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      02-10-2008, 05:16 AM   #1
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Onboard video, laps of Phillip Island

Some video we took today of my laps in the M3.

Yes I hit a cone at 6:33.

It was an absolute blast!!!

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      02-10-2008, 05:31 AM   #2
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That looks great fun. I hear they give you a BMW driver training day when you buy the M3. Was that the day you were on? Did you have to pay extra to go on the more advanced training day that uses M3's as opposed to the basic driver training days with 320is?
I take delivery of my M3 this Friday! Mallala (our local circuit in Adelaide) won't quite be as scenic or as fast as Phillip Island.
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      02-10-2008, 06:01 AM   #3
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Fantastic!
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Bloody brilliant!

You have to be careful at the top of the main straight there as you come over the rise. I was Chief Medical Officer at a World Superbike Superprix there some years ago, and a rider named Stefan Mertens (think he is Belgian) came off there on his Ducatti. He and the bike slid into the pit wall, where he stayed, but his bike righted itself, burst into flames and ran off down the length of the straight riderless. Only injuries he received were a fractured clavicle and dislocated shoulder ... bike was a charred right off.
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Exceptional ... I haven't been to a driving school yet but after watching this...I can't wait for the chance someday.
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      02-10-2008, 08:55 AM   #6
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Exceptional ... I haven't been to a driving school yet but after watching this...I can't wait for the chance someday.
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done many on my Ducati & Suzuki, but now I can't wait either to do it with the M3
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Wow! Really cool stuff. That looked fun and pretty sane. Some of the vids posted look pretty over the top. I think many of the drives are more on the professional level or extremely experienced drivers. Maybe you are too.
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You notice that even the M3 will understeer when entering the corner to fast. In this way it's much like a S5 or RS4.
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That looks great fun. I hear they give you a BMW driver training day when you buy the M3. Was that the day you were on? Did you have to pay extra to go on the more advanced training day that uses M3's as opposed to the basic driver training days with 320is?
I take delivery of my M3 this Friday! Mallala (our local circuit in Adelaide) won't quite be as scenic or as fast as Phillip Island.
This was the Advanced II course, part of the deal when you buy an M car.

I was paired up with an M5 owner so we were allowed a bit more "playtime", day starts with laps in a 325i, then oversteer training in the M3 followed by braking and slalom in the 325i and finally laps in the M3 then hot laps with lots of drifting and tyre smoke with the instructor's at the wheel.

I would recommend making the effort to fly over for Phillip Island, hire a car, stay two nights at Cowes. They do travel around the country occasionally but they have a pretty serious setup at the Island. There must have been about a dozen M3s there.

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You notice that even the M3 will understeer when entering the corner to fast. In this way it's much like a S5 or RS4.
We were not allowed to use DSC off or MDM, there is nothing you can do in an understeer with DSC on but back off and release some wheel, I suspect in MDM you could fix the understeer. There is no better example of how DSC gives you massive understeer than in the skidpan with pedal flat to the floor.

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Wow! Really cool stuff. That looked fun and pretty sane. Some of the vids posted look pretty over the top. I think many of the drives are more on the professional level or extremely experienced drivers. Maybe you are too.
I am just an enthusiast, I imagine the rest of the course (about 20 all up) were driving similarly by the end of the day. It is easy when you are following an instructor, on my own it would be a very different story...
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We were not allowed to use DSC off or MDM, there is nothing you can do in an understeer with DSC on but back off and release some wheel, I suspect in MDM you could fix the understeer. There is no better example of how DSC gives you massive understeer than in the skidpan with pedal flat to the floor.
You right that DSC doesn't allow for changing the way you throw a car into a corner but it does at least show that it will reign in excessive understeer/oversteer when it happens to the unprepared. I believe MDM does help you adjust the way you approach a corner and how much slip-angle/oversteer is allowed before it steps in. MDM was one of the many things which impressed me about the car.

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Skidpan are fun, aren't they.
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