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      02-06-2010, 04:50 AM   #1
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BMW Driver Training - Feb 3-5

Hi M3 Brothers and Sisters,

Gilbo and I went down to do the Intensive and M Dynamic courses on Phillip Island. Needless to say - I totally understand how little I know about the capabilities of the car, and have new found respect for what it can do. I did manage to get my car's doppelganger (space gray M3) up to a sweet sweet 245km/hr down the front straight on Phillip Island.

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245km/h? I am impressed.
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      02-06-2010, 05:41 AM   #3
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The car is frankly that impressive. If only the straight was longer - I would have been able to hold it at that speed/potentially hit 250km/hr.... although we were restricted by the pace car.

The instructors took it to 250km/hr.
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Yes, it was fun.
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I'm sooo jealous... I could only get the M3 to 200kmh at Barbagallo. We really need a longer track here. We have a BMW Club track day there in May and I'm going to try to crack a true 200kmh - hopefully measured on a Performance Box. Can't rely on the speedo.
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AMK - Even if it was only 230km/hr.... I'm still happy I got to read the needle up to that point on the speedo... feels real good!

Immy - it was great to meet you mate!
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It was an interesting two days...
Even the first ever DNF and DSQ was something to see

zenderm3 - Likewise, it was great to finally meet you.

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Yeah guys, had a great time. Was awsome two spend the two days sharing a car with you zender. I haven't laughed so much in ages!!! That Motorkana we did on the second day was epic, just a pity I pipped you at the post...
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The car is frankly that impressive. If only the straight was longer - I would have been able to hold it at that speed/potentially hit 250km/hr.... although we were restricted by the pace car.

The instructors took it to 250km/hr.

Great to hear you guys had a ball. My wife and I loved the day too!

Oh yeh I only got to 240 on the straight at PI ...... before the loverly wife mentioned I was way too close, and closing, on the M in front... hehehe.
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Yeah guys, had a great time. Was awsome two spend the two days sharing a car with you zender. I haven't laughed so much in ages!!! That Motorkana we did on the second day was epic, just a pity I pipped you at the post...
To think that I almost had those movie star sunglasses too! Yes... although I still think that I had the most fun with trying to take the car sideways through those gates Muahahha

And to all else... PM so that I can tell you how you can pay homage to my land.... as I am one of the original owners
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Would love to do Phillip Is. Bit far for me. I have however, maxed out my M3 to its limiter ...
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Nice one V-man! Definitely it is a great track. Especially for a first time!
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Any pics zender?
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Don't tell me you chose the sunnies???

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Don't tell me you chose the sunnies???

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I won the M3 model on the 3rd and I won the sunnies on the 5th. Zender pulled out a good time early on the 5th and put the pressure on, but with two runs to go it was quite good enough to take the win....
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I won the M3 model on the 3rd and I won the sunnies on the 5th. Zender pulled out a good time early on the 5th and put the pressure on, but with two runs to go it was quite good enough to take the win....
Bastard.
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