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    Re: Rennteam meet, DIJON track day 18th october

    Yeah, I'm thinking of skipping the track today and letting you guys show me around.  

    There are some very fast cars here (most not street legal) and worried that one might run right over me with the low visibility.  Hard to follow the line when all you see is rooster tail of water too...


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    Re: Rennteam meet, DIJON track day 18th october

    Grant:

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    Weather not so friendly this morning in Dijon


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    Mid-October, that's pretty crazy Smiley


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    Re: Rennteam meet, DIJON track day 18th october

    Grant:

    Weather not so friendly this morning in Dijon

    Smiley

    I noticed it had snowed at the Ring, but did not expect snow in Dijon.


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    2014 991 Carrera 4S | Dark Blue Metallic | PDK | Sport Chrono | SPASM


    Re: Rennteam meet, DIJON track day 18th october

    Horrible, It looks like it is really low temperatures in Germany and France at the moment.


    Re: Rennteam meet, DIJON track day 18th october

    Kobalt:

    Horrible, It looks like it is really low temperatures in Germany and France at the moment.

    Smiley After I got my 991 Turbo S, I drove around this time of the year with my son to Lake Garda and we had up to 22°C and sun there. I guess we are paying now the price for the extremely nice and hot (35-40°C most of the time) summer we had in Germany and some neighboring countries. Some meteorologists actually predict a very white and cold winter. Smiley


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    Re: Rennteam meet, DIJON track day 18th october

    Grant:

    Yeah, I'm thinking of skipping the track today and letting you guys show me around.  

    There are some very fast cars here (most not street legal) and worried that one might run right over me with the low visibility.  Hard to follow the line when all you see is rooster tail of water too...


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    73 Carrera RS 2.7 Carbon Fiber replica (1,890 lbs), 06 EVO9 with track mods. Former: 73 911S, Two 951S's, 996 C2, 993 C2, 98 Ferrari 550

     

    Maybe better to head directly to Paris !

    This snow is pretty unusual for this time of the year in Dijon . It is more like mid November weather . There is a very cold front going though . Should get better by the week end . Here it is cold, not far from getting snow in the plain .


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    Re: Rennteam meet, DIJON track day 18th october

    Gnil:
    Grant:

    Yeah, I'm thinking of skipping the track today and letting you guys show me around.  

    There are some very fast cars here (most not street legal) and worried that one might run right over me with the low visibility.  Hard to follow the line when all you see is rooster tail of water too...


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    73 Carrera RS 2.7 Carbon Fiber replica (1,890 lbs), 06 EVO9 with track mods. Former: 73 911S, Two 951S's, 996 C2, 993 C2, 98 Ferrari 550

     

    Maybe better to head directly to Paris !

    This snow is pretty unusual for this time of the year in Dijon . It is more like mid November weather . There is a very cold front going though . Should get better by the week end . Here it is cold, not far from getting snow in the plain .

    Unusual indeed!   We jinxed the weather by discussing the need for winter tyres for factory pickups a couple of months ago.  Smiley


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    Re: Rennteam meet, DIJON track day 18th october

    We are headed to Paris now, but Trakcar could not be deterred by a little weather:

    https://youtu.be/W7BwV6MeAgk


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    73 Carrera RS 2.7 Carbon Fiber replica (1,890 lbs), 06 EVO9 with track mods. Former: 73 911S, Two 951S's, 996 C2, 993 C2, 98 Ferrari 550


    Re: Rennteam meet, DIJON track day 18th october

    Grant:

    We are headed to Paris now, but Trakcar could not be deterred by a little weather:

    https://youtu.be/W7BwV6MeAgk

    That is ironic. 600 miles north-west of Dijon we have been enjoying the clearest blue skies of this year for the last couple of weeks, and still are at the moment.   Smiley


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    Re: Rennteam meet, DIJON track day 18th october

    fritz:
    Grant:

    We are headed to Paris now, but Trakcar could not be deterred by a little weather:

    https://youtu.be/W7BwV6MeAgk

    That is ironic. 600 miles north-west of Dijon we have been enjoying the clearest blue skies of this year for the last couple of weeks, and still are at the moment.   Smiley

    Blue skies are OK but not if the temperature is below 15°C. Smiley Smiley


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    RC (Germany) - Rennteam Editor Porsche 991 Carrera 4 GTS Cabriolet, Porsche Macan Turbo, Ford Mustang GT500 Shelby SVT (2014), Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT (2014)

     


    Re: Rennteam meet, DIJON track day 18th october

    RC:
    fritz:
    Grant:

