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Old 04-29-2012, 11:04 PM   #308
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Originally Posted by KAT_Ayanami View Post
Thanks Mateo for the pictures!!!

Congrats Josh! I think you got first on M4, didn't you??? Thats awesome!

Shawn, I have a question for you. I saw the BMW guys downshifting to first. Does he RX7 needs to do that? Or are you able to keep enough speed to have to avoid that?

As to "the BMW guys" we are all over the place. The guys in the blue ETA have really short gearing and a low rev limiter (like 4500, IIRC), so they actually may have been going into 3rd sometimes. Also there are 4 guys driving that car, and they all drive wildly different styles.

For me, I usually stay in 2nd, but since I have no power in my little M10 I was getting killed my first couple runs in those hairpins and bogging out of them, so started dropping into 1st (which also helped me rotate through them). I was having some traction problems getting on it too hard though, with the rally tires on that concrete clay.

I rode with Stuart (who had the silver 318is) and I don't recall him going into 1st ever, but he has alot more power in his M42 than I have, so he may not need to. When I drove his car on 3 runs, I stayed in 2nd all the time since that car has way more low-end grunt than mine.

Interesting in seeing the MR standings. I know on the rough results I was in 1st, but Shawn should be ahead in the final since it was calculating his one run as 999 seconds, lol. I'll be happy if I pulled off 2nd, since that would be about as much as I can hope for right now in that class.
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