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What's a good lap time at Spa?

What's a good lap time at Spa?

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steve z

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1,245 posts

130 months

Friday 3rd July 2009
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Was at Spa this week and have now had chance to analyse some video and it looks like I was putting in lap times in the range of 2:57 to 3:05.

Anyone know how this compares with other road cars (can't find anything on Google)?

GT03ROB

4,811 posts

129 months

Friday 3rd July 2009
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steve z said:
Was at Spa this week and have now had chance to analyse some video and it looks like I was putting in lap times in the range of 2:57 to 3:05.

Anyone know how this compares with other road cars (can't find anything on Google)?
GT3's manage low 2:50's if I recall properly around 2:50- 2:54

Guillotine

5,465 posts

172 months

Friday 3rd July 2009
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that's pretty good for a 1st time...pretty good anyway in a road car i'd say.

lap records around 1m32s. Kimi F1 Fezza.

steve z

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1,245 posts

130 months

Friday 3rd July 2009
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Guillotine said:
that's pretty good for a 1st time...pretty good anyway in a road car i'd say.

lap records around 1m32s. Kimi F1 Fezza.
Can't even comprehend what 1m32s must feel like, must be absolutely epic.

shim

2,046 posts

116 months

Friday 3rd July 2009
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steve z said:
Was at Spa this week and have now had chance to analyse some video and it looks like I was putting in lap times in the range of 2:57 to 3:05.

Anyone know how this compares with other road cars (can't find anything on Google)?
i drive a CSL and first visit to Spa last year in the dry the best i managed was a 2m 56+, and my second visit was this year and stole a 2m 54 dead.

If you were driving the R8 in your profile a 2m 57 first visit is ok but i would think you should be aiming for 2m 50 or lower when you get on the money!
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steve z

Original Poster:

1,245 posts

130 months

Friday 3rd July 2009
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shim said:
steve z said:
Was at Spa this week and have now had chance to analyse some video and it looks like I was putting in lap times in the range of 2:57 to 3:05.

Anyone know how this compares with other road cars (can't find anything on Google)?
i drive a CSL and first visit to Spa last year in the dry the best i managed was a 2m 56+, and my second visit was this year and stole a 2m 54 dead.

If you were driving the R8 in your profile a 2m 57 first visit is ok but i would think you should be aiming for 2m 50 or lower when you get on the money!
Cheers Shim. Yes I was in the R8.

Still need to build up my speed through Eau Rouge as I was doing quite a long lift and that then has a big impact down the straight.

Think I could also get on the power earlier through Stavelot and therefore carry more speed through Blanchimont and up to the Bus Stop.

shim

2,046 posts

116 months

Friday 3rd July 2009
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first visit i did a 15 minute with instructor and it knocked 5 secs of my time just after lunch (just knwoing how brave i should be on the fast corners)

this time i picked up some more speed but never bettered my times on B2 and ER from the first visit

worth the £30 he was

BenElliottRacing

375 posts

129 months

Saturday 4th July 2009
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2.41.9 500 bhp Ultima on Hoosier slicks. Best of the 5 laps that I did. Car owner did 2.50.2

www.tracknite.com is a great bit of software for video review.

ngr

331 posts

147 months

Sunday 5th July 2009
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2.36 our std 996 cup car on slicks

PHOENIXUK

2,097 posts

109 months

Sunday 5th July 2009
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2.43 in the dry on 888's, would love to see what It would do with slicks on.

steve z

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1,245 posts

130 months

Sunday 5th July 2009
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PHOENIXUK said:
2.43 in the dry on 888's, would love to see what It would do with slicks on.
In the GT2 I assume.

How much per lap do you think 888s are worth. I was running standard PZeros.

Malcolm MacAdam

24 posts

110 months

Monday 6th July 2009
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FWIW I was lapping in the 3 min to 3.05 mark in my road going GTD40 (Gulf colours with #9 on the car). It was also my first visit to Spa and I thought it was fantastic there. Here is a link to a video selection from my car.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tRRo5Jc7hiM

The quality of driving by all participants I thought was very high compared to some UK track days helped by great marshalling with blue flags.

Guillotine

5,465 posts

172 months

Monday 6th July 2009
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R888s are not quite as good as Pcups, but are considerably cheaper and longer lasting!

AndrewD

6,038 posts

192 months

Monday 6th July 2009
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Obviously a lot depends on the type of car, lots of responses here with many different cars. Spa rewards a car with a lot of power, but that notwithstanding, my little 250bhp Juno was doing 2.32's on endurance tyres and brakes for the recent 3 hour race. Should probably have been 2.27's if we'd had different gearing and didn't get quite as much understeer. Easy flat in Eau Rouge and Blanchimont - unfortunately we then hit 140mph on Kemmel and just sat there!

robm3

4,323 posts

135 months

Tuesday 11th May 2010
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My brother and I just drove Spa yesterday for the first time. We managed a consistant 3.06- 3.08 in a Lotus Exige 220.

Definitely could have gone faster but braked a lot for Rouge (down to 85mph) which then slowed us for Kemmel a fair bit.

Surprising thing for me was how hilly the track was.

Youtube postings to follow...

simon444

1 posts

64 months

Saturday 9th April 2011
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First time I was able to pull 2.57, second time (today) consistent 2.55 standard engine E46 M3 with slicks.

shim

2,046 posts

116 months

Sunday 10th April 2011
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Have you got suspension upgrade an geo to suit slicks?

glenn3

39 posts

83 months

Sunday 10th April 2011
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Last week in the Megane I was running 3.05 - 3.06 with a predictive best of 3.01.

More power required for the next visit!

itsallyellow

3,377 posts

128 months

Sunday 10th April 2011
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2:56's in a standard road cerbera 4.5. Although it was someone else's car so think it could go quicker. 2:32.7 in race cerbera but with only 380 bhp (normaly 100 more) so should be quite a bit quicker this year.

phatgixer

4,988 posts

157 months

Sunday 10th April 2011
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2.42 in E36 Racer qually at Britcar race couple of years back