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Track day or RWYB

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Following on from the success of Jays Silverstone taster session a couple of us have had a chat and we may be up for a full open pit lane day and/or a RWYB at the pod

A couple of people I spoke to at the Silverstone meet seemed a bit concerned about the extra costs and extra strain on their cars if they did an all dayer..
At Silverstone we did a 30min constant session at what we thought was our quickest ;) This is more than double the amount of time that an mr2 championship race lasts... In an open pit lane day you can come and go on and off track as you please. When I've been on them in the past I have done maybe 3-5 laps at a time then came into the pits to let the car + brakes cool down.. Doing this is not actually that different to a spirited drive out IMO
The cost will obviously be more. I've been checking prices and for example we could go to Bedford Autodrome for £139 (7 hours of track time = about £20 per hour)
20min Instructor session £20

Most people used around 1/4 tank of fuel at Silverstone on a 30 min top end blast so I'd guess that a full tank would be used depending on driving style
Doing a full day also allows people to get a passenger ride with others to maybe see how different people take their lines. You cna try different suspension settings out (if you have adjustment available)
Doing this may also give people more confidence to do the track time at Japshow :)

RWYB day is what it is.. I've never done it before but I would like to give it a go at some point :th:
Cost is £35 for the day :th:

Would anyone be up for either or both?


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Yes, I'd be up for a track day :th:

I've heard that Bedford's surface is very abrasive and will wear your tyres faster than at other tracks. I might need some newer R888s on the rear to survive whole day cos they're only just legal at the moment. (I had been planning on destroying them at Silverstone, but the car said no)
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is this going to be restricted to MR2's only... :blush:
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chris wrote:is this going to be restricted to MR2's only... :blush:
Is that relevant? You'll be back in one soon, I'm sure ;)
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chris wrote:is this going to be restricted to MR2's only... :blush:
Not unless we get 40+ cars dude lol
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shinny wrote:Yes, I'd be up for a track day :th:

I've heard that Bedford's surface is very abrasive and will wear your tyres faster than at other tracks. I might need some newer R888s on the rear to survive whole day cos they're only just legal at the moment. (I had been planning on destroying them at Silverstone, but the car said no)
Bedford was just an example for the cost dude :th:
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I want to organise a brands hatch event, possibly an evening session or 2.

I'm interested in track time but I'm unable to do anything until late September
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Love to do Brands as discussed a while back. Just got to fix my steering! :ranting1:
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_Al_ wrote:Love to do Brands as discussed a while back. Just got to fix my steering! :ranting1:
Its great, didn't get passed and had cars blue flagged :D

Definitely showed up signs of understeer though. Want to take my current 2 on track.
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I'll do either or both with the turbo when it's done. Santa Pod is a lot of fun for £25 plus entry, and Iv'e done a bit of sprint circuit racing but never a proper race circuit.

Oh and I have some Avon race slicks on my Blitz wheels I need to use up.......
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Speaking with a Z4 owning friend of mine and we'll be doing either cadwell or blyton park before christmas i think, he's after revenge after the tubby wooped his 285bhp sausage eater at the pod lol
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I could be up for Cadwell :)
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vinp182 wrote:I could be up for Cadwell :)
Nov/Dec look to be the best for me i have to say as i need it to be a weekend
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if we have a track day that's not just for MR2s, Jody and I could be interested!
MR2 isn't allowed on the track "just in case" so we built a GBS kit car to abuse.
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