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Old 07-19-2017, 05:15 PM
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Looks like today is the first day of shakedown runs in an attempt to set a new Ring record. It is rare to get updates of Ring attempts since they are usually done in secret. If the weather stays dry, this should get interesting.

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Hope they get some great lap times in. It's very cool to see the Viper Community made this happen.
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Great to see. I've been looking forward to this. I'm sure they will have some very impressive laps.
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Here's a short video of the Vipers practicing at the Ring.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pme3...ature=youtu.be

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Originally Posted by mfain View Post
Here's a short video of the Vipers practicing at the Ring.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pme3...ature=youtu.be

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Thanks for posting. Looking forward to seeing some more videos!
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Well it looks like the weather has turned very bad with lots of rain in the forecast. Right now it looks like the team will have to come back in August and try to find a good slot in the Ring schedule and hope for no rain. Here is a very good video explaining what you're up against when trying to book the Ring plus I learned a few things about other manufacturers and the "tricks" they use to get a good Ring time:

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Originally Posted by TrackAire View Post
Well it looks like the weather has turned very bad with lots of rain in the forecast. Right now it looks like the team will have to come back in August and try to find a good slot in the Ring schedule and hope for no rain. Here is a very good video explaining what you're up against when trying to book the Ring plus I learned a few things about other manufacturers and the "tricks" they use to get a good Ring time:

https://www.facebook.com/bridgetogan...7490434607281/
What a shame! I feel for those guys and I hope they reach their goals in August. Thanks for the update.
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That's not accurate. BTG (and others) is reporting that but the group that has the Vipers there has stated that they will be at the Nurburging until Friday.
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We are here, waiting for the weather to break. We will be at the track every day until Friday,, which is our scheduled departure. If the weather does not cooperate in time, we will schedule times to return as soon as possible. This is a VERY difficult track in which to obtain ANY track time. Please do not believe any rumors that are out there (and there are a lot of them).. Bernie Katz and I will give you the true updates as soon as possible each day. Check the Viper Ring King FB page for additional pictures and updates. Thanks everyone.
They also had an issue with rear hub/wheel bearing deflection of ~1-degree that had an effect on handling characteristics of the car. They replaced all four rear hubs.
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In our past three days of testing, both Dominik Farnbacher and Luca Stolz had comments about the handling characteristics of the cars and we had never heard those issues before. So, today, being an off day, we took the cars back to the shop and re-strung them, realigned them, etc. After an entire day of going through the cars with a fine tooth comb, we discovered that the rear hubs (on both cars) have an unacceptable amount of play in them. We brought an extra hub with us, but never thought that we'd need 4. We go out on track Monday morning at noon. Is there anyone in Germany who can get us at least 3 (we would take 4 or 5) rear hubs that fit Gen IV or Gen V cars?
So a.) this record attempt is completely validating how difficult it is to obtain a clean "Ring time" that is apparently so important to have, and b.) even Vipers have issues (which I already know firsthand) despite being a great car.
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7:03.45 is flying!
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7:03.45 is flying!
Great time. Privately funded by the Viper Community

Professional driver. I'm sure in the right hands the Z06 can better it's time.
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From the R&T article:

"Road & Track has been traveling with the privateer Viper team in Germany all week. The lap time was set on brand-new, stock, street-legal Kumho Ecsta V720 tires (295/25 front, 355/30 rear on factory 19-inch wheels) supplied by Kumho, a sponsor of the attempt. And this is only the first lap attempt: the team plans to go for another flying lap later this week."

Looks like they have a slot on Friday and the weather looks promising.

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Hopefully the weather cooperates and they get some decent track time!
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Great time. Privately funded by the Viper Community

Professional driver. I'm sure in the right hands the Z06 can better it's time.
Keep dreaming. Well done Viper!
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Keep dreaming. Well done Viper!
I think you misconstrued my post and I can see how that could be. I was a bit vague. What I was saying was the Z could better it's own time with a professional driver, not better the Viper' s time.
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I think you misconstrued my post and I can see how that could be. I was a bit vague. What I was saying was the Z could better it's own time with a professional driver, not better the Viper' s time.
Yeah I kind of thought that after I read it again
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