    We are headed to Paris now, but Trakcar could not be deterred by a little weather:

    https://youtu.be/W7BwV6MeAgk

    That is ironic. 600 miles north-west of Dijon we have been enjoying the clearest blue skies of this year for the last couple of weeks, and still are at the moment.   Smiley

    Blue skies are OK but not if the temperature is below 15°C. Smiley Smiley

    They still beat the hell out of drizzle out of steel grey skies at temperatures below 15°C.  Smiley


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    Re: Rennteam meet, DIJON track day 18th october

    fritz:
    RC:
    fritz:
    Grant:

    We are headed to Paris now, but Trakcar could not be deterred by a little weather:

    https://youtu.be/W7BwV6MeAgk

    That is ironic. 600 miles north-west of Dijon we have been enjoying the clearest blue skies of this year for the last couple of weeks, and still are at the moment.   Smiley

    Blue skies are OK but not if the temperature is below 15°C. Smiley Smiley

    They still beat the hell out of drizzle out of steel grey skies at temperatures below 15°C.  Smiley

    Smiley Smiley Smiley


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    Re: Rennteam meet, DIJON track day 18th october

    Grant:

    We are headed to Paris now, but Trakcar could not be deterred by a little weather:

    https://youtu.be/W7BwV6MeAgk

    A real hard core !!! Smiley  I would head into the stand after one lap !


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    Re: Rennteam meet, DIJON track day 18th october

    Gnil:
    Grant:

    We are headed to Paris now, but Trakcar could not be deterred by a little weather:

    https://youtu.be/W7BwV6MeAgk

    A real hard core !!! Smiley  I would head into the stand after one lap !


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     997.2 C2 ,  -20mm  I 964 Carrera 4 I 991 GT3 RS 

     

    Sometimes it can be interesting (and very informative) to do such a lap during such bad weather if you are cautious (driver in the video seems to be) but I agree, this is no real fun and I wouldn't want to do that the whole day or even only half a day. Smiley


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    RC (Germany) - Rennteam Editor Porsche 991 Carrera 4 GTS Cabriolet, Porsche Macan Turbo, Ford Mustang GT500 Shelby SVT (2014), Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT (2014)


    Re: Rennteam meet, DIJON track day 18th october

    Grant:

    We are headed to Paris now, but Trakcar could not be deterred by a little weather:

    https://youtu.be/W7BwV6MeAgk

    angel hats off to Trakcar.. Going out in that is pretty hardcore. Bit of a wasted day though - the forecast is much better for Sunday thankfully..


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    Re: Rennteam meet, DIJON track day 18th october

    Train just arrived in Dijon.  Julie and I waiting for cab (none here for some reason) to check-in to hotel and then to Dr. Wine.  Probably will be a little late (but hopefully we'll before 8).

    Cheers,

    Grant


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    73 Carrera RS 2.7 Carbon Fiber replica (1,890 lbs), 06 EVO9 with track mods. Former: 73 911S, Two 951S's, 996 C2, 993 C2, 98 Ferrari 550


    Re: Rennteam meet, DIJON track day 18th october

    On our way from hotel to Dr Wine now.  Parking lot looks epic, guys!!


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    73 Carrera RS 2.7 Carbon Fiber replica (1,890 lbs), 06 EVO9 with track mods. Former: 73 911S, Two 951S's, 996 C2, 993 C2, 98 Ferrari 550


    Re: Rennteam meet, DIJON track day 18th october

    Grant:

    On our way from hotel to Dr Wine now.  Parking lot looks epic, guys!!

    It sure does

    Edit: the upload doesn't work from iPhone Smiley
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    Re: Rennteam meet, DIJON track day 18th october

    I expect to see a lot of pictures of this !


    Re: Rennteam meet, DIJON track day 18th october

    +1

    "Parking lot looks epic, guys!!"  -> Must post pictures or else banned from RT 


    Re: Rennteam meet, DIJON track day 18th october

    Just got back - was great fun.  Me, Gnil, Porker, Grant and his girlfriend, TRAKCAR, and 911Rox had a lovely dinner and drinks - plenty of laughs and Porsche talk.  Kudos to 911Rox for jumping on a plane from Australia to join TRAKCAR for another 2 weeks of pan-European ED fun!  Crazy stuff.

    A few pics of the new toys (only mine & Porker's aren't sparkly new..)

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    Re: Rennteam meet, DIJON track day 18th october

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    Re: Rennteam meet, DIJON track day 18th october

    Fantastic ! angel


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    Re: Rennteam meet, DIJON track day 18th october

    Was a great time - thanks all for being such great hosts and thanks for the pics, Dave!


