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francisb

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this thread has been cursed. anyone replying that such a record would be irresponsible or dangerous will suffer impotence for the rest of there uninteresting lives.

so is there a generally accepted record?

andy mac

73,668 posts

141 months

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At least 3 and a half weeks...

mcflurry

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139 months

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I guestimate its about an hour...

plfrench

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154 months

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An hour... that would be some going seen as the M25 is 118 miles long... I'd say you'd be looking at about 1 1/2 hours min that would be an average of about 79mph... which these days would be pretty good going.

Paul.

slikk

2,135 posts

129 months

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Clockwise - 1 hour 8 minutes.Not the record, just my personal one. (119.2 miles)

kim

>> Edited by slikk on Wednesday 24th August 15:12
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francisb

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yeah im guessing it was set in the 80's pre scamera partnerships and an inept police force.

shadytree

8,290 posts

135 months

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Wasn't there some sort of midnight club back in the 80's taht did this? F40's, Lambo's etc etc

jasandjules

51,434 posts

115 months

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Well, about 15 years ago when my sister got a porsche, we went for a midnight spin along the M25 at speed........

Saying that, one night 5/6 years ago I got from Oxfordshire to Essex travelling at 90 the entire journey on the M25...

holbayhead

1,567 posts

122 months

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shadytree said:
Wasn't there some sort of midnight club back in the 80's taht did this? F40's, Lambo's etc etc


Yeah I remember that too thought about going along in my Dolomite Sprint at the time then thought better of it

vette78

1,185 posts

128 months

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One of the bike mags (performance bike / superbike or something) did a lap record thing on the M25 in the last month or so.

Might even have done a 24hr race around it a la Le Mans...

No idea how they dodged the police etc etc.

Sure somebody on here will have read the article or have the mag to hand (very recent).

blaineuk

2,402 posts

133 months

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tvr tried it with a seac but think they got pulled by bib and so never set a full lap time,no doubt someone will be a long with the time

NHyde

1,409 posts

134 months

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It was my old car driven by Tony Dron with Chris Schirle in the passenger seat . The BiB did intervene when to quote Chris " We were well ahead of the time " but they didn't finish .

nords

858 posts

117 months

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It was PB and they ran a ZX12R against that new BM thingy. BM did an extra lap over 24hrs due to better fuel consumption. I'll dig out the article and post their best time.

nel

3,957 posts

127 months

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I recall hearing that the record time had been reduced to just under an hour, but that was many years ago. Might well have been bettered since then.

As an aside, I thought that it was 125 miles around the M25, though maybe that depends on clockwise or anti-clockwise? Either way, given the stop at Dartford, less than an hour is pretty good going!

blueyes

4,799 posts

138 months

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Not sure about the M25 but there's a video of a guy who does the whole peripherique (can't be bothered to look up the spelling) around Paris on a motorbike in 11 mins 35 seconds.

REALLY scary stuff!

andy mac

73,668 posts

141 months

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That ghost rider chap does a 45 mile route in 15 minutes on one of his DVD;'s.. he gets to some silly speeds, and some silly manouvres

mutt

3,804 posts

116 months

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nel said:
... given the stop at Dartford ...


I'd have thought the logical thing to do would be to use the toll booths as the timing point?

Pickled Piper

5,595 posts

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If you're as old as me you will remember when it first opened in the pre scamera days. Typical "fast pace" in those days was just over the hour cruising at around the 120 mark.

pp

Plotloss

67,262 posts

156 months

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shadytree said:
Wasn't there some sort of midnight club back in the 80's taht did this? F40's, Lambo's etc etc





If its true, 52 mins.

120 miles

Getting on it.

>> Edited by Plotloss on Wednesday 24th August 19:25

CombeMarshal

2,030 posts

112 months

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shadytree said:
Wasn't there some sort of midnight club back in the 80's taht did this? F40's, Lambo's etc etc


Yep, and they could be Identified by having Orbital stickers on there car (as in the Band)
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