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      07-05-2016, 07:14 AM   #1
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BMW M2 at Nordschleife BTG time 7:50

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Hi guys! Yesterday I did a lap around the Nordschleife in the BMW M2. The car really amazed me, it felt perfectly balanced and the power band was spot on. The car is completely stock and the only negative thing is that the brakes were starting to fade, not too big of a deal tho.

I was driving at a normal safe pace, trying not to push the car. It's a trackday, not a qualification like some people think

The BTG time is 7:50, but there is room of improvement. I think you can do with a stock M2 around the 7:40's if you really want to push.

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Good vid,

I wonder how many seconds penalty a passenger makes.
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      07-05-2016, 09:25 AM   #3
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Good vid,

I wonder how many seconds penalty a passenger makes.
Thanks! Probably a lot..

Also the trunk was fully filled with suitcases
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Awesome vid, really enjoyed it and you're saying you think it could do 7.40's, that's impressive, Fezza's, Lambo's and gt2/3 space? Wow
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Awesome vid, really enjoyed it and you're saying you think it could do 7.40's, that's impressive, Fezza's, Lambo's and gt2/3 space? Wow
Yeah 7.40 is possible. I drove with a 75kg passenger and heavy stuff (around 15kilos) in the trunk.
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Very nice, I enjoyed watching the entire video. Was that a Radical that you let by on the carousel? I noticed you pushing a little more after that
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Very nice, I enjoyed watching the entire video. Was that a Radical that you let by on the carousel? I noticed you pushing a little more after that
Thank you! No that was a KTM X-BOW. I'm actually a racing driver for KTM, I drive in the European GT4 Series with a KTM GT4 so yeah I was pushing a little harder to keep up with the KTM Wanted to show the KTM guys some M-Power
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Great video, thank you for sharing!
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Leuk en rap. Nice footage thanks Jamie.

Jij rijdt of reed toch ook M235i Racing competitie?

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Leuk en rap. Nice footage thanks Jamie.

Jij rijdt of reed toch ook M235i Racing competitie?

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So awesome!
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Impressive driving skills! I was wondering how many laps you have to take to drive "blinded"?
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Impressive driving skills! I was wondering how many laps you have to take to drive "blinded"?
Thank you! A lot of laps! But you can just buy a Playstation and Gran Turismo and you will learn it also in a safer circumstance
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Wow! If that is taking it easy, I'd like to see your definition of pushing ! LOL!
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Awesome video and wonderful driving. Thanks for the share
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I am sweating after watching that... Great driving!
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Awesome driving! Its amusing to see you burn through a quarter tank of gas on the run haha
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Thank you Jamie.
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The M2 brakes seem to not be " M worthy ". Definitely the weakest stock brakes on an M car since I can remember.

Clearly BMW NA (and probably AG) recognizes this because at all the track days they slap on " M performance pads ".

Maybe the complaints about brake dust over the years caused them to go with a weaker pad compound ?
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Awesome vid, really enjoyed it and you're saying you think it could do 7.40's, that's impressive, Fezza's, Lambo's and gt2/3 space? Wow
Yeah 7.40 is possible. I drove with a 75kg passenger and heavy stuff (around 15kilos) in the trunk.
I thought you were joking with the first comment.... Did you seriously drive on the ring with " junk in the trunk " ??

Over here that's pretty much forbidden... Course we also tend to make sure people wear helmets on track too.
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Good vid,

I wonder how many seconds penalty a passenger makes.
Depends on how much they scream ...

I've had many a passenger ask how I can drive on track and have a conversation at the same time.... it's an interesting question to be asked as it becomes pretty much second nature

- look MA... No DCT.... :
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