|Re: I give credit to the driver (archive)|
Posted by Devon Davis on September 25, 1998 at 09:56:28:
In Reply to: Funny story re M3S & my Z3... posted by Greg Hudson (Melbourne Australia) on September 25, 1998 at 00:20:16:
First is the driver. You are obvious doing a very good job of driving the course.
Second are some qualities of the car. I been to 2 AutoX and one high performance driving class (read restricted passing road track). While I have an M roadster, some things are the same. It seems to be easier to drive and open cockpit car and know where you are. Also you are sitting on the back wheels so I get a much better felling of what the car is doing.
In BMW CCA M roadsters are in the same class as modified M3s, in SCCA the 1.9 Z3 is running against 328s, and the 2.8 Z3 is running against M3s. At my last AutoX another person had a M roadster completely stock, and he was running the same time as M3s with track tires. I was two seconds behind them (pratice, practice, practice).
As far as the brakes, unless you have modified your brakes, the numbers show the M3 braking shorter. The slalom speeds are similar.