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    2dn Track day full report! Thank you Fefe!

    It all starts on Saturday, Paris.

    I'm going to visit my Ferrari mates at the France HQ.
    They love the 997 and offer to wash it for free!
    The full monty, some really fancy washing materials, so nice of them.
    There's a special atmosphere there.
    There is so much more than cars around that brand, it's the passion, the friendship between these guys. And they love all cars, really.

    Two friends and clients, also there for the Saturday Tifosi coffee offer me to come to Lurcy Levis the next day (same track as last weekend).
    Special tuition by Christophe Tinseau, 24 h Le Mans driver in the LM GT2 Category in a GT3RSR and Porsche consultant.
    Here we go!

    We leave the next day at 7am from Paris, two Stradale, one M3 and me.
    No traffic, as soon as we hit the A77, it's full blast, I've never driven so fast in my life for such a long time! for over 45 minutes, the motorway was EMPTY and we drove between 200 and 250 kmh incl a nice sprint up to 290, speed at which the 997 feels supremely stable and confidence inspiring!

    On the track, same as last weekend but even better, I'm building up the confidence, Tinseau tells me my main mistake is in hairpin management, I release the brake too early, understeer and crap...

    I practice a lot lift off oversteer, it is so awesome to feel the car slide just by adjusting the throttle! PSM on in sport mode BTW, good to learn and you can still slide the car a bit.

    I spent the whole day at mastering trail braking too to enter into very fast turns, great fun and crazy senstations.

    We were quite afew cars, incl. three Stradale that drew all looks and admirations, obviously!

    And that soundtrack! Amazing!

    A lot of GT3, on RS and one Cup, the latter on slicks, very impressive.

    The others were all on P Zero Corsa, and you could tell in the fast turns, but on the straights, I'm happy to report that the powerkit 997 doens't give away an inch.

    It was Tinseau's first time with a powerkit 997. He works for Porsche BTW and now supervises the Porsche driving courses in France.
    He loved and confirmed what the graph suggested. In his words, the power delivery is more linear all the way to the redline and you can really feel the added torque in the low rev too exiting hairpins, good stuff!

    Any questions, please ask.

    Enjoy the pics and thanks for reading!

    Re: 2dn Track day full report! Thank you Fefe!

    on Saturday.
    Great place, great atmosphere, great people.
    You're certainly not treated like that at Porsche!

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    Picture this. EMPTY motorway, two Stradale, one M3, on 911.
    And one crazy dude who doesn't care about speed camera (not me!).
    Showtime!!!
    BTW, at 250 kmh, several hundred meters behind the stradale, you can still hear it! No kidding!

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    Pretty nice heh?

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    Although most of you imagine Nick as a some sort of demon, Ferrari drivers are normal human beings too with normal needs!

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    And the cars have some serious petrol needs too when driven fast.
    BTW, clean slate grey looks soooo good!

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    Lurcy Levis.
    Action time. Some serious motors on site too.
    That little Ariel was FAAAAAAAASSSSSSSSSST!!!

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    This car to me is prettier than the F430. Sounds better too!
    Dark grey rims suit it superbly!

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    Sorry the pic.

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    The cup was obviously very fast and sounded magic!

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    wow...great pics, thanks!
    that CS looks mean

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    Two more and that's it!

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    The last one. Thank you for watching!

    Re: 2dn Track day full report! Thank you Fefe!

    so how did your 997 fair against that GT3?

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    Quote:
    sdy284 said:
    so how did your 997 fair against that GT3?



    You don't really race, it's more a trackday for fun between gentlemen drivers. Some I would overtake, and some would overtake me.
    Depends on the driver of course.

    To be fair, I didn't feel a huge difference in the straight, whereas I would leave the M3 well behind for example.
    Stradale maybe a that little bit faster in the straight.

    BTW, the RS was driven by a hot chick, how cool is that!
    We were all having fun, playing safe.

    Only the Cup car was there for proper training and we would ALL "hide" whenever it'd be in a our rearview mirror!

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    Fanch, that is one of the best reports ever on Rennteam!

    Great pictures and reads like you had a first class experience!

    Glad you are useing and enjoying your car so much!

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    Awesome, Fanch! Thanks for sharing- must have been great fun! Yeah, she looks very sweet clean or dirty! Your baby must be well broken in - how's the difference in sound and performance now?


    Re: 2dn Track day full report! Thank you Fefe!

    Thanks for the great writeup and pics.
    At the track is where a Porsche feels most at home.

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    Quote:
    SVNSVN said:
    Awesome, Fanch! Thanks for sharing- must have been great fun! Yeah, she looks very sweet clean or dirty! Your baby must be well broken in - how's the difference in sound and performance now?





    Thanks guys.
    To be honest, no huge difference in the sense that I've never really driven hard before those two weekends.
    I've been told that a high tech engines like these cars don't "breathe" 100% til about 10000 to 15000 km.
    Only over 5000 km for now.
    Next track day in a month at F1 Magny Cours!

    Re: 2dn Track day full report! Thank you Fefe!

    OK! Thanks a lot Fanch!
    So great to hear you're enjoying your awesome baby so much! More pictures and reports when you get a chance, please!


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    Fanchtastic!!! I really enjoy your report.

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    nice weekend.really enjoyed the pics.thanks. crg

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    Nice going, Fanch

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    Quote:
    Fanch said:
    The last one. Thank you for watching!



    Thank you for posting... awesome man...
    -Joost-

    Re: 2dn Track day full report! Thank you Fefe!

    Thanks, Fanch. What a nice break in the day to look at these.

    D.

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    Great pics and report Fanch, thank you.

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    those cars look fantastic. how does the 997 compare to the stradales.

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    Outstanding report, Fanch. Thanks very much for taking the time. I just love your track day reports. Keep'em coming.

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    Great thread!!!

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    Quote:
    Fanch said:

    BTW, the RS was driven by a hot chick, how cool is that!
    We were all having fun, playing safe.




    Now that's one to catch

    Perfect trackday ! Perfect report !

    Merci beaucoup

     
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