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/// The Stig's 2005 E60 M5 'Magnum Opus'

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This needs to be your new avatar.

 

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So Winton Track day complete... 1st time out for both car and track.

Temp on arrival: -3.0 degrees C
Recorded maximum: +11.8 degrees C

28 Laps (87 Km) (4 x 7 Lap Sessions)

No Bin.

Best recorded lap time: 1:48.44 (104km/h)

Top speed reached was a measly 179 km/h at the end of the Kitome straight. (it's a tight circuit with short straights)

Dispensed with 25 litres of BP Ultimate

Voted loudest on track!

All 4 brakes were smoking like 19th century London after the first session.

The battery on my Lap Timer went flat later in the day (after the first 2 sessions) when the track temp was considerably higher, and I had benefited from the knowledge and tuition of a Winton track guru. So I may have gone faster...

The car seems to have withstood the punishment with ease. All in all a great day, although being the first time out on the track in the car I can't help but feel I would have enjoyed it more if I was in someone else's car.
 
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Any vids ?
Unfortunately not.. I will 'spring' for decent camera mount next time out.. I do however have some lap data.. See visualisation below. Includes max and min speeds, fix points and lateral g-forces. This is for one of my earlier laps, a 1:51.7.



Actual photos to come once I get the data dump from my photographer.
 
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I was worried you had an off.
 

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I was worried you had an off.
If I was going to have an off I am pretty sure it would have been turn 13 or turn 1. The wall comes up quick on the exit of 13, and I almost out braked myself on one occasion into turn 1. I had gotten a bit over zealous. :) But as above, no bins.

Update: I have it on good authority that someone put their brand new M4 GTS into the wall at turn 13 the very next day.
 
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