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      02-05-2013, 05:51 PM   #1
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"Chasing a Porsche 997 GT3 in a BMW E92 M3 Part 2"

///M Club of Houston track day @ MSR Houston. This was my first time going clockwise (CW) at MSR Houston. I finally managed to catch and pass the same Porsche 997 GT3 from my previous video. I also missed an apex, went off line and almost spun on my final lap. Thanks to Phil and Richard for organizing a great event.

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Nice driving! You seemed to be hitting the Apexes more consistently than last time, though it was your fist time doing it CW. Feels good catching and passing "faster" cars, doesn't it?
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Good driving, especially considering it was your first time. You pick up the line pretty quickly.

One tip if you drive clockwise again through the carousel. That "turn" is crowned, so if you can stay closer to the inside you get a bit more camber and can carry some more speed. You'll notice two yellow spots on the inside. I have seen good drivers actually touch both. I can't hit the first one, but if I am touching and parallel to the second one then I can roll into the gas a bit more agressively. Otherwise, I have to limit my throttle to stay on track and keep back from kicking out. From there, I am trying to use as much throttle to push me to the outside so that I can set up to come parallel back into the inside of the end of the carousel to set up for mid apex turn 1.

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Nice driving! You seemed to be hitting the Apexes more consistently than last time, though it was your fist time doing it CW. Feels good catching and passing "faster" cars, doesn't it?
Thanks! Except for the last lap, where I almost spun. This was my second session going this direction. Yes, and catching faster drivers as well.

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Good driving, especially considering it was your first time. You pick up the line pretty quickly.

One tip if you drive clockwise again through the carousel. That "turn" is crowned, so if you can stay closer to the inside you get a bit more camber and can carry some more speed. You'll notice two yellow spots on the inside. I have seen good drivers actually touch both. I can't hit the first one, but if I am touching and parallel to the second one then I can roll into the gas a bit more agressively. Otherwise, I have to limit my throttle to stay on track and keep back from kicking out. From there, I am trying to use as much throttle to push me to the outside so that I can set up to come parallel back into the inside of the end of the carousel to set up for mid apex turn 1.

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Thanks Denis! Funny you mention that, because I wanted to try the inside line after watching others taking that line last week (CCW). My instructor from TDE wanted me to take middle line, believing there was more grip there. If the inside has a slight camber, then what you say makes sense. I will definately try the inside line next time in either direction.
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nice work. once again.
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nice work. once again.
Thanks! Just when I am starting to get the hang of this, I will have to take a break. My wife and I are expecting our first child, so I will be trading in track days for stroller days. Not complaining! I'm really looking forward to this new adventure.
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Thanks! Just when I am starting to get the hang of this, I will have to take a break. My wife and I are expecting our first child, so I will be trading in track days for stroller days. Not complaining! I'm really looking forward to this new adventure.
Congrats on the addition to the family!
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Thanks man!
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Had fun watching...looks like you're moving! Congrats on the new:
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Had fun watching...looks like you're moving! Congrats on the new:
Thanks man! I will definately be getting the little one some cool racing gear!
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Great job! Are you sure this was your first time?

A couple tips to hopefully help you go faster.

1. stay a little longer in the key hole before you make the left

2. go deeper before you make the right into the bus stop. This is arguably one of the most important corners of the track because it is followed by a long straight (you are on it for over 20 seconds). Remember, slow in fast out on corners like these

3. as Denis mentioned, try to touch the second series of curb stones in the carousel, then gradually push to the outside. This will set you up perfectly for the right turn against the wall.

Well done again!
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Great job! Are you sure this was your first time?

A couple tips to hopefully help you go faster.

1. stay a little longer in the key hole before you make the left

2. go deeper before you make the right into the bus stop. This is arguably one of the most important corners of the track because it is followed by a long straight (you are on it for over 20 seconds). Remember, slow in fast out on corners like these

3. as Denis mentioned, try to touch the second series of curb stones in the carousel, then gradually push to the outside. This will set you up perfectly for the right turn against the wall.

Well done again!
Thanks Richard! Yes, this was my first time and the second session on MSRH (CW). After watching my vid, I realized, several areas such as you and Denis mentioned that I can make up some time. Yes, you are right, "Slow in Fast out". It was a great event, thanks to you and Phil.
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