BMW Garage BMW Meets Register Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read
M2 Technical Topics > Track / Autocross / Dragstrip > Track Day Planner Thread

Post Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
      10-17-2019, 03:36 PM   #23
5.M0NSTER
Captain
5.M0NSTER's Avatar
United_States
576
Rep
648
Posts

Drives: 2017 BMW M2 6MT Drivers Pack
Join Date: Dec 2018
Location: Little north of Stuttgart, Germany

iTrader: (0)

So the weather turned early this year. It got cool and rainy mid September. I was hoping to get 1 or 2 more track days in, but too late.

So is it too early to plan next year already? I say not.

Ideally I would like to get 4 days at the Ring and 1 day at Spa. I doubt I will be able to swing that but right now that's the goal.

This year I explored 3 new tracks. Spa, Hockenheimring and Nordschleife. All good tracks with Ring and Spa taking top honors in my book. Hockenheim was good, but eh compared to the other 2.

I established a base lap time on the Ring to improve on, and this is what I want to focus on next year. I did a 8:38 this year, and I want to be at 7:5x by mid 2021. I can do it, still a lot of places to optimize. But this is why I want 4 day on Nordschleife next year.

Spa would be a good bonus. I got 3:02.1 last April in 38F weather. I can be under 3 min if I try again, and that would be a good bonus.
__________________
2017 BMW M2 German Spec
6MT, Driver's Package

"Redline a day keeps the mechanics away"
Appreciate 1
detroitm21206.50

      10-17-2019, 07:29 PM   #24
detroitm2
Major
detroitm2's Avatar
United_States
1207
Rep
1,334
Posts

Drives: 2018 M2
Join Date: Aug 2018
Location: Michigan

iTrader: (1)

Garage List
2018 BMW M2  [0.00]
Coming back stateside anytime soon? Had a blast at grattan for 2 weekends. One motorcity bmwcca, the other with great lakes lotus.

Need some more M2s to represent!
Appreciate 0
      10-18-2019, 04:59 AM   #25
5.M0NSTER
Captain
5.M0NSTER's Avatar
United_States
576
Rep
648
Posts

Drives: 2017 BMW M2 6MT Drivers Pack
Join Date: Dec 2018
Location: Little north of Stuttgart, Germany

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by detroitm2 View Post
Coming back stateside anytime soon? Had a blast at grattan for 2 weekends. One motorcity bmwcca, the other with great lakes lotus.

Need some more M2s to represent!
I'll be home for a few weeks over Christmas break, but I'm on assignment till fall of 2021. So I won't be back at Grattan or Gingerman or Mid Ohio till 2022. :

Have you had a chance to drive Mid Ohio? It's not that much further than Grattan, and totally work going into Ohio for.

Also I'm not sure what I will drive. I plan to sell the M2 in Germany before heading back state side. Right now I'm leaning towards GT350, but I have to see what BMW has to offer for '22 model year, and what else is around and track worthy.
__________________
2017 BMW M2 German Spec
6MT, Driver's Package

"Redline a day keeps the mechanics away"
Appreciate 0
      10-18-2019, 07:35 AM   #26
detroitm2
Major
detroitm2's Avatar
United_States
1207
Rep
1,334
Posts

Drives: 2018 M2
Join Date: Aug 2018
Location: Michigan

iTrader: (1)

Garage List
2018 BMW M2  [0.00]
Mid Ohio is on the agenda for next year
Appreciate 0
      10-18-2019, 12:55 PM   #27
5.M0NSTER
Captain
5.M0NSTER's Avatar
United_States
576
Rep
648
Posts

Drives: 2017 BMW M2 6MT Drivers Pack
Join Date: Dec 2018
Location: Little north of Stuttgart, Germany

iTrader: (0)

Hell yeah, glad to hear it. My favorite track back home. Like larger version of Grattan with more elevated changes and proper curbing. I look forward to see your thoughts and videos from there.

P.S. what kind of lap times were you running at Grattan in the M2? My best so far was 1:31.1 in the Mustang. I think the Stang would be stronger down the big straight, but M2 would have it it he twisters on the other side of the track.
Appreciate 0
      10-18-2019, 10:14 PM   #28
detroitm2
Major
detroitm2's Avatar
United_States
1207
Rep
1,334
Posts

Drives: 2018 M2
Join Date: Aug 2018
Location: Michigan

iTrader: (1)

Garage List
2018 BMW M2  [0.00]
Quote:
Originally Posted by 5.M0NSTER View Post
Hell yeah, glad to hear it. My favorite track back home. Like larger version of Grattan with more elevated changes and proper curbing. I look forward to see your thoughts and videos from there.

