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Postby Martin R » Tue 25.03.2008, 22:28

chris.t wrote:Nige doesn't worry about a little surface water on the track well if Castle Combe was anything to go by anyway.

Anyone in an Elise - good luck :wink:


I did suggest to Liz i would use the Elan if its wet. He reply was not for mixed company :D
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Postby Monty » Thu 27.03.2008, 00:54

Got the final instruction today for the drivers

here`s the times



ARRIVING AT THE CIRCUIT
You should arrive at the circuit in good time to complete three important steps. Before going on track you must sign on, attend a track briefing and check that your car is roadworthy.


Sign on
07:45-08.30
in the -
Pit Stop Cafeteria which is situated in paddock 2.

Complete a LoT and Circuit indemnity form – both drivers and passengers.

You will need to show your FULL driving license – both parts.

At sign-on you will receive a coloured wristband to indicate that you are signed on. You will also receive a sticker that needs to be affixed to your windscreen and a number that needs to be affixed to the front of you car.

Track briefing
08:30 – 09:00
This briefing is mandatory for drivers and passengers. It explains the rules of your track day. This will be held in the pit stop café.

Self-Scrutineering Your car must be safe for you and others. Please check
 brake and indicator lights
 wheel tightness
 seat belt operation (where fitted)
 tyre tread patterns
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Postby Nige » Thu 27.03.2008, 08:10

Same here :D .
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Postby Dico » Thu 27.03.2008, 17:29

More importantly, will the pit stop cafe be open for breakfast? :-)
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Postby Monty » Thu 27.03.2008, 19:49

Dico wrote:More importantly, will the pit stop cafe be open for breakfast? :-)


I would think so, be cheaper than that crap burger van :twisted:

BTW my brakes are still spongy :evil: oh well no braking then just hope these tyres stick ok :lol:


BTW again, don`t forget both parts of your driving licence
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Postby Nige » Fri 28.03.2008, 02:24

What do you mean both parts, I still have a green paper licence. It only has one part :shock: .
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Postby Monty » Fri 28.03.2008, 12:36

Nige wrote:What do you mean both parts, I still have a green paper licence. It only has one part :shock: .



Bloody hell nige, how old is that lol, i`m sure you`ll be ok :?
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Postby Paul.P » Fri 28.03.2008, 17:28

Nige wrote:What do you mean both parts, I still have a green paper licence. It only has one part :shock: .


Thats all ive got Nige, & whilst it was in one piece once upon a time, its now all held together by cellotape :!:
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Postby Nige » Sun 30.03.2008, 23:17

A good track day on a great circuit. Some really quick cars and drivers out there and the larger part of most laps was spent keeping one eye on the rear view mirror and letting much faster cars through. The rain after lunch livened it up and it was my turn for the kitty litter (at coppice) :oops:. It's a strange sensation when you turn in but the car continues straight because there is no front end grip whatsoever :shock: . I'm going to be finding the stuff for months to come. Session after that was fine and once the tyres warmed a bit I was even able to take a couple of Elises so that made me feel much better. Next stop Castle Combe in May.
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Postby rip » Mon 31.03.2008, 08:30

Nige,
It can be argued that if you don't go off once in a while, you have not found your limit :wink:
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Postby Enright » Mon 31.03.2008, 13:19

I just hope the pebbledashing all T-Cuts and polishes out.
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Postby andyhaworth » Mon 31.03.2008, 15:04

I went round in the afternoon in my mates Exige, and after seeing the state of the track from the weather I'd say not only the paintwork got pebbledashed. Cleanup of that would need more than a 40 degree wash :D
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Postby Nige » Mon 31.03.2008, 15:14

andyhaworth wrote:I went round in the afternoon in my mates Exige, and after seeing the state of the track from the weather I'd say not only the paintwork got pebbledashed. Cleanup of that would need more than a 40 degree wash :D


Nah, only the car needs a polish, all underwear is just fine. It was all rather graceful and elegant really, much better than the wet grass at Castle Combe, now that was a heart in the mouth moment :shock:
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Postby andyhaworth » Mon 31.03.2008, 15:23

You were surprisingly calm when you got out! We were in the next pit along and shortly after spun coming up to Starkeys, sidewind and offline, complete 360. While we were going backwards I looked at my mate, he looked at me and sort of shrugged :) It happened so quick and unexpected!

CC isnt the best place to go off and get back on again IIRC?
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Postby Nige » Mon 31.03.2008, 16:02

It was one of those things and a track is probably the safest place to do it. I oversteered off at CC year before last (again in the wet) and narrowly missed a marshalls post on the inside of the track at Tower.
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Postby Monty » Tue 01.04.2008, 00:14

Sorry to say i didn`t get any video footage :cry:

Got this one of LoT of the Melbourne hairpin
http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=eY2yexaLx98
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Postby Monty » Fri 04.04.2008, 20:18

ohhhh Nige

http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=TOaDncTJeM8

Courtesy of LoT :shock:
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Postby Nige » Fri 04.04.2008, 22:07

Clear evidence of me taking an Elise (looked dry which suprises me) and then getting my apex nicked by a kn*b in another one. Last session before lunch, my language is not repeatable, note the twitch as I recognised that turning in was not an option. In fairness the only piece of really cr*p driving I suffered all day as far as track day rules go.
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Postby Monty » Fri 04.04.2008, 23:16

When you was talking about it at Donny i didn`t realise he took you on the turn in :shock: The guy who took the footage (BTW he was on his cool down lap :lol: ) had a few strong words to say and wanted to know who that driver was and he mention that the the green M100 had to take a wider line.

But the problem is that LoT don`t like people moaning after the event and prefer people to report it to them on the day. But i`m sure they could watch the footage and have a quite word with that person. Personely i think it`ll be one of the race drivers who giving charity laps :roll: Luckly that doesn`t go on much :?
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