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Trackday stuff

Discussion in 'Motors' started by merlin, 11 Jan 2006.

  1. merlin

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    Finally got the car properly track prepared now so going to book a slot at Donny asap.

    Is it best to book direct at Donnigton - or through one of these trackday people? Is there any difference?

    Also - at Donnigton - does anyone know at what point around the track they record sound levels? Car is pretty friggin loud now & I'm worried about getting ejected by the noise police. Although I do have a bung to use so I may be ok, but I'd rather just throttle off at the right moment than kill the performance around the whole track with the bung.

    Trackday Insurance - who's best?

    Cheap camera mount - where from?

    Finally - anyone interested in a run around Donny say March or April?
     
  2. Morba

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    they would check db level before you get on the track i would imagine and make you use a bung all the way around the track rather than letting you slow up a bit :/
     
  3. Tax Evader

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    Their own days (Trakzone) are very cheap - the cheapest you'll find. Against that, they can be very busy, but I've also found them to be very quiet on occassions. It's a bit hit-and-miss. In my experience they can attract a few customers with very poor trackday etiquette.

    The only mic', assuming they haven't changed in the last couple of months, is in a cage on the start/finish line, close to the Sausage & Bacon sign that crosses the track. There have been rumours of a mic' at Schwanz, but they're false. Apparently they can get moody if they can still hear you down there (from the pits). 89db is the limit and they are VERY strict, due to local cretins. Drive-by, not static.

    Not sure, sorry.


    SM1 from B-Hague

    Hope that helps.
     
  4. merlin

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    Excellent, thanks v much. :)

    I'm determined to keep out of trouble, not interested in jousting with people I dont know.

    I'll take the bung and hope it takes the edge off the noise. :/
     
  5. djbenjo

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    I would also advise on using the bung else its flag time if you forget to lift off :)
     
  6. merlin

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    Trakzone says 98dba limit....

    :cool:
     
  7. Tax Evader

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    Ah yes.. my mistake (above).
     
  8. merlin

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    Still, pretty sure I'm going to need the bung @ 98. :(

    Never actually put it in so I'll do it tonight and see whether it's like pee'ing in the wind or whether it does actually work.
     
  9. eidolon

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    I believe that the UJCC hired Castle Combe for the day and had the entire track at their disposal. Maybe Drexel could find out how much that would cost and we could do an OCUK day?

    I'd rather take me car on track with you lot than some idiot in a £50 Nova that doesn't care if he crashes.
     
  10. Tax Evader

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    A lot of people back-off through the sausage sign, or short shift. Kinda spoils it a bit but not as much as getting kicked off!
     
  11. merlin

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    Yeah same here, can't overstate how much better it is driving with people you can trust.
     
  12. Morba

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    yes yes yes!
    im liking that idea, even tho i drive an auto!
     
  13. Serj

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    I'd be up for a track day for sure :)
     
  14. merlin

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    Don't matter, auto/manual/petrol/chip fat - whatever, a car is a car.

    100% guaranteed fun, whatever you drive. :cool:

    I'm really keen on getting some Track time sooner rather than later though.....got the itch now.
     
  15. Morba

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    too true, just not as controllable as a manual, which on a road im fine with :D

    its worth looking at the current track days that are setup on CC website, they have quite a full calendar already iirc.
    maybe tag along with some other local clubs or something if we cant make enough to do a trackday of our own
     
  16. eidolon

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    I don't imagine that exclusive track hire would be cheap but if the UJCC could do it then there's no reason why we can't do the same if enough people are interested.
    Question is do I take the CTR or do some drifting in the MR2 (or possibly VXT depending on when it is)
     
  17. L0rdMike

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    Have you ever had the MR2 on track?

    If not take the MR2 :D
     
  18. Mic

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    Not sure about England but in ireland track drifting isnt allowed.
     
  19. happytechie

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    can't your other half drive one of them?

    Take both :D

    HT
     
  20. Bigsy

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    Really want to go on one myself after going on one with Smokes and his rover.....just the lack of a baffled sump on the CTR worries me a lot, there are a couple of people on the CTR forum looking for new K20's after killing them from oil starvation on track days.