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      01-01-2012, 09:30 PM   #177
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That's cheating
I'll take any unfair advantage I can get.

Seriously though, the best way I've found to get fast as a track is to either follow a quick driver in a similar car or have the quick driver pilot my car as I sit shotgun.

Videos and data logging are useful and help you gain a few tenths here and there, but there's nothing like the low-tech methods for gaining whole seconds quickly.
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      01-01-2012, 09:49 PM   #178
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I'll take any unfair advantage I can get.

Seriously though, the best way I've found to get fast as a track is to either follow a quick driver in a similar car or have the quick driver pilot my car as I sit shotgun.

Videos and data logging are useful and help you gain a few tenths here and there, but there's nothing like the low-tech methods for gaining whole seconds quickly.
I agree. Following is the best. but they can't be tooo fast

At Big Willow, I couldn't even stay behind wwjd for more than a turn or 2. He was too damn fast...
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      01-01-2012, 10:59 PM   #179
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I asked wwjd15 to lead me for a lap and asked him to slow it down so I could keep up. It must have felt like driving in slow motion to him.
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      01-18-2012, 05:29 PM   #181
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      01-22-2012, 05:05 AM   #182
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Track/Course: Spa Francorchamps (Belgium)
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Thats it .... im shipping my race car this summer - ive had it.
CheckCaptain ... why no gloves?
I this one of Ron's events (RSR)?
Also, is there not a way to fit paddles on a removable steering wheel?
Great video - Thanks for the inspiration - all hail Spa!!
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      01-22-2012, 08:21 AM   #184
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Track/Course: Spa Francorchamps (Belgium)
Best Lap Time: 2:47.60 with Video 2:45.31 logger only
Brake Pads: Endless MA45B
Tires (Size & Model): 265/35-18 front 295/30-18 rear Michelin PSC
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Thats it .... im shipping my race car this summer - ive had it.
CheckCaptain ... why no gloves?
Also, is there not a way to fit paddles on a removable steering wheel?
Great video - Thanks for the inspiration - all hail Spa aka The greatest road course on the planet!!
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      01-22-2012, 10:15 AM   #185
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Love Spa! What a track!! Thanks for sharing
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      01-22-2012, 01:15 PM   #186
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Track/Course: Spa Francorchamps (Belgium)
Best Lap Time: 2:47.60 with Video 2:45.31 logger only
Brake Pads: Endless MA45B
Tires (Size & Model): 265/35-18 front 295/30-18 rear Michelin PSC
Suspension: Bilstein MDS
Other Mods: M3 GT4 stock

Thats it .... im shipping my race car this summer - ive had it.
CheckCaptain ... why no gloves?
Also, is there not a way to fit paddles on a removable steering wheel?
Great video - Thanks for the inspiration - all hail Spa aka The greatest road course on the planet!!
Gloves are for heavy duty, this was pure fun
Paddles for what - I have 6MT?!

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      01-22-2012, 02:12 PM   #187
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Track/Course: Circuit Mont-Tremblant
Best Lap Time: 1:56.04
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Have been doing HPDE for a while, but never timed my sessions as it is not allowed. One of my buddies lent me his gopro for one session. Once back home, I was able to get my lap times from the video time stamp. I did 8 out of 12 laps in the 1:56s and on a clean lap was able to do the 1:56.04.
Amazing time for Tremblant

My best there recorded with Harry's Lap timer on a TOmTom cradle was 2:00 54.

I found the NT 05's slippery for my liking so had all traction controls on.
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Gloves are for heavy duty, this was pure fun
Paddles for what - I have 6MT?!
Oh - my bad - I thought it was the M3 GTS (which only comes DKG)
And your data overlay was displaying downshifts mid-corner when your hands are on the wheel.
Does the GT4 only come in 6MT?
Anyways - i think with those lap times and performance your ready to step up from those PSCs, no?

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      01-22-2012, 11:00 PM   #189
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Amazing time for Tremblant

My best there recorded with Harry's Lap timer on a TOmTom cradle was 2:00 54.

I found the NT 05's slippery for my liking so had all traction controls on.
I edited my post to add the video of my quick lap.

The R-comps do give me an advantage . 2:00 flat is pretty good on street tires .

On a dry track, you should really try running with DSC off. You will discover a totally different car .

When were you at Tremblant? I did pretty much every HPDE event with the BMW club of Quebec. We might have met on the track...

