Nordschleife Saab 9-3 Aero onBoard 01.07.2012 -- Lap 3

Car: - Saab 9-3 Aero SC -- 2.8V6 T, everything stock (250BHP) - Continental SportContact 5 225/45/18 tires (What a crap tire... will never buy Continental again!) Video/Data capture: - Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ10 (Video and audio) - Samsung Galaxy S2 (GPS and OBDII using ALapRecorder application) - OBDlink MX (OBD data) - ALapRecorder HD for generating overlay graphs Date/time: - 01.07.2012 at 12:43 - 09:49 lap time (my fastest of the 4 during the weekend) Featured cars (in no particular order): - Renault Megane RS (right at the beginning, my friend João) - Mercedes E class - Subaru Impreza Wagon - Nissan 200SX - BMW M5 (Ring Taxi -- right at the beginning) - BMW series 3 - Renault Megane (2x) - Mini Cooper S (2x) - Mazda MX5 - Assortment of Bikes Notes: - This was my 3rd lap ever - also the one where I managed to go faster due to not much traffic. - Top speed = 205km/h at around 2:17 - At around 7:32 I am trying to get out of the way from a Mazda MX5 that was driving glued to my ass -- that was not the place for him to overtake, but he was pushing it a lot. I went really wrong line into the corner. Do note his driving style after he goes through. A bit... enthusiastic, to say the least! :) - Loosing time behind the Scooby Wagon towards the end of the video. He didn't much fancy being overtaken... made me waste time on a zone where I could have been flat out. You can listen to me complaining at 9:00 :) - ...and then failing to notice the slippery track sign at 9:10, which led to a understeer scare at 9:19, doing around 120km/h. Lucky! :) - Moving out of the way for bike before the mini-Carroussel but he was not having none of it so... I took the line. If you have video footage of my car, please let me know! :)

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Nordschleife Saab 9-3 Aero onBoard 01.07.2012 - Lap 4
Car: - Saab 9-3 Aero SC -- 2.8V6 T, everything stock (250BHP) - Continental SportContact 5 225/45/18 tires (What a crap tire... will never buy Continental again!) Video/Data capture: - Panasoni c Lumix DMC-TZ10 (Video and audio) - Samsung Galaxy S2 (GPS and OBDII using ALapRecorder application) - OBDlink MX (OBD data) - ALapRecorder HD for generating overlay graphs Date/time: - 01.07.2012 at 17:17 - 10:18 lap time Featured cars (in no particular order): - Volvo S60 - Renault Megane Wagon - Audi A3 - Renault Clio (2x) - Porsche GT2/3 RS (4x) - BMW M1 (2x) - BMW series 3 (2x) - Renault Alpine Notes: - This was my 4th lap and also the slowest due to the large amounts of traffic and a yellow flag situation after Adenauer Forst -- around 3:48 into the video till 05:05. - You can listen to me complaining about the traffic and two particular cars that did not want to be overtaken: The white Renault Clio (he doesn't lift to let me pass after Adenauer Forst even though I was clearly faster) and the Renault Megane Wagon (Using all the track and tried to close me when I was already on his side after the Carroussel -- that is when I rang the horn). In the video, due to lens distortion, you cannot really make how near I was to the cars in front, but trust me, I just chose not to attack and risk. - The track is dangerous enough as is, so I don't get it why people "defend positions"... I had no problems to let cars that were remotely faster past me, but there were a lot of nutters that thought they were in a race... My number one objective was to drive home again in the same car I got there with so... no point in taking stupid risks. No awards at the end! - The logging software went borked on me so I only managed to get logs for the last lap -- there are 3 other laps on video coming up soon, and all those are sub-10 min laps. If you have video footage of my car, please let me know! :) This is an outside photo of the car going around: http://i.imgur.com/ql2lq.jpg




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