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      01-17-2019, 09:03 AM   #85
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Originally Posted by Robin_NL View Post
Why is this 'fact' less important and when an M3(C) is faster on a particular track it's 'a fact'?



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The fact is, the times are not statistically significant. It wouldn't matter if the M3 came out ahead, at .02 seconds, it is not statistically significant period - and yes, just like a time on the ring that is 1 second different - not statistically significant - although interestingly enough a 1 second difference on a 7 minute 30 second run on the ring is 8 times greater of a difference than a .02 second difference on a 2 minute run.

It seems you think I'm having a hard time with this because the M3 was .02 seconds behind - nothing could be further from the truth. As a former M2 owner, I know what a great car it is - as I pointed out earlier in the thread, a much shorter wheelbase coupled with a smaller gas tank can do wonders on a twisty course. Trust me, I'm not defending anything here - just pointing out, the numbers might as well all be equal. Would it help you understand this if I didn't own a M3?
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