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    73 Carrera RS 2.7 Carbon Fiber replica (1,890 lbs), 06 EVO9 with track mods. Former: 73 911S, Two 951S's, 996 C2, 993 C2, 98 Ferrari 550


    Re: Rennteam meet, DIJON track day 18th october

    Great pics! kiss Glad you had a great day wink Too bad I missed it...

    More impressions from the day please. Gnil, how is the RS on track? Did Grant's GT4 lap you? indecision


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    2014 991 Carrera 4S | Dark Blue Metallic | PDK | Sport Chrono | SPASM


    Re: Rennteam meet, DIJON track day 18th october

    Grant's GT4 barely passed anyone and definitely not Gnil's RS indecision

    We definitely missed you!


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    Re: Rennteam meet, DIJON track day 18th october

    It was great meaning Grant and Julie, TRACKER ( from Reenlist ) and 911Fox ( old Rennteam member now on Reenlist )  It is so nice to put a face on an avatar !  And seeing Porker again, and of course DaveGordon .

    Hardly any cars on the track day .....  Weather was ok , and I am slowly getting used to the RS . I still need quite some learning to exploit what the car can do , but I love driving it !!!

    I was very surprised to not be able to be faster on the straight ( 256 km/h )  then Porker in his 'old' 997.1 GT RS . I gained max 1 or 2 meters by the end of the straight .   Weight ? Size ? lack of HP ? 

    Grant , I hope you will enjoy the rest of your trip !

    And Dave thanks for the great pics !

     


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    Re: Rennteam meet, DIJON track day 18th october

    Also made it back home, a looong drive unfortunately not entirely without gendarmes... 😁 

    Great seeing the familiar faces again as well as meeting the new ones such as TRACKAR and Grant. As much as I enjoy driving on track, the evening before was easily as enjoyable, sharing the same passion around a table with good food and drinks.

    The driving part was obviously brilliant as well, Dijon-Prenois is a great little track, really flowing, quick and very technical with a lot of elevation changes. The first few hours I spent learning the track with some great guidance from both Eric and Peter. First thing that I noticed that there are several quick lines around the track depending on your driving style. Once into the flow the laptimes started falling and it was clear the RS was at home there, really enjoyed its balance, brakes and suspension there. Indeed weird how the speed on the back straigh almost matched the 991 RS, I assume drag is the culprit as at slower speeds you do notice a big difference in acceleration between both.

    I've had the chance to compare the 997RS and the 991RS (very thankful for that!) and it's amazing how different they are, the 991 feels a lot bigger, much more grown up and hugely capable. Front end grip is huge compared to a 997 and it feels very very agile. It is much less demanding on the driver at the speeds I did with it, which is something I would possibly miss compared to the 997, that said I assume when you're really pushing the 991RS it still remains a 911 at heart and will ask questions of its driver. A special mention has to go to the noise it makes inside the cabin, fabulous induction roar even with a helmet on.

    I returned a happy man, great weekend!


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    Re: Rennteam meet, DIJON track day 18th october

    Oh and les gendarmes...

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    Re: Rennteam meet, DIJON track day 18th october

    Porker:

     

    I've had the chance to compare the 997RS and the 991RS (very thankful for that!) and it's amazing how different they are, the 991 feels a lot bigger, much more grown up and hugely capable. Front end grip is huge compared to a 997 and it feels very very agile. It is much less demanding on the driver at the speeds I did with it, which is something I would possibly miss compared to the 997, that said I assume when you're really pushing the 991RS it still remains a 911 at heart and will ask questions of its driver. A special mention has to go to the noise it makes inside the cabin, fabulous induction roar even with a helmet on.

    I returned a happy man, great weekend!

    And I had a chance to drive Porker's 997.1GT3 RS ! I was very impressed by it's ' coherence' . Suspensions work fabulously , balance is superb and it feels built around the driver . Porker has done all the necessary mods to make the whole car very cohesive . And I medially noticed the weight difference compared to my RS .  I could well see myself owning one as the drive was so enjoyable and somehow much closer to my Carrera S in driving style then in the 991 RS .  I'll weight until the bubble burst !

    I looked at TRAKCAR's  video and he gets to the same top seed as we did on the straight . The 991 RS definitely gives up a lot of top speed for down force .  I just wish I'd learn faster to use it properly Smiley

     

    Frank, I hope it was not more then 90 Euro's !!


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