You are right about my buddy early apexing. I only wish I had the heart to tell him it hurts his lap times ... :evil:He was early apexing often. Nice save. High hp track. Would have been neat to run em on some real twisties.
No kidding. Both my buddy who spun and the BMW driver he nearly t-boned had those happy yet freaked out 1000 yard stares like someone who thought the plane was going down only to land safely. -eek-If you think your pulse rate was up spare a thought for the guy in the BMW. He could have ruined your day if he wasn't awake.
Easily one of the most exciting videos I've ever seen. Not just at the end. The whole damn video!
Belongs in a movie. Great stuff, love it.
I actually started leaning left and right with your driving lol. Nice vid with a proper conclusion. Glad your ok.
Thanks for the feedback. I presume you are commenting on the camera car driving; I couldn't agree more. I was the guy in the Black Exige that passed the BMWs. Is it bad of me not to give my buddy any advice? I rather like being faster than him. :shrug: (Incidentally, both the camera car and my car have Hypersport Roll Cages, but that doesn't mean we want to test them out.)Great heads up on the BMW ... that could have been real ugly, especially since the BMW had a cage and you didn't ... not mention the weight difference.
Just some casual advice, brake very late <> faster lap time. Early throttle with optimal corner apex to exit = faster lap time. Typically late braking is performed only when you are attempting a pass, not when you want a faster lap time.
Otherwise, glad everyone came out ok.
I'm pumped for the day!
Did the camera car have vf super charger kit?
My buddy accelerated passed the BMW because when his car broke into the spin, its tires, which had been applying braking force (static friction), lost the ability to continue to slow the car at the same rate and began only applying kinetic friction as the car spun. Kinetic friction has less stopping force than static friction (which is why its easier to push a box once it has started moving and while street cars have anti-lock brakes). Therefore, the car actually accelerates as it spins out of control. While all of this is going on, the BMW continued to brake properly using static friction which caused a continued deceleration. So, for a period of time, the spinning Exige is able to accelerate and then maintain velocity (very briefly), and pass the BMW that is under hard braking. Hope that helps!Exciting video. But how did you lose control, *and* pass that guy?