P.S. what kind of lap times were you running at Grattan in the M2? My best so far was 1:31.1 in the Mustang. I think the Stang would be stronger down the big straight, but M2 would have it it he twisters on the other side of the track.
Best time was 1:34.88. And consistently in the 1:35 range.. Have logs and some videos I need to compile.

Lots of room for improvement, I'm hoping to get below 1:30 next season when I'm there. I know it's doable. Another M2 out there was pretty consistent at 1:31 and was mostly stock (with an E85 blend).
Appreciate 0
      10-19-2019, 04:06 AM   #29
5.M0NSTER
Captain
5.M0NSTER's Avatar
United_States
576
Rep
648
Posts

Drives: 2017 BMW M2 6MT Drivers Pack
Join Date: Dec 2018
Location: Little north of Stuttgart, Germany

iTrader: (0)

Thatís good! Well done. I know a few guys in Vettes and one guy with a E92 M3 running 1:27s and 1:29 respectively.

Best of luck next season and Iím sure youíll be able to find few seconds with some more track time.

My quest for sub 1:30 lap will resume in 2022.
Appreciate 0
      10-19-2019, 11:26 AM   #30
detroitm2
Major
detroitm2's Avatar
United_States
1207
Rep
1,334
Posts

Drives: 2018 M2
Join Date: Aug 2018
Location: Michigan

iTrader: (1)

Garage List
2018 BMW M2  [0.00]
Quote:
Originally Posted by 5.M0NSTER View Post
That's good! Well done. I know a few guys in Vettes and one guy with a E92 M3 running 1:27s and 1:29 respectively.

Best of luck next season and I'm sure you'll be able to find few seconds with some more track time.

My quest for sub 1:30 lap will resume in 2022.
Sadly I was reviewing my data and I only managed to get video from my last session of the day where I almost ran out of gas. Lol. Had to cut the session early when my car said I only had 3 miles till empty.

I really need to remember to turn my gopro on.

Best times on that session were around 1:37. Rendering it right now and will post it up a bit later.

EDIT: who did you know in the E92? I know a few guys from MC BMWCCA running them.
Appreciate 0
      10-19-2019, 05:19 PM   #31
5.M0NSTER
Captain
5.M0NSTER's Avatar
United_States
576
Rep
648
Posts

Drives: 2017 BMW M2 6MT Drivers Pack
Join Date: Dec 2018
Location: Little north of Stuttgart, Germany

iTrader: (0)

Oh man, now I can't remember. A middle aged African American gentleman who what truly quick!

This is my curse. I process a lot of information quickly but I can't remember names or dates.

Sorry. What I can share is a semi-fast session from last year.

__________________
2017 BMW M2 German Spec
6MT, Driver's Package

"Redline a day keeps the mechanics away"
Appreciate 0
      10-19-2019, 09:25 PM   #32
detroitm2
Major
detroitm2's Avatar
United_States
1207
Rep
1,334
Posts

Drives: 2018 M2
Join Date: Aug 2018
Location: Michigan

iTrader: (1)

Garage List
2018 BMW M2  [0.00]
Quote:
Originally Posted by 5.M0NSTER View Post
Oh man, now I can't remember. A middle aged African American gentleman who what truly quick!

This is my curse. I process a lot of information quickly but I can't remember names or dates.

Sorry. What I can share is a semi-fast session from last year.

Nice!

Heres my last run on Sunday. Almost ran out of gas. LOL. Not my fastest, but a decent run (overshot a couple turns)

Appreciate 1
5.M0NSTER576.00

      10-20-2019, 06:18 AM   #33
5.M0NSTER
Captain
5.M0NSTER's Avatar
United_States
576
Rep
648
Posts

Drives: 2017 BMW M2 6MT Drivers Pack
Join Date: Dec 2018
Location: Little north of Stuttgart, Germany

iTrader: (0)

Nice driving! Some more laps and you'll definitely optimize a few corners to gain some time. I think you can also carry more speed into the first corner (as long as you have the front grip), but the biggest time saver is optimizing the hairpin and straightening the line into the long straight. I shaved most time in these 2 areas.
__________________
2017 BMW M2 German Spec
6MT, Driver's Package

"Redline a day keeps the mechanics away"
Appreciate 0
Post Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:36 AM.




m2
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
1Addicts.com, BIMMERPOST.com, E90Post.com, F30Post.com, M3Post.com, ZPost.com, 5Post.com, 6Post.com, 7Post.com, XBimmers.com logo and trademark are properties of BIMMERPOST