What would be a respectable lap time for Goodwood?

What would be a respectable lap time for Goodwood?

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Track_M3

254 posts

85 months

Wednesday 16th June
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Back at Goodwood this weekend in my M2 for Players Classic show - looking forward to see what it can VS my old M3

Here I managed four low 1:26 on the trot with best average of 107mph a lap




I'd say 200hp with road tyres so be circa 1:35 ?

honda_exige

3,091 posts

175 months

Wednesday 16th June
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Track_M3 said:
Back at Goodwood this weekend in my M2 for Players Classic show - looking forward to see what it can VS my old M3

Here I managed four low 1:26 on the trot with best average of 107mph a lap




I'd say 200hp with road tyres so be circa 1:35 ?
Great time and great driving, car looks epic too!

Had a look at some of your other vids, almost everyone I know including myself has had issues at some point with that same Westfield Radical clone with no engine cover rofl


Edited by honda_exige on Thursday 17th June 15:56

braddo

7,844 posts

157 months

Thursday 17th June
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honda_exige said:
Interesting, I take a similar line but a bit more to the left than the Caterham. Leyton from RMA is more towards the middle.

The reason why I do it is with no ABS I want the hard braking done in as straight a line as possible as haven't really got the space to deal with a lock up or sideways moment due trying to brake while going slightly right so it's a self preservation line rofl . Perhaps similar thoughts in a non-abs Caterham.

I do something similar I think - from around the middle, brake in a straight line but aiming at the 3rd corner marker on the left; a fairly late turn-in and which misses the bump on the first apex.

It means I brake later than most into Madgwick but no idea if it's any faster overall laugh

Great fun either way, I love Goodwood.






Squidward

41 posts

92 months

Thursday 17th June
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Track_M3 said:
Back at Goodwood this weekend in my M2 for Players Classic show - looking forward to see what it can VS my old M3

Here I managed four low 1:26 on the trot with best average of 107mph a lap




I'd say 200hp with road tyres so be circa 1:35 ?
Always loved that M3 of yours Sam smile Very cool car, and a 1:26 is a very respectable time indeed!

How are you finding the M2 generally by comparison to the M3?


Also, what spec was the M3 in that video?

Assuming it was at the very least:

big brakes front and rear
Track Tyres?
4.1 Final Drive, judging from the gear choice for most of the corners?

honda_exige

3,091 posts

175 months

Sunday 20th June
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Joe Achilles throwing down the gauntlet and inviting people to beat his 1:25.4, I've got 1.3 seconds to try to find hehe



ecain63

10,456 posts

144 months

Sunday 20th June
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honda_exige said:
Joe Achilles throwing down the gauntlet and inviting people to beat his 1:25.4, I've got 1.3 seconds to try to find hehe


He's done a 1.23 on Cup tyres recently too. Unfortunately, these M3's are heavy and the tyres wouldn't last more than a few back to back laps at that pace. As you know yourself, our cars will do hundreds of laps at sub 1.30 pace and have no issues.

Inviting people to try to beat it is risky too. Goodwood is unforgiving if you get it wrong.

braddo

7,844 posts

157 months

Sunday 20th June
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ecain63 said:
He's done a 1.23 on Cup tyres recently too. Unfortunately, these M3's are heavy and the tyres wouldn't last more than a few back to back laps at that pace. As you know yourself, our cars will do hundreds of laps at sub 1.30 pace and have no issues.

Inviting people to try to beat it is risky too. Goodwood is unforgiving if you get it wrong.
As well as the whole point of track days being to enjoy oneself and put the stopwatch away...

Track day organisers are risking their insurance cover if they have a customer like this who is encouraging competitiveness amongst other participants in such a public fashion.

honda_exige

3,091 posts

175 months

Sunday 20th June
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braddo said:
As well as the whole point of track days being to enjoy oneself and put the stopwatch away...

Track day organisers are risking their insurance cover if they have a customer like this who is encouraging competitiveness amongst other participants in such a public fashion.
No direct timing but can do post event from GPS logging.

But in any case I've been through the Terms and Conditions of trackdays booked direct through Goodwood and nothing in there about not timing so depends on the organiser.

Track_M3

254 posts

85 months

Thursday 24th June
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honda_exige said:
Great time and great driving, car looks epic too!

Had a look at some of your other vids, almost everyone I know including myself has had issues at some point with that same Westfield Radical clone with no engine cover rofl


Edited by honda_exige on Thursday 17th June 15:56
I know exactly the Radical you mean rolleyes

Track_M3

254 posts

85 months

Thursday 24th June
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Squidward said:
Always loved that M3 of yours Sam smile Very cool car, and a 1:26 is a very respectable time indeed!

How are you finding the M2 generally by comparison to the M3?


Also, what spec was the M3 in that video?

Assuming it was at the very least:

big brakes front and rear
Track Tyres?
4.1 Final Drive, judging from the gear choice for most of the corners?
Thank you, M3 is living it up in Barbados now.

M2 on road tyres has matches M3 slick lap time every time so far, but definitely more time to come from the M2.
Get a huge punch out the corner from the extra torque & 295 rears but loose time in braking zones with tweaked stock brakes & still haven't nailed turn-in, still some setup to be done there.


M3 was AP 5000R front brakes with stock rears - AR1 tyres 265 squared - 4.1 final drive.

Should be a build thread somewhere on here.


Track_M3

254 posts

85 months

Thursday 24th June
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ecain63 said:
Inviting people to try to beat it is risky too. Goodwood is unforgiving if you get it wrong.
I nearly became victim to that unforgiving

Video from on-board and behind below

https://www.instagram.com/reel/CQZK876ovdJ/?utm_so...

Track_M3

254 posts

85 months

Thursday 24th June
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Track_M3 said:




M2 with only a handful of mods on road tyres matching the time of my old heavily modified M3 on ex BTCC slicks