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    Quote Originally Posted by XHawkeye View Post
    It's fine/ok/wouldn't kick it out of the garage, but it needs different wheels.
    Steelies are always a nice choice.

    https://www.carscoops.com/2014/10/wh.../#lg=1&slide=4


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    Robert Kubica out for a relaxing drive of the Nürburgring.

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    That's really impressive!

    Key elements of good driving:
    1) He uses the FULL space available of the track corners and is comfortable using a range of lines that suits the car through each.
    2) He realizes the inherent understeer of the car, even on throttle, and manages the front tire grip limit very well through corners and places the car very well on intended lines while using most of the available tire grip and handling balance. He also recognizes this quite early on and adjusts his driving quickly to it. Even near the end when the rear tires start to get a little hot and the car will oversteer a little, he adjusts quickly and manages it well.
    3) He bleeds off very little speed up to corners and is quite good at keeping momentum. He also seems to deliberately enter corners slightly fast and is willing to make small adjustments mid if needed or the grip isn't there.
    4) He accelerates VERY early out of corners and even into and mid corner as available with the track space.
    5) He has decent understanding of the track to know how to enter and come out of corners and can pretty comfortably manage car speed and placement through corners.
    6) He is very deliberate in driving inputs. Short of inputs managing grip of the front tires and driving line, he applies very few actual inputs and extremely few corrections. Actions are very deliberate with specific intent. This is a BIG area that differentiates very good drivers from ok drivers. Even things like choice of application speed plays a role, not just the amount of input.
    7) He is doing all of this while still driving the car relatively light. This is him maybe at 70%. He's not taking chances or doing anything wild or outside of the scope of what he can easily see. Even so, he still does all of the above well with low risk and clean, simple driving.

    This is just really, really good driving.

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    All good comments - not bad for a driver who is not the Stig!

    Oh and on a side note, I watched the scifi horror movie "Under The Skin". Basic but has Scarlett Johansen naked, which is a big appeal in a movie. But it also had some mystery guy on a motorbike. What I noticed was how good the motorcycle shots were - including some follow shots. It was sometimes on wet roads but everytime it looked like the bike was really being ridden. Nothing crazy like burnout u-turns (usual stunt override it), but proper bike over cornering, like a mid paced Isle of Man. Anyway it gets to the end and the credits roll and up comes Jeremy McWilliams. Im like - what? Yes it was the ex MotoGP rider. Ok so that explains why it looked like someone who knew how to ride.

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    also...."when you're a block away from home and start losing the battle"
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    Well, I suppose thats the logical endpoint of matte-black and whitewalls on wire wheels.
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    Many moons ago I would've been interested that Acura had redesigned a car, the TLX, but now not so much.

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    Went for a ride <-- Open for video

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    Oooooh Jesus!
    Get that weak shit off my track

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