Skoda Octavia RS laptime at Nürburgring Nordschleife

Skoda Octavia RS finished a lap of Nürburgring Nordschleife in 8 minutes and 30 seconds.

Track Nürburgring Nordschleife
Type flying start
Vehicle Skoda Octavia RS (5E)
Power / weight 220 ps / 1350 kg
Time 8:30.000
Average speed 145 kph (90 mph)
Submitted 16.08.2013 by autobildsportscars
Reference AutoBild Sportscars
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Ali  4y ago

Should a lap time be officially recorded and published, by all means post it up. But it seems to me that this isn't an official lap time, but more of a rumoured/ speculated lap time.

It makes an unfair comparison against cars which have posted actual lap times.


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Ali  4y ago

Can I ask that this lap time be deleted, or at least a marker put on it somehow? Purely because it's currently a speculated lap time and not actually a recorded, officially published lap time.

If it is however an authentic lap time, could someone please provide a more credible source than the current "Autobild Sportscars 09/2013" as the current source only states that "it is said to have achieved this lap time".

Too much speculation in that for my liking.


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Fangio Man  5y ago

@FastestLaps
His full source is "AutoBild sportscars September 2013 (09/2013)".


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Shaggy  5y ago

@ FastestLaps: Oh, now I get it, full reference including date! (facepalm) sorry. :S


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Fangio Man  5y ago

In AutoBild sportscars September 2013 they mentioned a 8:30 for the Nordschleife but they did not test it, it is just a claim (by Skoda).

Quote: "Ab November gibt es auch einen Laptimer. Auf der Nordschleife soll er nach einer flott gefahrenen Runde 8:30 Minuten angezeigt haben."

Translation: As of November a laptimer will be available. On the Nordschleife, it is said to have displayed a time of 8:30 after a fast driven lap. (Thereabouts)


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FastestLaps  5y ago

My point is that every laptime in this database should have valid reference.

What reference means is described in "definitions" section of "Site rules" page.

When some person 10 years from now wants to know where this laptime came from, he would only see "AutoBild Sportscars" but not the issue date or number. Which is bad.


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Shaggy  5y ago

@ FastetLaps: I'm almost ashamed to ask, but what is your point? :S


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FastestLaps  5y ago

Yes, but you still don't get my point :D


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Shaggy  5y ago

@ FastestLaps: DeDe is usually right about performance figures and lap times.


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FastestLaps  5y ago

I also 100% trust him. It's just that full reference (including issue date/number) is better for future reference.


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Shaggy  5y ago

I'll trust DeDe on this one and say it's correct.


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FastestLaps  5y ago

DeDe, thanks a lot for the laptime.

I added "AutoBild Sportscars" as organisation/afiliation. And also as reference.

Reference can not be left blank. Before community laptime moderation, I used to immediately delete such laptimes without any consideration.

Ideally, reference should be something like "AutoBild Sportscars 08/2013", or "EVO issue 667" or "Top Gear Series 10 Episode 7". Not just the name of the organization but also issue or episode number.