Actually what happened is that after the late pass I was in second gear instead of third and I lost momentum coming onto the straight, so it's not as bad as it seems but the shorter gearing of the 6 speed and larger rims helped as well. On a normal lap I would make up the top speed advantage with better braking, but not enough to pass him! The e46 M3 is very good car, it is very easy to drive close to the limit. The Coupe is a little less forgiving:thumbup:
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