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      11-28-2007, 04:03 PM   #1
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Been to the 'Ring? - What Time?

I'm sure there's a boatload of you who have experienced the best weekend away possible by tootling around this amazing place.

Question is - when & what time did you manange.

I've only completed two wobbly laps on my Firebalde, most of which were spent checking my mirrors. Time was about 12 minutes and 30 seconds.

Scary on two wheels, but then I do have small bollocks.

Can't wait to have a go in a car.
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Bikes at the `ring are an absolute fcuking nuisance.
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Bikes at the `ring are an absolute fcuking nuisance.
Not too sure what you mean by this.
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      11-28-2007, 07:26 PM   #4
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Our very own Beauforty at the 'ring

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      11-29-2007, 01:03 AM   #5
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Not too sure what you mean by this.

Exactly what I said.

I bet if you went back, even in the 318d you`d easily take a min. off that time.
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Exactly what I said.

I bet if you went back, even in the 318d you`d easily take a min. off that time.
Done a late 6 minute something in a turbocharged enzo
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Done a late 6 minute something in a turbocharged enzo
Which console was this on?
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Which console was this on?
Xbox the original mate. Whats your best time?
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Exactly what I said.

I bet if you went back, even in the 318d you`d easily take a min. off that time.
Mike, You're probably right. to get even a sub 10min time take massive committment on two wheels given that there are no run offs, just expensive sharp armco. 1 mistake & it's curtains. However, the place is run as a public toll road, are the buses full of german tourists any less a nuiscance than any other slow moving vehicle?

Having said that the guys who can hustle a bike around in less than 8 mins have to be seen to be believed.

What have you managed (in what?)
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Done a late 6 minute something in a turbocharged enzo
How about 6.15 in a nismo 350z racing spec? (PS2 GT3)

This is not going exactly to plan......
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How about 6.15 in a nismo 350z racing spec? (PS2 GT3)

This is not going exactly to plan......
Fuck me thats going some?! WHat HP is the 350Z?? Obviously turbo'ed!

Thats close to the Lap record!


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Fuck me thats going some?! WHat HP is the 350Z?? Obviously turbo'ed!

Thats close to the Lap record!


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Carlos - spot the hint !!!! PS2 (sony!!!) GT3 (gran turismo 3!!!)

!! it's not a real car !!

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Carlos - spot the hint !!!! PS2 (sony!!!) GT3 (gran turismo 3!!!)

!! it's not a real car !!

Oh yeah i know mate, but like my enzo.. its still a tuned car and i know its torque and HP output. So should he with this 350z
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Mike, You're probably right. to get even a sub 10min time take massive committment on two wheels given that there are no run offs, just expensive sharp armco. 1 mistake & it's curtains. However, the place is run as a public toll road, are the buses full of german tourists any less a nuiscance than any other slow moving vehicle?

Having said that the guys who can hustle a bike around in less than 8 mins have to be seen to be believed.

What have you managed (in what?)
9.51 in the 325 d and 8.53 in the M3 (only driven it for a week at that stage) my last timed lap in the M3 was on course for better but we stopped just before the mini-carousell as an Exige we were chasing crashed badly.

The buses I find OK, they`re big and keep out of the way, whats annoying about the bikes is they all think they`re quick down the straights and up through the forest but then brake so hard for the bends and refuse to move off the racing line that they ruin your lap. I understand that everyone wants to have as much fun as possible and its annoying having to move off the racing line but I think it would be better and much, much safer for everyone if the bikes and cars ran seperately (maybe an hour each, or something ?) I went twice this year and on both occasions there were biker fatalities.

Don`t get me wrong bikes can be great in the right hands and watching the one or two truly skilled riders keeping up with the Zakspeed vipers is awesome but I find most of the riding there terrifying.
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9.51 in the 325 d and 8.53 in the M3 (only driven it for a week at that stage) my last timed lap in the M3 was on course for better but we stopped just before the mini-carousell as an Exige we were chasing crashed badly.

The buses I find OK, they`re big and keep out of the way, whats annoying about the bikes is they all think they`re quick down the straights and up through the forest but then brake so hard for the bends and refuse to move off the racing line that they ruin your lap. I understand that everyone wants to have as much fun as possible and its annoying having to move off the racing line but I think it would be better and much, much safer for everyone if the bikes and cars ran seperately (maybe an hour each, or something ?) I went twice this year and on both occasions there were biker fatalities.

Don`t get me wrong bikes can be great in the right hands and watching the one or two truly skilled riders keeping up with the Zakspeed vipers is awesome but I find most of the riding there terrifying.
Some commitment there with those times.

Have to agree with you about the speed in the corners and the idea about separating cars and bikes. I think after riding around the circuit, keeping the cars and bikes apart would probably benefit both camps.

(Personally, I spent most of the laps on the right hand side of the course, and as I said at least two eyes on the mirrors.)
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Fuck me thats going some?! WHat HP is the 350Z?? Obviously turbo'ed!

Thats close to the Lap record!


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Righto, it's been a long time since i used the PS2 so i dug it out of the cupboard & plugged it in.

Actual time was 6:16
HP on the 350z was 956
Game is GT4 on the PS2

if only.
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Fuckme i hope you didnt ride the bike to the ring thats like 4000 pressups....fuking insane
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Fuckme i hope you didnt ride the bike to the ring thats like 4000 pressups....fuking insane
1400 miles from Thursday to Monday, no motorways in Europe, all A roads.
Fucking Magic.

The A & B roads from Spa to the Ring have to be some of the best around.

Autobhans? waste of time.

Good camping and entertainment at the ring as well. Top Weekend
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So for a (real) lap I assume the time is bridge to bridge not a full lap ???
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No real choice on public days Bob, Bridge to Gantry.

"A full lap" would prob. be another 20 secs.
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