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Old 04-02-2013, 03:43 AM   #21
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Holy crap your second pass through Eau Rouge is damn fast. How much speed did you carry through there?
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Holy crap your second pass through Eau Rouge is damn fast. How much speed did you carry through there?
177kph at the crest. Anorher 12kph or so on the table but we were not interested in bending the rental and buying it.
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Did that douche in the BMW honk at you around 4:55? Nice you got to drive a properly prepped car!
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Did that douche in the BMW honk at you around 4:55? Nice you got to drive a properly prepped car!
The honking was us. The Lotus has its horn on a stalk.
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Old 04-02-2013, 04:47 AM   #25
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I noticed they didn't engineer any storage for your legs. Big kudos for driving flatout with your knee on the shifter! Was Spa even on your original itinerary? Turn for turn, it seems to be a better driving experience than the ring (from video and Forza - I've never even been to that continent ). Props for not wadding a track rental 12k miles from home. The AmEx would bleed for months if that happened...
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Was that a F360?
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The ******** pass was a 430. I braked, put two on the grass at 170k and he still almost hit me.

Spa is a fantastic track, my new favorite. The ring is a different experience really. Running the GP tracj today. VLN course tomorrow which is the full Nordschleife plus the "Sprint course" which an abbreviated version of the GP course.
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Old 04-02-2013, 01:13 PM   #28
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lol @ Facebooking in the car at Spa.

lol @ Sonny requesting the brake.
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Nice driving!
Have fun!
The Ring is really great!
You will love it!
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This is so awesome. Must say the Exige S is one of my dream cars, what did you think of it Emilio? How does it compare to a well prepped miata?
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the lotus looks signicantly more fun than the auto diesel bimmer.
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This is so awesome. Must say the Exige S is one of my dream cars, what did you think of it Emilio? How does it compare to a well prepped miata?
Great car to drive even bone stock. Agile, rewards good driving but does not tolerate weak car control skills like say, an Evo or GTR.Kinda fragile and parts are absurdly expensive.
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Are these rentals equipped with anything other than factory parts? Such as race compound pads, harnesses instead of 3-point belts, etc.
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Are these rentals equipped with anything other than factory parts? Such as race compound pads, harnesses instead of 3-point belts, etc.
Mostly stock with basic safety gear. HPDE car.
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This was posted tonight by Sonny:
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Published on Apr 2, 2013

Another Formula One track during my European trip. It is a shortened version of the F1 track, but still most of it. Also this event was another unexpected track to drive due to snow and ice and unplanned maintenance/repairs to the Nordschlife (tourist north loop, original historic Nurburgring).

Emilio, William, Zhong, and I had a friendly time trial/attack challenge in our rental Suzuki Swift. Format was 1 warmup lap, 3 hot laps, and 1 cool down. I won.
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Oh hai there!



Next time you visit, don't **** off quite so many Porschey-pilots!
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This was my lunchbreak:
Dale,
So much fun! If I ever make it back over there, will you give me a ride around the track?
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Will we see 949Racing Miatas in the "ADAC 24h Rennen Nürburgring" in 2014 ?
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Will we see 949Racing Miatas in the "ADAC 24h Rennen Nürburgring" in 2014 ?
if we go we will be renting seats.
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