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      01-23-2012, 09:46 AM   #190
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Gloves are for heavy duty, this was pure fun
Paddles for what - I have 6MT?!
Oh - my bad - I thought it was the M3 GTS (which only comes DKG)
And your data overlay was displaying downshifts mid-corner when your hands are on the wheel.
Does the GT4 only come in 6MT?
Anyways - i think with those lap times and performance your ready to step up from those PSCs, no?
Yes, GT 4 comes with 6MT "only".
Since there is no gear info available on the CAN bus the logger system calculates the actual gear by speed and rev, thats why the indication can be delayed slightly. I am 100% happy with the Cups, also because I need them to go to and from track.
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Yes, GT 4 comes with 6MT "only".
Since there is no gear info available on the CAN bus the logger system calculates the actual gear by speed and rev, thats why the indication can be delayed slightly. I am 100% happy with the Cups, also because I need them to go to and from track.
I did not know you can drive a GT4 on the streets/highways out there.
I was sure you would have transported the car to the track on a trailer.
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      01-24-2012, 05:13 AM   #192
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I did not know you can drive a GT4 on the streets/highways out there.
I was sure you would have transported the car to the track on a trailer.
I don´t want to get OT, but the car is fully streetlegal:

http://www.m3post.com/forums/showthr...ght=GT4+street
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E92 M3 DCT
Track/Course: Circuit Mont-Tremblant
Best Lap Time: 1:56.04
Brake Pads: Hawk HP plus
Tires (Size & Model): Nitto NT-01 275/35 18 square
Suspension: Stock with EDC and GC camber plates
Other Mods: None

Have been doing HPDE for a while, but never timed my sessions as it is not allowed. One of my buddies lent me his gopro for one session. Once back home, I was able to get my lap times from the video time stamp. I did 8 out of 12 laps in the 1:56s and on a clean lap was able to do the 1:56.04.

EDIT: Video added

Compared to when we raced therein the early 90's on the öld track" those time are real fastIn our Firehawk 325is the quickest that I ever went was a 2.05 with the Camaro's & 944's which ran in the Gran Sport class running 2.00 -01's.I love that track and I sure need to get back up there.I did my 1st race licence school up there in 1975 in a VW Scirocco.



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E92 M3 DCT
Track/Course: Circuit Mont-Tremblant
Best Lap Time: 1:56.04
Brake Pads: Hawk HP plus
Tires (Size & Model): Nitto NT-01 275/35 18 square
Suspension: Stock with EDC and GC camber plates
Other Mods: None

Have been doing HPDE for a while, but never timed my sessions as it is not allowed. One of my buddies lent me his gopro for one session. Once back home, I was able to get my lap times from the video time stamp. I did 8 out of 12 laps in the 1:56s and on a clean lap was able to do the 1:56.04.

EDIT: Video added

Looks like a fast fun track. The M must be a blast there.
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      01-26-2012, 11:01 AM   #196
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Race City Speedway (Calgary AB)

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2008 E90 M3 6SPD
Track/Course:Stratotech (Edmonton AB)
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2008 E90 M3 6SPD
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Compared to when we raced therein the early 90's on the öld track" those time are real fastIn our Firehawk 325is the quickest that I ever went was a 2.05 with the Camaro's & 944's which ran in the Gran Sport class running 2.00 -01's.I love that track and I sure need to get back up there.I did my 1st race licence school up there in 1975 in a VW Scirocco.



Just shows how much cars have evolved in the last 20 years. Sometimes makes it scary when a totally novice student shows up in a brand new M3, Z06 or GTR

Brings back memories. I also ran the "old track" back in the mid-nineties in a modded VW A2 GTI (1920lbs and 188WHP) doing Solo 1 events. My best time was a 2:02.something.

I do miss some features of the old track. Especially the hump (turn 9). They lowered it significantly (about 14' if I remember correctly) and you barely feel it anymore (at 1:11 in my vid, you can actually see how they cut in the mountain on both sides of the track). Rumor has it F1s caught air on this turn back in the days. You would get no weight on the tires, then wait, wait, until the car settled and then hard as hell on the brakes for turn 10. That excitement is gone. However, the track is much safer and still very fast and tons of fun. You must come back, would be fun to see you there .

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Looks like a fast fun track. The M must be a blast there.
You bet, great track to have in your backyard .

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