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      10-25-2005, 02:57 AM   #1
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Is it possible to drive this good?

Saw this video of S2000 testing at the Nurburgring, and this guy was heel-toe'ing like doing nothing, I'm still much of a newbie at driving manual but I'm wondering, is it possible to become that good in controlling the pedals by self-practicing or will I probably need to go through racing school?

This is a great video, you should watch it no matter what:

http://videos.streetfire.net/Player....urburgring&p=0

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Yes it is. There are more talented drivers in this world. My friend Andre drives the same way(M3 E46, EVO 8 and 130i M)

At 2min23sec he brakes from 220kmh to 190/185 to go through Schwedenkreuz. Andre did it last week braking from 230kmh to 200kmh through Schwedenkreuz. I'm doing 170kmh there(same spot) But I'm a rookie

Ever seen the RUF vid?

Great track, the best in the world

This vid, taken in 1990, Stefan Roser doing the 469BHP RUF 911 CTR at the Nordschleife:
http://www.lad.lv/%7Emartini/porsche...rburgring1.wmv

But I think this is OFFTOPIC

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Oops sorry, lol I was too into the video didn't think about what section I was in.
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Yes it is. There are more talented drivers in this world. My friend Andre drives the same way(M3 E46, EVO 8 and 130i M)

Ever seen the RUF vid?

Great track, the best in the world

This vid, taken in 1990, Stefan Roser doing the 469BHP RUF 911 CTR at the Nordschleife:
http://www.lad.lv/%7Emartini/porsche...rburgring1.wmv

But I think this is OFFTOPIC
I actually just saw that video before the S2K one, now that is some crazy driving, I kept wondering how the hell is he not crashing, lol. Great drivers simply amaze me. Hope I'll one day race on the Nurburgring and drive as good as he does.

I'll give myself 6 months to get completely comfortable with driving a manual normally, then I'll start learning heal-toe'ing.
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Wow, nice video
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Talking about motor skills...you should see those guys juggling twenty knives and balancing 30 china plates on their heads while unicycling on a rope. With only one leg.
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Talking about motor skills...you should see those guys juggling twenty knives and balancing 30 china plates on their heads while unicycling on a rope. With only one leg.
LOL, too bad that's not my passion.
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Thatīs a very decent amateur driver (The guy in the S2000). No less and no more. Youīll have at least ten drivers of such skill at any given open track day on the Ring. They come form as far as Scandinavia , England ans Spain for a track day. The problem is to get in a clean lap at all. The Ring gets closed down all the time because some idiot (often on a motorcycle) ran out of talent. If you ever plan to put in some track time, better to go under the week, not at the weekend, early morning and preferably with bad weather so the bikers stay at home.

On industry testing day you often have only drivers of at least the skill shown here. Often better. Though they are mostly restrained by having to go not 100% but a consisten 90% for long term endurance testing.
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Thatīs a very decent amateur driver. No less and no more. Youīll have at least ten drivers of such skill at any given open track day on the Ring. They come form as far as Scandinavia , England ans Spain for a track day. The problem is to get in a clean lap at all. The Ring gets closed down all the time because some idiot (often on a motorcycle) ran out of talent. If you ever plan to put in some track time, better to go under the week, not at the weekend, early morning and preferably with bad weather so the bikers stay at home.

On industry testing day you often have only drivers of at least the skill shown here. Often better. Though they are mostly restrained by having to go not 100% but a consisten 90% for long term endurance testing.
Exactly.

2 weeks ago the Ring was closed 4 times because of motorbike accidents....And then we had to wait and wait and wait...
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Wow, what a video. I must say, that japanese dude is crazy driving 200+ miles on a convertible with no helmet.
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Wow, what a video. I must say, that japanese dude is crazy driving 200+ miles on a convertible with no helmet.
:ROFL: Thatīs km/h not mph. A S2000 will not reach 200mph on the Ring even if you attach one of those famous JAT Rockets to them. Even a Porsche Carrera GT will have trouble going over 200mph on any part of the Ring.

Besides, that S2000 is driven very cleanly and well, but not that spectacularly fast.

One more thing: If you crash a S2000 at more than 200mph, a helmet will buy you a nanosecond of lifetime, not more....
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Xens asked an excellent question, "...is it possible to become that good in controlling the pedals by self-practicing or will I probably need to go through racing school?"
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A racing school may be a good idea at some point but first, I recommend a good high performance driving school using street cars. There are several excellent commercial schools located in various parts of the country. In addition, several chapters of the BMW CCA offer outstanding schools; as does the national Club during O'fest. Participating in a racing school before doing a street school (or a few) in street cars would be a waste of time and money even if the racing school accepted you as a relative novice. Congratulations on your commitment to learn to enjoy your car to the fullest.
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:ROFL: Thatīs km/h not mph. A S2000 will not reach 200mph on the Ring even if you attach one of those famous JAT Rockets to them. Even a Porsche Carrera GT will have trouble going over 200mph on any part of the Ring.

Besides, that S2000 is driven very cleanly and well, but not that spectacularly fast.

One more thing: If you crash a S2000 at more than 200mph, a helmet will buy you a nanosecond of lifetime, not more....
Ok, so it is in km/h. No wonder I was so impressed with the video. Forgot it is in europe.
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Wow, what a video. I must say, that japanese dude is crazy driving 200+ miles on a convertible with no helmet.

Isn't that Klic's?

Nice video!
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Xens asked an excellent question, "...is it possible to become that good in controlling the pedals by self-practicing or will I probably need to go through racing school?"
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Thanks for the advice!
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