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      04-18-2016, 08:12 PM   #92
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Originally Posted by rich8566 View Post
I agree, it does not invalidate the time, but the time cannot be compared to an OEM M2.
Don't know if I completely agree...

Take an M2 from the showroom out to Hockenheim, run a warm up lap and then a hot lap. An OEM pad would handle that without issue and without meaningful fade. The lap time would likely be similar, if not identical. It is the endurance of the pad over multiple and sustained laps that is the problem. The pad isn't, IMO, defining the ability of the car for a lap but the ability to sustain that over many laps.

Second, no one takes any M car to the track with street pads if they have any level of ability. Therefore, every M car (and every track car) is on a similar footing at the track as they all have track pads once you pass the level of a novice driver.
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