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BMW Z3 item created by Brian H, Aug 23, 2013
mmmmmmm let me see...
Already something in the diary. Shame I really enjoyed the last one.
The seats were very good Dino, no sliding about at all. I think your right about the lean and squat, f you compare the car to earlier pics there is a huge difference in the posture of the car, or maybe I'm now driving like miss daisy
That's a real shame, next year maybe?
Should have some in a day or so @Ragtop, I'll post it up when I get it on the computer if you like.
Hope so Brian
How were the Yokohama's performing in the wet?
Surprisingly good as they are not a true wet weather tyre, they were on the car when I arrived at the track so just left them on, initially they was not too much grip but a few laps in to a run and they came good.
I suppose it is normal in the rain that it will take a couple of laps for them to get up to the temperature where they grip really well.
Thanks @Brian H really enjoy your videos.
Here you go Ron (@Ragtop), this was my second run out in the morning, I stayed out a little longer than anticipated , did I mention it was wet!!!!!
Enjoyed that @Brian H looks like you were the fastest on the track. Good that the other drivers indicated to let you pass safely considering the conditions. Was that another Z3 I saw on the track? How many seconds per lap are you down in the wet against a dry track?
I was lapping OK Ron , the etiquette at the track days Nick Wright runs on behalf of the BMWCCGB is really good, it is drummed in to us first thing in the briefing, if there is a faster car behind let it pass.
There was 2 other Z3M roadsters on track and a Z3M Coupe too.
I think I would have been 15 - 20 seconds slower per lap, there really was not that much grip out there, We were told in the briefing that being right next to an airport supposedly does nothing for grip in these situations as traces of aviation fuel gets dispersed over the track surface! (not sure what to think of that though!
Later in the day when the sun did finally come out a dry line did threaten to appear but this enticed a few people to go a little too fast and spin out.
Been a while since I put anything in here, since Donington last year I enjoyed another wet November day at Oulton Park, a track I would like to do in the dry one day,
Darren Teagles managed to get a cracking pic whilst I was on track.
February 22nd 2016 was the BMWCC Trackday at Snetterton, this is the longest haul for me on the Trackday calendar, every year I vow not to do the long journey but I do it............hey ho. A pretty intense 3day haul for me, serious seat time in both the van and Zed.
The trip there
Funnily enough the trip home was the same
The weather did us proud, a little overnight rain left us with a damp track early doors, our induction in the morning went smoothly and we were encouraged to explore different lines in the corners as a wet track sometimes is quicker off line, this is not what the instructors had in mind! :/
No damage done to the car, just a dented pride give the car a quick clean and myself a serious talking too and continued the day,
All in all a great day out.
That's is an awesome picture!! Really like that
Hmm that would look nice on my wall
The one with BMW in the back ground
Feel free, full res photo on Flickr if you need it
that's what trackdays are for: get to know your car in all safety...including safety to others.....and just having some fun
Finally someone with a dirtier Zed than Rosie
Quick update, MOT passed today, no advisories, really pleased. Now let's get some motoring done