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Taking my Elise S-Cup to the Nurburgring !

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Nice, this is on my bucket list!! Car looks fantastic in the pic and performed well on track too. B-)

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Nice! Looked/sounded like some understeer at times especially early in the lap, did you find the aero having much effect at higher speeds?

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@Composite guru You've got to do it! A few guys from the 220/250 FB group have expressed interest in doing it next year which I'd like to arrange. Shall I include you when I sort it out? Maybe transport the cars over together, drive over seperatly, meet the cars and have an awesome weekend? :)

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@Bibs It was a cold day, so think it took its time to warm the tyres up and I'm on Toyo T1Rs which aren't the highest performing tyres on track!

It definietly made a difference through some of the med to high speed kinks, the car remains so stable when you expect it to react in someway, however anything tighter than a kink and it wasn't too noticeable.

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Well done David that lap looks ace. Amazing what the Elise is capable of...in the right hands.

Lucky for you the cars colour seems to helped clear the track of the slower cars for you. Seeing the mean green little lotus machine catching so quick makes them want to get out of the way...well mostly.

 

buddsy :thumbsup:

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You looked very calm and in total control going by the cockpit shot. Once you got past nob edd and the Porker you seemed to wind it up a bit.

 

chipp

 

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@Buddsy Thanks a lot! I do love the car! Pleasure to drive it, it will be even better once on proper tyres!

I think the car does have some appeal to "Get the **** out of my way on track" especially on the TF when there's a load of randoms on there, always useful for them to part like the sea! Apart from if you're a BMW driver...

@NW76 Thanks! :D I'm planning to go back again early next year ASAP to find out myself! This attempt was a fully dry track, however on a warmer day, with better tyres, and once I'm fully upto speed with the track I'd like to think that a 7:40 BTG ish would be doable!... thats the aim anyways!

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@chipp I think that final part of the lap, carousel to mini carousel is just intense, there's literally no let up in corners and so I assume I was just tensing up focussing wondering what the final time would be, until braking mid air in the jump made the ABS go wild, so I had a moment and aborted the final part of the lap!

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Brilliant, David. I always love the braking zone into Pflanzgarten, you were nicely committed after the hump

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4 hours ago, david_pittard said:

@Arun_D Too committed! ABS went AWOL, shook myself up a tad from then!

I did wonder, hence why I mentioned it! The only dramatic moment on an otherwise very smooth lap.

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On 12/12/2017 at 16:24, The Pits said:

Top man DP. :thumbup:

Still have time for some driver coaching next year in between winning British GT races I hope?

15 minutes with DP around Castle Combe was worth 2 secs a lap. Straight up. How much would Komotec charge for a decrease in laptime like that?

 

Very kind of you sir! Always nice to put a quantifyable number against coaching gains!

Yes lots of time for coaching! I love it! Exciting time of year now as plans come together :D

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