My experience driving my BMW M340i at the MMRT Track Day
It was mostly the M340i group with a few other awesome cars joining. We had 9 M340i’s, E63 W212, A45S, VRS245 and an M2C.
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Private track day in MMRT, Sriperumbudur
Had a wonderful day with an enthusiastic bunch of guys at the track yesterday. Thanks a lot to BHPians Reesnat and Speedrider75 for coordinating and arranging the track day. It was mostly the M340i group with a few other awesome cars joining. We had 9 M340i’s, E63 W212, A45S, VRS245 and an M2C.
I joined them late around noon due to some work related issues but had a fabulous time in the 8-9 laps which I did. Drove overall 680kms during the course of the day and it was amazing to have a car with such a dual personality. Drove hard on track (hard to push the personal car too much as costly tyres, pads etc keeps floating in the brain ) and back to bangalore comfortably. Thanks to BHPian D3MON for joining us on the drive.
There is no getting away from the fact that the car is heavy and the load it puts on the brakes and tyres. The front end grip isn’t much and there is some understeer. Maybe with the DSC off it would be faster but I didn’t have the balls to do it. Did some laps in the range of 2:05 to 2:08 (lines were all over the place), while the regulars did 2:00 to 2:03. Maybe with better tyres and some cooling modifications, a few seconds can be gained. Having said that, it was a lot of fun with all the car talk, pizza for lunch and the camaraderie. Looking forward to many more track days with the group. Hopefully, the tracks near Bangalore come up soon.
The fuel bunk near the track sold a lot of XP100 yesterday
My M340i on the track (thanks to D3MON for the pics)
The line up
Chilling in the pits during lunch
After a few laps, the beautiful nardo grey wrapped M340i with big brake kit in the background
Nikhil008’s lovely 6.2 litre beast heading out
Ending the day with some rava masala dosa and filter coffee
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