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Stradales at the PR Track (Video)

Discussion in 'Northwest' started by raygr, Jul 16, 2004.

  1. raygr

    raygr Karting

    Nov 1, 2003
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    Hi all,

    I just uploaded a video I recorded while tracking my Stradale behind Thomas_b in his Stradale at Pacific Raceway. It's about 2.5 laps and 50MB. My camera mount was vibrating a little, but the video is still decent. Watch as we dispatch several slower cars!

    http://www.sourcedyn.com/cars/Video/due_Stradale.mpg

    Okay, to keep me honest, there was a fast BMW MZ3 (highly modded) that was hanging with us, and I eventually pointed him by. He was a nice guy and loved watching the Ferraris.

    -Ray
     
  2. f355spider

    f355spider F1 World Champ
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    Nice,
    Thanks!

    Dave
     
  3. GWat

    GWat Formula Junior

    Nov 3, 2003
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    Very cool Ray, hope I can come out and play at the next track day.
     
  4. mw575

    mw575 F1 Rookie

    May 30, 2001
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    Enjoyed it-Thanks.
     
  5. Texas Forever

    Texas Forever Four Time F1 World Champ
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    GREAT GWAD ALMIGHTY!!!!

    Man, I can't wait. I have a CS with a September build date. Hopefully, that means that I'll get the car sometime in 2004.

    Do you mind if I ask a question? At what point where you upshifting? It sure sounds like there is more to come. I realize that this is selfish of me, but I'd sure love to hear that momma scream.

    Way to go guys! DrTax
     
  6. Jdubbya

    Jdubbya Two Time F1 World Champ
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    Great video!!
     
  7. raygr

    raygr Karting

    Nov 1, 2003
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    The only place I was short shifting was just before turn 9, and turn 7. The exit of those turns are too scarey to upset the car with a shift. I was lifting a little before turn 1 (the fastest point on the track), and I think Thomas lifts there also. We both don't want to turn our cars into beer cans!

    If you listen close, you can hear that the engine has a lower frequency tone from inside the cockpit. It's not a real screaming sound. It does sound better than any car I've ever driven hard, including on the track.

    -Ray
     
  8. thomas_b

    thomas_b Formula Junior

    Sep 15, 2003
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    a 1:44:19 not to bad but we did better when Gary taped last time - yes the BMW was fast in 3a/b - don't think he can go down to 1:40 - amazingly the Z 06 really turn 1:38's as one of the guys claimed at teh 22nd trackday! now there is a challenge

    it was fun driving the CS in the rain although I am not sure if it was sane with my tires gone as they are – up shift under power would get the car completely sideways - what a car
     
  9. thomas_b

    thomas_b Formula Junior

    Sep 15, 2003
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    yes

    short shift before 9 since you would run out of RPM just after the apex

    lift before 1 since you really want to have the car under power in that turn - you have to destroy the speed before turn 2 anyhow - doesn't improve your time; ~ 140mph is enough anyhow

    lift before 7 to not get the car airborne in 7

    anything else redline

    being behind a CS at the exit of 3b when the bypass valve opens under full throttle is amazing
     

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