The second and slightly faster lap in that video was something like a 12:00 I think (full VLN). Still damp areas and black ice off line. So yes, we were very tentative. As you know, we can not drop wheels at the ring when its damp, and still very risky in the dry. That's why I was dabbing the brakes and jerking the wheel in the straights to see what the grip was like. The tires barely came up to temp on the first lap and would cool down on every long straight. Leaving Bergwerk on the 2nd lap we had a little grip but it was gone by the time we reached the karussell and had to warm them again for the first few turns afterward. Sketchy! When the track dried out a bit later on we all got down into the 11:07~11:15 range for the VLN course. We ran with a passenger all day. Best guess would be Sonny's one lap without a passenger at an estimated 8:44 BTG. That's allowing 1:55 for GP "sprint" course and 27s for gantry to bridge, ~185kph or so in the Swifts. Still pretty slow but they only had maybe another 10-15s in perfect conditions according to Dale.
They had so much grip and so little power that huge sections were done flat in 5th with maybe a tiny lift here and there once it dried out.
Qiddelbacher to Aremberg flat
Kallenhard to Wehrseifen tiny lift in middle of right
Galgenkopf flat with catching air exiting mini Karussell (woot!)
Small lift exiting Pflanzgarten I then flat to entry of ScwalbenSchwanz
Next time we go back and drive something with some power and have to use the brakes we'll have to learn it all over
For those of you that have not driven the ring, I highly recommend doing at least half day in something slow like the Swifts to learn it faster. Some of those blind bends done flat in 5th were ah, character building. My favorite was the fast downhill left - right chicane just after exiting Kallenhard. Spooky best describes it.