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Post by mmm-five » Tue Oct 30, 2018 3:13 pm

Yes, the Ring is still open - and my car is on SuperSports.

There are not a lot of cars on track (i.e. less than 10 on average vs up to 300 on a summer's day) :driving:
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It was actually more difficult driving it back from the Ring to the hotel after my 10 laps (done 3 days, and got to save some of my 50 laps for the forecasted better weather on Thursday) - and the track was closing anyway.
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Post by tomscott » Tue Oct 30, 2018 3:49 pm

Keep safe :thumbsup:
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Post by Marlon » Tue Oct 30, 2018 4:11 pm

That's a bit rubbish :(
Hope weather improves for you :driving:
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Post by mmm-five » Tue Oct 30, 2018 4:31 pm

Marlon wrote:
Tue Oct 30, 2018 4:11 pm
That's a bit rubbish :(
Hope weather improves for you :driving:
It’s not rubbish, it’s lots of fun. Slow speed, relatively ‘safe’ sideways action...for example, spinning up the rears, in a straight line in 4th at 2000rpm :P
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Post by AlienZed » Tue Oct 30, 2018 4:48 pm

Have fun Tony,
Keep safe bud :driving: .
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Post by Jembo » Tue Oct 30, 2018 8:02 pm

Snow... SuperSports... OMG

Was 2 degrees yesterday in Poland, then 20 degrees today... having to drive back Friday so fingers crossed....
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Post by buzyg » Tue Oct 30, 2018 9:19 pm

That looks like a whole world of fun. :D Just in from an open top drive over Dartmoor. Absusute hoot. :driving: :thumbsup:
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Post by Marlon » Wed Oct 31, 2018 12:15 am

mmm-five wrote:
Tue Oct 30, 2018 4:31 pm
Marlon wrote:
Tue Oct 30, 2018 4:11 pm
That's a bit rubbish :(
Hope weather improves for you :driving:
It’s not rubbish, it’s lots of fun. Slow speed, relatively ‘safe’ sideways action...for example, spinning up the rears, in a straight line in 4th at 2000rpm :P
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Post by stupot1 » Wed Oct 31, 2018 12:22 pm

Like the empty track
Don't like the snow!
Hope it clears for you
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Post by mmm-five » Wed Oct 31, 2018 12:34 pm

Snow has already gone, and it’s back up to 9°c.

Which is lucky as we’re off on a 300km drive around the region today.
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Post by earthdweller » Sat Nov 03, 2018 10:56 pm

Looks epic

Just Be careful you don’t have an epic fail Tony !
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Post by Filtermike » Sun Nov 04, 2018 4:26 pm

:rofl: :thumbsup:
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Post by Action Jackson » Mon Nov 05, 2018 1:45 am

hopefully not rubbing salt in the wounds, just got back from the ring this weekend and the weather was pretty amazing! :wink:

To make things even more crazy it was touristenfahrten + gp-strecke!

Not gonna lie, i'm a bit of a whimp so decided to only take 1 very safe lap around (just to say i have in my Z4). But paid (Ouch that price!) for a hotlap in the Jag F-Type (He done about a 11.00 - 11.30 lap for that layout!) which was all i needed :P

When did you get back? I saw about 7-8 Z4's over the course of the weekend! :thumbsup:

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Post by BMWZ4MC » Mon Nov 05, 2018 6:06 am

It was 37C here on Friday.... :P
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Post by mmm-five » Mon Nov 05, 2018 10:23 am

Action Jackson wrote:
Mon Nov 05, 2018 1:45 am
When did you get back? I saw about 7-8 Z4's over the course of the weekend! :thumbsup:
Got back late Saturday night after 4 days of lappage - admittedly not as many laps as I would have liked (always leave wanting to do more), but the cost is getting a bit much (50 laps = £1000-£1200 depending on what day it is).

Saw a couple of Z4s too - especially liked the stripped out white Z4MC (which was probably at least 300kg lighter than mine - as I had a 110kg passenger with me every lap).

I thought I'd save some lap credits for the weekday/Thursday session to get the most out of my credits - but I didn't realise Thursday was a national holiday and thus eats credits at the weekend premium rate :thumbsdown:

I also think I'll be swapping out the EBC Orangestuff pads, as they're not suitable for my style of driving at the Ring - as there are too many cooling down sections so the pads go from 's**t, there's no brakes' to 'rip your face off' to 's**t, the brakes have gone' over the course of a lap.

If you keep that in mind and touch the brake pedal a bit whilst approaching the end of a long straight, then you'll get some heat into them - or if you're driving at Cadwell, Oulton & the like with shorter gaps between heavy braking sections.

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