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I just got back from my first ever Porsche club sprint. I think I am the first person to run a Cayman S. It was my first time at Phillip Island. Its a very fast 9and daunting track). I ended up with the 3rd fastest time in division A which I was very happy with. Time was 1.58.1.

Lots of fun!
 

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Much better drivers than me. I thikn a 930 Turbo and Boxster S 3.2, both lowered, race tyres, spoilers etc. The Cayman should be quicker, but this was my first ever sprint so i was happy with my times. I had to learn the track on my own.

I also made the front page of the club website:

http://www.pcv.com.au
 

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Thanks Ernie.

Phillip Island is a fast track. You may have seen it in the moto GP.

I got to about 235kph at the end of the straight, and was going into turn 1 at about 175kph. I was also doing turn 3 and turn 8 foot to the floor in 4th.

You can see the track here: http://www.phillipislandcircuit.com.au/file_admin/circuitmapcolour.pdf

For interest, surprisingly I did my fastest lap with PSM on. I felt much faster in the afternoon with it off (especially in the slower corners) but I think was lacking some confidence in the faster corners so lost time overall. Its a track where PSM doesn't interfere much as it is so fast that if you are even slightly out of shape you are loosing time.

In the right hands the Cayman could probably do 10 seconds a lap faster which would make for an impressive lap time of 1.48. The Superbike lap record is about 1.30 (average speed of 177kph).
 
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