lot of fan, especially if you overtake them. GT3 is a great car and can be stupid fast in the hands of a capable driver, but that white gt3 was not using curbs and was all over the track from what i can see in this video. You took that video with your iphone? I just got my new ipnone 4 and have no idea how to use it at the track. If you dont mind, can you briefly tell me what else do i need to buy and how to hook it up?
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Nice video. I agree, chasing fast cars is a lot of fan, especially if you overtake them. GT3 is a great car and can be stupid fast in the hands of a capable driver, but that white gt3 was not using curbs and was all over the track from what i can see in this video. You took that video with your iphone? I just got my new ipnone 4 and have no idea how to use it at the track. If you dont mind, can you briefly tell me what else do i need to buy and how to hook it up?
Disagree about the driving talent of the GT3- I met the gentleman he is racing in the Lotus Cup and he is on line throughout this lap. PIR curbing is scalloped and can upset the handling pretty badly unless you deliberately want to kick it out such as turn 2 (chicane) or like in turn 3 where the car isn't on edge.

As far as Harry's Laptimer, it is very cool! Just look for it in the I-Phone store, you should add a mount with a GPS reciever- the Tom Tom works well and is compatible, and then just read the instructions. There is a thread here on it for more information.
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Does anybody get the run without the front straight chicane any more? Nice vid.
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nice video, looks pretty good for just the iphone. Love chasing down faster cars, GTR's have become my new "moby dick". looking forward to more.
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Nice! Should put a link to this on the NW forum,too.
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Does anybody get the run without the front straight chicane any more? Nice vid.
Not for HPDE's that's for sure! Maybe for professional events, but none that I know of...
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Nice! Should put a link to this on the NW forum,too.
Good idea, I'll post later tonight.
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looked good. i had an minor off in front of a gt3 at pacific raceways and roosted crap all over a white gt3 behind me. felt kinda bad
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looded good. i had an minor off in front of a gt3 at pacific raceways and roosted crap all over a white gt3 behind me. felt kinda bad
Now that the back half of PIR is repaved and widened there is very little chance of kicking up anything. To do so would mean you are way off line, and probably going to continue going off!
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That looks like Roy. He is from Socal so that I might be his first time to the track. He typically runs Toyos R888 so did he switch to slicks???
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That looks like Roy. He is from Socal so that I might be his first time to the track. He typically runs Toyos R888 so did he switch to slicks???
I'm sorry I forgot his name, but yes it was his first day at the track and he was from Socal- Irvine actually, really nice guy. I would say he got the track down very well, his line in this last session through 4, 5, 6 is very nice, just looked at it again when I reposted in the local forum.

I said track tires, but not to infer slicks, they were grooved tires, not sure what brand, perhaps they are his everyday tires, I just assumed they were track day rubber since the car was transported up for the HPDE, but I could have been mistaken. I wouldn't be surprised if the last session he was under 1:30 after warming up and dusting me off!
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Now that the back half of PIR is repaved and widened there is very little chance of kicking up anything. To do so would mean you are way off line, and probably going to continue going off!
good to know i gotta get back out there its been a year about. last time out they had just repaved the front section at the end of the straight going into 1 and thru 3 i think. cant remember the turns for sure.
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good to know i gotta get back out there its been a year about. last time out they had just repaved the front section at the end of the straight going into 1 and thru 3 i think. cant remember the turns for sure.
The back section was repaved in 2008- so depending on the last visit, you may have already seen it.
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okay yeah i saw it then ive been there several times since then the bad section was at the very end of the front straight braking from 145ish with all that horrible paving which now is fixed.
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Nice video. Will use it to study the track as I need to get down to Portland soon.
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Nice vid, nothing more beautiful than a white GT3.
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Video is using Harry's Laptimer with Tom Tom cradle. Not bad for an I-phone app.
Will somebody post a link to the type of TomTom mount being referred to by Montoya?
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Here you go- available at Best Buy:

http://reviews.bestbuy.com/3545/9939...ws/reviews.htm
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Thanks! Shockingly expensive for a mount and a power cable!
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One quick question, does the disc have to mount to the actual iPhone?
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Thanks! Shockingly expensive for a mount and a power cable!
You need to read the advertising again: it's a GPS receiver and a mount and a power cable. The high speed/high resolution GPS is what makes it worth the money.

It's an iPhone/iPod only system. Won't work with anything else, and the TomTom ap from the app store is an excellent general purpose navigation app.
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