Urgent - Level II Driver Training Mar/Apr 2010

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Re: Urgent - Level II Driver Training Mar/Apr 2010

Postby rayl » Sun Apr 04, 2010 3:02 am

guess we all came back in one piece then? :D
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Re: Urgent - Level II Driver Training Mar/Apr 2010

Postby Small Tomato » Sun Apr 04, 2010 10:30 am

How's the drive in rain?
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Re: Urgent - Level II Driver Training Mar/Apr 2010

Postby rayl » Sun Apr 04, 2010 5:34 pm

the rain was pretty bad on the first day, but it was fine, the instructor wont let us go fast anyways.

the 130 was very easy to control and, even when it slide, the feedback from the car was progressive; just a bit of counter steering and the car went straight again easily (with DTC semi-off). brakes were fine too.

On the second day, altho the track was mostly dry, the apex was still flooded with rain water, and the grass was still very wet. we had the DTC turned on most of the time. We (mostly me) overheated the gearbox at the hot lap sessions :oops:, did some late braking and over heated the tires... and then over heated the front rotors that they were warped. The instructor had to supply us another 130 :lol:

One of the cars in our group did some impressive spun out @ the hot lap sessions @ turn 10. I believe the driver over-speeded when coming out from the apex> understeer > realize not enough space > hard brake > spun out on to the grass on the right> back to the track > 270' turn > slide to the grass on the left. Luckily no one was hurt nor the car was damaged 8)

over-all we had fun. looking forward to antony's photos and videos. :D

Thanks for everyone who organized the event!
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Re: Urgent - Level II Driver Training Mar/Apr 2010

Postby omak » Sun Apr 04, 2010 6:18 pm

You guys really worked the 130i! Sounds like it was fun! Glad to hear.

Some of us did Level I in the rain and I recall we didn't ease off just because it was wet - we were driving the 325i though.

Hope you got that spin on video or camera!!
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Re: Urgent - Level II Driver Training Mar/Apr 2010

Postby babe chris » Sun Apr 04, 2010 6:28 pm

yeah, i almost hit danny & ST 325i when they were sideways........so much fun.

but dunno why, the 325 was more fun than 130 ....... dunnn y, becoz of Ms Choi I guess :?:
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Re: Urgent - Level II Driver Training Mar/Apr 2010

Postby omak » Sun Apr 04, 2010 6:50 pm

You just miss Ms Choi! So much that you've confused she was in Level II, not I! hahaha

I do agree though - the 325i was actually better to drive.
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Re: Urgent - Level II Driver Training Mar/Apr 2010

Postby rayl » Mon Apr 05, 2010 1:20 am

just some snap shots

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more photos here:
http://raylok.com/gallery/11723897_RkVz ... 4287_tj2nA
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